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Catalonia Lawmakers Approve New Independence Effort

Lawmakers in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region approved a measure Monday for a renewed effort to seek independence. A majority in the regional parliament backed the plan to launch a roadmap put forth by the Together for Yes coalition and leftist CUP party, which together control 72 of 135 seats.  They hope the process will lead to secession within 18 months. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy promised last month to use "all political and legal means" to...

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