Fate Of Catalonia Referendum Uncertain As Police Seal Off Polling Stations - RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty

Polling stations in the Spanish region of Catalonia are scheduled to open at 9 a.m. on October 1 for an independence referendum that national authorities in Madrid have called “illegal” and vowed to block. Spanish officials on September 30 ordered ...

Catalan referendum: Activists occupy schools ahead of vote - BBC News

More than 160 schools in Catalonia have been occupied by activists trying to keep them open ahead of the region's banned independence referendum, Spain's central government says. Police visited 1,300 of the 2,315 schools in Catalonia designated as ...

Thousands take to street in Barcelona to defend Spain's unity - Xinhua

BARCELONA, Sept. 30 (Xinhua) -- Thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday to defend Spain's unity, its constitution and protest against the independence referendum set to be held on Sunday which has been declared illegal by ...

Sunday's referendum on independence from Spain is not about ethnic nationalism: longtime Catalonian political leader - MarketWatch

In a “Lunch With the FT” interview a half-decade ago, longtime Catalonian political leader Jordi Pujol revealed that the drive toward independence for his northeastern Spanish region, unlike similar pushes elsewhere in Europe and beyond, is not, in his ...

Catalan leader urges mediation - Gulf Times

Puigdemont: If the yes wins, if the no wins – in any scenario there must be mediation, because things aren't working. Text Size: A A A. AFP/Girona. Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has called for “mediation” to resolve the “serious” conflict pitting ...

What Happens If Catalonia Leaves Spain? The Independence Referendum Could Cause Massive Political Upheaval - Bustle

Political tensions have once again come to a head on the Iberian Peninsula. On Sunday, Catalonia will hold a referendum for independence from Spain in the latest of several attempts to secede from the country. Most Catalans are feeling optimistic about ...

Violence Feared as Catalonia Braces for Independence Vote - OZY

No one's backing down. Tens of thousands of residents of Spain's northeastern Catalonia region are expected vote in Sunday's independence referendum. But national courts have declared the plebiscite illegal, and Madrid officials have dispatched ...