World / Politics Oct 7, 2017

Merkel, European Commission leader Juncker discuss Catalan crisis

In a sign of growing unease over potential disruption across Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker discussed the Catalan crisis in a phone call, an EU official said Saturday. The call signals fresh concern over a possible declaration of ...

Spain court prevents Catalonia independence vote

World / Politics Sep 30, 2014

Spain court prevents Catalonia independence vote

An independence vote set for November in Spain's powerful Catalonia region was halted Monday by the nation's constitutional court after the central government mounted a legal case saying the planned referendum would be illegal. The court's unanimous decision to hear the government's case automatically suspended ...