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# Catalonia
Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont freed from Sardinian jail ahead of extradition case
The MEP is wanted in Spain for sedition for leading a secession bid for the Catalonia region.
# Belgium
Fugitive ex-Catalan leader hands himself in to authorities after new warrant issued
Carles Puigdemont’s office said he rejects the warrant and opposes any attempt to send him back to Spain.
# European elections
Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont blocked from running in EU elections
Puigdemont slammed the move in a tweet as a “legal scandal and a coup to democracy”.
# Independence
New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'
Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.
# carles puigdemont
Exiled former Catalan leader freed on bail by German court
Carles Puigdemont can leave custody if he fulfils court-imposed conditions including a payment of €75,000.
# Catalonia
German court asked to extradite Puigdemont to Spain on rebellion charge
German prosecutors have requested that the former Catalan leader be extradited back to Spain.
# Independence
Exiled former Catalan leader to appear in court as his arrest triggers protests
German police arrested Carles Puigdemont after he crossed the border from Denmark.
# Can't Finn-d Him
Finland wants to arrest exiled Catalan leader - but it doesn't know where he is
Puigdemont is wanted by Spain on charges of “rebellion” and “sedition”.
# Exiled
Carles Puigdemont, the face of Catalan independence push, abandons leadership bid
Puigdemont, who is wanted in Spain for his role in the failed secession bid, is in self-exile in Belgium.
# carles puigdemont
Exiled Catalan leader vows to form new government despite Spanish 'threats'
Puigdemont faces arrest if he returns to Spain over his role in the last year’s independence drive.
# Independence
Ousted Catalan president wants to return to the region following election victory
Puigdemont campaigned from Brussels, where he sought self-imposed exile after he was sacked by Madrid and a Spanish court charged him with rebellion.
# indyref 2
Explainer: What now for Catalonia after the separatists secured election victory?
Independence is still a distant prospect despite yesterday’s election victory for separatists as Madrid reject appeal for meeting.
# Catalonia
Spain withdraws European arrest warrant for Carles Puigdemont
The judge has maintained the Spanish arrest warrant meaning Puigdemont will be detained upon arrival in the country.
# regional election
'We must ratify this': Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont launches election campaign
Puigdemont was sacked as Catalan president after Catalonia’s independence declaration on 27 October
# rebellion
Catalonia: Ex-parliament speaker spends night in jail for involvement in independence drive
A judge at Spain’s Supreme Court has ordered Carme Forcadell to be detained on charges of “rebellion”.
# independence bid
Judge has 24 hours to decide fate of former Catalan leader and ministers
The five men handed themselves in to police in Belgium this morning.
# buying time
Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months despite Spain demanding arrest
Belgian authorities have confirmed the receipt of a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.
# Speaking out
'It's a little bit scary - we are going backwards in a democratic state, we've regressed so much'
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has given his thoughts on the decision to imprison Catalan politicians.
# carles puigdemont
Catalonia leader summoned to Madrid to face questioning over 'rebellion'
Carles Puigdemont faces up to 30 years in prison.
# carles puigdemont
Catalan leader says he isn't in Belgium to claim asylum, but rather for 'safety purposes and freedom'
Facing charges of rebellion following his region’s vote for independence, Catalonia’s ousted leader Carles Puigdemont has turned up in Brussels
# escalating quickly
Spain has dissolved the Catalan parliament, removed its leader, and called an election for late December
Earlier, the Catalan parliament voted overwhelmingly to declare independence from Spain and proclaim a new republic.
# no end in sight
Catalan leader cancels - then re-arranges - speech, says he won't call elections to ease crisis
Carles Puigdemont said there were no “guarantees” in place “to justify calling elections today”.
# Spain
450,000 protest in Barcelona as Catalan leader claims Spanish government is 'acting like Franco'
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was scathing in his condemnation of the Spanish government’s decision to strip him and his administration of their autonomy.
# article 155
Spain's government has stripped Catalonia of its 'autonomous powers'
The move had been widely expected in the wake of Catalonia’s recent disputed vote for independence.
# Tension
Spain to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless leader abandons independence push
If Catalonia does not provide a satisfactory response by 8am tomorrow, direct rule could be imposed.
# Referendum
Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain
All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.
# spain in crisis
Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is required by law to announce independence by tomorrow evening.
# Independence Day
Catalan leader says region has won right to independence after 90% vote Yes in chaotic referendum
The controversial referendum saw violent scenes as Spanish police attempted to prevent the poll from taking place.
# catexit
Catalonia is set to vote on independence from Spain
A referendum is set to be held on 1 October.