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French Catalans offer to host 'government in exile'.

French backers of Catalonia's possible secession from Spain plan to "offer hospitality to president Carles Puidgemont to lead a government-in-exile in Perpignan," a southern French city with deep Catalan...

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French Catalans offer to host 'government in exile'.

PERPIGNAN, Oct 24 — French backers of Catalonia's possible secession from Spain plan to offer hospitality to president Carles Puidgemont to lead a government-in-exile in Perpignan,' a southern French city with deep Catalan roots, a...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Two Italian regions vote overwhelmingly for greater autonomy.

While the rest of the world has its eyes on the outcome of Catalonia's tussle for independence from Spain, two of Italy's most prosperous regions voted overwhelmingly in favor of greater autonomy from Rome in non-binding referendums on Sunday.

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Spanish government takeover in Catalonia could spark civil disobedience, Catalan officials say.

Catalonia's leaders have no divine right to stay in power, Spain's deputy prime minister asserted Monday, hardening a threat to oust the northeastern region's independence-minded president as the two sides moved closer to a showdown. A senior Catalonia official, meanwhile, sent a new signal of...

- Los Angeles Times - US

Reuters: Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule.

Catalonia said on October 23 it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute that is raising fears of unrest among Spain’s European allies. The post Reuters: Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule appeared ...

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Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule.

Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.

- EurActive - UK

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience.

Catalonia is confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region.

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Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule.

MADRID - Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute that is raising fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.

- Reuters - US

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule.

Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce the direct rule in the region in a dispute raising fears of unrest among Spains European allies.The Spanish government has invoked special constitutional powers to fire the regional government and force ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

What's happening in Catalonia? A guide to Spain's political crisis.

Catalonia's independence movement is threatening to fight back as Spain's central government moves to fire the Catalan president and parliament and run the region by itself. Check back here for the latest developments

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Catalonia: Pro-independence officials will not follow Madrid orders.

A Catalan official said Monday the region will not follow orders from Spain if Madrid employs a constitutional article to assert control over the region.

- UPI - US

Catalonia Scares Madrid with Civil Disobedience

Representatives of the government and parliament in Catalonia have warned that civil disobedience may be possible if Madrid actually triggered the constitutional clause stopping the autonomous rights of the region, reports sega.  In an interview with the BBC, Barcelona's Foreign Affairs Advisor, Raul Romueva, said he ...

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Catalonia: sources, Puigdemont to address Senate Wednesday

Student strike and protests scheduled Thursday

- ANSA - IT

Catalan separatists weigh options ahead of crucial week

Catalonia's separatists weighed their options Sunday ahead of a week that will see Spain take the drastic step of sacking the region's government as well as calling fresh elections to try and stop the country breaking up.

- TheCitizen - TZ

EU's position on Catalonia remains unchanged - spokesperson

The EC says that its position on Catalonia remained unchanged after Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy said the Constitution's Article 155 would be triggered. “The position is well known. We’ve always said we respect the constitutional and legal arrangement of Spain. The measures taken are precisely to be seen within that ...

- B92 - SK

Report: Catalan leader to address Spanish senate

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont plans to address the Spanish senate later this week to explain his position on Catalonia's independence, Spanish media reported on Monday. Spanish senators will discuss on Thursday measures proposed by the Spanish government under Article 155 of the constitution to take over the region's ...

- EU Observer - EU

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

Catalonia said Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute raising fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.

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Who Will Blink First — Barcelona or Madrid?

Catalan separatists are devising nonviolent plans to resist the imposition of direct rule by Madrid. With days to go before the Spanish government secures parliamentary approval to curb Catalonia’s semi-autonomy, separatist leaders are promising to disrupt Madrid’s efforts to shutter their regional government, ...

- Voice of America - US

'Out on a bang'?: Catalonian parliament to meet on Thursday

- Financial Times - US

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

Warns that police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region

- The Hindu - IN

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

MADRID - Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region in a dispute raising fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.

- Reuters - US

Here's a super-quick guide to what traders are talking about right now

Thomson Reuters Dave Lutz, head of ETFs at JonesTrading, has an overview of today's markets. Earning season is ramping up this week, here are the 180 S&P 500 companies that are reporting. US markets are in the green Monday morning. Catalonia tensions persist, and the IBEX and Euro are trading in the red today. Here's Lutz: ...

- Business Insider - US

Anonymous hacks Spanish government websites in 'Free Catalonia' cyber campaign

The Anonymous group is known to use distributed denial of service cyberattacks in order to overwhelm website servers with traffic and force them offline.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of unrest among Spain’s European allies.

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Catalan parliament to decide next steps before Madrid votes on dismissing Puigdemont

Catalonia's parliament has set a date for a key session in which it will debate and decide its response to Spanish government moves to intervene in autonomy and dissolve the regional authority.

- The Local - ES

The Spanish Prime Minister Has Moved Aggressively to Crush Catalonia's Independence Bid

A previously untapped section of the constitution allows Madrid to intervene in the running of a region if its leaders have broken the law

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Amid Catalonia standoff, 2 Italy regions vote for more independence

In a move similar to Catalonia, millions of Italians in the regions of Lombardy and Veneto have voted 'yes' on a referendum to seek greater freedom from Rome.

- UPI - US

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

MADRID - Catalonia said on Monday it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of unrest among Spain's European allies.

- Reuters - US

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Madrid readies direct rule

Catalonia said on Monday that it was confident all officials including police would defy attempts by Madrid to enforce direct rule on the region, in an escalating dispute that has raised fears of un...

- The Hindu - IN

The Latest: Pro-independence students plan Catalonia strike

- Townhall.com - US

Catalonia warns of civil disobedience as Spain readies direct rule

The Spanish government has invoked special constitutional powers to fire the regional government and force a new election to counter an independence drive that has rattled the economy

- The Globe and Mail - CA

The Latest: Catalan parliament to hold key meeting Thursday

The Latest on Catalonia's effort to break away from Spain and the Spanish government's response : 11:15 a.m.

- FOX News - US

Catalan Separatists Plot Response to Spain's Planned Crackdown

Catalonia's separatists are plotting their next move after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced unprecedented measures to stamp his authority on the rebel region.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Catalonia plots next move as Spain attempts to seize power

A pro-independence party in the Spanish region of Catalonia is calling for "mass civil disobedience"

- CBS NEWS - US

Catalan parliament to hold key session Thursday

Catalonia's regional parliament will hold a plenary meeting on Thursday, a lawmaker with the ruling Catalan separatist coalition said Monday. Many fear the session will become a cover for a vote on declaring independence from Spain

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Catalonian official won't obey Madrid

Catalonian official won't obey Madrid...

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Catalan MPs weigh independence declaration

A crucial week is ahead in Catalonia as its leaders decide whether to declare independence - an illegal move according to the Spanish government – or yield to pressure from Madrid.

- EU Observer - EU

Catalonia Spain: Officials 'won't follow orders from Madrid'

The warning comes as the Spanish government moves to reassert control over the region's authorities.

- BBC - UK

Catalan leader to lose all powers once Senate approves direct rule

MADRID - Regional leader of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont will lose all powers and will stop receiving a salary once the Senate approves article 155 which imposes direct central government rule on the region, the Deputy Prime Minister said on Monday.

- Reuters - US

Parliament of Catalonia to respond Thursday to Spanish govt's move to control region, possibly vote on independence

- Townhall.com - US

Pro-independence Catalan party calls for civil disobedience

A far-left pro-independence party in Catalonia is calling for "mass civil disobedience" in the region following the Spanish government's unprecedented move to trigger a section of the constitution allowing the central government to intervene in the running of the region.

- FOX News - US

Catalonia parties meet to decide how to react to Rajoy's announced measures

Catalonia's separatists weighed their options Sunday ahead of a week that will see Spain take the drastic step of sacking the region's government as well as calling fresh elections to try and stop the country breaking up.

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Europe Markets: Spanish stocks lower as Catalan standoff continues, but DAX eyes record

Spanish stocks fell Monday as the political standoff between Madrid and the Catalonian region wore on, but a drop in the euro appeared to provide a lift to other European markets.

- Marketwatch - US

Premarket: Victory for Abenomics lifts world stocks to record

Nikkei at 21-year high on Shinzo Abe's landslide win; Catalonia crisis continues to take its toll

- The Globe and Mail - CA

Catalonia crisis: Officials 'won't follow orders from Madrid'

The warning comes as the Spanish government moves to reassert control over the region.

- BBC - UK

Italian regions vote in favour of autonomy in shadow of Catalonia crisis

Two wealthy regions of northern Italy voted overwhelmingly yesterday for greater autonomy in referendums that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

- EurActive - UK

Catalonia, a viable independent state?

Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz tells EURACTIV.com that the region would be accepted in the EU and therefore become a viable independent economy if it applied, but the former chair of the UK's Financial Services Authority Adair Turner disagrees.

- EurActive - UK

Catalan separatists weigh options ahead of crucial week

Catalonia's separatists weighed their options on Sunday ahead of a week that will see Spain take the drastic step of sacking the region's government as well as calling fresh elections to try and stop the country breaking up.

- EurActive - UK

Catalan communities nervous how independence stand-off with Spain will end

Many Catalonians are fearful of how the current stand-off with Madrid over the region's recent independence referendum will play out in coming weeks.

- ABC News - AU

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