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Independence Bid 'Finished,' Says Catalan Leader in Private Text Message

Exiled separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has stunned Spain with private remarks picked up by TV news cameras in which he said Catalonia's independence bid is "finished." The shock admission came after Spain's constitutional court ruled that Puigdemont could not be named president because he faced arrest and was not physically present to assume the presidency. "The [independence] process is finished. I've been sacrificed," Puigdemont wrote in a text...

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