Lauren Frayer

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In Spain, Confusion And Uncertainty About Catalonia's Future

Friday, October 13, 2017

Has Catalonia declared independence? Will it secede following its Oct. 1 independence vote? No one is sure. Meanwhile, there's concern Catalan separatists might encourage similar movements in Europe.

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Spain Celebrates National Day As Catalonia Questions Remain

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Spain is marking the country's national day. It is usually seen as a celebration of national unity — but today's event is being overshadowed by the crisis over the possible secession of Catalonia.

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Spain Celebrates National Day Despite Catalan Crisis

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Spain is celebrating National Day, which commemorates Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas. The celebration comes amid turmoil caused by a referendum on independence for Catalonia.

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The Question In Spain: Did He Or Didn't He Declare Independence?

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

After a confusing speech by the Catalan separatist leader, the Spanish government wants to know if he did or didn't declare independence — because if he did, Madrid is ready to take over Catalonia's autonomy.

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In Spain, Catalan Separatist Leader Calls For Talks With Madrid

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The president of the Catalonia region of Spain says he's suspending a declaration of independence to allow time for mediation and talks with the Spanish government.

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Catalan President Holds Off On Declaring Split From Spain

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The president of Catalonia says he has a mandate to declare his region's independence from Spain — but he's suspending the process to allow possible mediation and talks with the Spanish government.

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Many Spaniards Outside Catalonia Rally Behind Government

Monday, October 09, 2017

Spanish flags suddenly adorn Madrid balconies. Many Spaniards are rallying behind their government as it cracks down on Catalonia's independence push. Some accuse Catalonia of threatening democracy.

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Hundreds Of Thousands Rally Against Catalan Secession

Monday, October 09, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied over the weekend against Catalan independence. Will the voice of what some call a "silent majority" sway plans for a declaration of independence this week?

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A Spanish Mosque's Ties To Terror

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Suspects in two terror attacks in Spain had ties to one specific mosque on the Mediterranean coast of Spain.

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After Democratization, Catalonia Independence Bid Unites A Betrayed Spain

Thursday, October 05, 2017

Catalonia already enjoys a great deal of autonomy, so many Spaniards ask why they want independence, and to violate a Democratic constitution that 90 percent of Catalans supported just 40 years ago.

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Spain's King Condemns Catalan Leaders

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Spain's King Felipe VI has criticized the actions of Catalan leaders ahead of an expected unilateral declaration of independence by the secessionist government in Catalonia.

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Violence Breaks Out During Catalan Independence Referendum

Monday, October 02, 2017

About 1,000 people were injured during Sunday's voting in Spain's Catalonia region. Spain considers the vote illegal, and hundreds of people were injured when the national police tried to stop it.

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Catalan Independence Referendum Turns Violent

Monday, October 02, 2017

In Spain on Sunday, the autonomous region of Catalonia held an independence referendum. Things turned violent after voters clashed with police.

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Hundreds Injured In Spain After Violence Breaks Out Surrounding Independence Vote

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Catalans are voting in what the Spanish government considers an illegal referendum on independence. At polling locations around the country, police clashed with pro-separatists.

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Spanish Government Working To Stop Independence Vote In Catalonia

Friday, September 29, 2017

The Spanish government has stepped up efforts to prevent the Catalan independence referendum, with police seizing millions of ballots, and trying to seal-off schools where Sunday's voting is planned.

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For Catalonia's Separatists, Language Is The Key To Identity

Friday, September 29, 2017

Many separatists say their Catalan language is what makes them feel most different from the rest of Spain. The language was prohibited during years of dictatorship, but now it's ubiquitous in schools.

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News Brief: Price's Flights, NFL Protests, Catalan Referendum

Friday, September 29, 2017

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price says he will pay back part of the cost of his charter flights. Also, more NFL players may protest Trump's national anthem comments.

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In Spain, Catalans Are Divided Over Independence Vote As Referendum Approaches

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Catalonia's independence referendum is scheduled for Oct. 1, but polls show as many as half of Catalans don't favor it. "For business owners, independence is a loaded issue," says a Catalan winemaker.

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Madrid Cracks Down On Catalonia's Growing Independence Movement

Monday, September 25, 2017

Spain has arrested Catalan separatists and confiscated ballots, ahead of a planned independence referendum in its northeast region of Catalonia that Madrid says is illegal.

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Ahead Of Referendum, Catalans March For Independence From Spain

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Up to a million Catalans used their national day to rally for independence from Spain, ahead of an Oct. 1 secession vote — which Madrid vows to halt, but hasn't said how.

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