Spain Readies Forces Able to Seize Catalan Leader Today

Spanish police are ready to arrest Catalan President Carles Puigdemont immediately if he declares independence in the regional parliament, according to two people familiar with the government’s plans. While a final decision on whether to act has not yet been taken, Spain’s National Police force has elite officers deployed in […]

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Catalan referendum: preliminary results show 90% in favour of independence

Spanish prime minister defends violent response to poll, as raids on ballot stations by riot police leave hundreds of Catalans injured Catalan officials have claimed that preliminary results of its referendum have shown 90% in favour of independence in the vote vehemently opposed by Spain. Jordi Turull, the Catalan regional […]

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The Guardian view on Catalonias referendum: the Spanish state has lost | Editorial

Editorial: Police brutality has ignited the political crisis. Can Madrid and the pro-independence movement find a way forward? Spain is in crisis, and its prime minister appears to be in denial. The run-up to Sundays referendum on independence for Catalonia made it clear that the country was in trouble. But […]

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Spain accused of causing Gibraltar traffic jams amid Brexit tensions

British enclaves deputy leader says Spanish police deliberately causing trouble for motorists on its border with the mainland Gibraltar on Wednesday accused Spain of causing long traffic jams by tightening border controls, saying it was clearly a response to Tensions soared last week when the European Union said Spain should […]

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