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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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

SPANISH KING: Catalan authorities 'have placed themselves outside the law and democracy' - Business Insider

Hannah McKay/Reuters Spain's King Felipe VI made a rare televised address to the country, criticizing the Catalan government after the region held an independence referendum on Sunday. Catalan authorities "have placed themselves outside the law and ...and more »

Euro drops after Catalan leader says the region has 'won the right' to independence - Markets Insider

LONDON — The euro is lower on Monday amid jitters about the political situation in Spain. The Spanish region of Catalonia attempted to hold a much-contested independence referendum on Sunday and Catalonia's leadership has declared the region has ...and more »

Catalan Police Face Their Own Test of Independence - New York Times

BARCELONA — Catalonia's police force faces a crucial test of its autonomy on Sunday, as it comes under orders from the national government in Madrid to prevent Catalans from voting on their independence. It is a daunting task for the Catalan police, ...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 »

The violent images of the Catalonian independence vote are a disaster for the Spanish government - Quartz

Catalonia, a region in northeast Spain, is attempting to hold a referendum today on whether it should seek independence against the will of the central government. The country's constitutional court has ruled the vote illegal, and police have blocked ...and more »