Monday, 23 October, 2017

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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...

CATALEXIT, as it has been dubbed, is a big deal all round. As the country’s most prosperous region, Catalonia is a treasury for 19% of the national economy, and a leader in tourism, exports, manufacturing...

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...

She had almost 39,000 followers on her Facebook hunting page

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

There is no minimum turnout needed to validate the vote, according to the bill

A MANHUNT is underway after a person was shot dead in Spain. Several others have been injured after an unknown man opened fire in Vilanova i la Geltru, Catalonia. According to El País, the violence broke...

The Spanish monarch said the vote will only 'negate freedom'

The Spanish government in Madrid has said it will block any attempt to divorce the region from the rest of the country

The government has promised to hold a referendum by the end of September

Firtash is thought to have served as a leader of a money laundering ring in Catalonia

It is 40 years since Suarez's introduction of the civil war 'pact of forgetting' and Spain's first democratic elections

The Arsenal full-back has had one designed for each close family member, spending at least 24 hours under the needle

It comes after the latest polls show 47% of Catalans support independence

Giang Quoc Co and Giang Quoc Nghiep, from Vietnam, climbed the stairs of Girona Cathedral, in Catalunya, with one sibling balanced atop the other

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