Catalonia

Manure Pile Spontaneously Combusts To Spark 13,000-acre Wildfire, Spanish Authorities Say

Authorities say a heap of fertilizer led to a massive wildfire blaze that threatens nearly 50,000 acres and forced 53 people to evacuate in Catalonia.       

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Spain Obliges Puigdemont To Arrive In Madrid To Formally Become Eu Parliament Member

MADRID (Sputnik) - The Junta Electoral Central of Spain (JEC) has obliged Carles Puigdemont, the ex-government head of Spain’s Catalonia region, and former Catalan government member Toni Comin, to arrive in Madrid on June 17 to undergo necessary...
Related topics: Spain, Madrid

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Catalan Separatists Trial: Here Are Five Things You Need To Know

The high-stakes trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in Catalonia’s failed 2017 independence bid is due to wrap up on Wednesday after four months of hearings. Here are five key facts about the trial: – Who are the...

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‘personal Affront To Quebec’s Nationalist Movement’ – Scholar

Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont was denied entry into Canada just days before his upcoming visit to the country at the invitation of a group advocating Quebec's independence, his lawyer said on Monday.
Related topics: Quebec, Canada

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Spain’s Elections May Further Divide The Country

Though Spain's Socialists lead the polls, the general election is shadowed by the rise of the far right and anger over Catalonia.
Related topics: Spain, Polls

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Xavi Won’t Play For Catalonia Against Venezuela

Barcelona (AFP) – Former Barcelona and Spain midfielder Xavi Hernandez said on Sunday that his Qatari club would not release him to play for Catalonia against Venezuela. The match in Girona on Monday is politically fraught, with the status of...
Related topics: Venezuela, Spain

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Catalonia Pro-independence Protesters March In Madrid (video)

Catalonian independence activists are protesting on the streets of Madrid under the banner ‘self-determination is not a crime’.
Related topics: Protests, Spain, Madrid, World Videos, Activism

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Puigdemont To Run For Seat In Eu Parliament - Junts Per Catalunya Party

MADRID (Sputnik) – Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont will lead the list of Catalonia’s Junts per Catalunya (JuntsxCat) party in the upcoming European Parliament elections, the party said.
Related topics: Spain, Madrid

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Catalan Parl't To Create Commission To Probe Spanish Royal Family Members

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The parliament of Catalonia approved on Thursday the establishment of a special commission to investigate possible illegal activities of members of the royal family.
Related topics: Russia, Moscow

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Polarized By Catalonia, Spain Heads To The Polls

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has called a general election for April 28 after his minority government’s budget proposal was rejected by lawmakers. The election is Spain’s third in less than four years, a symptom of an increasingly...
Related topics: Spain, Polls

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'el Chapo' Case Closes, Catalonia Separatist Leaders Cases Open

Rep. Ilhan Omar calls out AIPAC; Spain and Venezuela's historical relationship; Trump and Beto hold rallies in El Paso, Texas
Related topics: Spain, Venezuela

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Thousands Protest In Madrid Against Spanish Pm's Catalonia Proposal (video)

Thousands of people have gathered in the Spanish capital to protest against talks proposed by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez aimed at easing political tensions in Catalonia. The demonstrators gathered at the Plaza de Colon in the city centre...
Related topics: Protests, Spain, Madrid, World Videos

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Rules To Rein In Ride-hailing Apps Coming To Barcelona

Catalonia’s regional government in Spain has agreed new rules to regulate the vehicle for hire (VTCs) sector that will require ride-hailing companies such as Uber and Cabify to substantially change how they operate in Barcelona and other local...
Related topics: Spain

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Spain Arrests 17 In Ongoing Catalonia Anti-terror Operation

Authorities in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia said 17 people, including five alleged members of an extremist Islamist cell, were arrested Tuesday as part of an ongoing anti-terror operation. As well as having terror links, the...
Related topics: Spain

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Clashes Erupt As Spanish Cabinet Holds Meeting In Catalonia

Thousands of pro-independence protesters angry about Spain’s Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia blocked roads across the region Friday and clashed with anti-riot police in its capital. Grassroots separatist groups and unions called the...
Related topics: Protests, Spain, Police

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Catalonia Govt Chief Says Majority Of Catalans Back Self-determination

MADRID (Sputnik) – Quim Torra, the head of the Catalan regional government, told Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez that 80 percent of the residents of Catalonia supported the region’s right for self-determination and its existence in the form...
Related topics: Spain, Madrid

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Catalan Trial Could Have Enormous Impact On Independence Movement - Lecturer

Spain's Supreme Court has ordered former Catalan leaders to stand trial over their role in last year's independence campaign. Is this the end of any hopes Catalonia had of breaking away from Spain?
Related topics: Spain

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Catalan Government's 'fiery Rhetoric' Of No Help In Ending Crisis – Madrid

MADRID (Sputnik) - Authorities of Catalonia need to put their fiery rhetoric aside and decide whether they want peace with Madrid, Spanish cabinet spokeswoman Isabel Celaa said Friday.
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There Are No Answers To Political Situation In Catalonia – Professor

Catalonians are marking one year since their independence referendum last October, where 90% of voters supported Catalonia's secession from Spain.
Related topics: Referendum, Spain

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Chances Of A New Vote In Catalonia Are Zero – Scholar

At least twenty four people were injured in clashes that engulfed Barcelona ahead of the anniversary of Catalonia's independence vote.
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