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  • Spain's government seeks rebellion and sedition charges against Catalonia's leaders

    Spain's government seeks rebellion and sedition charges against Catalonia's leaders

    Catalonia’s ousted president has traveled to Brussels and been offered asylum, Spanish authorities said Monday soon after indicating that prosecutors were filing charges against him and other regional leaders related to their declaration of independence last week. Spanish prosecutors in Madrid...

  • Catalonia crisis encourages separatists, but could it fracture Europe?

    Catalonia crisis encourages separatists, but could it fracture Europe?

    Across Europe, separatists have eagerly watched Catalan activists declare their independence in a crisis that threatens to fracture not just Spain, but the European Union. The decision by the parliament in Catalonia to declare independence last week has galvanized independence movements in other...

  • A test of wills in Catalonia as Spain tightens grip on restive region

    A test of wills in Catalonia as Spain tightens grip on restive region

    In the first large-scale public rebuke of last week’s independence vote by the Catalan regional parliament, hundreds of thousands of supporters of Spanish unity surged into the streets of Catalonia’s capital on Sunday, decrying the breakaway bid as trampling the majority’s will. A major test of...

  • Moscow decries 'hostility' as Trump moves toward new Russia sanctions

    Moscow decries 'hostility' as Trump moves toward new Russia sanctions

    The Russian government on Friday accused the United States of displaying “hostility” as the Trump administration belatedly took the first steps toward imposing new sanctions to punish Moscow for interfering in the 2016 presidential election. In early August, after considerable delay and with minimal...

  • Spanish families confront Catalonian independence

    Spanish families confront Catalonian independence

    The struggle over Catalonian independence has divided Spanish communities, from neighborhoods to workplaces and families. It was aggravated by uncertainty Saturday, the day after Catalonian officials proclaimed independence in their northeastern region only to be taken over by the central government...

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