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Rapper to get jail for glorifying ‘terrorism’

Spain's top criminal court sentenced a rapper to two years in prison Friday for Twitter posts and a song it said glorified terrorism, the latest such decision against an artist that has raised free speech concerns. Such was the…

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…

Canada recognises ‘a united Spain’: official

OTTAWA: Canada rejected the Catalan regional government's unilateral declaration of independence on Friday and urged dialogue between Madrid and the breakaway region of Spain. "In accordance with international legal principles, these…

Catalan parliament votes to split from Spain

BARCELONA: Catalan lawmakers voted Friday to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed, in turn, to "restore legality" and quash the region's secessionist bid. With thousands of pro-independence activists gathered outside, the…

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…
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