Spain marks national day with show of unity in Catalan crisis
Spain marked its national day Thursday with a show of unity in the face of Catalan independence efforts, a day after the central government gave the region's separatist leader a deadline to abandon his secession bid.
Spain to hold crisis talks after Catalan independence 'suspended'
Spain's government prepared to hold crisis talks on Wednesday after Catalan leaders signed a suspended declaration of independence and called for dialogue with Madrid.
Catalan leader maintains independence threat after unity rallies
The protests followed days of soaring tensions after police cracked down on voters during a banned October 1 Catalan independence referendum, prompting separatist leaders to warn they would unilaterally break away from Spain.
Spain apologises to injured Catalans
A Spanish government official Friday offered the first apology to Catalans injured by police during their outlawed independence vote as the sides showed tentative signs of seeking an exit from the crisis.
Spain court orders Catalan independence session suspended
Spain's Constitutional Court on Thursday ordered the suspension of a planned session in Catalonia's parliament which separatist leaders have called for the region to declare independence.
Spain rejects mediation as Catalans plan to declare independence
Spain's government has defiantly rejected calls for mediation over Catalonia's push for independence as the two factions headed towards another showdown.
Catalan police chief probed for alleged 'sedition'
A Spanish judge placed Catalonia's regional police chief under investigation for alleged sedition, a court spokesman said Wednesday, after the force was accused of failing to rein in pro-independence protesters.
Spain team focus on World Cup, not Catalonia, says Thiago
Spain's players are "focused" solely on Friday's World Cup qualifier against Albania, Bayern midfielder Thiago Alcantara has insisted, adding that players were tired of being asked about teammate Gerard Pique's outspoken stance on the independence referendum in Catalonia.