President Carles Puigdemont says he will pursue negotiations with Spanish government in hope of resolving conflict.
The overwhelming majority of Catalans who participated in the banned referendum have voted in favor of independence from Spain, the Catalan government has announced.
Referendum results in overwhelming endorsement of split from Baghdad, after troops are sent into disputed areas.
The UN Human Rights Council issued a statement Thursday criticizing Spanish government efforts to block a referendum on independence in Catalonia.
The vote is scheduled for Oct. 1 but the central government in Madrid says the referendum is illegal and can't happen.
Spain's public prosecutor has summoned more than 700 Catalan mayors to appear for questioning over their support for a banned independence referendum.
Kenya's Supreme Court has annulled the result of the country's recent presidential election.
Citing irregularities, the Supreme Court said a new poll should be held within 60 days.