>> Fresh legal problems with a former leader of Catalonia. Carlos Puigdemont faces arrest from his current base in Finland after local authorities received an international warrant for his detention issued by Spain. He faces charges of rebellion and sedation for his part in organizing an illegal referendum on secession last year.
There's been a sharp escalation in legal action against separatist politicians from the wealthy Northeast region. On Friday, the Spanish Supreme Court ruled 25 of them, including Puigdemont, would face trial for rebellion, embezzlement, or disobeying the state. And ordered five of them, including Jordi Turull, a close ally of Puigdemont to be jailed pending a trial.
Turull was due to be put forward for a second vote on Saturday to become the next regional president. That's now being cancelled. The court's decision meant the leadership vote couldn't go ahead because his presence was mandatory. Late on Friday, supporters of Catalan Independence took to the streets of Barcelona protesting the leaders imprisonment.
They clashed with police and burnt pictures of Spain's King Felipe and the judge who made the ruling. If Puigdemont returns to Spain, he faces up to 25 years in prison. His lawyer says the former leader will present himself to Finish police.>>