Tens of thousands celebrated in Barcelona and other Catalan cities after Friday's independence declaration, which analysts say the region has no legal power to execute.
Minutes later the Spanish Senate enacted Article 155 of the constitution, which gives Madrid powers to take direct control of Catalonia, dismiss separatist leaders and trigger regional elections.
He ignored warnings by the Madrid government to cancel the move, prompting Mr Rajoy to threaten to remove Catalan leaders and impose direct rule.
He said it was now up to the Catalan parliament to decide the next move, opening the door to a unilateral declaration of independence.
The central government in Madrid has ordered that fresh elections for the regional parliament of Catalonia should take place in December.
"They have led 2 million Catalans to believe in independence, so it's a big problem to tell them now that it's actually hard to build a state when Spain has the upper hand of the law on its side", Dowling said.
"I'm quite sure that if Puigdemont takes part in these elections, he can exercise this democratic opposition", he said, quoted by Reuters.
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Obviously she got frustrated and I felt like I was doing everything just a little bit better. I was happy with that". "It's often like this and I tried to improve this part of myself".
It's not clear at all whether a new election would solve Spain's problems with separatists in Catalonia.
The central government in Madrid replaced the former Catalan president on Saturday and appointed Spanish deputy prime minister as the new leader of the region. Polls suggest pro-independence parties would likely maintain their slim advantage in parliamentary seats but wouldn't get more than 50 percent of the vote.
The Spanish government on Saturday handed temporary control of Catalonia to Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria after it stripped the region of its autonomy, the media reported.
Additionally, Catalonia's regional government institutions will be linked to ministries of the central government.
And Spain's interior ministry took charge of Catalonia's police after firing senior Catalan police officials.
Catalonia had secured the ability to govern itself in many areas, including education, health and policing, since democracy returned to Spain following the death of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco in 1975.
Catalonia's regional police agency has issued a statement saying it is operating as normal even though its chief has been fired by Madrid as Spain's central government tries to halt the region's independence movement.
Oosthuizen was handed 11 years for his role as an accessory to the crime whiles Jackson bagged 14 years as the main culprit. The two said they had caught Mlotshwa trespassing on their farm in possession of stolen copper cables.
In order to keep students safe, the sheriff has made plans for "extra patrol on and around GSU campus for the foreseeable future". The campus was not put on lockdown following the incident, but students are being advised to stay inside.
The latest attack comes two weeks after a suicide truck bomb attack in Mogadishu left more than 358 people dead. USA military officials and others in recent months have expressed concern that Somali forces are not yet ready.
The announcement came a day after the Congress said it will observe November 8 as Black Day and hold protests across the country. Asked whether the Prime Minister would participate in the campaign, Jaitley said the details were being worked out.
This week the folks at NVIDIA have revealed their NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card with Pascal GPU technology inside. The GTX 1070 Ti's TDP is rated at 180W, and Founders' Edition cards will require a single 8-pin PCIe power connector.
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Mathews has turned himself in to the police and told them what happened to Sherin, we see no need for Mrs. Her body was discovered after over two weeks of searches by police officials in Texas on Sunday.
Acting BCCI acting honorary secretary Amitabh Choudhary said: "The BCCI has zero tolerance towards any activity that brings the game to disrepute".
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The move diverges from previous promises - even as recently as Wednesday night - to declare the epidemic a "national emergency". He also said he would act to suspend a rule that prevents Medicaid from funding many drug rehabilitation facilities.
Unlocked Sony Xperia XZ drops to just $315 on Amazon and B&H
The freshly launched Xperia devices will be available for pre-registration starting today (October 27, 2017) on Amazon India. The Xperia R1 Plus is nearly identical to the Xperia R1 down to the 146 x 73.2 x 8.8mm measurement and 154-gram weight.
Sensex trims gains as telecom, banking stocks falls
However, the broader NSE Nifty slipped from its lifetime high to close at 10,323.05, down 20.75 points, or 0.20 per cent. However, selling in telecom, energy, finance, banking, Teck and oil&gas stocks pulled back the index from record highs.
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Save the land of Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked by gathering orbs to unlock stolen emotions and battle his powerful minions. It's Telltale's spin on the series, but done in the episodic, graphic adventure style the developer is known for.
Twitter just booted Russian media ads offline
Facebook and Google did not immediately respond to questions about whether they would limit Russian Federation media ad spending. Russia Today and Sputnik will still be able to "remain organic users" on Twitter , as long as they comply with the site's rules.
Terry Richardson whines about being axed from Condé Nast
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