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Nnamdi Kanu’s arrest leaves Nigeria’s Ipob separatists in disarray


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Officials: Explosion kills 6 separatists in southern Yemen


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Exclusive: Inside secret torture prison run by Ukraine’s Russian-backed separatists


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Denmark charges 3 Iranian separatists with promoting terror


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Separatists grow majority in Catalonia despite Socialist win


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Separatists grow majority in Catalonia despite Socialist win


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Spain’s Socialists Say Talks Advancing With Catalan Separatists

Spain’s Socialists Say Talks Advancing With Catalan Separatists(Bloomberg) — Spain’s Socialist party said it made progress in a second round of talks with Catalan separatist parties Esquerra Republicana and PSC as it seeks support to form a government.The sides will reconvene for a further round of negotiations Dec. 10, the Socialist party said in a statement posted on Twitter. Both sides had reached common ground on themes including civil and labor rights and that the issue of Catalan separatism must be solved politically, the party said in its statement.Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez is courting the parties because the support of their deputies could be key to his ability to form a central government after his Socialists won the most parliamentary seats but fell well short of a majority in elections held Nov. 10.To contact the reporter on this story: Charlie Devereux in Madrid at cdevereux3@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Charles Penty at cpenty@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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The Latest: Police, separatists clash in Barcelona

The Latest: Police, separatists clash in BarcelonaPolice are clashing with a large group of Catalan separatists in downtown Barcelona in a flareup of violence in the restive Spanish region. Several hundred mostly masked protesters have surrounded the national police headquarters in the Catalan city and are throwing bottles and rocks at officers in riot gear. The clash comes after 350,000 people protested peacefully Saturday against the imprisonment of nine Catalan separatist leaders for their roles in an illegal 2017 secession bid.



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Spain Minister Attacks ‘Totalitarianism’ of Catalan Separatists

Spain Minister Attacks ‘Totalitarianism’ of Catalan Separatists(Bloomberg) — Josep Borrell, Spain’s acting foreign minister, accused Catalan separatist leaders of acting in a “totalitarian” way as protests continued at the jailing of former officials who plotted a bid for independence in 2017.When Catalonia’s secessionist president, Joaquim Torra, claims to be speaking for all Catalans, that comes close to a totalitarian attitude, Borrell, who was born in the region, told reporters Tuesday. “The root of the problem is that the independence movement ignores the ‘Catalanness’ of those people who aren’t in favor of independence,” he said.Borrell, who himself is Catalan, spoke as protests continued against Supreme Court verdicts on Monday that sentenced nine separatist leaders to a combined 100 years in jail, including a 13-year term for Oriol Junqueras, the region’s former vice president. The judgments relate to an illegal bid by the former Catalan government to declare independence from Spain two years ago.While separatist parties have a slim majority in the Catalan parliament, polls show support for independence is shared by less than half the population.Protests on Tuesday lacked the intensity of events Monday when crowds blocked roads and laid siege to Barcelona airport. Even so, protesters clashed with police on Tuesday evening in Barcelona and the cities of Tarragona and Girona, La Vanguardia reported. A crowd of as many as 40,000 gathered in Barcelona, the newspaper said, citing police estimates.To contact the reporter on this story: Charles Penty in Madrid at cpenty@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Chad Thomas at cthomas16@bloomberg.net, Robert JamesonFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com©2019 Bloomberg L.P.



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UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen's Aden

UAE-backed separatists pull back after seizing Yemen's AdenYemeni separatists backed by the United Arab Emirates began withdrawing Sunday from positions they seized from the internationally-recognized government in the southern port city of Aden. Both the southern separatists and the government forces are ostensibly allies in the Saudi-led military coalition that’s been battling the Houthi rebels in northern Yemen since 2015.



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