Catalonia'sreferendum on October 1 saw the region overwhelmingly (over 90 percent) voting to break away from Spain. The vote was boycotted by MPs supporting union with Spain. Spanish authorities attempted to stop the vote which they declared illegal.
Puigdemont's lawyer in Belgium also said the arrest warrant had been prepared, but there has not yet been official confirmation from Spain's government.
"For Catalonia, for the freedom of political prisoners and for the republic", Mr Puigdemont said in a tweet that included the hashtag llistaunitaria.cat, a site calling for parties to unite against the Spanish government at the ballot box.
Puigdemont said on Saturday that he will cooperate with Belgian authorities on the arrest order.
Also on Thursday, six other Catalan lawmakers appeared in a parallel session in the Supreme Court, where they were given a week to prepare their defense ahead of a new hearing on November 9. That same day, the Spanish Prosecutor's Office announced that it had filed a lawsuit against him, other members of his cabinet, and some regional MPs on rebellion, sedition, and embezzlement charges with the Spanish National Court.
Puigdemont, 54, became the president of Catalonia at the beginning of 2016. Spanish government spokesman Inigo Mendez de Vigo has said that any politician can run in the election unless he or she has been convicted of a crime.
Puigdemont started off as a journalist, but his interest in Catalonia and its independence led him to shift into politics full-time in 2006.
Hundreds of pro-secession Catalans gathered in town squares across the region Sunday to put up posters in support of independence and to demand the release of the jailed separatists.
Whether in Brussels or Barcelona, Puigdemont is at the heart of political jockeying for position to start a campaign that promises to be as bitter as it is decisive to Spain's worst institutional crisis in almost four decades.
Catalonia's push for independence has triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades. But the spectacle of the jailed leaders has also reinvigorated the movement and thrust the constitutional crisis into the global spotlight.
Iyer had been part of the India under-19 squad as well and was part of the side that finished fifth in the 2014 World Cup in UAE. However, whether Nehra will be included in the playing XI completely depends on the team management.
The Super Nt is Analogue's $190 update of the Super Nintendo that adds support for HDMI and full HD 1080p without introducing lag. We can't forget the Super Mario World lime green 3DS and for Metroid fans, there was a special 3DS for you as well.
Millions of the Sweedish retailer's unsteady dressers were recalled due to the possibility of deadly tipping accidents. The father returned to the room to discover the Ikea dresser had toppled over, with the toddler underneath of it.
Trump, who is prone to venting, blows off steam about the investigation but then moves on, according to one of the advisers. But sources close to the investigation say Kushner is not yet a target of the investigation.
A Kante-less Chelsea play Bournemouth in the Premier League on Saturday where points can't afford to be dropped. Chelsea's head of communications Steve Atkins told the same gathering: "These stories are absolute nonsense".
The service, which allows customers to "grant home access to the people they trust", will launch in one month. Customers then get a notification accompanied with short video footage of the Amazon courier in your house.
He said he expects the current quarter to be the company's biggest ever, after a "sensational year" for 2017. Each year Apple's sales quarters generally follow a pattern - or have over the past 6 years or so.
RT will still be able to run its Twitter account and tweet organically as long as they abide by the terms and conditions. Those Russian efforts have been continuing as the US heads into the 2018 congressional elections, the senators said.
Oct.21: Spain is likely to take the unprecedented step of seizing powers from the separatist government in Catalonia today. The Madrid government is expected to implement measures under Article 155 of Spain's constitution.
Kentucky Man Charged in Attack on US Senator Paul
Police have not provided details of the assault, citing security reasons, only saying that Boucher was an acquaintance of Paul. By late Saturday, the page had been overrun by other Facebook users criticizing Boucher for his alleged assault on Paul.
West Ham 1-4 Liverpool: Salah Nets Brace
Manuel Lanzini hit back early in the second half but Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and another Salah goal ensured the win for the Reds. After the match he admitted that he "has to talk to the chairman" and it remains "a very hard situation for me".
Tourists will be banned from climbing Australia's UIuru
Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park - that's about in the middle of the country. Australian tourists are most likely to climb the rock followed by the Japanese, according to the park's figures.
Timeline: Trump's Las Vegas vs. NY responses
In practice, that promise so far has been labeled "enhanced vetting", which has been implemented in regards to the U.S. We need quick justice, and we need strong justice, much quicker and much stronger than we have right now.
Flash Flood Watch in effect through late tonight
It will be partly sunny with a chance of rain on Friday and partly sunny, but drier, on Saturday and Sunday. The low overnight at the Covington airport was 41 and highs are only expected to reach the low 50s.
HSBC reports 448% jump in third quarter profits
HSBC's latest financial statement showed once again the company's ability to pick itself up after the global financial crisis. The bank's third quarter 2016 reported pre-tax profit came in at $843 million and adjusted revenue was at $12.8 billion.
76ers' rookie Fultz (shoulder) out indefinitely
There is no "structural impairment" in Fultz's shoulder, and he will continue physiotherapy treatment, the team said. It doesn't appear that Fultz's injury is as grievous as the other's, but you just never know with the 76ers.
Trump to OK release of remaining JFK assassination files
The President, no stranger to conspiracy theories himeslf, may also have a personal interest in some of the released documents. The Washington Post reported that Trump had been urged by government agencies, including the CIA to keep the documents secret.
GM pays $1.3 million to Kentucky in settlement
Attorney General Bill Schuette says the consent agreement will be presented to the Ingham County Circuit Court for approval. Since disclosing the defect, GM has paid a $900 million fine to end a criminal investigation by the U.S.