Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked lawmakers to grant him unprecedented powers to force leaders of the Catalonia region to cease their independence push in what will be a major test for Spanish democracy.

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  • The Latest: Catalan separatists shrug off Spain's power play
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    10/27/2017 - 3:12 am | View Link
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    10/27/2017 - 2:46 am | View Link
  • Spain's Senate gives central government unprecedented powers to take over Catalonia
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    10/27/2017 - 12:21 am | View Link
  • The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona
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  • Spain to take control of Catalonia if reply on ...
    The Spanish government will seize control of Catalonia if regional leader Carles Puigdemont gives an ambiguous reply to Madrid’s question about whether he has ...
    11/16/2017 - 4:33 am | View Website
  • The Latest: Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona
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    10/27/2017 - 6:29 pm | View Website
  • Catalonia Declares Independence From Spain; Government ...
    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called new elections and fired the Catalan police chief, as part of an unprecedented package of measures to seize ...
    10/27/2017 - 10:58 am | View Website
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