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# catalan independence

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# Catalonia
Catalan independence groups bolster their majority in the region's parliament
Catalan separatist parties have agreed not to form a government with the Socialists.
# 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”.
# 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
# Catalonia
Nadal hoping for improvements in Spain-Catalonia relations amid political tension
With tensions between Spain and Catalonia rising, tennis icon Rafael Nadal hopes for a positive outcome.
# Catalonia
How the battle for Catalan independence is being fought online (including on TheJournal.ie)
It started with a poll.
# Si what happens
Spain headed for a showdown as Rajoy set to suspend Catalan autonomy
Madrid appeared to offer the separatists a potential last-minute way out in the form of fresh regional elections.
Voices
Opinion: 'We Catalans supported the Irish struggle from 1880 onwards'
All Catalans ask our international counterparts who called for dialogue, to call for the same from the Spanish government, writes Albert Royo-Mariné.
# Catalonia
'Rajoy, you wuss. Defend the nation': Thousands protest in Madrid for Spanish unity
Madrid’s central Colon Square was transformed into a sea of Spanish flags today.
# Political Football
How FC Barcelona became the beating heart of the battle for Catalan independence
The club has been at the epicentre of Catalan identity for over 100 years.
Voices
Catalan independence: 'Ireland came into being as a result of a similar "illegal" action'
To deny Catalans the right to a referendum will likely only win converts to the cause of independence, writes Caoimhín De Barra.
# Barcexit
Catalan independence referendum receives the backing of FC Barcelona
Catalonia is currently governed by the Junts Pel Si (Together for Yes) coalition that backs breaking away from the rest of Spain.
# annoyed
Fuming Pique to quit Spain squad after sleeve uproar
Criticism of the defender’s jersey alteration in the 2-0 win over Albania has prompted him to confirm his international retirement after the World Cup.
# catalan independence
Catalonia can't just decide it's an independent country says the UN
Ban Ki-Moon is having none of it.
# Barcelona
WATCH: More than one million people hit the streets to demand Catalan independence
There were some astonishing, colour-coded scenes in Barcelona today.
# On Yer Barcel-own-a
Catalonia has a plan to leave Spain within 2 years
The September vote will act as a “plebiscite”.
# Independence Day
Catalonia votes for independence, Spain calls the vote "useless"
Spain said the vote was “fruitless and useless”.
# catalan independence
Spain vows to block vote as Catalan leaders announce date for independence poll
As Catalan political chief Artur Mas unveiled the date and wording of the poll, Spanish leader Mariano Rajoy refused even to countenance a break-up of the nation.