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Catalan separatists organize mass protest in Barcelona

Image copyright Reuters Caption It is estimated that some 200,000 Catalan separatists participated in the protest Protesters marched en masse through Barcelona to protest the trial of Catalan separatist leaders. Some 200,000 people took to the streets, waving Catalan flags and shouting pro-separatist slogans in support of the twelve people in court. 19659007] The trial before the Supreme Court of …

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Small glimmer of hope in the Catalan crisis with New Spain PM

Barcelona (AFP) – The takeover of socialist Pedro Sanchez in Spain has given hope that icy ties between the separatists from Madrid and Catalonia will thaw, who are wary of the new leader, but are glad that the conservative Mariano Rajoy has gone. Catalan separatist legislatures – along with Basque nationalists – took the line in favor of a no-confidence …

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Spain's new leader is sworn in and faces the Catalan riddle

Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez, left, shakes hands with former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the presence of Spanish King Felipe VI after a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid, Spain on Saturday 2 June 2018. Pedro Sanchez was sworn in as Spanish Prime Minister by King Felipe VI after coming to power one Saturday after …

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Assange "split" Ecuador and Spain over Catalan independence | world news

Julian Assange's intervention on Catalan independence created a gap between the WikiLeaks founder and the Ecuadorian government, which Assange has hosted in its London embassy for almost six years, the Guardian has learned. Sources speaking on the condition of anonymity Assange's support for the separatists, including a November meeting, led to a backlash in Spain, which in turn sparked deep …

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Former Catalan leader calls for a dialogue with Spain

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont attends a press conference in Berlin on Saturday, April 7, 2018. Puigdemont was released on bail on Friday from the prison in Neumünster, Northern Germany. He was arrested by the German police on 25 March after crossing the border from Denmark. Spain is seeking its extradition for rebellion and abuse of public funds in organizing …

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Catalan ex-leader who leaves German prison after depositing a bail

FILE – In this Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, center, ousted on January 12, 2018, stands with elected Catalan MPs at his Together for Catalonia party in a park in Brussels. A German court ruled on 5 April 2018 that Carles Puigdemont could be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain. The most serious charges against him …

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