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AP Interview: Catalan leader says 'No' to Spain govt budget

Jan. 11, 2019 9:15 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government's bid to pass a national budget is doomed unless it bends to the demands of Catalonia's separatists for a referendum on secession, the leader of the wealthy northeastern region says. Catalan regional president Quim Torra told The Associated Press in an...

AP Interview: Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Dec. 16, 2018 3:25 PM EST

SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain (AP) — Separatist politicians from Spain's Catalonia region who are entering the third week of a prison hunger strike say their upcoming rebellion trial will give them a platform to peacefully promote the cause of Catalan independence. In rare interviews conducted inside a...

Spanish PM compares 'lies' of Brexit and Catalan separatists

Dec. 12, 2018 9:45 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's prime minister on Wednesday compared secession efforts in the northeastern region of Catalonia to Britain's tangled process of leaving the European Union, saying that both rely on confronting citizens with fake arguments. In an address to lawmakers, Pedro Sanchez said both campaigns...

Far-right party shakes up Spanish politics

Dec. 3, 2018 9:29 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A regional election in Spain saw a surge of support for a far-right party and dealt a major setback to the ruling Socialists, prompting the prime minister on Monday to vow to defend democracy from fear. The anti-migrant, anti-feminist and euroskeptic Vox party won 12 seats Sunday in the...

Spain Socialists dealt blow in Andalusia, far-right emerges

Dec. 2, 2018 6:55 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's Socialists suffered a setback in regional elections in the country's south Sunday, the first electoral test for Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's party since he took power in June. The blow to the Socialists contrasted with the eruption of the anti-immigrant, extreme right Vox...