Clashes have erupted in Barcelona, the site of the biggest protests following the arrest of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont. Spanish prosecutors had charged him with sedition in the wake of the region's vote for independence.
German federal prosecutors say they have formally applied for the extradition of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. He is wanted in Spain on charges related to Catalonia's failed independence bid.
Quim Torra was elected after receiving the blessing of the region's exiled former president, Carles Puigdemont. Torra has promised to continue his predecessor's secessionist policies.
After weeks of stalemate, Catalonia's separatist president has nominated an administration without jailed or exiled former ministers. The move is an attempt to clear the way for Madrid to end direct rule in the region.
After six months of standstill, Catalonia's regional government has chosen a new president. Quim Torra takes over from Carles Puigdemont, with his predecessor’s blessing and rapprochement with Madrid a long way off.
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