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November 9, 2017 11:55 AM Spain could again revise down 2018 growth forecast due to Catalonia: Rajoy

MADRID - The Spanish government could again revise down the country's 2018 economic growth forecast due to the political crisis in Catalonia, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Thursday. "It is affecting tourism, it is affecting some entities and it is affecting trade. We have seen some worrying figures. And it could be that next year effectively this will lead to a cut to growth 398

November 2, 2017 4:15 PM Spanish prosecutor seeks arrest of ousted Catalan leader

MADRID: Spain's state prosecutor sought a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing on Thursday. Other leaders of the independence drive, that has brought thousands onto the streets of Barcelona demonstrating both for and against a break with Madrid, appeared 149

November 2, 2017 1:46 PM Catalonia crisis a 'political win' for Rajoy as party sees popularity rise

Although the pro-independence movement in Catalonia has been a thorn in the side of the Spanish government for decades, tensions came to a head in October when the Catalan government held a referendum on independence despite a ban by Spain's constitutional court and attempts by Madrid to stop the vote. The vote took place regardless and there were violent 184

November 2, 2017 12:45 PM The Latest: Central bank warns of cost of Catalan crisis

Spain’s central bank is warning of the economic costs of the Catalan political crisis, which it says could damage the country’s growth. The Bank of Spain assesses the consequences of two possible scenarios. The first is a temporary period of uncertainty in the fourth quarter of 2017, which it predicts could shave 0.3 percentage points off forecast growth 131

November 2, 2017 12:11 PM Catalonia crisis: Spain's prosecutors ask for eight leaders to be jailed

Prosecutors in Madrid have asked for eight sacked members of Catalonia's regional government to be jailed over their role in October's disputed independence referendum. Nine Catalan officials testified at Spain's high court over accusations of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four others disregarded 183

November 2, 2017 11:06 AM Spain likely to seek arrest of ousted Catalan leader, top judge says

MADRID: Spanish courts are likely to issue a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont after he failed to appear at a Spanish court hearing on Thursday, Spain's top judge said. Puigdemont's lawyer in Belgium, where he has travelled with four members of his sacked cabinet, said the climate in Spain was "not good" and his client 126

November 2, 2017 10:39 AM Puigdemont stays away as ousted Catalonia deputies attend court

Some sacked members of Catalonia's regional government have appeared in Spain's high court for questioning, accused of rebellion and sedition in the wake of October's disputed independence referendum. Nine officials turned up, while ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four others stayed away. The deposed leader, who is in Belgium, said: "This 170

November 2, 2017 8:55 AM Scottish lawmakers call for international recognition for Catalan independence

EDINBURGH - A group of pro-independence lawmakers in Scotland have presented a motion calling for international recognition of Catalonia's parliamentary vote for independence from Spain, putting pressure on Scotland's leader to endorse the movement. According to the website of the Scottish parliament, the motion called on "the international community 108

November 1, 2017 12:44 PM Puigdemont 'not returning to Spain': Lawyer

THE HAGUE: Catalonia's deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont will not return to Spain to face a top criminal court on Thursday (Nov 2), as there is a "good chance that he would be detained", his lawyer has said. Speaking to Dutch public newscaster NOS late on Tuesday, Belgian lawyer Paul Bekaert said "as far as he told me that's not going to happen" 116

October 31, 2017 9:00 PM Catalan crisis leaves Europe on a tightrope

The former separatist leader of Spain's Catalonia region has fled to Belgium in an effort to evade arrest on charges of sedition filed against him back home by the Spanish Attorney-General. The presence of the now-deposed Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont in the Belgian capital of Brussels, which also serves as the headquarters of the European 102