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Tag: Catalan

Guardiola beats Klopp to manager of the year award

Guardiola's side could complete a first ever domestic treble in English football.

Barca hailed as champions-elect after beating Madrid

Ivan Rakitic's strike in the first half was enough to see off Real and send Barca 12 points clear of their historic rivals, as well as giving them a 10-point cushion over nearest challengers Atletico Madrid.

Catalan separatist trial gives Spanish far-right global platform

Vox, which vehemently opposes illegal immigration and supports the scrapping of tough laws against gender violence, also plans to send a few MEPs into the European Parliament in May elections.

Under fire Catalan president steps up separatist rhetoric

The Socialists, who have ruled the southern region uninterrupted for 36 years, lost 14 seats from the last election in 2015 and are set to lose their grip on power if parties on the right join forces to form a government.

Catalan parliament refuses to suspend pro-independence politicians

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has said he favours dialogue on Catalonia's future but has ruled out any moves towards independence.

Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia block roads, railway line

The protests were called online by a grassroots group, Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDRs), founded to help stage last year's banned referendum and now demanding a clean break with the Spanish state.

Catalan separatists plan show of strength on Barcelona streets

Spain's conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy imposed direct rule on Catalonia after last year's unauthorised plebiscite and called early elections.

Catalan separatists plan mass rally for independence from Spain

A poll by the Centro d'Estudis d'Opinio in July shows 46.7% of Catalans surveyed saying they want an independent state, just ahead of 44.9% who do not.

Spain remembers victims of jihadist twin attacks

14 people died - including 2 young children aged 3 and 7 - and over 100 were injured in the Barcelona van attack on the city's most famous street, Las Ramblas, in August 2017.

Spain drops arrest warrant for former Catalan leader

The Spanish court also dropped European arrest warrants for five other Catalan pro-independence leaders living abroad.

Thousands march in Barcelona to protest jailing of separatist leaders

The march had been called by a platform set up in March to "defend Catalan institutions" and "the rights and fundamental freedoms" of its citizens.

Iniesta admits ‘pain’ after Barcelona suffer shock Champions League exit

"It is very painful because nobody expected it with the lead we had," Iniesta says.

Zidane says Real would not honour Barcelona title win

Barcelona leads La Liga by nine points with eight matches left and entertain Real in the penultimate round of the season.

Hundreds rally in Berlin calling for Puigdemont’s release

Protesters were walking from Brandenburg Gate to the justice ministry, carrying banners that read "Free Puigdemont and the Catalan political prisoners" and "Spain is not a democracy".

Clashes in Catalonia after Puigdemont arrested in Germany

German police had earlier arrested Puigdemont as he crossed the border with Denmark by car, responding to a European warrant issued by Spain.

Puigdemont says should have declared Catalonia independence sooner

Puigdemont says if he would have done anything differently, he would not have waited until the 27th to make the independence call.

Spain says Catalan crisis cost ‘1 billion euros’

Luis de Guindos says that Catalonia, which used to be one of the drivers of the Spanish economy, is now a burden.

Catalan separatist win leaves Spanish PM counting cost of crackdown

The election result exposes the flaws in Mariano Rajoy’s strategy and the divisions in Catalan society.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont makes stunning comeback

Shouts of 'Puigdemont, president' fill the air after separatist parties won 70 seats out of 135.