Spanish PM Rajoy urges Catalan leader Puigdemont to ‘act sensibly’

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has appealed to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to “act sensibly” on Wednesday, Reuters reports. The statement comes as a government deadline approaches for the northeastern region to renounce a bid for independence. “I ask Puigdemont to act sensibly, in a balanced way, to put the interest of all citizens first,” Rajoy told parliament.