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pro-independence catalans make cash withdrawals in protest


bank customers in catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in spain amid a political crisis over the region's independence bid.






pro-independence catalans make cash withdrawals in protest


barcelona, spain (ap) — bank customers in catalonia are withdrawing money from financial institutions that have moved their official headquarters to other locations in spain amid a political crisis over the region’s independence bid. pro-independence umbrella group crida democracia called on consumers late thursday to put pressure on banks that made the decision. dozens of […]






the latest: catalans upset, divided after independence vote


the latest on catalonia's independence referendum and spain's response (all times local):






catalans protest sedition case, court declares vote illegal


spain's top court ruled tuesday that an independence referendum in catalonia was unconstitutional, adding weight to government efforts to block the region from breaking away from the rest of the country but not persuading demonstrators demanding the release of two jailed separatist activists.






catalans ask rajoy to agree to an independence referendum


catalan officials are addressing a letter to spain's prime minister mariano rajoy calling for negotiations to agree on a referendum on the northeastern region's independence.






spain court release four leading catalans in sedition case


spain's national court on friday unconditionally released two senior officers of catalonia's regional police force and the leaders of two pro-independence civic groups being investigated for sedition in connection with the region's oct. 1 referendum on independence.






amid scenes of chaos and violence, catalonia independence vote is projected to p


before dawn sunday, rose papel sanchez, 81, hobbled down her barcelona street with the help of a cane, joining hundreds of fellow catalans as they “occupied” their local polling station. they were there to keep police from seizing the ballot boxes in an independence vote the spanish government...






eu and spain turn down catalonia's plea for mediation after independence vote


many catalans huddled over their cellphones monday on barcelona’s metro, replaying videos of spanish police raids on polling stations a day earlier. some people wondered aloud whether such scenes, and a 90% referendum result in spain’s northeast region of catalonia in favor of independence, might...






catalonia referendum: one country, two stories


as catalans head to the polls, what does independence mean for both sides? plus, mexico's diverse community radio.






catalans occupy polling stations before referendum


pro-secession supporters camp out at barcelona schools to defy madrid authorities before sunday's independence vote.






catalans occupy polling stations ahead of referendum


pro-secession supporters camp out at barcelona schools to defy madrid authorities before sunday's independence vote.






trump’s voter commission is frightening away denver voters


i never expected to come to work and see such a sudden increase in voter registration withdrawals. i never expected to see more withdrawals in a day than new registrations.






fake news, threats and referendum cast shadow on diada


catalans mark national day as tensions rise after spanish high court suspended october referendum on independence.






catalans stop work to protest police force during referendum


striking workers, students and hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of barcelona and other catalan towns tuesday to protest police violence, adding pressure to spain's unprecedented political crisis as central authorities mull how to respond to separatists' plans to push ahead with secession.






officials: catalans to vote even with closed polling places


catalonia's vice president says more than six out of ten voters are expected to cast ballots during the region's independence referendum despite the spanish government's aggressive efforts to stop the vote.






why tapping retirement cash early shouldn’t be done lightly


dear liz: i'm reaching out on behalf of my father, who does not know how to write emails. he was wondering if he pulls his money out of his ira, how much will he get charged? also, how much would he be able to give to his granddaughters without being charged? answer: withdrawals from iras and most...






scottish leader: 'common sense' says 2018 independence vote


scotland's pro-independence leader says the country could make a second bid for independence within 18 months to avoid being dragged out of the european union with the rest of the united kingdom.






catalans protest police use of force during referendum


barcelona, spain – striking workers, students and hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of barcelona and other catalan towns tuesday to protest police violence, adding pressure to spain’s unprecedented political crisis as central authorities mull how to respond to separatists’ plans to push ahead with secession.






crowds jam barcelona as unions launch general strike in defiance of spanish gove


after more than 2 million catalans voted overwhelmingly sunday in a chaotic, violent referendum to declare independence from spain, many are asking: 'now what?'






how america can declare independence from dirty energy


what’s it going to take to win american independence from dirty energy? the fourth of july seems like a good time to ask — especially as we celebrate the first independence day under an administration whose motto might as well be “make america suck coal again.” (now watch, trump will put that on a h...






catalans assemble in polling stations defying police orders


catalans were defying rain and police orders to leave designated polling stations sunday ahead of a banned referendum on the region's secession that has challenged spain's political and institutional order.






macau to require facial scans at atms in chinese casino hub


taking security to a new level, macau is stepping up security checks at atms in the asian gambling hub by requiring facial scans and id card verification for cash withdrawals using china's main payment network.






spain already is another country for many in catalonia


sabadell, spain (ap) — the challenge facing spain as it moves to stifle the push for independence in its proud and wealthy catalonia region goes beyond stopping plans by separatist politicians to hold a referendum on secession. thousands of catalans already feel as if they live in another country in all but name. the red […]






officials: catalans to vote even with closed polling places


barcelona, spain (ap) — catalonia’s vice president says more than six out of ten voters are expected to cast ballots during the region’s independence referendum despite the spanish government’s aggressive efforts to stop the vote. oriol junqueras said friday that catalan citizens will be able to vote on sunday “even if somebody takes voting stations […]






catalan officials study date for independence declaration


catalonia's regional government is mulling when to declare the region's independence from spain in the wake of a disputed referendum that has triggered spain's most serious national crisis in decades. the region's pro-independence president, carles puigdemont, who has said an independence declaration...






macau to require facial scans at atms in chinese casino hub


hong kong (ap) — taking security to a new level, macau is stepping up security checks at atms in the asian gambling hub by requiring facial scans and id card verification for cash withdrawals using china’s main payment network. the government said in a statement late sunday that the new measures would eventually be rolled […]






529s make it easier to ask family, friends for college cash


more 529 plans, the accounts that give families a way to put away cash for college, are adding crowdfunding-like tools that make it easier for savers to ask family and friends to contribute to a kid's college fund.






the latest: catalan lawmakers make way for independence vote


the latest on the catalan parliament's vote to pave the way for an independence referendum (all times local):






drawn to the news: independence day 2017


july 4, 2017, marks 241 years since the united states declared its independence from great britain. editorial cartoonists nate beeler and jim morin offer their takes on independence day.






currency or credit cards for cash: what's best when traveling overseas?


i use visa and american express credit cards and a bank debit card. which of these would make the best source of euros at cash machines during a trip to italy?






3 ways to make cash back while you shop


it may seem like a pretty strange and unbelievable concept that you can actually get cash back while you spend you own money, but there really are ways that you can do this. whether it’s through the use of your credit card, a mobile app, a membership scheme or other weird and wonderful way—there really […]






thousands rally across catalonia for independence from spain


barcelona, spain (ap) — thousands of catalan separatists are rallying in public squares in barcelona and other towns in support of a disputed referendum on independence of the northeastern region from spain. many are carrying pro-independence flags and signs calling for the oct. 1 independence vote that the spanish government calls illegal and has pledged […]






the latest: 18 detained at athens protest against spain


the latest on the crisis over catalonia's independence bid (all times local):






many twin cities businesses closing thursday for 'day without immigrants' protes


a national protest is spurring immigrants to make their voices heard by walking off their jobs.






many twin cities businesses closing thursday for 'day without immigrants' protes


a national protest is spurring immigrants to make their voices heard by walking off their jobs.