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Demonstrators scuffle with riot police in Barcelona during a protest called by supporters of Catalan independence (AFP / LLUIS GENE/MANILA BULLETIN)

Protests in Catalonia after independence leaders held

By Agence France-Presse Thousands of protesters descended on the streets of Catalonia late Friday after Spain's supreme court detained five separatist leaders for their role…

FILE PHOTO: Josep Ferrer displays an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) from his house in Manresa, Spain December 18, 2017. (REUTERS/Juan Medina/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Catalan parliament postpones vote on new leader

By Reuters Catalonia has postponed until further notice the election of a new regional president after Spain’s Supreme Court ruled that candidate Jordi Sanchez would…

This file photo taken on October 26, 2017 shows Catalan president Carles Puigdemont making a statement at the Generalitat (Catalan government headquarters) in Barcelona. (AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE / MANILA BULLETIN)

Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalan leader

  By Agence France-Presse A Spanish judge issued a EU arrest warrant Friday for Catalonia's deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont, a day after he failed…

Protesters hold a Catalan pro-independence Estelada flag and signs reading "Freedom to political prisoners" during a demonstration outside the Parliament of Catalonia in Barcelona on November 2, 2017. (AFP PHOTO / PAU BARRENA / MANILA BULLETIN)

Spain detains Catalonia’s ex-ministers

  By Agence France-Presse A large chunk of Catalonia's deposed government was behind bars Thursday after a Spanish judge ordered their detention pending probes into…

Addressing reporters in Brussels, Catalonia's dismissed leader Carles Puigdemont called on Spain's central government to respect the result if separatists win snap elections Madrid has called for the region in December. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Axed Catalan leader spurns Spanish legal summons

By Agence France-Presse Axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont's lawyer confirmed Wednesday his client will spurn a Spanish legal summons to be grilled about alleged…