Puigdemont does not rule out fresh elections in Catalonia
Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont did not rule out Friday fresh elections in the Spanish region if the jailed candidate chosen by Catalan separatist parties to form a new government is not allowed to be sworn in.
Spanish women stage unprecedented strike for rights
Spain marked International Women's Day Thursday with an unprecedented strike in defence of their rights that saw hundreds of trains cancelled and countless protests held. Called by 10 unions to demand gender equality, particularly where salaries are concerned, the 24-hour strike dominated headlines with famous female presenters noticeably absent from radio or television shows. This…
Spanish PM tells Catalan separatists to pick a leader who respects the law
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on Catalan separatists to choose a regional leader who respects the law to replace exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont, who faces arrest if he returns to Spain.
Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president, escapes EU warrant
The speaker of the Catalan parliament on Monday proposed the region's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia, as a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.
Ex-Catalan leader's party pledges to re-elect him remotely
The separatist party behind Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont said Friday it is determined to re-elect him remotely as the region's leader, even though he is in Belgian exile and Madrid has warned against such a move.
Ex-Catalan leader's bid to rule from abroad 'absurd': Spanish PM
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday denounced as "absurd" the idea that ousted Catalan president Carles Puigdemont could govern from Belgium where he is in self-imposed exile to avoid arrest.
Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis
Catalans began voting Thursday in a decisive election that could mark a turning point for their region, just two months after a failed secession bid triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades.
Huge Catalan march in Brussels to 'wake up Europe'
A sea of around 45,000 pro-Catalonia protesters demonstrated in Brussels on Thursday to show support for the region's deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the EU to support its drive for independence from Spain.