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Catalan party threatens ‘massive’ civil disobedience against Spain

BARCELONA: A far-left Catalan party on Monday threatened “massive civil disobedience” if Spain dismisses the region’s government to stave off its threat to declare independence. The Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party denounced Madrid’s plans as the “biggest aggression” against the Catalan people since the Franco dictatorship. “This aggression will receive a response in the form [...] The post Catalan party threatens ‘massive’ civil disobedience against Spain appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource: manilatimes manilatimesOct 23rd, 2017

Puigdemont s party seeks law change to allow rule from Belgium

MADRID, Spain – The party of deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, February 9, submitted a proposal for a regional law reform that would allow the axed president to govern from Belgium.  Puigdemont has been in self-imposed exile in the country since fleeing Spain just days after the Catalan parliament ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsFeb 10th, 2018

Ousted Catalan leader s party shelves unilateral independence push

MADRID, Spain – The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favors talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, November 23, the latest sign it was softening its position. Spanish media have reported that Puigdemont's PdeCat party ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 23rd, 2017

Catalan party wants political prisoners let go

BRUSSELS — The Latest on the crisis in Spain over lawmakers in Catalonia voting for independence (all times local): 2:00 p.m......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 5th, 2017

Catalan leader threatens independence from Spain after chaotic vote

Catalan leader threatens independence from Spain after chaotic vote.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 2nd, 2017

Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors

Spain threatens to arrest over 700 Catalan pro-referendum mayors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 14th, 2017

North Korea preparing more missile launches, says South – BBC News

South Korea says it has seen indications that the North is preparing more missile launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. launches, possibly an intercontinental ballistic missile. Defence officials have been briefing parliament in Seoul after the North's test of a nuclear bomb at the weekend. The South has responded to the test with live-fire exercises, with both ground- and air-launched rockets. The US has warned that any threat to itself or its allies would be met with a &'8220;massive military response&'8221;. The North says it tested a hydrogen bomb that can fit on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang has repeatedly defied UN sanctions and international pressure by developing nuclear weapons and testing missiles, and the provocations have only intensified. In the past two months it has conducted intercontinental ballistic missile tests, sending one over mainland Japan into the Pacific Ocean. It has also threatened to fire missiles towards the US Pacific territory of Guam. The United Nations Security Council is to hold an emergency meeting later on Monday to discuss its response. Ahead of that meeting, South Korea and Japan's leaders had agreed to push for a stronger UN resolution on North Korea, said a South Korean presidential palace spokesman. The Security Council last imposed sanctions in August, targeting North Korean exports. Chang Kyung-soo, a defence ministry official, told parliament: &'8220;We have continued to see signs of possibly more ballistic missile launches. We also forecast North Korea could fire an intercontinental ballistic missile.&'8221; The ministry also told parliament the US would seek to deploy a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier to seas off the peninsula. It also said there would be more live-fire drills this month, involving Taurus air-to-surface missiles mounted on F-15 jets. Monday's drills by the South simulated the targeting of the Punggye-ri nuclear site in Kilju County, where North Korea carried out its bomb test. &'8220;The training demonstrates the South Korean military's resolve to destroy not only the origin of provocation but also the enemy's leadership and supporting forces if they threaten the security of our people,&'8221; army spokesman Col Roh Jae-cheon is quoted as saying by South Korea's Yonhap news agency. South Korea and the US had also agreed &'8220;in principle&'8221; to revise current guidelines so that the South could double the maximum payload of its ballistic missiles, Yonhap also reported. On Sunday, seismologists started picking up readings of an earth tremor in the area where North Korea had conducted nuclear tests before The US Geological Survey put the tremor at 6.3 magnitude. North Korean state media later confirmed it was no earthquake, claiming it was in fact its sixth and most powerful nuclear test, detonating what it said was a hydrogen bomb that could be loaded on to a long-range missile. Pyongyang then released pictures of leader Kim Jong-un with what state media said was a new type of hydrogen bomb. Officials in China, where the blast was felt as a tremor, said they were carrying out emergency radiation testing along the border with North Korea. &'160; Although experts have urged caution, Sunday's event appears to be the biggest and most successful nuclear test by North Korea to date &'' and the messaging is clear: North Korea wants to demonstrate it knows what makes a credible nuclear warhead. It's become a war of photographs, for a few hours at least. After Sunday's underground nuclear test in the North, the government in the South released images of its own missiles launched at dawn. It's the second time in a week that Seoul has responded with a test bombing run. That's in addition to the show of military might that was on display in its annual exercise with US forces at the end of last month. That enraged Pyongyang, as it does every year, and there are more missiles on the way. South Korea is expected to approve the deployment of the US missile defence system known as Thaad (Terminal High-Altitude Area Defense) &'' an environmental impact report is the final hurdle. But that involves a fourth party. China has criticised the system, claiming it threatens its security. The nuclear test prompted an angry response from US President Donald Trump who denounced the test as &'8220;hostile&'8221; and &'8220;dangerous&'8221;, and called the North a &'8220;rogue nation&'8221;. He added that the US was considering stopping all trade with any country doing business with North Korea, which relies on China for about 90% of its foreign trade. US Defence Secretary James Mattis later told reporters that while the US would respond to any threat &'8220;with a massive military response, a response both effective and overwhelming&'8221;, although they were &'8220;not looking to the total annihilation of a country, namely North Korea&'8221;. A White House statement also said that Washington would defend itself and its allies &'8220;using the full range of diplomatic, conventional, and nuclear capabilities at our disposal&'8221;. South Korean President Moon Jae-in called the test an &'8220;absurd strategic mistake&'8221; [&'].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanaoexaminerRelated NewsSep 4th, 2017

Rodel Batocabe widow assured of protection

“Ultimate humiliation” awaits anyone who threatens the widow of slain Ako Bicol party-list representative Rodel Batocabe, President Duterte has warned, as the slain lawmaker was laid to rest in his hometown in Daraga, Albay yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 1st, 2019

Messi weaves magic

He is extraordinary MADRID, Spain — Lionel Messi stole the show with two free-kick goals in a blistering display as Barcelona maintained its lead at the top of La Liga with a thumping 4-0 derby win over Catalan rivals Espanyol. The Argentine superstar curled home two sensational set-pieces and set up another goal as he […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsDec 9th, 2018

Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists

MADRID, Spain – Spanish prosecutors called Friday, November 2, for Catalan separatist leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public funds over last year's failed secession bid. In a statement ahead of an upcoming Supreme Court trial, the prosecution service said it ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 2nd, 2018

Massive police crackdown in Barcelona against narcoflats

Barcelona, Spain – Hundreds of police backed by a helicopter on Monday, October 29,  raided dozens of apartments in central Barcelona used for selling and consuming heroin and other drugs, making dozens of arrests. A court in the northeastern Spanish city authorized the search of 40 flats in the central Gotic ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 29th, 2018

Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang dies

MANILA, Philippines – Kabayan Representative Ciriaco Calalang died on Sunday morning, September 23, after a massive stroke. Quoting Calalang's longtime executive assistant Bern Fermin Tica, Kabayan Representative Ron Salo said his late party mate had been confined at the De Los Santos Medical Center after undergoing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 23rd, 2018

Runaway MotoGP leader Marquez looking hot on home corner

ALCAÑIZ, Spain: Honda’s Marc Marquez zoomed to the fastest lap in practice for the Aragon Grand Prix on Friday (Saturday in Manila) as the Spaniard seeks a fourth top-level victory on the track. The reigning world champion, who has a massive 67-point lead in this year’s title race, powered around the anti-clockwise Aragon Motorland track [...] The post Runaway MotoGP leader Marquez looking hot on home corner appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 22nd, 2018

Pancho Villa’s ‘grandson’ threatens to break my skull

“Where there is no human connection, there is no compassion. Without compassion, then community, commitment, loving-kindness, human understanding, and peace all shrivel. Individuals become isolated, the isolated turn cruel, and the tragic hovers in the forms of domestic and civil violence. Art and literature are antidotes to that.” – Susan Vreeland NEW YORK CITY – […] The post Pancho Villa’s ‘grandson’ threatens to break my skull appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 2nd, 2018

More progressive approach vs diseases urged

Congressmen have called on the government and civil society groups to go beyond traditional strategies and adopt a more progressive approach in preventing and controlling noncommunicable diseases (NCDs).   They issued the call during the interactive civil society hearing on the prevention and control of NCDs held recently at the UN headquarters in New York.   Rep. Anthony Bravo (Coop NATCCO party-list) explained that the demand for NCD-contributing products had remained high despite heavy taxation and stricter government regulation because of the absence of affordable alternatives with comparable quality.   He recommended enlisting the private sector to f...Keep on reading: More progressive approach vs diseases urged.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 26th, 2018

Tower of Power—blast from the past yet still current

In the 2014 BBC documentary "The Story of Funk: One Nation Under a Groove," one of the bands mentioned to have shot to fame following the massive popularity of black music in the 1970s was Tower of Power (TOP). Unlike most soul artists who performed with an all-black band, TOP was a multiracial American group led by two white boys, Emilio Castillo (tenor sax) and Stephen "Doc" Kupka (baritone sax). TOP, with the Scottish group Average White Band, caught the attention of the likes of James Brown for sounding black and funky. If funk is about rhythm that made you groove and dance, TOP played like a real hot party band, even as its early hits, "Sparkling in the Sand" and "You're S...Keep on reading: Tower of Power—blast from the past yet still current.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 25th, 2018

Importing fish: Sign of mismanagement

We’ve gotten used to massive rice importation by the ruling party to raise funds before an election, but to see our archipelago that is blessed with abundant fishery resources now importing fish is just too much......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

India’s 72nd Independence Day celebration

India gained freedom from British rule following an Independence Movement that was noted largely for non-violent resistance and civil disobedience by the Indian National Congress. India’s 72nd Independence Day celebration India’s 72nd Independence Day celebration 0SHARES Share it! ShareTweet Published August 15, 2018, 3:29 AM CELEBRATION INDIA gained freedom from British rule following an Independence… link: India’s 72nd Independence Day celebration.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 15th, 2018

Pay up or else: Spain warns of online sextortion

MADRID, Spain – Spanish police warned on Saturday, August 11, of a massive blackmail campaign to expose web users' supposed visits to porn sites unless they pay up – a technique police calls 'sextortion'. "Criminals send an email in which they give a personal password belonging to the target, and which ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 11th, 2018

Madrid begins talks with Catalan separatist leaders

BARCELONA, Spain – Spain's new Socialist government held talks with Catalonia's separatist executive on Wednesday, August 1, in the first such meeting in 7 years as tensions eased but sharp divergences remained over the region's self-determination drive. Representatives of both executives met for almost 4 hours at the headquarters of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 2nd, 2018

Cambodia ruling party claims ‘huge victory’ in vote decried as ‘sham’

Cambodia’s ruling party said it had won a landslide in Sunday’s one-horse election, an expected outcome after the main opposition was banned, paving the way for leader Hun Sen to prolong his 33 years in power. Hun Sen, who came to power in 1985 in a country still plagued by civil war, has cracked down [...] The post Cambodia ruling party claims ‘huge victory’ in vote decried as ‘sham’ appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018