Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, who has been threatened with arrest along with four of his separatist allies after failing to attend a high-court hearing in Madrid, has condemned the move by a Spanish judge as a "very serious attack on democracy" and a "coup against the elections".
Puigdemont and his Cabinet were removed by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, who used extraordinary constitutional authority authorized by the Spanish Senate to depose the separatists, dissolve the regional legislature and call the early regional election.
Charges include rebellion, sedition, and misuse of public funds in order to pursue independence for the autonomous region. Belgian federal prosecutors said they had received the arrest warrant and could question Puigdemont in coming days.
"I did not flee, but it's impossible to properly prepare" a legal defense while in Spain, he told the broadcaster.
The Spanish government has also called an early regional election for December 21.
Also in the interview he said that he was "willing to be a candidate" in the regional elections on December 21 and added that he could campaign from overseas.
Puigdemont travelled to Belgium with his allies to raise the case for statehood at the European Union institutions before Spain's general attorney announced his intention to pursue charges.
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The detention of the secessionist leaders and Puigdemont's journey to Belgium have given a new boost to the secessionist camp after cracks had appeared in its ranks.
In protest at the jailings, Catalan civic groups Asamblea Nacional Catalana and Omnium Cultural, whose leaders were imprisoned last month on sedition charges, called for a general strike on November 8 and a mass demonstration on November 11.
Another six Catalan leaders are due to testify on November 9 on the same charges.
One member of the dismissed cabinet, Santi Vila, was released after paying bail of 50,000 euros ($A78,000) on Friday.
The other eight were held without having bail set.
Vila resigned in protest a day before Catalonia's parliament voted in favor of the independence declaration.
He has said he wanted to stand as the leading candidate for Puigdemont's PdeCat (Catalan Democratic party) in the regional election.
The Kidde Company is recalling 38-million of their devices because they might not work in an emergency. The company has set up a web page where you can check to see if you own one of the affected models.
Three "Designer Themes" are available for the exterior, each bringing a different flavour to the Vanquish S Ultimate. The interior is punctuated by black accents while a unique cuprum carbonfibre finish trims the centre console.
Qualcomm may soon be extended a way out courtesy of Broadcom , which itself supplies Apple with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo chips. As a result, there is talk that the 2018 iPhone and iPad models will feature modem chips made by Intel and MediaTek .
Selling price inflation is now at the highest level for six months and input costs are rising at the fastest for seven months. Economist Andrew Wishart at Capital Economics said the recent rise in oil prices was the cause of input prices picking up.
The best rain chances will come during the afternoon, but right now only spotty showers and storms are expected. Clouds will increase overnight with lows dipping into the mid 30s making for a chilly start Wednesday morning.
A large 4000mAh battery could keep the lights on, equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ to stave off long charging times. Now, a day ahead of the launch, the smartphone has been listed online by Three, a UK-based carrier, with specifications.
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