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Spain gives ultimatum to Catalonia: Back down or be punished

Madrid (AP) — Spanish authorities gave Catalonia's separatist leader five days to explain whether his ambiguous statement on secession was a formal declaration of...

Thousands demand Spanish, Catalan leaders to negotiate

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Thousands rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in a last-ditch call for both Spanish and Catalan leaders to stave...

Spain’s top court halts Catalan secession parliament meeting

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered Catalonia's parliament to suspend a planned session next week during which separatist lawmakers wanted...

Catalans stop work to protest police force during referendum

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Striking workers, students and hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Barcelona and other Catalan towns Tuesday...

Catalonia calls for Spain mediation amid referendum dispute

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's leader on Monday called for international mediation and for the European Union "to stop looking the other way" in...

“Yes” side wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Catalonia's regional government declared a landslide win for the "yes" side in a disputed referendum on independence from Spain that...

Separatists vow to defy police ultimatum over Catalan vote

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — Catalan separatists vowed Saturday to ignore a police ultimatum to leave the schools they are occupying to use in a...

Catalan leader says Europe can’t ignore independence vote

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — The leader of Catalonia accused the European Union on Wednesday of "turning its back" on the Spanish region in its...

Catalonia’s separatists defy Spain with ballots for vote

Barcelona, Spain (AP) — The grassroots groups driving Catalonia's separatist movement defied Spanish authorities on Sunday by distributing one million ballots for an Oct....

Spain to send extra police to try to halt Catalan referendum

Madrid (AP) — Spain will deploy police reinforcements to Catalonia to help maintain order if an independence referendum pledged by Catalan officials but opposed...

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