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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 »

UN human rights chief urges probe into violence during referendum in Catalonia - UN News Centre

High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré. 404Share. Print. 2 October 2017 – The top United Nations human rights official urged today the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial ...and more »

Opportunity and risk for Catalan research in independence debate - Times Higher Education (THE)

Catalonia's referendum has brought into sharp focus the potential benefits of independence for science in the region, but it has also highlighted the potential pitfalls that researchers could face if relations between the separatist region and Madrid ...and more »

Thousands protest and strike over Catalonia referendum violence - The Guardian

Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the Barcelona headquarters of Spain's national police force on Tuesday amid strikes in protest at police violence during the disputed referendum on Catalonian independence. As Madrid comes under growing ...and more »

After Catalonia's vote: options for both sides - Financial Times

Two million people defied heavy-handed police tactics to vote in favour of independence for Catalonia in Sunday's referendum. Following the vote, the Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, said the region's citizens had “earned the right to have an ...and more »

Spanish stocks and bonds under pressure after Catalonia election - Financial Times

Spanish banks led a decline in the country's equity market on Monday after a disputed Catalan vote for independence deepened a political crisis in one of the eurozone's best-performing economies. The Ibex 35, the country's stock index, dropped 1.2 per ...and more »

Hundreds Injured During Catalonia's Vote for Independence - Fortune

(BARCELONA) – Spanish riot police burst into polling stations across Catalonia on Sunday, confiscating ballot boxes and voting papers to try to halt a banned referendum on a split from Spain as Madrid asserted its authority over the rebel region. The ...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 »

Catalans defy Madrid with vote for independence - Financial Times

Catalonia's president said the region's citizens had “earned the right to have an independent state” after more than 2m people defied Spanish government attempts to halt Sunday's referendum and overwhelmingly backed independence. “My government, in 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 »