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Judge Orders Civil Guard To Enter Catalan Police Communications Centre To Seize Vote Phone Recordings

NEWS: The High Court in Catalonia confirmed in a brief statement that an investigating judge in Lleida (Catalonia) had ordered the Civil Guard to enter the Catalan Police (Mossos) communications centre in the city to seize polic... (Read full story).
19 Oct 12:22

Spanish Government To Activate Article 155 Process To Suspend Home Rule In Catalonia, Moncloa Confirms

NEWS: The central government is to activate the Article 155 process to suspend home rule in Catalonia, a spokesman for Moncloa, the Spanish Prime Minister's confirmed to The Spain Report on Thursday morning. This is the first... (Read full story).

19 Oct 10:20

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Spanish F-18 Crashes On Take Off From Torrejón Airbase

NEWS: An F-18 fighter jet belonging to 12 Wing of the Spanish Air Force has crashed on take off from Torrejón airbase near Madrid, a spokesman for the Spanish Air Force confirmed to The Spain Report on Tuesday morning. The ai... (Read full story).

17 Oct 11:34

Judge Jails Chairmen Of Catalan National Assembly And Omnium Cultural On Remand In Sedition Investigation

NEWS: National High Court judge Carmen Lamela jailed the chairmen of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Jordi Sánchez, and Omnium Cultural, Jordi Cuixart, on remand on Monday night, several court reporters tweeted. The men ... (Read full story).

16 Oct 21:22

Prosecutor Asks National High Court Judge To Jail Catalan Police Chief On Remand During Sedition Probe

NEWS: The Public Prosecutor's Office has petitioned Judge Carmela Lamela, investigating charges of sedition in Barcelona on September 20, to jail Catalan Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero on remand, court reporters for Spanish me... (Read full story).

16 Oct 15:31

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Puigdemont Sends Evasive Article 155 Reply To Rajoy

NEWS: After days of expectation and talks with his separatist allies, the First Minister of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, sent an evasive reply to the central government's Article 155 notification, which on Wednesday began the p... (Read full story).

16 Oct 10:20

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CUP Tells Puigdemont To Proclaim The Catalan Republic

NEWS: After the powerful Catalan National Assembly published its request that Carles Puigdemont unsuspend Tuesday's declaration of independence on Thursday night, the minority radical-left party on which Mr. Puigdemont's regiona... (Read full story).

13 Oct 12:42

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ANC Asks Puigdemont To Implement Catalan Republic Now After Rajoy Begins Process To Suspend Home Rule

NEWS: The powerful Catalan National Assembly (ANC), one of the two leading separatist organisations, issued a statement on Thursday night announcing its position on the confusion surrounding what the Catalan First Minister, Carl... (Read full story).

12 Oct 22:39

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Spanish Defence Minister: "Almost" Completely Certain Armed Forces Won't Be Needed In Catalonia

NEWS: The Minister of Defence, María Dolores de Cospedal, caused controversy before Spain's national day celebrations on Thursday by telling a television show she was "almost" certain the central government would not have to use... (Read full story).

12 Oct 17:04

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Spanish Eurofighter Fighter Jet Crashes Near Albacete

NEWS: State broadcaster TVE reported the military aircraft was a Eurofighter returning from the October 12 Spain Day flypast and parade in Madrid. The First Minister of Castilla La Mancha, Emiliano García Page, confirmed on T... (Read full story).

12 Oct 12:49

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Home Rule At Risk: Puigdemont Given One Week To Confirm Catalonia Is Not An Independent Republic

NEWS: Carles Puigdemont has until 10 a.m. on Monday to reply to the central government's formal notification regarding his unconstitutional behaviour related to the Catalan referendum of October 1, a copy of the notification obt... (Read full story).

11 Oct 20:44

Spanish Government Begins Process To Suspend Home Rule In Catalonia After Puigdemont Confusion

NEWS: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that the central government has moved to take the first step towards suspending home rule in Catalonia on Wednesday morning. "Cabinet has agreed to notify the Catalan gove... (Read full story).

11 Oct 12:00

Rajoy Calls Cabinet Meeting Tomorrow On Catalonia

NEWS: Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaría made a brief statement on the situation in Catalonia on Tuesday evening, announcing that Mariano Rajoy had called an extraordinary cabinet meeting for tomorrow morni... (Read full story).

10 Oct 22:30

Spain Confused After Puigdemont "Assumes Mandate" For Independence But Proposes Parliament Suspend It

NEWS: The First Minister of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, appeared to announce a declaration of independence in the Catalan Parliament on Tuesday, before immediately appearing to suspend it, leaving politicians and journalists a... (Read full story).

10 Oct 19:14

Puigdemont Speech To Catalan Parliament Delayed One Hour Over Disagreement With CUP Over Declaration Text

NEWS: **7:06 p.m.** Opposition and separatist MPs, along with the Speaker, Carme Forcadell, have now returned to the chamber. The session in the Catalan Parliament at which First Minister Carles Puigdemont is expected to decl... (Read full story).

10 Oct 18:03

Content Of Declaration And Spanish Response Unknown As Country Waits For Puigdemont To Speak At 6 P.M.

NEWS: Today is the big day. This evening at 6 p.m., Carles Puigdemont will appear before the regional parliament to discuss "the general political situation" in Catalonia. Most of the country expects that to translate as some ki... (Read full story).

10 Oct 11:21

Rajoy To Inform Parliament On Wednesday Of Central Government Position On Catalan Crisis

NEWS: Mariano Rajoy will appear in Congress to inform parliament of the government's position on the situation in Catalonia, the Spanish Congress announced on Wednesday morning. The Prime Minister will appear at 4 p.m. (Read full story).

10 Oct 10:15

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Catalan National Assembly Calls Demonstration In Front Of Parliament For Tuesday Independence Session

NEWS: The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) called on supporters to occupy the space between the Catalan Parliament and the High Court in Catalonia at 6 p.m. on Tuesday evening, the organisation said in a statement. At that tim... (Read full story).

09 Oct 17:48

PP Spokesman Says Puigdemont Might "End Up" Like Lluis Companys, Who Was Executed In 1940

NEWS: Popular Party spokesman Pablo Casado, the party's deputy secretary for communications, said during a press conference on Monday that Carles Puigdemont, the current First Minister of Catalonia, could "end up" like former Fi... (Read full story).

09 Oct 15:40

High Court In Catalonia Orders National Police To Take Charge Of Physical Security Of Court From Mossos

NEWS: The Chief Justice of the High Court in Catalonia, Jesús María Barrientos Pacho, has ordered the Catalan Police, the Mossos, to allow National Police officers to share security duties to protect the building and that those ... (Read full story).

09 Oct 12:07

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ABC Reports Catalan Government Tried To Acquire Weapons Of War For Catalan Police In 2016

NEWS: Spanish daily ABC reported in a front-page story on Saturday that the Catalan Government had attempted to acquire 850 military-grade weapons and 5.4 million rounds of ammunition for the Catalan Police (Mossos) in 2016 and ... (Read full story).

07 Oct 12:20