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MADRID Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont pulled back from a bid for a second term in office on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Spanish northeastern region's secessionist movement.
MADRID/COPENHAGEN Spanish authorities are monitoring borders to make sure that fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not sneak back into Spain to take up the presidency of the regional parliament again, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
MADRID, Jan 19 The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he was perfectly eligible to be re-elected as regional president and there was no reason why he couldn't rule the Spanish region remotely from self-imposed exile in Brussels.
MADRID The two main pro-independence parties in Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as their candidate to head the region, raising the likelihood of a renewed push this year for a split from Spain.
MADRID, Jan 10 The two main pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as candidate for regional head, raising the likelihood of a renewed push for a split from Spain this year.
BARCELONA/MADRID A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an electoral pact with another party.
MADRID The Spanish government has secured opposition support for dissolving Catalonia's parliament and holding new elections there in January in its bid to check the regional government's push for independence. | Video
Barcelona/Madrid Die katalanischen Separatisten steuern nach dem Unabhängigkeitsreferendum ungeachtet des Widerstandes der Madrider Regierung unbeirrt die Loslösung von Spanien an.
MADRID A Spanish court has suspended a Catalan law that outlined a legal framework for an independent state, a court source said on Tuesday, the day after hundreds of thousands rallied in Barcelona to support secession from Madrid.
MADRID Spain's central authorities moved on Thursday to crush plans by the northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an independence referendum and took steps to prosecute regional lawmakers backing the ballot.
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