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Winner European Entrepreneur of the Year
" "The creativity and ingenuity of these outstanding women and men helps to improve our daily lives and strengthens the competitiveness of the European economy.""
President, European Patent Office
""The sting of sanctions will be painful if the regime does not change its course""
US Secretary of State
"We have to look at what the choice entails. What are we saying we have the choice to do?"
'No' campaigner in Irish abortion referendum
""My daughter is no more in the world""
Abdul Aziz Sheikh
Father of Sabika Sheikh
""My very best wishes to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on their wedding day. To all of those joining the national celebration with street parties and other events, have a wonderful day.""
UK Prime Minister Theresa May
(who was not invited to the wedding)
""If humanity ever captures the energy of love it will be the second time that we have discovered fire.""
Most Reverend Michael Curry
Sermon at Royal Wedding
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Mourinho appears before judge in Spain on tax fraud case
Resistance to Madrid’s imposition of direct control on Catalonia has been muted and the secessionist leadership is in disarray.
Catalonia’s independence referendum on October 1 has plunged Spain into its biggest political crisis for a generation.
The north-east region’s
Spain's Deputy Prime Minister, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, urges Catalan leader to give dialogue a chance before the Spanish Senate approves Catalonia's take-over
Amid the tense stand-off between Barcelona and Madrid, the regional government has refused to call early elections.
Anxiety rises in Catalonia as Spain's political crisis deepens
Pro-independence regional government chief Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia won't accept Madrid's moves to impose direct rule
Spain threatens to put Catalonia under direct central rule if region doesn't abandon independence drive by Thursday
Catalan leader calls for dialogue in response to the Spanish prime minister's deadline, under threat of the region's autonomy being suspended.
The clock is ticking as Madrid waits for Catalan leaders to clarify its independence bid by a five-day deadline
Our journalists are working on this story and will update it as soon as more information becomes available.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm if he has declared independence
Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang is preparing an exhibition in Madrid by exploding gunpowder on canvas to create his artworks
Olga is a travelled Catalonian who now lives in Madrid with her husband, a local man, and son. She contends that the independence movement does not own her homeland.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in central of Madrid on Saturday amid tensions over Catalonia’s recent push for independence.
Many Catalans seek lives eleswhere, and for those living in Madrid there's a change in the atmosphere
The Spanish government has stepped up economic pressure on the Catalan government by passing a law making it easier for companies to move their operations around the country dealing a potential blow to the region's finances.
A fresh legal ruling in Madrid has complicated the region's breakaway efforts
Pro and anti-independence supporters have held more protests in Catalonia.
In Barcelona, a few hundred Spanish loyalists hit the city’s streets