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MADRID Catalan secessionist parties on Tuesday failed to agree on a united ticket to contest a December snap regional election, making it more difficult to rule the region after the vote and press ahead with their collective bid to split from Spain.
MADRID Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont urged the region's political forces on Tuesday to unite against Spain, as a window for him to seal an electoral pact with other pro-independence parties began to close.
BARCELONA/MADRID Spain's state prosecutor accused sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday of rebellion and sedition as the former regional president traveled to Belgium with other members of his ousted administration and hired a lawyer there. | Video
Barcelona/Madrid Der erste Arbeitstag in Katalonien unter Zwangsverwaltung der spanischen Zentralregierung ist in der autonomen Region ohne öffentliche Proteste und Aktionen des zivilen Ungehorsams verlaufen.
MADRID, Oct 30 Spain's control over Catalonia will be tested on Monday when politicians and civil servants return to work amid uncertainty over whether they will accept direct rule imposed by the central government to stop the region's independence bid.
Madrid/Barcelona Das katalanische Parlament hat am Freitag für die Unabhängigkeit von Spanien gestimmt und damit den Konflikt mit der Zentralregierung in Madrid eskalieren lassen.
Madrid/Barcelona Das katalanische Parlament hat am Freitag für die Unabhängigkeit von Spanien gestimmt.
MADRID/BARCELONA The Spanish government prepared to impose direct rule over Catalonia on Friday to block its push for independence, an unprecedented step that risks provoking an angry reaction from secessionists and escalates Spain's worst crisis for decades.
MADRID/BARCELONA Catalonia's leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday said he would not hold a new regional election to break the deadlock between Madrid and separatists wanting to split from Spain, sharpening a political crisis that could turn into direct confrontation. | Video
Madrid/Barcelona Der katalanische Regierungschef Carles Puigdemont lehnt Neuwahlen ab, um den Unabhängigkeitsstreit mit der Zentralregierung in Madrid zu lösen.