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Thousands opposed to Catalan independence vote gather in Barcelona - Irish Times

Thousands of pro-unity demonstrators opposing a banned referendum on Catalan independence from Spain gathered in a Barcelona square on Saturday in a sign of how the disputed vote on Sunday has divided the country. The referendum, declared illegal by ...and more »

Irish in Catalonia: 'We could be in for some turbulent times' - Irish Times

As more than 800 people in Catalonia recover from injuries received during violent clashes over yesterday's independence referendum, Irish Times Abroad readers living in the region have been sharing their observations and opinions on the vote and the ...and more »

Spain in Crisis - U.S. News & World Report

Voters and riot police clashed Sunday when Spanish authorities tried to confiscate ballot boxes and prevent Catalonia from voting. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Spain in Crisis. Share. ×. Share on Facebook · Post on Twitter · Post to ...and more »

Statement on the events in Catalonia - EU News

For the European Commission, as President Juncker has reiterated repeatedly, this is an internal matter for Spain that has to be dealt with in line with the constitutional order of Spain. We also reiterate the legal position held by this Commission as ...and more »

'No solution in sight': Spain braces for Catalonia declaration of independence - CBC.ca

The Catalonia vote for secession from Spain may have boxed the regional government into a corner, leaving it no choice but to declare unilateral independence — a move that could trigger a constitutional crisis and spark more violent clashes. "It ...and more »

Chaos in Catalonia - New York Times

The brutality of the Spanish police on Sunday in their mission to shut down the Catalan secession referendum succeeded mostly in deepening a political crisis. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had the law largely on his side, but Barcelona now has the ...and more »

No going back: Catalonia and Spain's relationship is broken - RTE.ie

I'd been told to expect nothing big in the small village of Cornellà del Terri, where I spent the last few days. In the countryside about 10 miles from Girona in northern Catalonia, the locals were vigilant but good-humoured as we gathered at 7.30am ...and more »

Catalan La Liga clubs join general strike as Barca ponder leaving - Irish Times

Catalan La Liga sides Barcelona, Espanyol and Girona have decided to join the general strike in Catalonia on Tuesday. The strike, called by more than 40 unions and associations in the region under the umbrella organisation Table for Democracy, is due ...and more »

Catalans to strike over police violence during referendum - Irish Times

Large numbers of Catalans are expected to observe a general strike on Tuesday to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence, as Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in ...and more »

An independent Catalonia would hold its own on world HE stage - Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)

Catalan academics have sometimes pointed to the strong performance of the region's universities relative to the rest of Spain as a powerful argument for independence. But how do Catalonia's higher education institutions compare with others in the world ...and more »