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Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthly prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to gain Catalonia's independence, sparking protests across the wealthy Spanish region. The banners in the center read in Catalan "Freedom Political Prisoners" (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
October 14, 2019 - 12:48 pm
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 6:25 p.m. Police in riot gear have charged protesters blocking the entrance to Barcelona's international airport over the criminal convictions of a dozen politicians and activists who pushed for the...
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Protestors stand behind a banner reading in Catalan, "Freedom for Political Prisoners" at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 11:17 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The former president of Spain's Catalonia region says the lengthy prison sentences the country's Supreme Court gave to 12 leaders of a push for independence are "unfair" and "inhumane."...
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Police officers stand by a doorway as protestors sit down blocking access to El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 9:36 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to gain independence for Catalonia, sparking protests across the wealthy Spanish region. The landmark ruling, after a four-month trial...
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Protestors, one of them carrying an Estelada pro-independence flag, try to block access to El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 9:01 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 3 p.m. Police have clashed at Barcelona's airport with Catalans protesting the guilty verdict against 12 separatist leaders for their part in a 2017 failed secession bid. Catalan police in riot gear...
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Incoming European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell arrives for a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Convention Center in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Some European Union nations are looking to extend moves against Turkey by getting more nations to ban arms exports to Ankara to protest the offensive in neighboring Syria. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
October 14, 2019 - 8:57 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 2:50 p.m. Spain's foreign minister says that the sentencing of a dozen pro-Catalan independence politicians and activists opens an opportunity to "normalize" the situation in the northeastern Spanish...
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Catalonia's former regional president Carles Puigdemont makes a speech outside the European Parliament in Brussels, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019, during a protest to mark two years since a banned independence referendum in Catalonia. Larger protests were scheduled later in the day amid heightened security measures across the wealthy Catalonia region of 7.5 million people, where separatist sentiment has been on the rise for nearly a decade. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 14, 2019 - 8:24 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 2:20 p.m. A Spanish Supreme Court judge has issued an international arrest warrant for fugitive ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont following the sentencing of 12 of his pro-Catalonia independence...
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People wearing yellow ribbons in support of jailed pro-independence politicians and carrying Estelada pro-independence flags protest in Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. Poster reads in Catalan, General Strike. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
October 14, 2019 - 8:02 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced 12 prominent former Catalan politicians and activists to lengthy prison terms for their roles in a 2017 bid to take the wealthy region out of Spain and create a new European country. The landmark ruling, after a four-month trial, inflamed...
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Supreme Court judge Manuel Marchena, centre, arrives at the court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court is set to rule on a rebellion and sedition trial against a dozen Catalan politicians and activists who were key protagonists in Catalonia's Oct. 1, 2017, independence referendum. (AP Photo/Paul White)
October 14, 2019 - 7:15 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Catalan regional president Quim Torra has urged Spain to "end repression" and grant "amnesty" to convicted and fugitive separatists. Torra said Monday after the Supreme Court released the...
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Supreme Court judge Manuel Marchena, centre, arrives at the court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court is set to rule on a rebellion and sedition trial against a dozen Catalan politicians and activists who were key protagonists in Catalonia's Oct. 1, 2017, independence referendum. (AP Photo/Paul White)
October 14, 2019 - 6:54 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Catalan politicians and activists over their independence (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Soccer club Barcelona has criticized the Spanish Supreme Court's conviction of 12 Catalan politicians and activists for their role in a 2017 secession attempt, saying "...
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A dog walks outside the Supreme Court in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme Court is set to rule on a rebellion and sedition trial against a dozen Catalan politicians and activists who were key protagonists in Catalonia's Oct. 1, 2017, independence referendum. (AP Photo/Paul White)
October 14, 2019 - 5:42 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Monday convicted 12 former Catalan politicians and activists for their roles in a secession bid in 2017, a ruling that immediately inflamed independence supporters in the wealthy northeastern region. The court sentenced ex-Catalan regional Vice President Oriol...
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