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Madrid Stocks Slide As Catalan Parliament Declares Independence

The Madrid stock market sank on Friday, bucking an upward trend in Europe and the US as Catalan lawmakers voted to declare independence from Spain but Madrid immediately moved to quash the breakaway bid.  A motion declaring independence was approved with 70 votes in favor, 10 against and two abstentions, …

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Catalan Leader Maintains Independence Threat After Unity Rallies

Pressure mounted on Monday against Catalan vows to break away from Spain after hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied to defend national unity, but the region’s leader maintained his threat to formally declare independence possibly within days. The protests followed days of soaring tensions after police cracked down on voters …

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Catalan parliament to defy Spanish ban on independence debate, official says

Catalonia’s parliament will defy a Spanish court ban and go ahead on Monday with a debate that could lead to a declaration of independence, a regional government official said, as Spain’s worst political crisis in decades looked set to deepen. “Parliament will discuss, parliament will meet. It will be a …

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Spain Rejects Mediation As Catalans Plan To Declare Independence

People hold Catalan pro-independence flag: Josep LAGO / AFP Spain’s government has defiantly rejected calls for mediation over Catalonia’s push for independence as the two factions headed towards another showdown. The European Union has urged dialogue to ease the standoff between separatists in the northeastern region and Madrid, but Catalan …

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