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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 »

Spanish king rebukes Catalan separatists after day of protests - Irish Times

Spain's King Felipe issued a stern warning to Catalonia's pro-independence government on Tuesday, accusing it of “inadmissible disloyalty” to the state's institutions and of putting at risk the economic and social stability of the entire country. The ...and more »

Catalan leader appeals for international mediation - Irish Times

The Catalan president Carles Puigdemont has called on the international community to mediate in Spain's territorial crisis and said he wants Spanish security forces to leave his region. A referendum on independence in the northeastern region on Sunday ...and more »

Catalonia referendum: Hundreds injured in clashes with police - Irish Times

Catalonia's referendum on independence from Spain was marred by violence on Sunday, as the central government deployed riot police to prevent voting from taking place across the region. The police wielded batons and fired rubber bullets as they ...and more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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

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 »

Catalan leader calls for mediation with Spain over independence - The Guardian

Carles Puigdemont says EU 'cannot look the other way' after almost 900 were injured in referendum crackdown. Ripples from Catalan referendum could extend beyond Spain · Sam Jones and Stephen Burgen in Barcelona. Mon 2 Oct 2017 09.26 EDT First published ...and more »

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

Sept. 29, 2017 | A final pro-independence rally takes place at Barcelona's Plaza Espana ahead of the referendum organized by Catalonia's regional government. The region calls for the creation of a Catalan Republic and secession from Spain. (Dan Kitwood ...and more »