Spain's worst political crisis in decades showed few signs of abating Friday after Catalan separatist parties clinched a parliamentary majority in an exceptional election called by the country's prime minister.
By Barry Hatton and Aritz Parra, Associated Press
Catalonia’s dismissed president Carles Puigdemont is staying in Belgium for the time being, where he can answer the Spanish government’s questions about the region’s attempts to break away from Spain, his lawyer said Wednesday.
By Larisa Epatko
Spain’s central government moved to take full control of Catalonia and sought to prosecute its leaders after the province declared independence. But it must now work to bridge the divide between those who took to the streets over the weekend…
By Malcolm Brabant
Hundreds of thousands of pro-union Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday, following last month’s independence referendum in the autonomous region of Catalonia. Spain's central government has asserted direct control over Catalonia and dismissed its leaders while calling…
By PBS NewsHour
In our new wrap Friday, new violence erupted across Kenya over the repeat presidential election, and officials postponed attempts to finish the voting tomorrow. The death toll rose to six as police battled protesters who say the election is rigged…
By PBS NewsHour
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Saturday he’ll dissolve Catalonia’s government and exercise direct control over the region of 7.5 million people. The announcement is intended to stop the independence movement in Catalonia, which voted to secede in a referendum…
By Michael D. Regan
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday he would use his constitutional powers to impose direct rule over Catalonia and remove its regional leader.
The Spanish government is preparing to invoke a never-before-used article of its constitution to strip Catalonia’s autonomy, since the region’s president refuses to rescind its independence bid.
Nearly one week after Spanish police tried to violently shut down Catalonia’s vote to become independent from the country, thousands of people rallied in Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday in a more peaceful show of support and opposition.
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