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Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence referendum to escalate political conflict with Spain's central government in coming months.

Key Points The unilateral announcement of a definitive date for a new independence referendum represents an escalation of Catalonia's long-running secession efforts. So far, only a verbal statement of intent has been issued, with formal Catalan government confirmation expected in early September.

- Jane’s - US

Spanish court reins in Catalan foreign policy ambitions.

Spain's constitutional court on Wednesday forbade the pro-separatist region of Catalonia from promoting its interests abroad through a foreign policy "secretariat."

- The Local - ES

Spanish Congress expected to reject Catalan independence vote.

The Spanish Congress is expected on Wednesday to reject a planned independence referendum in Catalonia, where a separatist movement is in full swing.

- The Local - ES

Lenovo unveils world's largest Intel-based supercomputer.

Lenovo has revealed what it says is a part of the next-generation of supercomputers. At the International Supercomputing Conference in Frankfurt, the company confirmed it has completed the delivery and implementation of the world's largest, Intel-based supercomputer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center . Called ...

- BetaNews.Com - US