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The men behind Catalonia's separatist push

In January 2016, Carles Puigdemont took over from Artur Mas to lead the regional government of Catalonia.

In January 2016, Carles Puigdemont took over from Artur Mas to lead the regional government of Catalonia.

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How a Spanish man took on Google over privacy concerns and won

Perhaps you don't like details from your private life appearing on search engine results? Don't worry: you can take control of your web presence and protect your privacy.

Perhaps you don't like details from your private life appearing on search engine results? Don't worry: you can take control of your web presence and protect your privacy.

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Catalan lawmakers rip up images of Spain's King Felipe

The provocative action follows the arrest of five activists for burning photos of the King on Catalonia's National Day in September

The provocative action follows the arrest of five activists for burning photos of the King on Catalonia's National Day in September

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Madrid protests austerity despite minimum wage increase

Protests in Madrid against austerity measures in Spain highlighted the public’s anger at their government’s attempts to balance the books.

Protests in Madrid against austerity measures in Spain highlighted the public’s anger at their government’s attempts to balance the books.

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Spain's new cabinet is sworn in

Opposition parties say Mariano Rajoy's new team shows no sign of being open to the dialogue his minority government will need to survive.

Opposition parties say Mariano Rajoy's new team shows no sign of being open to the dialogue his minority government will need to survive.

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Spain's former Socialist leader steps down as MP in protest over Rajoy premiership vote

The former leader of Spain’s Socialist PSOE party has renounced his seat in parliament and says he won’t take part in a confidence vote widely expected to result in the reelection as prime minister of

The former leader of Spain’s Socialist PSOE party has renounced his seat in parliament and says he won’t take part in a confidence vote widely expected to result in the reelection as prime minister of

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Rajoy's wait is over, but his room for manoeuvre limited

With an end to Spain’s political deadlock, at long last the Conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can get to work once again.

With an end to Spain’s political deadlock, at long last the Conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy can get to work once again.

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Spain's Rajoy welcomes Socialists' decision to end political deadlock

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

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Spain's Socialists clear the way for Rajoy

The party has voted to abstain in crucial confidence vote, effectively enabling their conservative rivals to form a minority government and ending ten months of political deadlock

The party has voted to abstain in crucial confidence vote, effectively enabling their conservative rivals to form a minority government and ending ten months of political deadlock

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Spain's 'trial of the year' opens

Top officials inside Spain’s ruling Popular Party, have appeared in court in Madrid on charges of fraud.

Top officials inside Spain’s ruling Popular Party, have appeared in court in Madrid on charges of fraud.

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No change in Spain as regional polls fail to break political deadlock

The Basque Nationalist Party lead by Íñigo Urkullu came out on top as predicted in one of two regional polls held in Spain on Sunday with seats and results…

The Basque Nationalist Party lead by Íñigo Urkullu came out on top as predicted in one of two regional polls held in Spain on Sunday with seats and results…

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Spain's acting PM Rajoy loses second confidence vote

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in a second attempt to win parliament’s backing to form a government, plunging the country into…

Spain’s acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy has failed in a second attempt to win parliament’s backing to form a government, plunging the country into…

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Spain's acting PM Mariano Rajoy loses parliament confidence vote

Spain has moved closer to having to call its third election in a year after the country’s acting premier was denied a second term in office.

Spain has moved closer to having to call its third election in a year after the country’s acting premier was denied a second term in office.

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Negotiations underway to form a government in Spain

There are signs of movement on the political gridlock in Spain as the liberal Ciudadanos party says it could support a government led by Conservative Mariano Rajoy if reforms are agreed.

There are signs of movement on the political gridlock in Spain as the liberal Ciudadanos party says it could support a government led by Conservative Mariano Rajoy if reforms are agreed.

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Spain's political stalemate: 'No end in sight'

Failure to form a coalition government following two inclusive elections could send Spanish voters to the polls for a third time since December.

Failure to form a coalition government following two inclusive elections could send Spanish voters to the polls for a third time since December.