Catalonia

Catalan lawmakers to vote on new regional leader

A close vote is expected as Catalonia's parliament decides whether to appoint Quim Torra as regional president.

Catalan lawmakers to vote on new regional leader

Opinion

Spain's MeToo moment: #IBelieveYou

After a court failed to convict five men of raping a young woman, Spanish women are calling for legal reform.

Gina Benevento

by Gina Benevento

Gina Benevento

Catalonia

Catalans propose dismissed leader as new president

Secessionists view Puigdemont as legitimate candidate for region's presidency but Spain wants him tried for rebellion.

Catalonia separatists propose Carles Puigdemont as new president

Inside Story

What's behind ETA's disbandment decision?

The armed group has fought for six decades for a homeland in northern Spain and southwest France.

Europe

Basque separatists ETA to 'cease all political activity '

The Basque separatist group ETA has issued a final communique saying its journey has ended and it will cease all political activity. For decades it used violence to push for an independent Basque state in northern Spain and southwest France.

Spain

ETA announces it has 'ended its political initiative'

Basque separatist group says it has 'dissolved all its structures' following decision to disarm in April 2017.

Spain

Spain eyes law change amid anger over gang-rape ruling

Widespread protests over 'Wolf Pack' case prompt the Spanish government to consider changing sex crime laws.

Spanish government considers revising sex crime classifications

Europe

Spain to exhume bodies from 'Valley of the Fallen'

For the first time, the court allows exhumations from the mausoleum of dictator Franco with thousands of victims of 1936 civil war.

Europe

Basque separatists' apology fails to appease victims

ETA, one of Europe's most-enduring and violent armed groups, has disarmed and issued in advance of its expected full dissolution in May.

Football

The passion and the politics: Spain's football clubs

Politics has influenced the identity of a number of Spanish football clubs, from Barcelona to Real to Athletic Bilbao.

More than a game: How politics and football interplay in Spain

Europe

Spain: Catalan activists defiant despite crackdown

More than half a year has passed since the banned referendum in Catalonia and there has been no breakthrough in the crisis.

Catalonia

Thousands march in Barcelona for jailed Catalan leaders

Cuixart and Sanchez were imprisoned for their role in the independence referendum last October.

Germany

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont hopes to return to Belgium

Puigdemont was released after he was arrested in Germany, pending a decision on extradition to Spain.

Exiled Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont hopes to return to Belgium

Catalonia

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont leaves German jail

Court rules he could be released on bail pending a decision on his extradition to Spain on Thursday.

Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont released from German jail on bail

Catalonia

German prosecutors request Puigdemont's extradition to Spain

Catalonia's former leader has been in detention for almost 10 days after he was arrested on a European arrest warrant.

German prosecutors request Puigdemont's extradition to Spain