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  • US calls for Spain to stay 'strong and united' after Catalonia succession vote

    Date: 2017-10-27 19:15:09 GMT - USA - World - SN:72 - ID:7061790

    WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (MENA) – The US State Department on Friday said it wants Spain to remain "strong and united" after a regional government voted in favor of secession on Friday, Washington Examiner reported. The State Department’s endorsement of ....

  • Spanish PM sacks Catalan gov't after independence vote

    Date: 2017-10-27 19:13:12 GMT - Spain - World - SN:71 - ID:7061835

    MADRID, Oct 27 (MENA) - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sacked the government of Catalonia on Friday, following the regions declaration of independence from Spain, Russia Today reported. Rajoy also dissolved the Catalan parliament and ....

  • Spain's general prosecutor to file lawsuit for rebellion against Catalan leaders

    Date: 2017-10-27 18:30:30 GMT - Spain - World - SN:67 - ID:7061715

    MADRID, Oct 27 (MENA) - Spain's general prosecutor confirmed it would file a lawsuit for rebellion against Puigdemont, the Catalan government and the members of the parliament board who voted in favor of independence, CNN reported. The Catalan ....

  • EU Parliament president: No one in the EU will recognize Catalonia independence

    Date: 2017-10-27 18:14:32 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:65 - ID:7061771

    BRUSSELS, Oct 27 (MENA) - President of the European Parliament Antonio Tajani condemned the Catalan parliament's vote to declare independence and said it would not be recognized in the EU. Tajani said Friday that the Catalonian parliament's move ....

  • EU President Donald Tusk says 'nothing changes' for EU over Catalonia independence

    Date: 2017-10-27 17:38:31 GMT - Belgium - World - SN:64 - ID:7061683

    BRUSSELS, Oct 27 (MENA) – The European Union (EU) President Donald Tusk has once again kept silent on the growing fractured situation in Catalonia after the government formally declared independence, the Express reported. The move by the ....

  • UK 'won't recognize' Catalan independence

    Date: 2017-10-27 17:16:48 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:62 - ID:7061682

    LONDON, Oct 27 (MENA) - The UK will not recognize the Catalan parliament's decision to declare independence from Spain. Prime Minister Theresa May's official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal, the ....

  • Germany refuses to recognize Catalonia independence move - gov't spokesman

    Date: 2017-10-27 16:33:30 GMT - Germany - World - SN:56 - ID:7061647

    BERLIN, Oct 27 (MENA) - German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said Germany refuses to recognize a unilateral declaration of independence of Catalonia from Spain, Sky news reported Friday. "The German government does not recognize such a ....

  • US backs Spanish efforts to block break-away by Catalonia

    Date: 2017-10-27 16:05:04 GMT - USA - World - SN:54 - ID:7061584

    WASHINGTON, Oct 27 (MENA) - The US State Department, reacting to Spanish efforts to block a Catalan independence bid, said on Friday that Catalonia is an integral part of Spain and Washington backs Madrid's efforts to keep the country united, The ....

  • Spanish stocks sell off sharply after Catalan parliament votes for secession

    Date: 2017-10-27 15:52:35 GMT - Spain - World - SN:51 - ID:7061531

    MADRID, Oct 27 (MENA) - Spain’s benchmark stock index extended losses on Friday after the region of Catalonia declared independence from Spain, unleashing deep uncertainty over the future of the country’s wealthy region, The Independent reported ....

  • Spanish prime minister Rajoy vows to restore 'rule of law' after Catalonia's parliament votes for secession

    Date: 2017-10-27 14:34:55 GMT - United Kingdom - World - SN:47 - ID:7061412

    LONDON, Oct 27 (MENA) - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday called for calm in a tweet posted minutes after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from the rest of the country in a disputed vote that will likely be declared ....

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