Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a news conference at Madrid's Moncloa Palace December 12, 2013. Separatist parties in Spain's Catalonia region set November 9 next year as the date... more 
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy gestures during a news conference at Madrid's Moncloa Palace December 12, 2013. Separatist parties in Spain's Catalonia region set November 9 next year as the date for a proposed independence referendum on Thursday and agreed the wording, but the Spanish government immediately poured cold water on the plan. (REUTERS/Susana Vera) less 
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Thu, Dec 12, 2013 4:00 PM EST