October 10, 2017 / 5:41 PM / 3 months ago

Catalan leader calls for reduced tensions

BARCELONA (Reuters) - The leader of Catalonia’s government called on Tuesday for a reduction in tensions in its standoff with Madrid over a bid in the wealthy northeastern region for independence from Spain.

“With our differences and discrepancies, we make up one people,” Carles Puigdemont told the regional parliament in Barcelona.

Reporting by Angus Berwick; Writing by Isla Binnie

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