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# catalan - Friday 18 October, 2019

Catalonia protests: Marches and strikes paralyse city of Barcelona

Highways were occupied by thousands of people joining five marches from inland towns.

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.

# catalan - Monday 14 October, 2019

Spain's supreme court finds Catalan leaders guilty of sedition over failed independence bid

The leaders of the independence movement were found guilty on charges of sedition and misuse of public funds.

# catalan - Tuesday 2 July, 2019

Turbulent day in European parliament as Brexit Party MEPs turn backs on EU anthem

Irish MEPs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace wore t-shirts with an image of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

# catalan - Monday 29 April, 2019

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”.

# catalan - Saturday 23 February, 2019

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Messi marks 50th career hat-trick as Barcelona beat Sevilla

The Catalan side rediscover their goalscoring mojo ahead of back-to-back Clasicos.

# catalan - Saturday 29 September, 2018

24 injured and two arrested during Barcelona rally and counter-protest

The rally was to pay tribute to police deployed to prevent the 2017 Catalan independence referendum – but people outraged at the rally also turned out.

# catalan - Friday 27 July, 2018

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Barcelona women's team relegated to economy while men's team fly business class in first mixed tour

Both sides are in the US for pre-season preparations.

# catalan - Monday 14 May, 2018

New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'

Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.

# catalan - Friday 6 April, 2018

Former Catalan leader sent defiant message to Spanish authorities as he walked out of prison

A smiling Puigdemont emerged into the sunshine from the prison in Neumuenster where he has been held for nearly two weeks.

# catalan - Thursday 5 April, 2018

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.

# catalan - Monday 26 March, 2018

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.

# catalan - Sunday 24 December, 2017

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.

# catalan - Friday 22 December, 2017

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

There was a record high turnout of over 80%.

# catalan - Friday 10 November, 2017

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”.

# catalan - Monday 6 November, 2017

Catalan ex-leader freed by judge but told not to leave Belgium

Puigdemont and four former ministers had turned themselves into authorities to face a Spanish warrant for their arrest.

# catalan - Sunday 5 November, 2017

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.

# catalan - Sunday 29 October, 2017

'Viva Espana': Pro-Spain protesters swarm Barcelona streets as Real Madrid head for rebel heartland

Today is another hugely significant day for the future of Catalonia.

# catalan - Saturday 28 October, 2017

Sinn Féin calls on Irish government to recognise Catalan independence

“It is a travesty that in relation to Catalonia, this Fine Gael government ignores our country’s own history,” one MEP said.

Catalonia's leader wants 'democratic opposition' to Spanish government's takeover

The Spanish prime minister last night quashed the Catalan parliament and called an election for late December.

# catalan - Friday 27 October, 2017

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.

# catalan - Thursday 26 October, 2017

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”.

# catalan - Thursday 19 October, 2017

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.

# catalan - Tuesday 17 October, 2017

Pictures: Tens of thousands protest through streets of Barcelona

Around 200,000 people took part, a spokesman for Barcelona’s municipal police said.

# catalan - Monday 16 October, 2017

Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence

The Prime Minister of Spain is said to be prepared to take the “nuclear option” and suspend the Catalan regional government.

# catalan - Saturday 14 October, 2017

The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?

The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.

# catalan - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks'

Regional President Carles Puigdemont said today that Catalans had voted for independence.

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# catalan - Saturday 7 October, 2017

'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.

# catalan - Thursday 5 October, 2017

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# catalan - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

Catalan leader says region will declare independence 'in a matter of days'

Angry protesters rallied outside Catalan hotels where state security forces were lodged yesterday.

# catalan - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

Spain's King Felipe VI declares Catalan vote illegal and warns against unrest

Spanish police have been criticised for violent scenes during Sunday’s referendum.

# catalan - Thursday 21 September, 2017

Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked

Authorities seized nearly 10 million ballot papers destined for the vote.

# catalan - Saturday 16 September, 2017

'We will not be intimidated': 700 Catalan mayors support holding independence vote

The mayors have all been threatened with arrest.

# catalan - Monday 11 September, 2017

Pictures: Hundreds of thousands of Catalans turn out to say 'Goodbye Spain' ahead of vote

Some 400,000 people marched through central Barcelona today.

# catalan - Saturday 6 May, 2017

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.

# catalan - Saturday 3 October, 2015

Vatican dismisses gay priest who came out on eve of meeting regarding homosexual believers

Polish priest Krzystof Charamsa says he’s “out of the closet and very happy”.

# catalan - Friday 11 September, 2015

WATCH: More than one million people hit the streets to demand Catalan independence

There were some astonishing, colour-coded scenes in Barcelona today.

# catalan - Wednesday 1 April, 2015

Catalonia has a plan to leave Spain within 2 years

The September vote will act as a “plebiscite”.

# catalan - Tuesday 11 November, 2014

Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote

The Spanish Government has rejected the result and ruled out any further vote.

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