Catalan leader fails to clarify independence from Spain declaration
Catalan leader fails to clarify independence from Spain declaration
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has until Monday morning to clarify whether or not he declared independenceMore
16 October, 2017, 13:04
The president separatist catalan Carles Puigdemont, the October 10, 2017 to the Parliament.
Catalonia's president is facing a critical decision that could determine the course of the region's secessionist movement to break away from Spain.
His comments came as the deadline set by Madrid to clarify his intentions for the Spanish region came to a close.
Spain's deputy prime minister says that Catalonia's leader didn't give an adequate response in his letter about the region's independence and has until Thursday to comply with the country's laws.
Even so, Puigdemont and other Catalan lawmakers signed a document declaring a Catalan republic "as an independent and sovereign state".
The Spanish government says growing uncertainty over Catalonia, which is deeply indebted to Madrid and which can not borrow internationally, imperils Spain's recovery from the financial crisis.
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had said Mr Puigdemont should answer the formal requirement with a simple "Yes" or "No" and that any ambiguous response would be considered a confirmation that a declaration of independence had been made.
Deadline looms for Britons to spend old £1 coins Supermarkets Tesco and Sainsbury's have not yet adapted their trolleys to take the new coin, according to the Daily Telegraph. People should not panic if they miss Sunday's deadline as banks and some big stores are giving them extra time to use them.
"Mr Puigdemont still has the opportunity to start resolving this situation, he must answer "yes" or "no" to the declaration (of independence)", Ms Saenz de Santamaria said.
About 90% of those who voted in the referendum backed separating from Spain, but only around 40% of people turned out, with most of those who reject secession boycotting it.
Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero was due to appear before Spain's High Court on Monday to be questioned over whether his force, the Mossos d'Esquadra, deliberately failed to enforce the court ban on the independence referendum.
Catalonia's separatist leader on Monday refused to say whether he had declared independence from Spain, calling for an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to settle the country's worst political crisis in a generation. Spain's government had given him a Monday deadline to respond explicitly whether he proclaimed independence.
But he immediately said he was suspending proceedings to allow time for negotiations with Madrid.
Madrid had given Puigdemont until this morning to clarify his position on independence, but the Catalan leader did not directly answer the question.
Last week, following an October 1 referendum that went for Catalonia to break away from Spain, Puigdemont declared independence for the region of 7.5 million people. He called for two months of dialogue and requested that Spanish authorities halt "all repression" in Catalonia.
They also said the subpoena was too broad, and demanded " irrelevant information intended exclusively to harass the President". Zervos filed a defamation lawsuit, alleging that she was falsely branded a liar after she went public with her allegations.
Tesla lashed out at The Wall Street Journal report by saying that the information was "fundamentally wrong and misleading". After the reviews, there were also a number of workers who received promotions and bonuses.
It is the latest incident for AirAsia which was hit by another drama on a Perth flight earlier this year. In June the pilot of an Air Asia X plane told passengers to say a prayer after an apparent engine issue.
Andrew Love, who lives about 10 blocks away from the explosion, told The Times-Picayune that his "house actually shook". Residents living near the lakefront report also hearing a loud noise, windows rattling and the ground shaking.
At least four Frontier Corps personnel, including an officer, were martyred in an IED blast in Kurram Agency on Sunday. Pakistani security officials said three bombs went off in the attack, which was claimed by the Pakistani Taliban.
The Bears scored two plays later, on running back Tarik Cohen's 21-yard touchdown pass to tight end Zach Miller for a 10-0 lead. Rookie quarterback #Mitchell Trubisky won his first game in the # NFL in his second career start.
Jerome Korkoya, chairman of the national election commission, announced this on Sunday. "Our son Weah will be the next president". However, many Liberians complain about poor public services and widespread corruption and say they are eager for a new president.
They took over at their own 27 after a Patriots punt and a costly penalty on Jets cornerback Xavier Coleman on the punt return. Detroit (3-2) travels to New Orleans (2-2), which has won two in a row after losing the first two games of the season.
Siemian went to the locker room and Brock Osweiler made his 2017 debut for the Broncos with less than a minute left in the half. Siemian (shoulder) is re-entering Sunday's game against the Giants coming out of the half, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Weaver captured the rescue on video, and a version shared by his sister on Facebook has been viewed over 1.1 million times. The other man in the video seems to agree with him but then mentions that he sees a part of the structure still standing.
Pavlyuchenkova is seeded fifth in Moscow while Gavrilova takes the sixth seeding in an event where weekend Tianjin victor Maria Sharapova will be playing as a wildcard.
PM Modi to Attend BJP's Gujarat Gaurav Mahasammelan Today
In a series of tweets on Sunday, the Prime Minister said Gujarat Gaurav Yatras covered nearly 4500 kms & 149 Assembly seats. Gandhi's dig comes in the wake of speculation that the prime minister may announce a host of sops for poll-bound Gujarat .
Buccaneers vs. Cardinals: Highlights, recap and more
After forcing a punt, the Red Birds got the ball again and drove 86 yards as Palmer found tight end Troy Niklas for the score. While Brate had a questionable game vs. the Patriots last week, he did haul in the two touchdowns Tampa Bay put on the board.
Two key IS-affiliated leaders killed in Philippines
As many as 162 soldiers have been killed and more than 1,700 others were wounded in the operation by the security forces. This is on top of the Dollars 5-million reward offered by the United States for the Abu Sayyaf leader.
Missing Virginia teen found safe; suspect in custody
Troopers say Aguilar-Cruz was last seen wearing a purple and striped long sleeve shirt, denim jeans, and a light-colored jacket. Prince William County police said Sinahi and Segovia were at a party when they got into a fight and got separated.
Kevin Gorman's Take 5: Chiefs booed at halftime in Steelers' win
Mike Tomlin challenged the ruling that the kick was downed by long snapper James Winchester, but the call on the field was upheld. After looking like the frontrunner for league MVP through the first five weeks, Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith returned to form.
Saints hold off Lions for wild 52-38 win
The Detroit Lions and New Orleans Saints were expected to put up some serious point totals on Sunday afternoon in New Orleans . The Lions ended run with a 41-yard Matt Prater field goal, only to allow the Saint to drive 75 yards for another touchdown.