Sunday, 21 January, 2018

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SPAIN has trumped the US to become the world's second-most visited country. Speaking in Italy late last night, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said 82 million people visited Spain last year, a 9% increase on 2016. The...

CATALUNYA'S seperatist parties have agreed to re-elect exiled Carles Puigdemont as president of the region later this month. How they will do it within the parameters of the law, however, is still undecided. It comes after...

CLASHES have erupted after cops in Catalunya began removing medieval artefacts in an ownership battle with neighbouring Aragon. The operation, which started at 4 am, is seizing 44 items stored in the Catalan Museum of...

AT least 45,000 pro-Catalan independence protesters have taken to the streets of Brussels to support the controversial cause. The march is a show of solidarity with exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who is remaining...

SPANISH retail sales fell for the first time in over three years in October, with sales in Catalonia dropping sharply after its independence referendum. The vote prompted a standoff with the central government, which then...

LESS than a quarter of Catalans want to continue seeking independence from Spain as regional elections loom, a new poll has revealed. Just 24% of locals polled by Metroscopia said they would want to seek...

SPAIN'S attorney general leading the prosecution of the separatist Catalan leaders has died. Jose Manuel Maza, 66, died in a Buenos Aires hospital, shortly after saying he felt unwell. His death has been confirmed by justice...

PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has said 500,000 jobs would be created if the Catalunya region returns to 'normality'. He added that the country's economy would grow a third faster than currently predicted if order is...

PRIME Minister Mariano Rajoy has said he is dissolving the Catalan parliament after it voted to declare independence earlier today. The Spanish leader said the unprecedented move to impose direct rule on the region was...

THE UK has refused to recognize Catalunya's independence declaration. In a statement from Downing Street, it said the vote was based on an illegal referendum and added that it wants to see a united Spain. The...

THIS is the moment Catalunya MPs voted to declare independence from Spain. https://twitter.com/SkyNews/status/923905767761051648 Pro-independence MPs can be seen standing and cheering as the result is read out. The European Commission has refused to comment while prime minister...

'LOVE Beats Hate'...has it arrived in your phone yet? Here in Galicia it arrived in a friend's phone from Andalucia. It arrived in mine from the UK. It's a short video making reference to the Catalan...

THE Spanish government has given Catalonia three days to declare whether it will seek independence or not. Madrid had given a deadline of 10:00 a.m. today for an official response from the region, hoping to...

CATALAN leader Carles Puigedemont has said his region will declare independence from Spain in the next few days. It comes after a bloody independence referendum saw more than 800 injured on Sunday. Puigdemont said his government...

ALMOST 1,000 people were injured while trying to vote in the Catalunya referendum yesterday.  According to the Catalan health service, 893 people received medical attention as a result of injuries sustained during clashes with police. Four...

GOVERNMENT figures in Madrid are increasingly confident they have struck a huge blow to Catalan secessionists ahead of tomorrow’s vote. Enric Millo, the central government’s representative in Catalonia, believes police were able to seal off...

THEY say the rain in Spain stays mainly in the plain. Judging by the way the rain fell in Barcelona today perhaps the old rules no longer apply to the breakaway Catalan state. Joe Wallen headed...

FOUR individuals, including an elderly woman, have sustained minor injuries after an unknown assailant shot at them with an air gun.   The group were holding a sit-in in the Puig-Agut school in the Catalan...

CATALAN president Carles Puigdemont has called on the EU to act against Spain's 'violation' of the region's 'basic rights'. The leader said it was the European Commission's duty to intervene, but the bloc has stood...

PARAMILITARY police have raided the HQ of the Catalan government in a bid to shutdown the planned independence referendum.  The offensive, performed by Policia Nacional this morning, is the latest attempt to undermine the region's...

SPAIN'S state prosecutor has ordered a criminal probe of 712 Catalan mayors who backed the upcoming independence referendum. All 712 have been summoned to court as official suspects while the prosecutor called for their arrest...

Nadal issued a stern warning to Catalonia as the tennis legend attacked plans to hold a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.

CATALONIA'S parliament has passed a law paving the way for an October 1 referendum on whether to declare independence from Spain, which is being fiercely opposed by the central government. The 'referendum bill' was adopted on Wednesday by...

A PRO-ISIS website has warned of further attacks in Spain from terror cells still embedded in the country. The Wafa Media Foundation published a statement addressed 'from the Islamic Republic of Spain to the Government...

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Right-wing prime minister Mariano Rajoy has repeatedly said the referendum is illegal and cannot be held

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