Spain issues warrant for Catalan leader
A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants (EAW) for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium. The five failed to attend a high court hearing in Madrid on Thursday when nine other ex-members of the regional government were taken into custody. One of those detained has been freed on bail of €50,000 (£44,000; $58,000). They all face charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds for pursuing Catalan independence.