• As thousands rally, Spain and Catalonia argue over who controls regional police

    As thousands rally, Spain and Catalonia argue over who controls regional police

    • September 24, 2017

    Spain’s central government and regional Catalan authorities argued this weekend over who controls the regional police force that is considered key to the success of a planned independence vote for the north-eastern region. The exchanges came as thousands of Catalan separatists rallied in public squares in Barcelona and other towns on Sunday in support of

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  • Jeremy Corbyn resists his MP’s pressure for post-Brexit single market commitment

    Jeremy Corbyn resists his MP’s pressure for post-Brexit single market commitment

    • September 24, 2017

    Jeremy Corbyn is resisting pressure from Labour MPs to commit the party to keeping the UK in the EU single market after Brexit. As activists gathered in Brighton for the start of Labour’s annual conference, 30 senior figures have written an open letter calling for the party to do whatever it takes to keep Britain

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  • Spain repeats position on Gib in UN speech

    Spain repeats position on Gib in UN speech

    • September 23, 2017

    Spain has repeated its traditional position on Gibraltar during an address to the UN General Assembly in New York, describing the Rock as “an anachronism” and highlighting Madrid’s co-sovereignty proposal. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis focused on Gibraltar briefly during a 17-minute speech that covered key areas of Spanish foreign policy. He mentioned Gibraltar while

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  • EU’s chief Brexit negotiator hails May’s ‘constructive’ speech

    EU’s chief Brexit negotiator hails May’s ‘constructive’ speech

    • September 23, 2017

    The UK could continue to be subject to existing EU rules and regulations until 2021 under the terms of an implementation period lasting two years after the date of Brexit proposed by Prime Minister Theresa May. In a landmark Brexit speech, Mrs May also pledged that other EU nations would not be left out of

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  • Spain to send extra police to Catalonia if independence referendum goes ahead

    Spain to send extra police to Catalonia if independence referendum goes ahead

    • September 22, 2017

    Spain will deploy police reinforcements to Catalonia if an independence referendum pledged by Catalan officials but opposed by the national government goes ahead, officials have said. The measure came amid rising tension between Spanish and Catalan authorities over the planned October 1 ballot. Civil Guard police this week arrested around a dozen regional government officials

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  • Theresa May lays out plans for two-year Brexit transition

    Theresa May lays out plans for two-year Brexit transition

    • September 22, 2017

    Theresa May has set out plans for a two-year implementation period to smooth the Brexit process and promised to honour the UK’s commitments to the EU’s budget as she sought to end the deadlock over Britain’s break from Brussels. The Prime Minister said neither the Government nor the EU would be ready to fully implement

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