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Catalans jeer Spanish king amid efforts to ease tensions

Jun. 27, 2021 20:29 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Supporters of independence for Catalonia protested Sunday against a visit to its regional capital Barcelona by Spain’s King Felipe VI, as high-level efforts to allay tensions there gain new momentum. The king was in Barcelona to help mark the...

Catalan separatists eye freedom after Spain's Cabinet pardon

Jun. 22, 2021 11:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for sedition were eyeing freedom, after Spain’s Cabinet pardoned them Tuesday in the hope of starting what Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called a much-needed reconciliation in the country’s restive northeast. ...

Spanish leader: 9 Catalan separatists will receive pardons

Jun. 21, 2021 09:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Monday that the Spanish Cabinet will approve pardons for nine separatist Catalan politicians and activists imprisoned for their roles in the 2017 push to break away from Spain. Sánchez made the announcement in...