Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said The Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, says the region will not accept Madrid’s plan for direct rule. He described it as the worst attack on Catalonia’s institutions since General Franco’s 1939-1975 dictatorship, under which regional autonomy was dissolved. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s plans include the removal […]

Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin

Czech election: Billionaire Babis wins by large margin

Image copyright AFP Image caption Mr Babis and his colleagues celebrated their poll-topping performance Populist billionaire candidate Andrej Babis and his party have won the Czech Republic’s general election. Mr Babis, 63, is the country’s second-richest man and campaigned on an anti-establishment and Eurosceptic platform. With all votes counted, his centrist movement ANO (Yes) collected […]

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto vote on greater autonomy

Italy referendums: Lombardy and Veneto vote on greater autonomy

Image copyright AFP Image caption “Yes” posters in the Veneto region Two of Italy’s richest northern regions are holding referendums to ask voters if they want more autonomy. Lombardy, which is home to Italy’s financial capital Milan, and the Veneto region around Venice together account for about 30% of national wealth. The governors of both […]

UK’s Labour ‘could back Tory rebels on Brexit’

UK’s Labour ‘could back Tory rebels on Brexit’

Image copyright EPA Image caption Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the government’s repeal bill Labour will back Conservative rebels over Brexit unless the prime minister accepts changes to its repeal bill, the party’s shadow Brexit secretary says. Sir Keir Starmer wants six changes to the bill, which aims to transfer EU legislation into […]

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid’s plan to impose direct rule on the region. He described it as the worst attack on Catalonia’s institutions since General Franco’s 1939-1975 dictatorship, under which regional autonomy was dissolved. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s plans include […]

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Catalonia independence: Puigdemont ‘will not accept’ Rajoy plan

Media captionSome 450,000 people protested on Saturday, local police said Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia will not accept Madrid’s plan to impose direct rule on the region. He described it as the worst attack on Catalonia’s institutions since General Franco’s 1939-1975 dictatorship, under which regional autonomy was dissolved. Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy’s plans include […]

Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Large crowds have gathered in Barcelona to protest against direct rule from Madrid The Spanish prime minister has outlined plans to remove Catalonia’s leaders and take control of the separatist region. Speaking after an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday, Mariano Rajoy stopped short of dissolving the region’s parliament but […]

Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule

Spain expected to impose Catalonia direct rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Catalonia’s independence referendum has thrown the country into crisis The Spanish government is holding a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control of the semi-autonomous region of Catalonia. The meeting comes almost three weeks after the region held a controversial independence referendum, which was ruled illegal by […]

Man arrested after knife attack in Munich

Man arrested after knife attack in Munich

Image copyright AFP Image caption Police said no motive had been established German police have arrested a man in Munich after four people were lightly injured by a knife attacker. Police said the suspect lashed out at five men and one woman around Rosenheimer Platz in the east of the city, but missed two of […]

Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

Catalonia vote: Spain expected to impose direct rule

Image copyright AFP Image caption Catalonia’s independence referendum has thrown the country into crisis The Spanish government is set to hold a special cabinet meeting to approve measures to take direct control over Catalonia. The meeting comes almost three weeks after the region held an independence referendum, which was ruled illegal by the country’s supreme […]

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