President of the Catalan regional government Carles Puigdemont, center, and Josep Lluis Trapero, chief of the Catalan regional police, attend a ceremony at the Rafael de Casanovas monument in Barcelona. on Sept. 11, 2017. Spain asked judges at the National Court to jail Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero as the central government turns up the heat on the separatist administration in Barcelona.
Catalonia’s police force, known as the Mossos d’Esquadra, has become a key element in the battle for control of the region as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tries to persuade Regional President Carles Puigdemont to drop his push for independence. Rajoy on Monday gave Puigdemont three days to withdraw his claim that Catalonia has won the right to set up a new republic or risk seeing Madrid take direct control of the region.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy stepped up pressure on Catalonia’s secessionist government to back away from independence, starting the formal process that could lead to the assertion of direct control from Madrid. Rajoy, speaking after an emergency session of his ministerial team on Wednesday, said the cabinet had agreed to issue a formal request to the Catalan government in Barcelona for confirmation of whether it has declared independence.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
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Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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