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Catalonia Calls Off Spain Independence Referendum

Catalonia has dropped plans to hold a referendum on independence from Spain next month but will instead hold a “consultation of citizens”, the region's head said on Tuesday. The Spanish government last month asked the constitutional court to declare the referendum planned for Nov. 9 illegal on the grounds that it breached the constitution. The court suspended the vote until it ruled on the case, which could take years. Catalan regional president Artur Mas said the referendum would...

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