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Protests Over Catalonia on Multiple Fronts

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The Catalonian independence movement has caused a series of protests in both Catalonia and Spain. After the referendum on October 1st, supporters of Spanish unity demonstrated against Catalan leaders officially declaring their independence (NYT 1). Protesters who are against a secession argue that leaders of Catalonia and Spain need to communicate more effectively and engage […]

Spanish Authorities Arrest Russian Programmer

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Spanish authorities in Barcelona arrested Russian computer programmer Pyotr Levashov, who was wanted by U.S. authorities, Russia’s embassy in Madrid said (UPI). Russian state-controlled news outlet RT reported that Spanish police acted on a U.S. international arrest warrant (The Hill). Within the coming month, Spain’s national criminal court will consider a U.S. extradition request for […]