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Spanish PM tells Catalan leader to denounce violence

The Spanish PM also reiterates that Catalonia will not be granted independence because 'it is not legal'.

Violence escalates in Barcelona after over 500,000 separatists protest

Radical Catalan separatists hurled rocks and fireworks at police, who responded with teargas and rubber bullets.

Guardiola calls for European help to ease Catalan crisis

Manchester City manager hopes mediators can ease tensions after violent clashes between protesters and police.

Catalan crisis shelves Barca, Real ‘Clasico’

Oct 26 match between Spanish rivals postponed by demonstrations.

Cars burn in Barcelona as protesters ignore calls for calm

Police allege protesters had thrown acid at officers.

Catalan protests force La Liga to consider moving Clasico to Madrid

Request submitted to Spanish Football Federation for Oct 26 match to be reversed.

Fresh protests in Spain over Catalan sentence

Demonstrators are saying putting people in prison won’t resolve anything.

Catalan separatist warns ‘this is not over’

Protesters stop trains, block access to Barcelona airport, also roads in the city and across the region.

Catalan leaders jailed 9 to 13 years for trying to break...

Separatists say ruling an "atrocity" and "attack on democracy" as police prepare for violence.

Jailed Catalan separatists to enter Spanish parliament

Spain's Supreme Court, which has been trying the five men since February, allowed them to leave jail to obtain their formal certificates as elected lawmakers.

Spain PM, rivals clash over Catalonia in election debate

Casado and Rivera both accuse Sanchez of betraying Spain for attempting to negotiate with Catalan separatists since he came to power in June.

Catalonia protesters burn tyres, block highways over separatist trial

Secessionists stage protests across the region in response to trials of members of Catalan parliament.

60 protesters and police hurt as Spain cabinet meets in Catalonia

Catalonia declared independence in October 2017, but Spanish authorities stifled the attempt.

Catalan former leader forms new party a year after independence bid

The new group, named "The Call", will hold a founding congress Saturday evening, marking the one year anniversary of the secession push.

Catalan separatists plan show of strength on Barcelona streets

Spain's conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy imposed direct rule on Catalonia after last year's unauthorised plebiscite and called early elections.

Catalan separatists plan mass rally for independence from Spain

A poll by the Centro d'Estudis d'Opinio in July shows 46.7% of Catalans surveyed saying they want an independent state, just ahead of 44.9% who do not.

Spain’s Pedro Sanchez proffers olive branch to Catalan

We’re not giving up ... but it will require a different time and a different balance of political forces, Catalan Vice President Pere Aragones said in an interview last week.

The Spanish yoghurt farm that cultivates better mental health

La Fageda employs people with mental health conditions, like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, to help them find purpose in life and greater emotional stability.

Deposed Catalan leader Puigdemont says to return to Belgium

Carles Puigdemont will return from Germany after a Spanish judge dropped a European arrest warrant for him.

Nationalists back in power in Catalonia, say target independence

The new Catalan cabinet was sworn in after months of tensions with the central government, automatically ending Madrid's seven-month rule of the region, imposed by Sanchez' predecessor after separatists declared independence.

Actor Viggo Mortensen joins pro-independence Catalan group

Viggo Mortensen has joined Òmnium Cultural.

Spain moves to block Catalan ex-leader forming government

The Spanish government is attempting to prevent Carles Puigdemont from becoming the leader of Catalonia.

Jailed Sànchez gets second bid for Catalan presidency after UN rights...

The United Nations Human Rights Committee has publicly backed Jordi Sànchez's right to run for office.

German prosecutors request Puigdemont extradition to Spain

The request comes after protests by independence supporters at the weekend in Berlin and Catalonia calling for Puigdemont's immediate release.