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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 »

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 »

King of Spain Forcefully Denounces Catalan 'Disloyalty' - New York Times

BARCELONA, Spain — King Felipe VI of Spain stepped forcefully into the political crisis over Catalonia on Tuesday, accusing the region's separatist leaders of “inadmissible disloyalty” and of creating “a situation of extreme gravity” that threatened ...and more »

Catalonia Leaders Seek to Make Independence Referendum Binding - New York Times

BARCELONA, Spain — The leader of Catalonia insisted on Monday that Sunday's independence referendum, though marred by clashes and rejected by the Spanish government, had earned his region the right to a separate state and that he would press ahead to ...and more »

Catalonia's Independence Vote Descends Into Chaos and Clashes - New York Times

BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's defiant attempt to stage an independence referendum descended into chaos on Sunday, with hundreds injured in clashes with police in one of the gravest tests of Spain's democracy since the end of the Franco dictatorship ...and more »

There is more than one nationalism in the Iberian peninsula - Open Democracy

International criticism of the Spanish government's behaviour towards Catalonia has so far been muted. However, the central state's belligerent intransigence has left Catalans with very few choices. lead lead lead lead Anti-Independence rally against ...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 »

Barcelona star Gerard Pique not a problem for national team says Spain coach Julen Lopetegui - International Business Times, Singapore Edition

Spain boss says national team was in full support of Pique after he was booed by fans for talking in favour of Catalunia's independence bid. By Arnab Ganguly. October 5, 2017 12:25 +08. Gerard Pique Pique not a problem for the national team says boss ...and more »

Preserving Spain - Project Syndicate

Catalonia's proposed independence referendum on October 1 threatens to mire Spain in a constitutional crisis, and could give added momentum to the wave of ethno-nationalism and nativism sweeping Europe and North America. Spain's next move could decide ...and more »

Catalonia referendum: 90% voted for independence, say officials – as it happened - The Guardian

Preliminary results announced after Spanish prime minister claims 'no referendum has been held in Catalonia today'. Updated 26 Oct 2017. Catalan referendum: hundreds injured as police attack protesters. Info. Shopping. Tap to unmute. If playback doesn ...and more »