Macron reiterates 'full support' for Spanish PM in Catelonia crisis

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French President Emmanuel Macron has again expressed his 'full support' for Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in his face off with Catelonian independentists, backing his move to impose rule from Madrid and describing Rajoy as his only 'partner' in relatiuons with Spain.

France warns it will not recognise Catalonia as an independent state

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The French government has said it will not recognise Catalonia as an independent state, ahead of  an expected address by the region's pro-independence president Carles Puigdemont before the Catalan parliament on Tuesday. 

Four dead as forest fires rage on French and Spanish borders

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Four French people have died in forest fires raging between France and northern Catalonia in Spain, the worst in the region in more than 20 years.