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Human tower builders in Catalonia kick off with pro-independence protest

08 Oct 2018

TARRAGONA, Spain Protesters calling for Catalan independence kicked off Spain's bi-annual human towers building competition on Sunday which is being held for the first time since Catalonia's failed 2017 independence referendum. | Video

Opera singer Montserrat Caballe dies in Barcelona, aged 85

06 Oct 2018

BARCELONA Montserrat Caballe, who took opera into the pop charts by singing "Barcelona" with Freddie Mercury three decades ago, died aged 85 on Saturday. | Video

Thousands gather in Barcelona as anniversary of independence vote approaches

20 Sep 2018

BARCELONA Thousands gathered in Barcelona on Thursday to mark the first anniversary of a police raid on Catalan government offices in the Mediterranean city, a move that sparked a huge demonstration ahead of a banned vote on a split from Spain.

A year after attacks, Barcelona harbours demons for survivors

14 Aug 2018

S'AGARO, Spain Silvia Gallart has returned to Barcelona's central boulevard only once since a van careered past her as it ploughed through crowds there last August, leaving a trail of dead and injured.

A year after attacks, Barcelona harbours demons for survivors

14 Aug 2018

S'AGARO, Spain, Aug 14 Silvia Gallart has returned to Barcelona's central boulevard only once since a van careered past her as it ploughed through crowds there last August, leaving a trail of dead and injured.

Crisis over Catalan independence nears crucial few days

25 Oct 2017

BARCELONA/MADRID Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont kept friends and foes guessing on Wednesday on whether he intends to unilaterally declare independence as the Spanish government prepares to impose direct rule to stop the region breaking away.

Catalan mayors exercise right to remain silent in referendum questioning

19 Sep 2017

BARCELONA The first of hundreds of Catalan mayors summoned to answer questions on why they have backed a banned Oct. 1 referendum on independence from Spain appeared before the state prosecutor on Tuesday amid cheers and chants from supporters.

Catalan independence campaign kicks off as Barcelona gives backing

14 Sep 2017

TARRAGONA, Spain The Catalonian government on Thursday launched its official campaign for an independence referendum, which Madrid has declared illegal, buoyed by the support of the capital Barcelona.

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