Spain: Secession bid a key factor in Catalonia election

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Catalans go to the polls on Thursday to vote in an election that could decide if their province breaks away from Spain. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made a rare campaign stop in Catalonia on Sunday. His party stands little chance of winning the election, but Rajoy hopes a coalition of unionist parties could stop Catalonia from seceding. After the Spanish government ruled that Catalonia's October referendum was illegal, authorities arrested key secessionist leaders on charges of rebellion and dissolved the Catalan parliament. Al Jazeera's Karl Penhaul reports from Salou, Spain. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Turkey plays major role against US Jerusalem move

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The outrage over the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital shows no sign of abating. US President Donald Trump's announcement continues to anger people far beyond the borders of the Occupied Palestinian Territories. Sunday saw major protests in Turkey, Indonesia and Pakistan. The Turkish President also said he plans to open an embassy in East Jerusalem – days after leading calls for the world to recognise it as the capital of Palestine. Al Jazeera's Natasha Ghoneim reports from Ankara. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Who will Catalans vote for?

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Decision day is fast approaching in Catalonia. Thursday's snap regional election was ordered by Spain's government leaders in Madrid after Catalans voted for independence in a referendum two months ago. When the Catalan parliament declared outright independence in October, leaders of Spain's government in Madrid cracked down hard, arguing they were upholding the constitution. The Spanish government fired the leaders of tjhe Catalan government and dissolved the regional parliament in Barcelona. In a first for Spain, prime minister Mariano Rajoy invoked Article 155 of the constitution and imposed direct control. With no international recognition and little sympathy from neighbours in the European Union, the secessionists weren't able to implement their breakaway. As voters go to the poll again, what is the mood there now? Presenter: Dareen Abughaida Guests: Daniel Dascon, editor of the Spanish edition of Letras Libres or 'Free Letters' magazine. Sonia Andolz, lecturer at the University of Barcelona and ESADE Law School Miguel-Anxo Murado, contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Inside Story – Who will Catalans vote for?

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Decision day is fast approaching in Catalonia. Thursday's snap regional election was ordered by Spain's government leaders in Madrid after Catalans voted for independence in a referendum two months ago. When the Catalan parliament declared outright independence in October, leaders of Spain's government in Madrid cracked down hard, arguing they were upholding the constitution. The Spanish government fired the leaders of tjhe Catalan government and dissolved the regional parliament in Barcelona. In a first for Spain, prime minister Mariano Rajoy invoked Article 155 of the constitution and imposed direct control. With no international recognition and little sympathy from neighbours in the European Union, the secessionists weren't able to implement their breakaway. As voters go to the poll again, what is the mood there now? Presenter: Dareen Abughaida Guests: Daniel Dascon, editor of the Spanish edition of Letras Libres or 'Free Letters' magazine. Sonia Andolz, lecturer at the University of Barcelona and ESADE Law School Miguel-Anxo Murado, contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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Canada: Lebanese hockey team shoots for international recognition

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The National Hockey League has been celebrating 100 years of its existence. Canada is the home of hockey, and the country plays host to more than one national team. The Lebanese team is based in Montreal and they are bidding for international recognition. Al Jazeera's Daniel Lak reports from Montreal. – Subscribe to our channel: http://aje.io/AJSubscribe
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