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Spain Set to Strip Catalonia of Powers Over Independence Bid

The crisis over Catalonia’s quest for independence escalated Thursday, as Spain’s central government prepared the unprecedented step of stripping the wealthy region of some of its self-governing powers after its…

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Spain Threatens Catalonia With Direct Rule From Madrid

Spain’s central government threatened on Thursday to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy after the region’s leader said it would go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid continued its “repression.”…

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Top Spanish Court Officially Rules Catalan Referendum Illegal

Spain’s top court on Tuesday officially ruled that Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain’s constitution. The Catalan regional parliament passed…

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Israeli MK Caught in Catalonia Violence

A member of Knesset who was observing the balloting during the Catalan independence referendum on Sunday unexpectedly found herself in the middle of a violent police crackdown. Zionist Camp MK…

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Catalan Officials Defy Madrid on Independence Vote

Regional leaders in Catalonia moved Friday to defy the central government in Madrid and go ahead with a vote on independence even though Spain’s constitutional court has ordered the vote…

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