Catalonia tense ahead of verdict in separatist trial
Tensions are mounting in Catalonia where pro-independence lawmakers have been sabre-rattling against Madrid as Spain's top court prepares to rule on the fate...
Spain wildfire triggers more evacuations
Spanish authorities ordered the evacuation Sunday of around 40 people and closed four roads as a raging wildfire advanced in the centre of the country amid scorching temperatures. Police ordered residents to flee their homes outside the town of Villa del Prado some 65 kilometres (40 miles) southwest of Madrid as a precaution because of…
No independence for Catalonia, says Spanish PM
There will be no independence for Catalonia, nor a referendum on the question if the socialists are returned to power, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez told supporters Sunday.
Catalan separatists' long-awaited trial begins in Madrid
Twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain went on trial on Tuesday under intense scrutiny, as tensions over the future of the region flare again.
Madrid threatens to send national police to Catalonia to provide order
Spain's government has warned authorities in Catalonia that it could take over responsibility for law and order in the region after radical separatists blocked a highway.
Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders start hunger strike
Two jailed Catalan separatist leaders awaiting trial in a Spanish jail over their role in last year's failed independence bid began a hunger strike on Saturday, their lawyer said. Jordi Sanchez, the former head of the influential grassroots ANC independence movement, and Jordi Turull, a former minister in the Catalan regional government, are taking this…
Spain Supreme Court orders trial of former Catalan leaders
Spain's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered 18 former Catalan leaders to stand trial over their role in last year's declaration of independence.
One year on, Spain remembers victims of jihadist twin attacks
A year after jihadist attacks in Catalonia killed 16 people, Barcelona paid homage to the victims Friday without managing to set aside bitter divisions over independence.