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Spanish PM visits Barcelona, criticises regional chief

21 Oct 2019

BARCELONA Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez made a quick visit to Catalonia on Monday after a week of separatist unrest but spurned the pro-independence regional chief, accusing him of failing in his duty to restore order.

Street fires erupt in Barcelona in fourth day of Catalan protest

18 Oct 2019

BARCELONA Thousands gathered in Barcelona in a fourth day of protests that have led to the worst sustained street violence in Spain in decades after Catalan leaders were sentenced to lengthy jail terms for their roles in a 2017 bid for independence. | Video

Clashes erupt in Barcelona as Catalan separatists protest sentences for leaders

16 Oct 2019

BARCELONA Protesters and police clashed late on Tuesday in Barcelona during rallies against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders, with the unusually tense confrontations turning into a major challenge for Spanish and regional authorities. | Video

Mourners bid farewell to legendary Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballe

08 Oct 2018

BARCELONA Spanish royalty, politicians and Catalan tenor Jose Carreras joined family and friends of legendary soprano singer Montserrat Caballe for her funeral on Monday, two days after her death at the age of 85.

Boat caught in Europe's migration spat brings hundreds to Spain

18 Jun 2018

VALENCIA, Spain Rescued migrants turned away by Italy and Malta arrived at the Spanish port of Valencia on Sunday, ending a gruelling Mediterranean odyssey that became symbolic of Europe's failure to agree on immigration. | Video

Catalans prepare to defy Madrid in banned independence vote

01 Oct 2017

BARCELONA Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to defy Spanish authorities and attempt to vote in a banned independence referendum on Sunday, raising fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region. | Video

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