Spain court suspends Catalan independence declaration

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Madrid, Spain Published: Oct 31, 2017, 01:02 PM(IST)

Carles Puigdemont arrives for a news conference in Brussels, Belgium on October 31. Photograph:( Reuters )

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Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of last week's declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament, a court source said

Spain's Constitutional Court on Tuesday ordered the suspension of last week's declaration of independence by the Catalan parliament, a court source said.

"The court plenary has just provisionally suspended the independence declaration" while it examines an appeal by the Spanish government, the source said, indicating the latest in a series of measures by Madrid to stifle the region's independence drive.

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