Showdown between Spain and Catalonia headed to crunch

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont attends a parliamentary session at the Catalan parliament in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017. The leader of Spain’s secession-minded Catalonia region says he has decided against calling a parliamentary election that might have defused tension with the Spanish government. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)


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