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#Spain

# spain - Monday 16 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain Wildfires

At least 27 dead as Ophelia winds blast wildfires across Portugal and Spain

A state of emergency has been declared in Portugal.

From TheJournal.ie Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence Yay Or Nay

Spain gives Catalonia deadline of 9am Thursday to make up mind on independence

The Prime Minister of Spain is said to be prepared to take the “nuclear option” and suspend the Catalan regional government.

# spain - Saturday 14 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next? Reign Of Spain?

The future of Catalonia: How did we get here and what happens next?

The restive Spanish region is facing a huge week.

# spain - Friday 13 October, 2017

From The42 'They are people who are not afraid to say what they think, who do not hide behind their fame' Support

'They are people who are not afraid to say what they think, who do not hide behind their fame'

Barcelona’s Gerard Pique has split opinion recently, but Filipe Luis is a big admirer of the defender’s outspoken nature.

# spain - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spain gives Catalonian leader five days to clarify if he is declaring independence Catalan Among The Pigeons

Spain gives Catalonian leader five days to clarify if he is declaring independence

Spain has sought clarification on the suspended declaration by the Catalan leader.

# spain - Tuesday 10 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks' Break Free

Catalonia asserts right to statehood but suspends declaration of independence for 'a few weeks'

Regional President Carles Puigdemont said today that Catalans had voted for independence.

From TheJournal.ie Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain Referendum

Catalan president may declare region independent in defiance of Spain

All eyes will be on Carles Puigdemont’s speech later today.

# spain - Monday 9 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum Spain In Crisis

Catalan leader says he must 'apply the law' after independence referendum

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is required by law to announce independence by tomorrow evening.

# spain - Sunday 8 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Thousands take to the streets of Barcelona campaigning against independence Catalonia

Thousands take to the streets of Barcelona campaigning against independence

Today, thousands of supporters of Spanish unity took to the streets of Barcelona.

# spain - Saturday 7 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Rajoy, you wuss. Defend the nation': Thousands protest in Madrid for Spanish unity Catalonia

'Rajoy, you wuss. Defend the nation': Thousands protest in Madrid for Spanish unity

Madrid’s central Colon Square was transformed into a sea of Spanish flags today.

# spain - Friday 6 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'We are profoundly sorry': Spanish government apologises for Catalan referendum violence Unrest

'We are profoundly sorry': Spanish government apologises for Catalan referendum violence

Spanish police have been criticised for violent scenes during Sunday’s referendum.

From TheJournal.ie Catalan police chief appears in court over sedition investigation as tensions rise in Spain Catalonia

Catalan police chief appears in court over sedition investigation as tensions rise in Spain

Tensions have been rising since the Catalan leader said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# spain - Thursday 5 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended Mediation

Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended

The Catalan leader had said it could declare independence after a meeting on Monday.

# spain - Wednesday 4 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan leader says region will declare independence 'in a matter of days' Showdown

Catalan leader says region will declare independence 'in a matter of days'

Angry protesters rallied outside Catalan hotels where state security forces were lodged yesterday.

# spain - Tuesday 3 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie FC Barcelona, tourist sites and universities all expected to join Catalonia general strike today Independence

FC Barcelona, tourist sites and universities all expected to join Catalonia general strike today

The strike is to condemn police violence at a banned weekend referendum on independence.

From TheJournal.ie Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme? Explainer

Why was Spain's response to the Catalan referendum so extreme?

Authorities said that 844 people and 33 police were injured in clashes over the weekend.

# spain - Monday 2 October, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Taoiseach says Ireland will not recognise result of Catalan referendum Independence Vote

Taoiseach says Ireland will not recognise result of Catalan referendum

Leo Varadkar told reporters today he was “distressed” by the scenes of violence.

From The42 'It was my worst experience as a professional:' Piqué on Barcelona's closed-door win Emotional

'It was my worst experience as a professional:' Piqué on Barcelona's closed-door win

Gerard Piqué struggled to hold back tears as he discussed Barcelona’s win over Las Palmas.

# spain - Saturday 30 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spanish police seal off 1,300 polling stations in Catalonia Banned Ballot

Spanish police seal off 1,300 polling stations in Catalonia

Irish travellers have been urged to exercise caution ahead of tomorrow’s Catalonia vote.

# spain - Friday 29 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll in and buildings occupied to support independence vote Independence

Catalonia referendum: Tractors roll in and buildings occupied to support independence vote

Authorities in Madrid have instructed police to ensure no votes are cast in Sunday’s vote.

# spain - Wednesday 27 September, 2017

From The42 Xavi: 'I got the feeling that Messi and Mascherano did not enjoy playing with their national team' Divide

Xavi: 'I got the feeling that Messi and Mascherano did not enjoy playing with their national team'

Xavi believes Argentina will reach the World Cup in spite of fundamental problems on and off the field.

# spain - Friday 22 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Police make arrest linked to Las Ramblas terrorist attack Las Ramblas

Police make arrest linked to Las Ramblas terrorist attack

In August a group of jihadists, many of them of Moroccan origin, killed 16 people in two attacks using vehicles and knives.

# spain - Thursday 21 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked Spanish Imposition

Catalan crisis: Madrid's crackdown on the independence referendum may have worked

Authorities seized nearly 10 million ballot papers destined for the vote.

# spain - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials Spanish Imposition

Catalan crisis: 'State of emergency' as Madrid cracks down on referendum by rounding up officials

Madrid is trying to prevent a 1 October plebiscite being held.

From TheJournal.ie Russian gang suspected of assassination attempt on Kinahan leader in Portugal Assassination Attempt

Russian gang suspected of assassination attempt on Kinahan leader in Portugal

The incident happened earlier this month.

# spain - Monday 18 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Irishman dies in Spanish road crash Spain

Irishman dies in Spanish road crash

Spanish authorities are investigating the incident.

# spain - Saturday 16 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Cut your line well': Spanish officials under fire for advice on how to safely snort cocaine Bilbao

'Cut your line well': Spanish officials under fire for advice on how to safely snort cocaine

Plastic cards the size of credit cards – a tool of choice for cocaine users – were handed out in Bilbao.

# spain - Monday 11 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Pictures: Hundreds of thousands of Catalans turn out to say 'Goodbye Spain' ahead of vote INDY REF

Pictures: Hundreds of thousands of Catalans turn out to say 'Goodbye Spain' ahead of vote

Some 400,000 people marched through central Barcelona today.

# spain - Thursday 7 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Catalonia says it will hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month It's A Date

Catalonia says it will hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month

The Spanish government has pledged to do everything in its power to stop the vote.

# spain - Wednesday 6 September, 2017

From TheJournal.ie DNA of surrealist Salvador Dali's exhumed body disproves claim he fathered Spanish woman You Are Not The Father

DNA of surrealist Salvador Dali's exhumed body disproves claim he fathered Spanish woman

Dali’s embalmed body had been exhumed in July to allow for a DNA paternity test.

# spain - Thursday 24 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm very sad. But I'm trying to be okay for my kids' - Irish survivors of Barcelona attack return home Terror Attack This post contains videos

'I'm very sad. But I'm trying to be okay for my kids' - Irish survivors of Barcelona attack return home

The Potot family were injured in last week’s terror attack in Catalonia.

# spain - Wednesday 23 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Concert in Rotterdam cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police Netherlands

Concert in Rotterdam cancelled after terror tip-off from Spanish police

The band Allah-Las were due to play the Maassilo arena.

# spain - Tuesday 22 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'Not enough evidence' as one suspect in Barcelona terror attack released Charged

'Not enough evidence' as one suspect in Barcelona terror attack released

Four suspects in all were held, suspected of “terror-related murder”.

From The42 Spanish swimmer stays on blocks to observe minute's silence for attack victims Respect This post contains videos

Spanish swimmer stays on blocks to observe minute's silence for attack victims

‘I do not mind, I have a feeling worth more than if I won all the gold medals in the world.’

From TheJournal.ie Four Spain terror attacks suspects to go before judge today Terror

Four Spain terror attacks suspects to go before judge today

Eight members of the terror cell have been killed in the last week.

# spain - Monday 21 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie 'He was very solitary': The imam suspected of creating Spain terror cell Mastermind

'He was very solitary': The imam suspected of creating Spain terror cell

Police believe Abdelbaki Es Satty may have been among those blown up in an accidential explosion last Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Police extend search for Barcelona attacker to all of Europe Terror Attack

Police extend search for Barcelona attacker to all of Europe

They warn the attacker could be at large outside Spain.

From TheJournal.ie Breitbart apologises for using picture of German footballer on story about migrant gang Lukas Pod-Jetski

Breitbart apologises for using picture of German footballer on story about migrant gang

“There is no evidence Mr Podolski is either a migrant gang member, nor being human trafficked.”

# spain - Sunday 20 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spanish authorities confirm missing boy died in Barcelona attack JUlian Cadman

Spanish authorities confirm missing boy died in Barcelona attack

Julian Cadman was separated from his mother Jom when a van struck crowds at Las Ramblas.

# spain - Saturday 19 August, 2017

From TheJournal.ie Spanish royals meet with Irish survivors of Barcelona terror attack Hospital Visit

Spanish royals meet with Irish survivors of Barcelona terror attack

Spain’s Queen Letizia and King Felipe met with the family today.

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