Catalunya's President Artur Mas (C) speaks during a news conference announcing an independence referendum, surrounded by Republican Left (ERC) leader Oriol Junqueras (2nd R), ICV's leader Joan Herrera... more 
Catalunya's President Artur Mas (C) speaks during a news conference announcing an independence referendum, surrounded by Republican Left (ERC) leader Oriol Junqueras (2nd R), ICV's leader Joan Herrera (R), Jordi Turull (L) and Joana Ortega (2nd L), at Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona, December 12, 2013. Separatist parties in Spain's northeastern Catalonia region on Thursday agreed the wording of an independence referendum on November 9, 2014, but the Spanish government said the vote was illegal and would not happen. Catalan regional government head Artur Mas said the vote would ask two questions: "Do you want Catalonia to be a state?" and "Do you want that state to be independent?". REUTERS/Stringer (SPAIN - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS) less 
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Thu, Dec 12, 2013 11:52 AM EST