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Carles Puigdemont: ousted Catalan leader said he fled Spain for fear he and his government wouldn’t get a fair trial. Photograph: Dario Pignatelli/Bloomberg

Carles Puigdemont’s public appearances in recent weeks have been a litany of enigmatic and often confusing statements which have compounded the brinkm(...)

Pep Guardiola lamented a ‘sad day for democracy’ after the Spanish prime minister declared Catalonia would be stripped of its political autonomy. Photograph: Alex Livesey/Getty

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has lamented “a really sad day for democracy,” after the Spanish prime minister declared Catalonia would be stri(...)

 People wave Catalan independence flags after listening to a  statement by Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont, in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is considering declaring independence or calling elections as a response to the Spanish government’s decision (...)

Thousands of people protest in Barcelona: the demonstrators were demanding the release of imprisoned seperatist leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

If proof was needed that Spain’s Catalan crisis had transcended the political sphere and become one of Europe’s most eagerly followed issues, this was(...)

A demonstrator holds up an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a gathering in Barcelona. Photograph: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters

The Spanish government on Saturday takes its first steps towards introducing direct rule in Catalonia, and as part of that initiative is considering c(...)

Thousands of people protest in downtown Barcelona on Tuesday. Photograph: Alberto Estevez/EPA

The Spanish government is to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s president refused to abandon the push for independ(...)

Catalan independence leaders Jordi Cuixart (left) and Jordi Sanchez    arrive on Monday at the high court in Madrid, which ordered their detention. Photograph: Javier Barbancho/Reuters

A dispute over the actions of the judiciary has deepened Spain’s constitutional crisis, after the leaders of two civic independence organisations were(...)

Protesters shout slogans and wave Catalan separatist flags outside the high court in Barcelona. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Catalan leaders acknowledged on Thursday that plans to hold a referendum on independence from Spain on October 1st had been undermined by the arrest o(...)

Thousands of people carry a giant Catalan independence flag and a banner reading ‘Referendum is Democracy’, in Barcelona,  Spain. Photograph: Roser Vilallonga/ Catalan National Assembly/EPA

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans filled the streets of Barcelona on Monday to assert their right to stage an illegal independence referendum, despite(...)

People hold Catalan separatist flags during the  Diada celebration  in Barcelona: the current drive for independence began in 2012, when Madrid refused to discuss increased economic autonomy for the northeastern region. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans will take to the streets on Sunday to mark their annual national day and demand independence from Spain. Although (...)

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