Spain

Spain urges Catalan leader to act with 'good sense'

Appeal comes as Madrid sees fresh regional regional polls as way out of crisis but also warns of suspension of autonomy.

Catalonia

'Bury me in the flag': Elderly Catalans speak out

Elderly people remember the dark shadow of Franco as Spain and Catalonia grapple with tensions over secession vote.

'Bury me in the flag': Elderly Catalans speak out

Catalonia

Thousands demand release of jailed Catalan separatists

More than 200,000 march in Barcelona, calling for release two separatists leaders detained on sedition charges.

Thousands demand release of jailed Catalan separatists

Catalonia

Protests erupt as Catalan separatist leaders jailed

Anger grows with the jailing of Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez but Spanish minister says justice is 'functioning'.

Protests erupt as Catalan separatist leaders jailed

Europe

Dozens die as wildfires ravage Portugal and Spain

Firefighters still battling scores of blazes as officials in both countries says arsonists are to blame for some fires.

Europe

Spain extends Catalonia's deadline to declare secession decision

Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, Spain's deputy prime minister, has asked for clarity after Catalonia's leader failed to declare if his region plans to secede.

Catalonia

Catalan leader refuses to clarify independence stance

Carles Puigdemont fails to says whether he declares Catalonia's independence from Spain, urging dialogue with Madrid.

Catalan leader refuses to clarify independence stance

Europe

Catalonia faces imminent deadline on secession decision

If he says 'yes', Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy may take the unprecedented step of removing the region's political autonomy.

Europe

'Independence' deadline looms for Catalan leader

Catalan president has less than a day to clarify independence declaratin, with far left and Spanish PM urging action.

Puigdemont pressured as 'independence' deadline looms

Opinion

What's next for Catalonia: Confrontation or dialogue?

Catalan government made it clear that it is ready for constructive dialogue. Now the ball is in Madrid's court.

Rafa Perez Bel

by Rafa Perez Bel

Rafa Perez Bel

Catalonia

Spain celebrates National Day amid Catalonia crisis

Spain celebrated National Day on Thursday with a grand show of unity.

Catalonia

Unity rallies swell amid uncertainty over Catalan vote

Tens of thousands march in Barcelona for country to remain united as questions linger over Catalan leader's intentions.

Unity rallies swell amid uncertainty over Catalan vote

Politics

HRW: Spain police attacked peaceful Catalan protesters

Rights group reviewed three cases where security forces used disproportionate force during Catalonia referendum.

Spain accused of excessive force at Catalonia protests

Europe

Spain takes step towards suspending Catalonia autonomy

Spanish Prime Minister seeks formal response from Catalan government before triggering article 155 of the Constitution.

Inside Story

Can Catalan leaders and Madrid find middle ground?

Region given deadline to make final decision on independence declaration before Madrid takes any further measures.