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Pro-Puigdemont demonstrators block roads in Catalonia

The demonstrations were held as a show of support for the arrested former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.

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.

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany 

Puigdemont had entered Germany from Denmark after leaving Finland on Friday when it appeared police would arrest him there and launch an extradition process requested by Spain.

Puigdemont slips out of Finland despite arrest warrant

Puigdemont, who lives in self-imposed exile in Belgium, had been visiting Finland since Thursday for talks with lawmakers.

Finnish police ask Spain for info on Puigdemont arrest warrant

Puigdemont has been due to leave Finland on Saturday afternoon, but his exact whereabouts were unknown.

Protests in Catalonia after independence leaders held

Five people are held in custody, including Catalan presidential candidate Jordi Turull who was due Saturday to seek a second round vote in the regional parliament, after failing to be elected earlier in the week.

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont, in self-exile in Brussels, to visit Switzerland

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will speak at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva.

Moderates are Catalonia’s ‘big losers’, says ex-minister

During last year's secession crisis in the Spanish region, Vila, who was serving as Puigdemont's business minister, quit the day before Catalan lawmakers made a unilateral declaration of independence on October 27.

Catalonia ‘Republic Now’ march draws tens of thousands

Some 45,000 people joined the "Republic Now" march called by the influential pro-independence citizens' group ANC.

Puigdemont refuses to rule out fresh elections in Catalonia

Carles Puigdemont has endorsed the currently-detained Jordi Sànchez as his candidate of choice for the Catalan presidency.

Catalonia parliament to vote next Monday on new regional chief

Because many who support secession are in self-imposed exile or abstaining, the likelihood of the vote leading to Catalan independence is slim.

Puigdemont pulls back from candidacy for Catalan leadership

Carles Puigdemont's decision comes as a blow to Catalonia's secessionist movement.

Guardiola will ditch ribbon if Man City results affected

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will stop wearing a yellow protest ribbon if the Premier League-leading club's officials ask him to or if it adversely affects the team's form.

World’s largest phone show opens under Catalan secession cloud

The Mobile World Congress, currently taking place in Barcelona, has been overshadowed by the ongoing issue of Catalan secession.

Leading Catalan secessionist in Switzerland to evade justice

Anna Gabriel fled to Switzerland to avoid attending a court hearing, which she believed would be unfair.

Catalonia postpones vote for new president in stand-off with Madrid

Catalonia's quest for independence continues to pit it against the Spanish government and judiciary.

Catalan parliament to meet, but without sacked leader

Catalonia's parliament will meet without Carles Puigdemont, who is in self-imposed exile in Belgium.

Madrid to maintain direct rule if self-exiled Catalan separatist re-elected, PM...

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy also denied the idea of Carles Puigdemont leading Catalonia from exile, should he be elected president of Catalonia.

Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration

A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec 21, says country's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in a televised address on a day of high drama.