Mariano Rajoy

Catalan leader calls on Madrid to agree to independence referendum

Wed, 05 Sep 2018 - 02:50 GMT

Catalan leader Quim Torra relaunched a campaign to split his region from Spain on Tuesday.

Catalan lawmakers vote on new regional leader who vows to push for independence

Sat, 12 May 2018 - 10:30 GMT

Catalonia's parliament is set to vote on Saturday on whether to appoint as regional president Quim Torra, handpicked by deposed leader Carles Puigdemont.

Spain moves to block Catalan ex-leader forming government

Wed, 09 May 2018 - 05:52 GMT

Spain acted on Wednesday to block pro-independence politicians in Catalonia from voting in ex-leader Carles Puigdemont.

Ousted Catalan leader offers to meet PM outside Spain

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 - 12:56 GMT

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday offered to meet Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy outside Spain for talks on the region's independence crisis.

Catalan protesters clash with police over 'plunder' of religious artefacts

Mon, 11 Dec 2017 - 06:20 GMT

Protesters clashed with police trying to reclaim disputed religious artefacts from a museum in Catalonia on Monday.

Catalan separatists divided ahead of knife-edge vote

Mon, 04 Dec 2017 - 10:12 GMT

After their failed independence bid, which saw leaders being detained or fleeing abroad, Catalan separatists head into a new election this month divided over the future.

Sacked Catalan leader challenges EU to respect election outcome

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 - 03:23 GMT

Catalonia's former leader challenged Spain and the European Union to respect the result of Catalan regional elections in December.

Venezuela opposition leader Ledezma flees to Spain

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 - 09:47 GMT

Veteran Venezuelan opposition leader Antonio Ledezma, under house arrest since 2015 for alleged coup plotting.

Barcelona Protests demanding release of separatist leaders

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 - 05:42 GMT

Tens of thousands of Catalan independence supporters clogged one of Barcelona's main avenues on Saturday to demand the release of separatist leaders.

Spanish econ minister reiterates 2018 growth forecast of 2.3 pct

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 - 12:38 GMT

Spain's economy minister on Thursday reiterated a 2018 economic growth forecast of 2.3 percent.

Egypt Today’s morning international news

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - 07:26 GMT

Egypt Today briefs top stories of the past 12 hours on Wednesday for political issues

EX-Catalan leader slams EU for 'helping' Spanish PM

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 - 02:00 GMT

Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Tuesday slammed the European Union for backing what he termed Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy's "coup d'etat".

Spanish judge issues arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader

Fri, 03 Nov 2017 - 07:25 GMT

A Spanish judge has issued an arrest warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former councillors.

Spanish PM sacks Catalan gov't after independence vote

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 08:02 GMT

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy sacked the government of Catalonia on Friday.

Spain's Rajoy sacks Catalan government, calls snap election

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 - 06:57 GMT

Spain on Friday sacked Catalonia's regional government, dissolved the Catalan parliament and called a snap election in the region for Dec. 21.

EU Commission says it has not changed its position on Catalonia

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 - 11:15 GMT

The European Commission said on Monday it had not changed its position on Catalonia after Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced he would invoke special

Spain conducting "coup" in Catalonia

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 - 06:18 GMT

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's decision to fire Catalonia's government and force a new election is a "coup" and an "attack against democracy."

Spain's Rajoy says 'critical point' reached in Catalonia

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 03:33 GMT

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy said Friday his government has reached a "critical point" as it seeks to use emergency measures to stop Catalonia's separatist bid.

Britain's May sides with Madrid in Catalonia stand-off

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 12:36 GMT

Theresa May clearly side with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the central government's standoff with Catalonia.

Spanish gov't aims for January regional elections in Catalonia - PSOE

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 - 09:05 GMT

The Spanish government has agreed with the opposition Socialists (PSOE) to hold regional elections in January in Catalonia.