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Spain gives Catalans three days to drop independence bid

2017-10-16 22:48

Madrid has warned Catalonia's separatist leader that he has only three days to "return to legality" after he refused to say whether he would follow through on a threat to declare independence from Spain.

Wildfires fanned by hurricane kill six in Spain, Portugal

2017-10-16 12:09

Three people have been killed in Portugal as the country is hit by a record number of forest fires, and three more have died in Spain where blazes sparked by arsonists have been fanned by strong winds from Hurricane Ophelia.

Catalan defence committees ready to take to the streets

2017-10-15 19:22

When teachers, students, parents and activists turned up to defend polling stations against police in Catalonia's banned independence referendum, it became evident that a well-organised grassroots movement had emerged.

Spain vows 'all options' open in Catalonia crisis talks

2017-10-11 14:36

Spain's government has vowed to examine "all options" in a crisis cabinet meeting hours after Catalonia's leaders said they had a mandate to declare independence but put it on hold, plunging the country into uncertainty.

Flags fly as Catalan crisis fans Spanish patriotism

2017-10-09 09:26

In Spain the sight of countless red and yellow national flags have usually only been seen at soccer stadiums - until Catalonia's independence drive fanned the fires of patriotism.

Morocco 'mule women' in back-breaking trade from Spain

2017-10-06 12:41

Along the border between Spain's North African enclave Ceuta and Morocco, thousands of women eke out a living lugging back-breaking loads of goods in an "organised trafficking" operation tolerated by officials.

Catalan leader calls for international mediation amid voting violence

2017-10-02 15:18

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has called for international mediation in the crisis pitting his regional separatist executive against Madrid, a day after police violence marred an independence referendum banned by the central government.

Leftist politicians call on Spanish PM to resign

2017-10-02 05:34

Several left-wing Spanish politicians have demanded Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy resign after police used force to block voting in a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, injuring dozens of people.

WATCH: Spanish police crack down, many Catalan voters hurt

2017-10-01 15:32

Spanish riot police fired rubber bullets and forced their way into activist-held polling stations in Catalonia as thousands flooded the streets to vote. Updated

Cristiano Ronaldo shows off his new R33-million Bugatti Chiron

2017-09-29 09:35

Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo took to instagram to show off his new Bugatti Chiron.

 

Spain gives Catalans till Thursday to clarify independence stance

2017-10-16 20:19

Spain's central government says that Catalan president Carles Puigdemont had not clarified whether or not he declared independence, urging him to do so "clearly" by Thursday at 10:00.

Catalan leader under cosh as deadline looms

2017-10-16 05:48

Pressure is mounting on Catalonia's leader ahead of a Madrid-imposed deadline to decide whether to defy international pleas for unity and declare independence or back down and unleash the wrath of his separatist allies.

Catalan official takes stance over secession

2017-10-15 13:33

A senior Catalan official says that an offer of talks with Madrid over his region's independence push is aimed at negotiating secession from Spain, not halting it.

Spain warns it will act if Catalonia declares independence

2017-10-10 08:51

Spain's deputy Prime Minister says the Spanish government will be ready to act if Catalan separatist leaders go ahead with declaring independence as they have promised

Thousands rally in Barcelona against Catalonia's secession

2017-10-08 15:35

Hundreds of people have started to gather in downtown Barcelona ahead of a rally to protest the Catalan government's push for secession from the rest of Spain.

13 held in Morocco over record cocaine haul

2017-10-05 10:35

Thirteen Spanish citizens of Moroccan origin have been arrested over a record seizure of cocaine in the North African country, authorities say.

Catalan leader: We've won right to independence

2017-10-02 07:39

Catalan president Carles Puigdemont says Catalonia "has won the right to become an independent state".

What we know about Catalan independence vote

2017-10-01 22:02

Spanish riot police stormed voting stations Sunday as they moved to stop Catalonia's independence referendum after it was banned by the central government in Madrid.

Spanish riot police fire rubber projectiles in Catalonia vote

2017-10-01 12:28

Spanish riot police have smashed their way into polling stations to try to halt a disputed independence referendum, firing rubber projectiles at protesters outside a Barcelona polling station.

Software glitch caused check-in delays at airports

2017-09-28 20:41

Authorities say passengers at airports around the world have suffered some delays because of a problem with check-in systems.

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