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‘Yes’ wins Catalonia independence vote marred by chaos

Catalonia’s regional leader opened the door to a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain after voters defied a violent police crackdown and voted 90 percent in favour of breaking away. Carles Puigdemont’s comments followed a television address by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy who ruled out independence and accused separatists[…]

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Boy travels from Morocco to Spain under bus

A boy travelled at least 230 km from Morocco to Spain hanging underneath a bus, officials said on Monday, in another example of desperate measures taken by migrants to get to Europe. Emergency services in the southern Spanish city of Seville tweeted a video of the boy being led away[…]

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Over 25 Spanish and Basque municipalities endorse Israeli boycott

Over 25 local municipalities and regional governments in the Spanish State, including in Catalunya and the Basque Country, have endorsed the BDS boycott of Israel and similar resolutions. Recent municipalities include Diputación of Sevilla, Badalona, Terrassa, Santiago de Compostela and last month in November, Cabildo of Gran Canaria. One year[…]

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Catalan separatists claim mandate to break with Spain

Separatists took control of Catalonia’s regional government in an election result that could plunge Spain into one of its deepest political crises of recent years, by forcing Madrid to confront an openly secessionist government at the helm of one of its wealthiest regions. A record-breaking number of Catalans cast their[…]

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Freedom flotilla trawler to arrive in Spain

A ship taking part in Freedom Flotilla III is set to dock in Bueu, Galicia, Spain Saturday in one of several stops before making a final voyage to the besieged Gaza Strip. Marianne will join other ships heading to Gaza in “a peaceful, nonviolent action to break the illegal and inhumane[…]

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Spanish parliament recognises Palestinian state

The Spanish parliament has passed a symbolic motion to urge the government to recognize Palestine as a state, though stating that a peace accord with Israel must precede any Spanish recognition of Palestinian sovereignty over the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “The parliament urges the government to recognize Palestine as[…]

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Spanish MPs call for recognising Palestine

Spanish lawmakers have overwhelmingly adopted a motion calling on the government to recognise a Palestinian state, following similar moves in other European nations. The vote on Tuesday night was 319 in favour with two opposed and one abstention. The motion submitted by the opposition Socialists asks the conservative government to[…]

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