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Catalonia moves to declare independence from Spain on Monday - The Hindu

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont speaks during a statement at the Palau Generalitat in Barcelona on Wednesday. | Photo Credit: AP. Reuters. BARCELONA/MADRID, October 05, 2017 09:14 IST. Updated: October 05, 2017 13:58 IST. more-in. Outside Catalonia ...and more »

Madrid's brutal tactics have increased the divide - The Hindu

Tensions were high before Sunday's Catalan referendum but few could have envisaged the extraordinary scenes that grabbed headlines across the world — of voters, ensconced in polling stations in Barcelona, being dragged out by police. Catalan ...and more »

'Yes' side wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos - The Hindu

People gather at Plaza Catalunya in Barcelona as they wait for the results of a banned independence referendum after the closing of polling stations on Sunday. | Photo Credit: AFP. AP. BARCELONA, October 02, 2017 07:59 IST. Updated: October 02, 2017 17 ...and more »

Spain's King Condemns Catalan Leaders As Thousands Take To Streets - NDTV

The televised speech on Tuesday evening, a rare intervention by the 49-year-old monarch who is normally silent on politics, was a sign of how deeply Spain has been shaken by the Catalan vote and a violent police crackdown that injured 900 people. World ...and more »

Spain's disregard for Catalan press freedom setting a dangerous precedent - Business Standard

In the run-up to the Catalan independence referendum on October 1 – ahead of the police attacks on voters on the day – the lines between protecting the Spanish constitution and curtailing freedom of expression became increasingly blurred. More than 140 ...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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Catalan leader opens door to secession from Spain after vote - Livemint

Barcelona: Catalonia's regional leader opened the door to a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain on Sunday after voters defied a violent police crackdown and, according to regional officials, voted 90% in favour of breaking away. Despite ...and more »