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#NEWS: Catalan President Criticizes Spanish King

After a bitterly contested independence referendum, Catalonia's leader has launched a strongly worded attack on the King of Spain for failing to heal the country's divisions. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont said King Felipe had missed an opportunity to mediate in the political and constitutional crisis that has engulfed the country. He made the comment in a TV address from the headquarters of the Catalan government in Barcelona on Wednesday. Saying Catalan leaders had acted "outside the law" and accusing them of "unacceptable disloyalty" for pressing ahead with their moves toward secession, the King delivered a stern warning in a TV address on Tuesday.

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