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 Ashifa Kassam

Ashifa Kassam

    Catalan separatists win election and claim it as yes vote for breakaway
    Catalan separatists win election and claim it as yes vote for breakaway
    Separatists took control of Catalonia’s regional government on Sunday in an election result that could plunge Spain into one of its deepest...
    Spain's leftist mayors walk the talk as they take office
    Spain's leftist mayors walk the talk as they take office
    They promised change, and as Spain's new crop of leftist mayors with roots in the indignado movement began their first day on the job they kept their...
    Grass-roots 'indignados' establish foothold in Barcelona
    Grass-roots 'indignados' establish foothold in Barcelona
    Spain's indignados made the move from city squares to the halls of power on Sunday in municipal and regional elections that saw an...
    Madrid will go to the last gran standing
    Madrid will go to the last gran standing
    In one corner, a countess and veteran politician who is a devout admirer of the late Margaret Thatcher. In the other, a retired judge and former...
    Spain's 'we can' party finds it can't
    Spain's 'we can' party finds it can't
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    Immigration in any language is becoming a dirty word
    Immigration in any language is becoming a dirty word
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    Setback for Catalan separatists
    Setback for Catalan separatists
    Spain's Constitutional Court has suspended the planned referendum in Catalonia, halting all campaigning and preparations for the vote on independence...
    Spain jittery on Scottish secession
    Spain jittery on Scottish secession
    Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has said it could take years for an independent Scotland to be integrated into the European Union, as all 28...
    Blue chip vs blue collar showdown
    Blue chip vs blue collar showdown
    Cheeks flushed with excitement, they began crowding the round-about only minutes after the game. They squeezed in next to Neptune, god of the sea,...