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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.

Pro-Puigdemont demonstrators block roads in Catalonia

The demonstrations were held as a show of support for the arrested former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont.

Clashes in Catalonia after Puigdemont arrested in Germany

German police had earlier arrested Puigdemont as he crossed the border with Denmark by car, responding to a European warrant issued by Spain.

Former Catalan leader Puigdemont detained in Germany 

Puigdemont had entered Germany from Denmark after leaving Finland on Friday when it appeared police would arrest him there and launch an extradition process requested by Spain.

Puigdemont slips out of Finland despite arrest warrant

Puigdemont, who lives in self-imposed exile in Belgium, had been visiting Finland since Thursday for talks with lawmakers.

Finnish police ask Spain for info on Puigdemont arrest warrant

Puigdemont has been due to leave Finland on Saturday afternoon, but his exact whereabouts were unknown.

Protests in Catalonia after independence leaders held

Five people are held in custody, including Catalan presidential candidate Jordi Turull who was due Saturday to seek a second round vote in the regional parliament, after failing to be elected earlier in the week.

Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont, in self-exile in Brussels, to visit Switzerland

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont will speak at the International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights in Geneva.

Moderates are Catalonia’s ‘big losers’, says ex-minister

During last year's secession crisis in the Spanish region, Vila, who was serving as Puigdemont's business minister, quit the day before Catalan lawmakers made a unilateral declaration of independence on October 27.

Catalonia ‘Republic Now’ march draws tens of thousands

Some 45,000 people joined the "Republic Now" march called by the influential pro-independence citizens' group ANC.