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'We're almost there' - Catalans flood streets to renew call for independence

Let us split from Spain – the message from hundreds of thousands of Catalans, who have taken to the streets to renew their call for independence for the region.

Let us split from Spain – the message from hundreds of thousands of Catalans, who have taken to the streets to renew their call for independence for the region.

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Pro-secession Carles Puigdemont voted in as leader of Catalonia

Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, has been voted in as the new President of Catalonia. The move puts the north-eastern region back on the road to

Mayor of Girona, Carles Puigdemont, has been voted in as the new President of Catalonia. The move puts the north-eastern region back on the road to

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Spain must take constitutional reform by the horns

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain

The Spanish constitution is now in its 38th year, the 6th Dec. anniversary coinciding with campaigning for the general elections on the 20th. Spain

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Defiance in Catalonia as Madrid thwarts independence bid

Spain’s Constitutional Court has revoked a motion from the Catalonian Parliament to begin the process to separate from Madrid. The regional assembly

Spain’s Constitutional Court has revoked a motion from the Catalonian Parliament to begin the process to separate from Madrid. The regional assembly

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Catalan MPs vote 72-63 in favour of declaration to split from Spain

The Catalan parliament has backed a declaration initiating the first step towards independence from Spain. Politicians, led by regional President

The Catalan parliament has backed a declaration initiating the first step towards independence from Spain. Politicians, led by regional President

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Catalonia carves road map for independence from Spain

Catalonia sets the ball rolling for independence from Spain, despite objections from Madrid. A nine-point road map seeks secession within 18 months.

Catalonia sets the ball rolling for independence from Spain, despite objections from Madrid. A nine-point road map seeks secession within 18 months.

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Catalonia looks to the future after regional elections

Catalonia may have voted, but despite the fact that the separatist groups won 72 seats, uncertainties remain. The grouping Junts pel Si or Togther

Catalonia may have voted, but despite the fact that the separatist groups won 72 seats, uncertainties remain. The grouping Junts pel Si or Togther

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Rajoy rejects Catalan independence after separatists' election win

Spain’s Prime Minister has ruled out independence talks for Catalonia after separatist parties won an absolute majority in Sunday’s regional

Spain’s Prime Minister has ruled out independence talks for Catalonia after separatist parties won an absolute majority in Sunday’s regional

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Catalan separatists celebrate major win in regional poll

Celebrations in Barcelona as pro-independence parties win a clear majority of seats in Catalonia’s regional parliament. In what was billed as a

Celebrations in Barcelona as pro-independence parties win a clear majority of seats in Catalonia’s regional parliament. In what was billed as a

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Opinions split in Madrid about Catalan regional vote

If the pro-independence bloc wins Sunday’s (September 28) regional election in Spain’s Catalonia region, it has said it will start a process that

If the pro-independence bloc wins Sunday’s (September 28) regional election in Spain’s Catalonia region, it has said it will start a process that

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Pro-separatist bloc expected to win Catalonia vote

Pro-separatist parties are expected to win control of Catalonia’s regional parliament after today’s (September 27) election. They consider it a

Pro-separatist parties are expected to win control of Catalonia’s regional parliament after today’s (September 27) election. They consider it a

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Catalan election campaign ends ahead of Sunday's vote

Campaigning has come to an end in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s decisive elections. Many consider the poll a proxy vote on

Campaigning has come to an end in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s decisive elections. Many consider the poll a proxy vote on

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Catalan election campaign ends ahead of Sunday's vote

Campaigning has come to an end in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s decisive elections. The pro-independence coalition, which

Campaigning has come to an end in the Spanish region of Catalonia ahead of Sunday’s decisive elections. The pro-independence coalition, which

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Catalonia split from Spain 'inevitable' without referendum, says Mas

Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region holds local elections on Sunday (September 27). Many national parties see it as a proxy vote on breaking away

Spain’s northeastern Catalonia region holds local elections on Sunday (September 27). Many national parties see it as a proxy vote on breaking away

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Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stands firm over Spanish unity

The Spanish Prime Minister said on Tuesday that no one is going to break up the country. Mariano Rajoy was reacting to the Catalan president’s claim

The Spanish Prime Minister said on Tuesday that no one is going to break up the country. Mariano Rajoy was reacting to the Catalan president’s claim

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Catalan officials seek fresh elections

Catalans are set to go to the polls next month. Once again, independence for the autonomous region is on the agenda. The region is one of 17 in Spain

Catalans are set to go to the polls next month. Once again, independence for the autonomous region is on the agenda. The region is one of 17 in Spain

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Catalan vote draws muted EU response

After the tension that surrounded Scotland’s recent independence referendum, the reaction in Brussels to the non-binding Catalan vote has been

After the tension that surrounded Scotland’s recent independence referendum, the reaction in Brussels to the non-binding Catalan vote has been

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Catalonia symbolic vote: 80% want independence

Millions of Catalans voted on Sunday in a non-binding symbolic referendum on the independence of Catalonia from Spain, with over 80 percent voting in

Millions of Catalans voted on Sunday in a non-binding symbolic referendum on the independence of Catalonia from Spain, with over 80 percent voting in

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Majority support independence in Catalonia vote

Organisers of Catalonia’s informal vote on independence have declared it a great success after 80 percent supported the idea. Around one third of

Organisers of Catalonia’s informal vote on independence have declared it a great success after 80 percent supported the idea. Around one third of

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Catalan nationalists hail symbolic vote, Madrid slams 'sterile' act

The head of Catalonia’s government says the region has earned the right to a referendum on independence from Spain. Artur Mas was speaking as he

The head of Catalonia’s government says the region has earned the right to a referendum on independence from Spain. Artur Mas was speaking as he