Spain drops international arrest warrants for Puigdemont, other Catalans
A Spanish judge on Thursday dropped European and international arrest warrants for deposed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont and other separatist leaders who fled abroad, the Supreme Court said, which means they no longer face extradition.
Thousands protest in Barcelona for release of Catalan leaders
Thousands of Catalans protested Saturday in Barcelona for the release of separatist leaders held over their role in the region's secession bid and the return of those who fled abroad into self-exile. Catalonia's pro-independence president Quim Torra took part in the march just a day after he met Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez, with both…
Catalonia postpones swearing in new regional government
Catalonia's new separatist president on Wednesday postponed the swearing in of his administration after Madrid rejected four regional minister who are in jail or exile over the region's independence push.
New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in government
Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers, jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.
Madrid moves to block second Puigdemont comeback bid in Catalonia
Spain's executive said Wednesday it would block Carles Puigdemont from being re-appointed president of Catalonia, putting pressure on the separatist camp to pick another candidate and form a regional government after months of limbo.
Catalan assembly speaker urges release of jailed presidential candidate
The speaker of the Catalan parliament urged Thursday a Spanish judge to free regional presidential candidate Jordi Sanchez from jail so he could be sworn in as regional head.
Police up security in Catalonia as more protests loom
Police upped security Wednesday in front of government buildings in Catalonia and provided special protection for several political leaders, judges and prosecutors as further pro-independence protests loom, authorities said.
German prosecutor requests Puigdemont extradition to Spain
German prosecutors on Tuesday asked a court to order the extradition of Catalonia's ousted president Carles Puigdemont on a rebellion charge following his arrest in Germany last month.