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Sacked Catalan leader turns himself in to Belgian police

BRUSSELS: Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers turned themselves in to Belgian police on Sunday after Spain issued a warrant for their arrest. The five, who face accusations of rebellion…

Spain seizes control of ‘independent’ Catalonia

MADRID: Spain moved on Saturday to assert direct rule over Catalonia, replacing its executive and top officials to quash an independence drive that has pushed the country into uncharted waters and sent shock waves through Europe. As…

Key events since Catalonia independence vote

MADRID: Spain's Prime Minister on Wednesday gave Catalonia's separatist leader five days to clarify whether or not it was declaring independence, as he considers imposing direct rule from Madrid. Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday said the…

Catalan leaders to declare independence in Spain crisis

BARCELONA: Catalan leaders were preparing Wednesday to declare independence after a violence-hit referendum, defying a warning from the country's king that national stability was in peril. As the European Union urged dialogue to ease the…

Some birds smell to navigate, experiment shows

PARIS: At least one species of sea-faring birds uses its sense of smell to navigate over ocean waters, according to a novel experiment described in a study released on Tuesday. Temporarily deprived of the ability to smell, Scopoli's…