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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 »

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 »

'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 »

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 »

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 »

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

The top United Nations human rights official urged today the authorities in Spain to ensure thorough, independent and impartial investigations into all acts of violence that took place Sunday during a referendum on the independence of Catalonia. “I am ...and more »

After the Catalan referendum: what happens next? - The Guardian

Crowds listen to Catalan president Carles Puigdemont speak via a televised press conference as they await the result of the independence referendum in Barcelona. Photograph: Chris McGrath/Getty Images. What exactly happened in Catalonia on Sunday? As ...and more »

Why part of Spain is trying to secede — and why the Spanish government cracked down on it - Vox

Two million voters in Catalonia, one of the wealthiest provinces in Spain, voted on Sunday to secede and create a new nation of their own. The Spanish government maintained that the vote was illegal as well as unrepresentative, and there's zero chance ...and more »

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

This liveblog is now closed. You can find all the latest details on Sunday's events in this full report. Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence. Read more. Updated at 4.56am EDT. Facebook Twitter Google plus. Share ...and more »