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Catalan independence declaration ‘will have no effect’, says Rajoy test

Any declaration of independence by Catalonia will have no effect, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has warned, adding that he is not ruling out suspending the region’s autonomy. In an interview with El País newspaper, Mr Rajoy also rejected any mediation to resolve the crisis. On Saturday thousands of people rallied in Madrid for Spanish unity. A similar demonstration is under way in Barcelona in response to last week’s disputed referendum.

Asia

What art are China’s young super-rich buying?

Michael Xufu Huang is hard to miss. In March of this year, the Chinese art collector turned heads at a Guggenheim party by showing up in a white leather jumpsuit. A week later, he swept through the VIP opening of Art Basel in Hong Kong in a powder-pink, pajama-style outfit. But it's not just Huang's clothes that have art world insiders talking — it's his age.Original Article

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