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Catalan separatists pack Barcelona to demand split from Spain

11 Sep 2018

BARCELONA Around one million people filled central Barcelona on Tuesday to celebrate Catalonia's commemorative day and boost a bid for independence which has left deep divisions almost a year after it brought Spain to a constitutional crisis. | Video

Over 600 migrants force entry into North African Spanish enclave

26 Jul 2018

MADRID More than 600 African migrants forced their way through the heavily fortified border fence separating the Spanish North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Thursday, using circular saws, shears and mallets to cut through the wire.

Migrant rescue boat arrives in Spain after rejection by Italy and Malta

04 Jul 2018

BARCELONA A humanitarian rescue boat carrying 60 migrants rescued off Libya docked in Barcelona on Wednesday after being turned away by Malta and Italy, in the latest example of European divisions on immigration.

Catalonia votes in hardline separatist as leader

17 May 2018

BARCELONA The Catalan parliament voted in a hard-line separatist as leader on Monday, heralding an end to seven months of direct rule from Madrid but also more political uncertainty in a region that retains a mandate to seek a split from Spain. | Video

Catalonia votes on new leader, Spain to lift direct rule

14 May 2018

BARCELONA The Catalan parliament is expected to vote in a hard-line separatist as leader on Monday, heralding an end to seven months of direct rule from Madrid but also more political uncertainty in a region that retains a mandate to seek a split from Spain.

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany

26 Mar 2018

BARCELONA/BERLIN Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany on Sunday, five months after entering self-imposed exile from Spain, where he faces up to 25 years in prison for organizing an illegal secession referendum last year. | Video

Former Catalan leader avoids arrest in Finland, heads to Belgium

24 Mar 2018

BARCELONA/HELSINKI Facing arrest by Finnish authorities acting on an international warrant issued by Spain, former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has left Finland and was headed to Belgium, a Finnish lawmaker and ally said on Saturday. | Video

Catalan secessionists fail again to elect new regional head

22 Mar 2018

BARCELONA Catalan secessionist parties failed on Thursday for a third time to elect a regional president, leaving them with a deadline of two months to pick someone or hold a new election.

Catalonia postpones vote for new president in stand-off with Madrid

30 Jan 2018

BARCELONA Catalonia postponed the election of a new regional president on Tuesday until further notice after Spain's highest court said the sole nominee, separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, was ineligible while he remains a fugitive from justice in Belgium. | Video

Rajoy und Puigdemont nach Katalonien-Wahl gesprächsbereit

22 Dec 2017

Barcelona Nach der Wahl in Katalonien wollen Spaniens Ministerpräsident Mariano Rajoy und die Separatisten aufeinander zugehen.

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