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Spain's Rajoy sets the stage for a bigger battle over Catalonia - Washington Post

Want smart analysis of the most important news in your inbox every weekday along with other global reads, interesting ideas and opinions to know? Sign up for the Today's WorldView newsletter. On Sunday, Catalonia's controversial independence ...and more »

Stanford scholar assesses Catalonia referendum and potential impact across Europe - Stanford University News

Sunday's referendum vote in Catalonia, a northeast region of Spain seeking independence, was marred with violence as police forces from the Spanish government, which deemed the referendum illegal, clashed with Catalonians attempting to vote. Catalan ...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 ...and more »

Catalonia's independence vote: What you need to know - Washington Post

This post has been updated. Spain is in a political crisis. On Oct. 1, the Catalonia region voted to secede. Spanish courts ruled the outcome illegal. And Friday, the Spanish Senate took the unprecedented and extraordinary step of announcing that ...and more »

Catalan referendum: Spain region 'not seeking traumatic split' - BBC News

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he is not planning a "traumatic" split with Spain, after a disputed independence referendum on Sunday. He said he wanted a new understanding with the central government in Madrid. Catalan officials say ...and more »

King of Spain accuses Catalan leaders of 'unacceptable disloyalty' - CNN

Barcelona (CNN) The King of Spain lashed out at Catalan authorities on Tuesday evening after hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets in Catalonia to vent their fury over the violent police crackdown on Sunday's contested independence ...and more »

Spain loses 20% of its economy if Catalonia splits - CNNMoney

The Spanish region held a controversial independence referendum on Sunday with major economic implications for the country -- and Europe. Spain's central government fiercely opposed the referendum, and riot police raided polling stations. Regional ...and more »

Spanish stocks suffer worst day in 15 months as rift over Catalonia independence deepens - MarketWatch

Spanish stocks and bonds tumbled on Wednesday as tensions between Catalan secessionists and the government in Madrid deepened, which some market participants feared would only strengthen the resolve to push for independence. The IBEX 35 index ...and more »

Catalonia Referendum: Police Accused Of Excessive Force, Injure 760 Protestors - The Inquisitr

Hundreds of people have been injured in clashes between Spain's Guardia Civil police force and protestors as residents of Catalonia seek to vote in the region's independence referendum. Amid a flurry of claim and counter-claim, Barcelona's mayor has ...and more »

The Spanish Government Just Energized Catalonia's Independence Movement - The Nation.

The image of black-visored riot police clubbing peaceful citizens will long haunt Catalonia's collective memory. By Sebastiaan Faber and Bécquer Seguín. October 4, 2017. fb; tw; mail; Print; msg; wa; sms. Catalonia referendum protest. People gather ...and more »