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Spain`s Catalan leader says `determined` to hold independence referendum

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014, 18:41

The leader of Spain`s economical powerful region of Catalonia said Wednesday he was "determined" to press ahead with an independence referendum in November despite opposition from the national government which has branded the poll illegal.

Spanish PM says monarchy vote flouts Constitution

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 03, 2014, 16:19

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warned Tuesday that a referendum on the future of the monarchy, demanded by anti-royalists after King Juan Carlos announced his abdication, would require a change to the constitution.

Spain`s King abdicates for his `new generation` son

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 14:29

Spain`s King Juan Carlos, who led Spain`s transition from dictatorship to democracy but faced royal scandals amid the nation`s near financial meltdown, announced Monday he will abdicate in favour of his son, making way for a "new generation."

Spain PM owes `nothing` to ETA for disarmament gesture

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 20:38

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy rejected calls to respond to a disarmament pledge by the Basque separatist group ETA.

Spain PM says Catalan independence vote `can`t take place`

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 20:49

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday that a referendum on Catalan independence planned for November 9 will not take place because it would be illegal.

Catalan President calls on EU leaders to support push for independence

Last Updated: Friday, January 03, 2014, 08:30

Catalonia`s President has called on European Union Prime Ministers for support as the region seeks a vote on independence in November this year.

Can`t imagine Liga without Barca: Spain coach Del Bosque

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 17:17

Spanish national football coach Vicente del Bosque said that he found it hard to imagine the Primera Liga football without the presence of Barcelona or the Spanish national team without Catalan players.

Spain summons US ambassador over spy reports: Mariano Rajoy

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 19:32

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Friday he would call in the US ambassador to Madrid to explain reports of American spying on the country, a close ally of Washington.

Spain PM admits error of trust in corruption scandal

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 18:47

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy admitted for the first time he made a mistake in trusting a party colleague at the centre of a major corruption scandal.

Taiwan leader defends controversial China trade deal

Last Updated: Thursday, August 01, 2013, 18:40

Taiwan`s President Ma Ying-jeou defended a controversial trade pact with China following protests against the deal.

Spain's PM says to address graft scandal in parliament

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 09:34

Bowing to pressure from the opposition, Spain's prime minister said on Monday he will appear in parliament to answer questions over allegations he received secret payments from a slush fund run by his conservative Popular Party.

Will address graft scandal in Parliament: Spain`s PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 23, 2013, 08:53

Spain`s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has denied receiving illegal payments and has said he will not step down over the affair.