Opinion polls show Catalonia's roughly 7.5 million residents are divided on independence.
In central Barcelona, police said close to 4,000 protesters gathered near Jove's office, many draped in red and yellow Catalan flags, chanting "Independence!" and "We will vote!".
Spain's Civil Guard raided Catalan government offices including the economy and social affairs departments and a data center as Madrid moved to shut down preparations for an illegal referendum planned for October 1.
On Tuesday, officers seized a trove of documents related to the independence referendum from the offices of Unipost, a private delivery company, in Terrasa, a city near Barcelona.
"Primavera Sound can not and does not want to keep quiet about the events that have taken place over the past few days in Catalonia and especially what has taken place today in Barcelona, the city which hosts the festival", reads a statement from Primavera Sound, issued this afternoon.
The text adds that the sport club "from its top respect for plurality of its social mass, will continue supporting the will of the majority of the Catalonian people, expressed always in a civic, peaceful and exemplary manner".
In a television address, Catalan's President Carles Puigdemont said: "The Spanish state has by all rights intervened in Catalonia's government and has established emergency rule".
Visualizing the influx of Rohingya refugees
An aid truck veered off a road and crashed in Bangladesh on Thursday, killing at least nine aid workers and injuring another 10. The deadly attacks led to a massive crackdown by Myanmar's security forces prompting condemnation by human rights monitors.
Sensex slides 111 points, Nifty tad below 10100
Among major losers, ICICI dropped by 2.29 per cent, Axis Bank by 1.79 per cent, Coal India and ONGC by 1.7 per cent. Small-cap and mid-cap stocks moved in tandem with the benchmark indices, weakening by up to 0.51 per cent.
It's all kicking off in Catalonia, the northeastern region of Spain that's preparing for a referendum on its independence at the start of October. Anger over the detention of 14 regional government officials on September 20 was further compounded by an announcement that police had seized "close to 10 million ballot papers" destined for a vote deemed illegal by Madrid and the courts.
A referendum on Scottish independence from the rest of Britain was held in 2014, but voters rejected their call by 55 percent to 45 percent.
Puigdemont also says that the central authorities moves amount to a "de facto" suspension of Catalonia's self-rule. The decision came after Catalan officials failed to voluntarily agree to the controls.
A senior Catalan politician - Joseph Maria Jove, number two to Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras - was also detained, according to Spanish daily El Mundo. Spain's government has been backed by the Constitutional Court, which has suspended the referendum law passed by the Catalan parliament.
The stand-off between Catalonia and the central government resonates beyond Spain.
Sturgeon said the Edinburgh Agreement, drawn up by the Scottish and United Kingdom governments before the 2014 independence referendum in Scotland, could act as a template for others.
Ryanair said Thursday it expects to have re-accommodated or refunded more than 95 percent of customers by the end of this week. Pilots working for Ryanair have rejected the airline's proposals to forgo their holiday entitlements for bonuses.
Both men are being held under the Terrorism Act and are being questioned at a London police station about Friday's attack. Farroukh was photographed with police officers outside a fast food outlet at Hounslow in west London .
CNBC had also said AMD spinoff GlobalFoundries is working directly with Tesla on autonomous driving technology. Shares of the stock ended the day almost 5 per cent higher and continued to rise after hours.
The ECB is likely to announce plans next month for phasing out its bond-buying program in response to a buoyant eurozone economy. Carney warned and added that there remains "considerable risks" to the outlook for the United Kingdom economy.
The Toys "R" Us chain is struggling to draw foot traffic, a sign it likely has too many locations for the digital era. It also doesn't help that more and more kids are moving on to electronics for fun instead of traditional toys .
Last year's Mate 9 (above) featured the Kirin 960 CPU from Huawei , which itself proved no slouch in benchmarking tests. Huawei G 10 is expected to be Huawei's first smartphone with 18:9 aspect ratio with a bezel-less design.
While the virus affects young children and elderly people to a far greater extent, college students should still get vaccinated. Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe illness.
Notably, the monument is near the home of Cliven Bundy, the scofflaw rancher who led an armed standoff with federal officials. Conservationist groups slammed the recommendation, while fishing groups said they've been making the same proposal all along.
Orbital ATK, Inc. (OA) Lowered to Neutral at CL King
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U.S. envoy Haley says Trump 'not happy' with Iran nuclear deal
If they decide to buck Trump - and perhaps Europe as well - Iran's geopolitical orientation will decisively shift toward the East. In his debut speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, President Trump included Iran among a "small group of rogue regimes".
Alec Baldwin Just Won the Emmy for Playing Trump on SNL
Bruce Miller won the first award for Hulu's " The Handmaid's Tale ", taking home the award for outstanding writing in a drama. With his win, Glover becomes the first black person to nab an Emmy in the Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series category.
Google APK Code Reveals Innovative Pixel 2 Feature
If that wasn't enough, Google doesn't seem to be content with taking on the Amazon Echo, so it has developed the Google Home Mini. I actually love the look of this new device, if these are accurate leaks, and will look forward to checking it out in person.