Sep 19, 2017
The often surreal stand-off between Spanish national authorities and leaders of the region of Catalonia enters new territory today as the first of hundreds of local mayors appears before the prosecutor for backing an illegal Oct. 1 independence referendum.Proceed to the page: http://linkis.com/N1eXWMy
Hundreds of mayors face legal action for backing the "illegal" referendum on independence from Spain.
More than 700 mayors from across Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on Saturday to confirm their support for a planned independence referendum that Madrid has declared illegal.
Catalonia's parliament voted on Wednesday to hold an independence referendum on Oct. 1, setting up a clash with the Spanish government that has vowed to stop what it says would be an illegal vote.
Prosecutors order council leaders to appear for questioning over the banned independence referendum.
The leader of Spain's Catalonia region will call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for Nov. 9 and look for alternative ways to consult Catalans, a key regional political party said on Monday.
Four men appeared in court on Friday, charged under anti-terrorism legislation with swearing allegiance to Islamic State (IS) militants and preparing to launch an attack on policemen or soldiers on the streets of London.
Brazil´s top biomedical research and development center announced plans on Monday to produce a combined measles and rubella vaccine for developing countries, mainly in Africa.
Farmers from Cambodia have filed a lawsuit in a Thai civil court against Asia's largest sugar producer, accusing it of rights abuses after it allegedly kicked farmers off their land, a rights group said on Monday.
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