Spain Says It Is Ready to Suspend Catalonia’s Autonomy in Response to Threats of Secession — World – TIME

(MADRID/BARCELONA) — Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks. In an act unprecedented since Spain returned to democracy in the late 1970s, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said…

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