UPDATE (SPAIN): Spanish government urged Catalans to accept Madrid’s decision to dismiss their secessionist leadership and to take control of restive region


(Reuters) – The Spanish government has urged Catalans to accept Madrid’s decision to dismiss their secessionist leadership and to take control of the restive region, as the nation’s biggest political crisis in decades enters a decisive week Spain’s foreign minister made the comment on Sunday, a day after Madrid vowed to take the unprecedented step…

UPDATE (SPAIN): Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government


  Reuters – Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government, as a political crisis that has rattled the economy and raised fears of prolonged unrest showed no signs of easing Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced earlier on Saturday he would invoke special…