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Amid Protests, Catalan Separatist Leader Turns Himself In to Belgian Officials

By Raphael Minder

As a general strike and protests took place across Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont vowed to fight Spain’s attempt to try him on sedition charges.

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Ahead of election, Spain braces for weeks of violent protests after β€˜historic’ sentence

By Fernando Heller

Less than a month before a fresh general election, Spain enters one of the most complex and volatile periods in its recent democratic history, after the Supreme Court sentenced on Monday nine Catalan independence leaders for their involvement in the banned 2017 independence referendum. EURACTIV's partner EFE reports.

Suburbanites in Louisiana Vote to Create a New City of Their Own

By Rick Rojas

The referendum to establish a largely white city called St. George on the edge of Baton Rouge, which is racially diverse, grew out of frustration over schools and local control.

Spain’s Supreme Court jails Catalan leaders amid protests

By Fernando Heller

Nine Catalan politicians and activists have on Monday been sentenced to up to 13 years in prison by Spain's Supreme Court for their involvement in a banned referendum in 2017, amid strong reactions from separatists. 

Catalan Separatist Leaders Get Lengthy Prison Terms for Sedition

By Raphael Minder

Spain’s Supreme Court gave the former deputy leader of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, the longest sentence, 13 years, for his role in the independence movement.

Commission refers Poland to top EU court over treatment of judiciary

By Zoran Radosavljevic with Alexandra Brzozowski

The European Commission referred Poland to the EU's Court of Justice on Thursday (10 (October) in order to "protect judges from political control" enforced by Poland's ruling conservative PiS party.

Why Is Turkey Fighting the Kurds in Syria?

By Megan Specia

On Wednesday, Turkey announced that it was beginning an assault on a Kurdish-led militia in northeastern Syria. How did the two American allies get here?

In Pakistan-Held Kashmir, Growing Calls for Independence

By Maria Abi-Habib, Jalaluddin Mughal and Salman Masood

An emboldened independence movement in Pakistan-held Kashmir has the government on edge, emerging as the state tries to rein in anti-India militants.

Spain Heads to 4th Election in 4 Years After Failure to Form Government

By Raphael Minder

Spain was plunged into political uncertainty after talks to form a government collapsed, forcing another national election in November.

Anchorage Had Never Reached 90 Degrees. That Changed This Week.

By Mike Baker

Anchorage could set a heat record this week, with a forecast high potentially reaching 90 degrees. The city has canceled its Fourth of July fireworks celebration.

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