MADRID—Spanish authorities’ efforts to stop Catalonia’s independence referendum by arresting separatist leaders and confiscating ballots appear to have diminished the prospect that millions of Catalans will formally vote on Oct. 1, but that doesn’t mean a crisis has been averted. Leaders on both sides of the bitter divide expect hundreds of thousands of separatists to protest if they aren’t able to cast their vote.
The government of Catalonia, a wealthy region in northeastern Spain, has called a referendum on independence for Oct. 1, triggering a constitutional crisis in the country. Spain’s central government says the referendum is illegal. Spain’s constitutional court has suspended the referendum while it weighs the legality of the vote. But Catalan officials remain defiant, pledging to forge ahead with the referendum. Why do officials in Catalonia want to hold a vote?
MADRID—Spanish police on Friday arrested a man for alleged collaboration with the terrorists that killed 16 people in Spain last month, the country’s interior ministry said, in a sign that the cell could be larger than investigators had initially indicated. The 24-year-old man of Moroccan origin was arrested Friday morning in the Spanish coastal town of Vinaros, about 10 kilometers (six miles) from the house where the alleged...
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
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)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
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Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".