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# Catalonia

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January 2023
# Dani Alves
Mexico's Pumas sack Dani Alves over sexual assault allegations
The 39-year-old was summoned to a Barcelona police station where he was ‘taken into custody’ and will now be questioned by a judge.
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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.
# Delta Variant
Catalonia reimposes virus rules as Delta strain wreaks global havoc
The Dutch are also reimposing some restrictions today.
# Spain
Nine pardoned Catalan leaders walk free from prison
The men were jailed for organising a bid four years ago to make Catalonia an independent republic.
# Catalonia
Spanish Cabinet partially pardons nine Catalan separatists
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said his government has “opted for reconciliation”.
# Independence
Proposal to pardon jailed Catalan separatists sparks protests in Madrid
As many as 25,000 people attended.
# Catalonia
Missing man found dead inside dinosaur statue in Spain
The man’s body was found inside one of the legs of the dinosaur.
# Pablo hasel
Dozens arrested after third night of rioting over jailing of rapper in Spain
Pablo Hasel is serving a nine-month sentence over insulting the monarchy and praising terrorist violence.
# 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.
# Separatists
Catalonia holds key election vote under cloud of pandemic
About 5.5 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots, but turnout isn’t expected to be high.
# Segria
Catalonia imposes regional lockdown on 200,000 people following surge in Covid-19 cases
There was a significant rise in cases in the Segria area.
# Deadlock
Spain has been struggling to form a government since April - but Catalan separatists could soon change that
Catalonia’s ERC party will abstain from a confidence vote next week.
# Catalonia
Catalonia protests: Marches and strikes paralyse city of Barcelona
Highways were occupied by thousands of people joining five marches from inland towns.
# political unrest
El Clasico postponed for security reasons
Next Saturday’s meeting between Barcelona and Real Madrid has been called off due to the Catalonia protests.
# Spain
Over 50 people arrested as protests continue over jailing of Catalan leaders
The protests began after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders earlier this week.
# Protests
Chaos at Barcelona airport as thousands protest over sentencing of Catalan leaders
Demonstrators flooded the streets of Barcelona before marching towards El Prat airport in Barcelona.
# Go your own way
'The Marc Overmars route' - Barcelona new boy De Jong reveals dream of joining Arsenal
The former Ajax midfielder thought he would move to north London before he went to Spain, following in the footsteps of another Dutch great.
# Forest fires
Europe heatwave: 'Extreme risk' Spanish wildfires could spread after 13,500 acres destroyed
The forest fire is spreading through Catalonia.
# independence bid
Catalan leaders charged with rebellion as Spain is gripped by 'trial of the century'
More than 600 journalists are accredited to a trial that is being broadcast on live TV.
# Spain
Spanish police treating attempted knife assault on officers as 'terrorist attack'
The man was shot dead by a police officer during the incident in Catalonia.
# Independence
New Catalan president accused of being a 'puppet' and 'supremacist'
Quim Torra said previous comments he made have been taken out of context.
# Catalonia
Massive march in Barcelona against jailing of 9 Catalan leaders for rebelling
“They need to demonstrate that there was violence to execute the sentences that they want, so they invent it,” one protester said.
# 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.
# Catalonia
Thousands protest in Barcelona after ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested
Carles Puigdemont will appear before a German court tomorrow.
# 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.
# unity
The Catalan influence in today's Irish basketball final
Joan Jordi Vall-Llobera chats to The42 ahead of UCD Marian’s clash with Templeogue today.
# permutation
Lionel Messi can quit Barca, if Catalonia leaves Spain - reports
According to a report in Madrid daily El Mundo, the contract the star signed last November includes a clause stating as much.
# 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.
# Independence
Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority
There was a record high turnout of over 80%.
# Decision time
Catalans are voting in a decisive election today that could mark a turning point
The region takes to the polls to decide between pro-independence parties and those wanting to remain part of Spain.
# 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
# The Barcelona Way
Spanish Prime Minister visits Catalonia and urges businesses not to leave
Rajoy last month dismissed Catalonia’s government and parliament.
# Catalonia
Thousands demand the release of Catalan independence leaders at Barcelona protest
Eight members of his former cabinet were detained last week on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds.
# 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”.