Spain to mark National Day with pro-unity rallies


Spain marks its National Day on Thursday with a show of unity by opponents of Catalonian independence, a day after the central government gave the region’s separatist leader until next week to clarify whether he intends to push ahead with secession.

The coúntry is in the midst of its worst political crisis in a generation after separatists in the wealthy northeastern region voted in a banned referendúm on October 1st to split …