Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez pardons politicians and activists jailed for 2017 secession referendum.
Nine secessionists imprisoned for their part in failed 2017 independence bid leave jail after Madrid waives sentences.
Madrid says controversial move aimed at diffusing years-long political crisis, but some dismiss pardons as a stunt.
Right-wing opposition accuses leftist PM of caving in to pressure from separatist parties, which back the government.
The arrest of a famous rapper is yet another sign of increasingly shrinking spaces for free expression in Spain.
Police clash with protesters in Spain on the fifth night of protests against the jailing of rapper Pablo Hasel.
Several thousand took to the streets in Barcelona and elsewhere to protest against the arrest of rapper Pablo Hasel.
Survey shows Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya party will win 36-38 seats; centre-right Junts per Catalunya at 30-33.
Vote could signal appeal of Catalan secessionists and the political trajectory of the pro-independence movement.
The latest far-fetched accusation Spain directed at Catalan independence leaders involves Russia and backroom deals.
The court rejects enforcing the European arrest warrant for former Catalan culture minister, Lluis Puig.
Two Catalan politicians sue the former head of Spain’s intelligence agency and an Israeli technology firm over spyware
WhatsApp tells Roger Torrent his phone had been broken into with an Israeli spyware, prompting him to raise alarm.
No expectation of a breakthrough, but experts say the fact the discussions are happening is encouraging.