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Latest update : 2017-10-01

Defying Madrid: Catalonia's independence referendum

As polling stations opened across Catalonia on Sunday, voters defied a ban from Madrid to cast their ballots in a vote on Catalan independence. Many were caught up in clashes that broke out as Spanish riot police tried to prevent them from casting their vote, with police at a Barcelona polling station firing rubber bullets at protesters. FRANCE 24's François Picard hosts a special edition of The Debate from Barcelona.

Produced by Charles WENTE, Yena LEE and Elise DUFFAU.

By François PICARD

Our guests

Ernest URTASUN

Spanish MEP, Group of the Greens

Marta ROSIQUE

Spokesperson, Universitats per la Republica

Ferran BRUNET

Treasurer, Societat Civil Catalana and European Economy Professor

Carlos RIVADULLA

Vice President, Entrepreneurs of Catalonia

Jordi SAVALL

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2018-01-22 Jerusalem

The rift over Jerusalem: Pence in Israel as Abbas seeks EU support

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2018-01-18 Americas

A whole new world: Trump anniversary special

He promised to put America first. On the first anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration, FRANCE 24 takes you to Washington and around the world to gauge US might and influence,...

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2018-01-18 Europe

'Entente cordiale', but at what cost on the road to Brexit?

Emmanuel Macron has over 50 million reasons to be cheerful after his meeting with Theresa May this Thursday. The Franco-British Summit at the Sandhurst military school in eastern...

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2018-01-17 Europe

Poland's existential struggle: Abortion debate spurs protests over right-wing shift

Women across Poland have taken to the streets wearing black as a sign of mourning for their reproductive rights, which they say are under threat from the ruling conservative Law...

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2018-01-16 Emmanuel Macron

Macron on migration: Humanity or closed-border policy?

Emmanuel Macron has made his first visit to Calais as French leader. After talking with some migrants and listening to their stories, Macron said he would not allow another...

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