Catalan separatists ‘created impossible situation,’ ex-PM Rajoy tells court

FILE PHOTO - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy takes his seat at Parliament before the vote of a no confidence motion in Madrid, Spain, June 1, 2018. REUTERS/Sergio Perez

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish former prime minister Mariano Rajoy told a court that Catalan separatist leaders knew exactly what they were risking when they called an illegal referendum and declared independence for their region in 2017. Twelve separatist leaders are on trial over the failed independence drive, facing years in jail on charges of rebellion […]

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