MADRID Thousands of protesters took to the streets across Spain on Thursday after a court cleared five men of the gang rape of a teenager at the 2016 San Fermin bull-running festival in Pamplona.
EDINBURGH/MADRID Catalan academic Clara Ponsati, accused by Spain of rebellion for her role in Catalonia's independence campaign, was granted bail by a Scottish court on Wednesday as she battles extradition, saying she was the object of political persecution. | Video
MADRID Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont pulled back from a bid for a second term in office on Thursday, dealing a blow to the Spanish northeastern region's secessionist movement.
MADRID/COPENHAGEN Spanish authorities are monitoring borders to make sure that fugitive Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont does not sneak back into Spain to take up the presidency of the regional parliament again, a senior minister said on Tuesday.
MADRID, Jan 19 The sacked former leader of
Catalonia said on Friday he was perfectly eligible to be
re-elected as regional president and there was no reason why he
couldn't rule the Spanish region remotely from self-imposed
exile in Brussels.
MADRID The two main pro-independence parties in Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as their candidate to head the region, raising the likelihood of a renewed push this year for a split from Spain.
MADRID, Jan 10 The two main pro-independence
parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia have agreed to back
former leader Carles Puigdemont as candidate for regional head,
raising the likelihood of a renewed push for a split from Spain
BARCELONA/MADRID A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an electoral pact with another party.
MADRID The Spanish government has secured opposition support for dissolving Catalonia's parliament and holding new elections there in January in its bid to check the regional government's push for independence. | Video
Barcelona/Madrid Die katalanischen Separatisten steuern nach dem Unabhängigkeitsreferendum ungeachtet des Widerstandes der Madrider Regierung unbeirrt die Loslösung von Spanien an.