Spain to 'directly rule' Catalonia

ReutersNewsPublished: October 19, 2017
Published: October 19, 2017

Spain's central government said 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. As Laura Frykberg reports, concern over the politcal upheaval set European shares on track for their biggest drop in two months.

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