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    Independent Catalonia: Spanish PM appeals to Senate to seize Catalonia & dismiss leader



    Published on 27 Oct 2017
    The Spanish Senate has approved the implementation of Article 155.
    It has never been used before and means removing Catalan autonomy.

    Spain's prime minister Rajoy said the rule of law in Catalonia will be
    restored. The decision comes just minutes after the Catalan parliament
    voted in favour of declaring independence from Spain.

    RT's Ilya Petrenko and Anastasia Churkina have more.

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    Catalonia independence: Rajoy dissolves Catalan parliament

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEQblDNbf7g
    Mariano Rajoy said fresh elections would be held

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is dissolving the Catalan
    parliament and calling snap local elections after MPs there voted
    to declare independence.Mr Rajoy said the unprecedented imposition
    of direct rule on Catalonia was essential to "recover normality".

    He is also firing Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and his cabinet.

    The crisis began when Catalan leaders held an independence referendum,
    defying a ruling by the Constitutional Court which had declared it illegal.

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    Catalan independence effort: What will happen next?
    Channel 4 News


    Published on 27 Oct 2017

    Huge crowds have been celebrating on the streets of Barcelona, as the
    Catalan parliament voted to establish an "independent and sovereign state"
    - a declaration met with an immediate response from Spain: direct rule.
    And as for Europe, a big no too, as the head of the EU parliament declared
    no-one in the bloc would recognise Catalan independence.

    How did the crisis reach the point where Catalan leaders declared they had
    "no other option" but to push ahead with independence. Catalonia is one of
    the richest regions in Spain and already has plenty of autonomy.

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    27-Oct-17 TV News: ‘Catalonia declares independence’
    Catalan News



    Published on 27 Oct 2017

    The Catalan Parliament declared independence today. In a historic plenary session
    almost a month after the referendum, Catalan MPs created an independent
    republic. Calls for dialogue and negotiation, which lasted until the very last minute,
    failed. With two pro-independence leaders in prison for sedition and a threat to
    suspend Catalonia's self-government on the table, President Carles Puigdemont
    said it was up to Parliament to decide what happens next. And it did. 70 MPs
    voted 'yes' to the declaration of independence, with 10 voting against and 2
    abstentions, while the Spanish Senate voted to impose direct rule over Catalonia.
    Rajoy declared he would dissolve the Catalan parliament and force early elections.




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    A view from Indian media...

    Breaking News: Catalonia Parliament votes for secession from Spain
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    Published on 27 Oct 2017

    Catalonia crisis has escalated as the Parliament has voted for secession from Spain.
    The parliament unilaterally voted for the secession. Watch to know more.
    World is One News, WION examines global issues with in-depth analysis. We
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    An interesting article by Gearoid O Colmain on who's behind the Catalan indepenance movement and an israeli bank connection.

    Article here

    http://www.gearoidocolmain.org/israel-will-bank/

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    I'm becoming increasingly more concerned about those behind the anti-Trump campaign. This is all nuts, everywhere.

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    Undivided Attention: Tensions run high as Spanish PM dissolves Catalan govt



    Published on 28 Oct 2017
    On Friday, Catalonia finally declared independence,
    opening up some clear divisions in Spain.

    Spanish PM Rajoy has sacked the Catalan government
    and put the deputy prime minister in charge.

    Local police powers are being revoked, and the force
    purged of pro-independence officers. A snap election
    will be held in December.

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    Catalonia independence: Spain takes charge of Catalan government



    Spain's Deputy PM Soraya Saenz de Santamaria is now officially in charge of Catalonia

    The Spanish government has stripped Catalonia of its autonomy and taken charge
    of its government.The measures early on Saturday came after the Catalan
    parliament voted to declare independence on Friday.An official state bulletin
    dismissed Catalan leaders and handed control of Catalonia to Spain's Deputy Prime
    Minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.

    Earlier, Spain's interior ministry took charge of Catalonia's police after firing senior
    Catalan police officials.On Friday, PM Mariano Rajoy announced the dissolution of
    the regional parliament and the removal of the Catalan leader, and called snap local
    elections.Demonstrations for and against independence went on into the night.
    More are expected on Saturday, with a rally "for the unity of Spain and the
    constitution" to be held in Madrid.

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    Catalonia's day of reckoning: Barcelona opts for independence, Madrid for direct rule



    Published on 27 Oct 2017...France 24

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    gnostic9...Wanted to thank you for the excellent article; I sure learned a lot I did not know! And thank you Cider for keeping us up-to-date with this situation!


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    Catalonia independence: Huge Barcelona pro-Spain rally

    12 minutes ago
    From the section Europe

    Hundreds of thousands are attending a rally for Spanish unity in Barcelona
    after Catalonia was stripped of its autonomy for declaring independence.

    Many of those protesting in the region's largest city chanted that sacked
    Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont should be jailed.

    Mr Puigdemont was dismissed as Spain's central government took control
    of Catalan institutions.

    On Sunday, a minister in Belgium said he could get political asylum there.

    Spain has been gripped by a constitutional crisis since a referendum, organised
    by Mr Puigdemont's separatist government, was held earlier this month in
    defiance of a ruling by the Constitutional Court which had declared it illegal.

    The Catalan government said that of the 43% of potential voters who took part,
    90% were in favour of independence.

    The Guardia Urbana, a Catalan municipal police force, said at least 300,000 people
    had turned out in Barcelona. Organisers and the government in Madrid put the
    turnout a more than a million people.



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    Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont in Belgium, lawyer says



    Mr Puigdemont has left Catalonia but his portrait was still hanging in government buildings on Monday

    Sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has gone to Belgium, a lawyer he has hired there says.
    The lawyer, Paul Bekaert, did not comment on reports that Mr Puigdemont could be preparing an
    asylum claim.Spanish prosecutor have called for rebellion charges to be brought against him and
    other organisers of Catalonia's banned independence referendum.The Spanish central government
    took direct control of Catalonia on Monday, replacing sacked officials.It suspended the region's
    autonomy and called for fresh elections after Mr Puigdemont and his government declared independence
    last week.Belgian lawyer Paul Bekaert said Mr Puigdemont was now in the Belgian capital, Brussels.

    "I'm his lawyer in case he needs me," he said. "At the moment there are no specific dossiers I am preparing for him."


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    Spain Divided: Country deeply split over Catalan independence



    Published on 30 Oct 2017
    Spanish prosecutors have filed charges of rebellion and sedition against Catalonia's
    former leadership. RT's Charlotte Dubenskij is following developments in Barcelona.
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    Puigdemont: Spain carrying out offensive on Catalonia - BBC News

    Published on 31 Oct 2017
    Catalonia's sacked President Carles Puigdemont says he has not travelled to
    Belgium to seek asylum.He has appeared in public in Brussels with several
    colleagues after declaring independence from Spain last week.Spain's central
    government has taken direct control of Catalonia and sacked officials, following
    the region's disputed independence referendum.Mr Puigdemont said he was not
    trying to escape justice but wanted to be able to speak freely.He was speaking
    as Spain's constitutional court cancelled Catalonia's declaration of independence

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    Catalan independence: Spain high court summons dismissed leader

    Spain's high court has summoned sacked Catalan leader Carles Puidgemont and
    13 other members of his dismissed government to appear later this week.
    It also gave them three days to pay a deposit of €6.2m ($7.2m) to cover potential
    liabilities.The summons comes after Spain's chief prosecutor on Monday said he
    would press charges including rebellion.Mr Puigdemont is in Belgium with several
    former ministers. He earlier said he was not there to seek asylum.

    Carles Puigdemont triggered a crisis in Spain by holding an independence referendum
    in early October in the semi-autonomous region despite Madrid's opposition and the
    Constitutional Court declaring the vote illegal.Spain's central government has now
    taken direct control of Catalonia.Mr Puigdemont turned up in Brussels on Monday as
    Spanish Attorney-General José Manuel Maza called for Catalan leaders to face charges
    of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-41825030

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    Puigdemont not seeking asylum in Belgium, but won't return to Spain soon as
    facing criminal charges

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yh8R4X4VveU

    Published on 31 Oct 2017
    Catalonia's deposed president, Carles Puigdemont, says he's not seeking asylum in
    Belguim, after fleeing to Brussels. However, it also appears that he won't soon be
    returning to Spain. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8r2h
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    I wonder what the REAL story is? It seems nothing is as it seems!!

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    Catalonia crisis: Sacked ministers held by Madrid court



    Seven of the eight ex-ministers were pictured turning up to court together

    Eight sacked Catalan ministers have been remanded in custody by a
    Spanish high court judge over the region's push for independence.

    Prosecutors had asked the judge to detain eight of the nine former
    regional government members who turned up for questioning in Madrid.

    They are accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.

    The prosecutor asked the judge to issue a European Arrest Warrant
    for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont.

    The request also covers four other dismissed Catalan ministers who
    did not show up in court in Madrid as requested, but have been in
    Belgium since Monday.


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    'Justice not fascism': Protesters denounce Madrid’s jailing of Catalan MPs



    Published on 2 Nov 2017
    Eight former Catalan cabinet members have been jailed, without bail, by a Spanish
    Court. It all comes after Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence, which
    was blocked by Madrid. Protesters have come out on the streets of Barcelona to
    show their support for them. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8r8u
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    2-Nov-17 TV News: 'Spain jails Catalan government'

    Catalan News



    Published on 2 Nov 2017

    Prison. This is the answer of the Spanish judiciary system to Catalonia’s
    declaration of independence. Spain’s National Court sent eight deposed
    Catalan ministers to jail without bail today, after holding short hearings
    this morning. It is the first time that members of an elected Catalan
    government have ended up in prison since Franco’s Spain, when president
    Lluis Companys was held in custody in 1940 before being executed.
    Meanwhile, the current president, Carles Puigdemont, and four other
    ministers have opted to not appear before the court in Madrid, and to
    remain in Brussels instead. Puigdemont's lawyer in Brussels has said
    he will challenge any extradition request from Spain.

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    Catalonia crisis: Spain issues warrant for Puigdemont
    19 minutes ago



    Mr Puigdemont hascalled for his colleagues to be released

    A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked
    Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium.

    The five failed to attend a high court hearing in Madrid on Thursday when
    nine other ex-members of the regional government were taken into custody.

    One of those detained has been freed on bail of €50,000 (£44,000; $58,000).

    They all face charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for
    pursuing Catalan independence.The regional parliament voted to proclaim
    an independent republic a week ago, following an illegal referendum on
    independence organised by the Catalan government on 1 October

    No other country recognised the move and the Spanish central government
    moved swiftly to impose control, using emergency powers under the constitution.

    Earlier on Friday, Mr Puigdemont said in a Belgian TV interview that he was
    ready to run in snap regional elections in Catalonia next month

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    Catalonia ex-officials surrender to Belgian police

    5th Nov 2017


    Carles Puigdemont fled to Belgium with four former regional ministers after Spain
    rejected Catalonia's independence referendum and imposed direct rule

    Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont and four former advisers have turned
    themselves in to Belgian police, says a prosecutors' spokesman.He said an investigating
    judge would decide by Monday morning whether to execute an EU arrest warrant issued
    by a Spanish judge on Friday.Mr Puigdemont fled to Belgium after Madrid imposed direct
    rule on Catalonia following an independence referendum.

    He has said he will not return to Spain unless he is guaranteed a fair trial.

    He and his four associates are wanted on charges of rebellion, sedition, misuse of public
    funds, disobedience and breach of trust following the referendum which a Spanish court
    deemed unconstitutional.Last week, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy imposed direct
    rule on Catalonia, dissolved the regional parliament and called local elections for 21 December.


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    Spanish Rift: Crackdown on ex-Catalan leader & cabinet fuels rallies, division



    Published on 6 Nov 2017
    Madrid's crackdown on the former leadership of Catalonia is deepening the political
    crisis in Spain. Carles Puigdemont and his allies face charges of sedition, rebellion
    and embezzlement.They have been ordered to remain in Belgium while their case
    is considered.Thousands rallied to decry the government's handling of the declaration
    of independence by the region. Journalist Martin Roberts has more on the ongoing crisis.

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    Catalonia crisis: Spain could allow referendums, says FM

    Spain is considering constitutional changes that could allow its regions to
    hold referendums on independence in the future, the foreign minister says.

    Alfonso Dastis has told the BBC a nationwide vote on the issue could be held.

    The move is in recognition of the events in Catalonia, where the regional
    government was deposed after a unilateral declaration of independence.

    Protests were held against the detention of the region's ex-leaders.

    Meanwhile, Spain's constitutional court has ruled that the declaration of
    independence was "unconstitutional and void".

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    Spain Catalonia: Barcelona rally urges prisoners' release

    1 hour ago....From the section Europe


    Protesters shone their mobile phone torches as part of the rally

    Three-quarters of a million people have rallied in Barcelona to
    protest against Spain's detention of Catalan independence leaders,
    police estimate.They shone phone torches in unison at sunset as
    calls were made to free eight regional ministers and two grassroots
    campaign leaders being held on remand.Some of the detainees will
    be included on the list of a Catalan separatist party at next month's
    snap election.Meanwhile, Barcelona's mayoress has condemned
    pro-independence leaders.

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    An estimated 1.6 million people protest against the Spanish government's imprisonment of leaders of Catalonia's independence movement - Barcelona, Spain, 11 November 2017
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