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Spanish government, Catalan leaders meet in fresh talks

Madrid - Spain's deputy prime minister met Catalan separatist leaders Thursday as both sides pursue complex talks on the region's future initiated by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Spanish government, Catalan leaders meet in fresh talks

Madrid - Spain's deputy prime minister met Catalan separatist leaders Thursday as both sides pursue complex talks on the region's future initiated by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Spanish government approves draft survival budget

Madrid - Spain's Socialist government on Friday approved a draft 2019 budget on which it depends for survival, cozying up to Catalan separatist lawmakers whose support is key to get it through parliament.

Court asks for jail transfer of Catalans before trial

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court asked Thursday for nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in the 2017 independence bid to be transferred to Madrid so they can be tried in "the last week" of January.

Protesters clash with police as Spain cabinet meets in Catalonia

Barcelona - Catalan pro-independence groups blocked roads and clashed with baton-wielding police on Friday in protests against a Spanish government cabinet meeting in Barcelona which separatists branded a provocation.

Catalan separatists file UN rights complaint against Madrid

Geneva - Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont said Thursday that he, together with five other separatist leaders being held on rebellion charges in Spain, have filed a UN complaint against Madrid for rights violations.

Spanish PM pledges fresh dialogue with Catalan separatists

Barcelona - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the head of the separatist regional government of Catalonia on Thursday pledged fresh dialogue to try to resolve their dispute over the wealthy region's status within Spain.

Spanish government to meet in Barcelona amid separatist protests

Barcelona - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez will hold a cabinet meeting in Barcelona on Friday amid tight security as Catalan pro-independence groups plan to hold protests and block roads in the region.

Jailed Catalan leader appeals for non-violence at protests

Sant Joan De Vilatorrada - A Catalan pro-independence leader in pre-trial detention for nearly a year has urged separatists to avoid violence during protests planned against a Spanish government meeting in Barcelona on Friday.

Jailed Catalan leader on hunger strike taken to hospital: doctor

Madrid - A jailed Catalan separatist leader on hunger strike for two weeks has been hospitalised in the prison where he is held on rebellion charges, his doctor said on Friday.

Spanish government raises the tone against Catalonia

Madrid - As anger rises over Catalonia's continued push to secede from Spain, the Socialist government in Madrid has dropped its conciliatory tone towards separatist leaders, threatening to take control of security in the region.

Under fire Catalan president steps up separatist rhetoric

Barcelona - Catalan president Quim Torra has stepped up his separatist rhetoric, sparking criticism from all sides on Monday, just as his government is weakened by divisions and anger over austerity measures.

Catalan leader slammed for urging 'Slovenian route' to secession

Madrid - The Spanish government on Monday criticised Catalonia's separatist president for urging the region to follow the example of Slovenia, which sparked a brief armed conflict when it declared independence unilaterally from Yugoslavia in 1991.

Two more jailed Catalan separatists join hunger strike

Barcelona - Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders said Monday they would join a hunger strike their colleagues have already started as they await trial over Catalonia's failed independence bid, bringing the total refusing food to four.

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Madrid - Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial over their role in Catalonia's failed bid to secede from Spain last year began a hunger strike Saturday, their lawyer said.

Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike

Madrid - Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial in a Spanish jail over their role in last year's failed independence bid by Catalonia began a hunger strike on Saturday, their lawyer said.

Strikes in Catalonia against separatist govt's social policies

Barcelona - Doctors, nurses, students, teachers and civil servants went on strike in Catalonia Thursday, asking the Spanish region's government to end spending cuts imposed during the crisis after years of seeking independence.

Former Catalan leader ordered to pay 4.9 mn euros over vote

Madrid - Spain's audit office on Monday ordered former Catalan president Artur Mas and nine others to repay 4.9 million euros ($5.5 million) of public money spent on staging a 2014 independence referendum.

Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists

Madrid - Spanish prosecutors called Friday for Catalan separatist leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public funds over last year's failed secession bid.

Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists

Madrid - Spanish prosecutors called Friday for Catalan separatist leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public funds over last year's failed secession bid.

Spain Supreme Court orders trial of former Catalan leaders

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered 18 former Catalan leaders to stand trial over their role in last year's declaration of independence.

Catalans march for unity on Spain's national day

Barcelona - Tens of housands of Catalans who want their region to remain part of Spain marked national day Friday, marching through Barcelona in protest against leaders who brought the region to the brink of independence last year.

Catalonia's separatist front shatters

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist parties that brought the region to the brink of breaking away from Spain a year ago, shattered their united front this week in a struggle over strategy toward independence.

Madrid to take legal action over Catalan parliament vote

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday his government would take legal action after Catalonia's parliament voted for a resolution condemning King Felipe VI and calling for the monarchy to be abolished.

Rift threatens Catalonia's separatist government

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist government suddenly found itself with a minority in the regional parliament Tuesday as a rift between two major pro-independence parties widened, casting doubt over the executive's viability.

Catalonia eyes mediation, with nod to China, Russia

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist leader urged Madrid to consider foreign mediation in the conflict over his region's demand for independence, in a letter made public Thursday and also sent to Russia, China and others.

Catalan government accused of playing 'dangerous' game after unrest

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist executive was Tuesday accused of playing a "dangerous" game after the regional leader encouraged radical independence activists to carry out disruptive acts on the anniversary of a banned referendum that culminated in clashes.

Spanish PM raps Catalan leader after unrest in Barcelona

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday rapped Catalonia's separatist leader Quim Torra for "encouraging radicals" a day after clashes erupted in Barcelona on the anniversary of a banned independence referendum.

Catalan separatists' divisions erupt on referendum anniversary

Barcelona - A year after a banned referendum on secession from Spain, tens of thousands of Catalan protesters piled pressure on the region's separatist government Monday during an anniversary marked by road and railway line blockades and late-night clashes with po...

Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia block roads, railway line

Barcelona - Pro-independence protesters obstructed major roads and a high-speed railway line in Spain's Catalonia region on Monday, one year after a banned referendum on secession that was marred by police violence.
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