MADRID/BARCELONA Spain's ruling Socialists courted Catalan separatists on Thursday, as they began the tough process of winning enough support in a fragmented parliament to sustain a coalition government with the far-left Unidas Podemos party.
BARCELONA/LA JONQUERA, Spain Catalonia's parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while separatist protesters blocked one of the region's major highways and also disrupted traffic in the Basque Country. | Video
BARCELONA Waving separatist flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" thousands of supporters of Catalan independence gathered in Barcelona for concerts and rallies on Saturday, while some protesters faced off with police, a day before Spain heads to the polls for a general election.
BARCELONA, Nov 9 Waving separatist flags and
chanting "freedom for political prisoners" thousands of
supporters of Catalan independence gathered in Barcelona for
concerts and rallies on Saturday, a day before Spain heads to
the polls for a general election.
BARCELONA/MADRID The fight over Catalan independence has been thrust to the forefront of Spanish politics ahead of elections on Sunday, with street clashes, torched cars and smashed windows fuelling a hardening stance against separatists amongst political parties.
BARCELONA Thousands of demonstrators banged on kitchen pots and chanted "Catalonia has no king!" on Monday to protest a visit by the Spanish royal family to the capital of the region that has been hit by weeks of separatist demonstrations. | Video
SEVILLE/L'HOSPITALET, Spain Spain's main political parties kicked off a highly condensed electoral campaign on Thursday night, just 10 days before Spaniards head to the polls for a repeat election that is likely to show an increasingly fragmented society.
BARCELONA Clashes between police and militant elements in a thousands-strong crowd of demonstrators transformed part of central Barcelona into a battleground late on Saturday as another day of pro-independence protests turned violent.
BARCELONA Spanish police and militant elements in a thousands-strong crowd of protesters clashed in the streets of Barcelona close to police headquarters late on Saturday as a pro-independence demonstration by a direct action group turned violent.
SANT JOAN DE VILATORRADA, Spain In condemning Catalan separatist leaders to long prison terms, Spanish authorities have set a precedent that risks criminalising any form of dissent against the state, one of the leaders said.