Wednesday, 18 October, 2017

Tag: Catalunya

A YOUNG female ISIS recruiter has been cuffed in Spain with help from the FBI.  According to Spain's Interior Ministry, the 21-year-old woman was arrested by Guardia Civil after allegedly recruiting other women to join...

Human Rights Watch calls for investigation over police referendum 'excessive' force

MORE than 57 million tourists visited Spain up until August this year. The figure is a 9.9% increase on the same period last year. According to the National Institute of Statistics, 10.4 million foreign tourists...

Spanish PM says Madrid could adopt direct rule over Catalunya

Catalan leader seeks dialogue with Madrid but states region's right to be 'independent state'

CERVEZAS San Miguel has shocked Catalunya by announcing they have moved their headquarters from Barcelona to Malaga in response to the independence referendum. The company has had a brewery in Malaga in 1966 - but...

Woman cut in the face by a stone as nationalist demo turns ugly

Carles Puigdemont set to pull back from independence push in key speech this week

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont set to declare independence at Monday's session

Josep Lluís Trapero could face 15 years in prison for defying orders to halt referendum

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...

A SPOKESPERSON for the Catalan regional government has stated that at least 337 people have been injured so far in clashes with police as they tried to vote in today's referendum. Most of the injuries...

THE Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, is under immense pressure to resign following the action of the Spanish National Police in Catalunya. A Twitter campaign has been launched under the hashtag #RajoyDimisión and at...
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WITNESSES in Catalunya have reported excessive use of force by police. According to Sky News, police used their batons to attack residents who were sitting peacefully outside polling stations. It comes after cops used rubber bullets...
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GUARDIA Civil have shot rubber bullets at voters taking part in the Catalunya independence referendum. Tensions are rising as voters across the region are attempting to vote this morning. It comes after Madrid claimed they had...

THE Catalonian police – the Mossos d'Esquadra - has been instructed by Spain’s Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña (TSJC) to prevent Sunday’s referendum from taking place. The prosecutor demanded that both Catalan AND Spanish police...

Farmers have descended on Barcelona in their tractors to park them in front of polling stations ahead of Sunday's vote.

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...

Barcelona's Mayor Ada Colau has called on the European Union to intervene in Catalunya's referendum and blames Rajoy's government for worsening the situation.

US President Donald Trump said yesterday that his country opposes Catalunya independence, calling the idea 'foolish.' His comments came as Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy jetted to the US to meet the American president for...
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Cruise ships hired to house police reinforcements heading to Barcelona

Spanish PM flies to the US for a working lunch with President Trump to discuss the upcoming referendum in Catalunya, the EU and NATO.

Crowds fill region's capital on Catalunya's national day
Calalunya celebrates regional election victory for separatist parties

CATALAN politicians have failed to pass a law paving the way for an independence referendum. But pro-independence parties hope to have passed the bill by next week. The law could also be voted on during the...

Police confirm no further suspects are holed up in nearby restaurant

Draft bill proposed by secessionists on Tuesday

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