Jailed Catalan ex-ministers file new appeals for release

2017-11-21 22:01

The eight jailed members of the ousted Catalan government have filed new appeals for their release before the National Court.

Juncker: EU backs Spain against Catalan secession

2017-11-20 08:39

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has called Catalonia's secessionist push a "disaster" and has reaffirmed Europe's support of a unified Spain.

Spain saves 500 migrants crossing Mediterranean

2017-11-18 17:01

Spanish authorities say around 500 migrants have been saved by rescue craft as they attempted the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from Africa.

Belgian court pushes back extradition hearing for 5 Catalans

2017-11-17 18:11

A court in Belgium has pushed back the extradition arguments of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four allies until December.

Spanish PM urges Catalans to defeat separatists at polls

2017-11-13 06:07

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges voters in Catalonia to defeat separatists in snap regional elections he called for December

MotoGP: Marquez joins greats with fourth world title

2017-11-12 18:10

Spanish ace Marc Marquez clinched a fourth MotoGP world title to join an elite club of riders after finishing third at a tense season-ending Valencia Grand Prix.

Marquez and Dovizioso go for MotoGP title in final race

2017-11-11 08:40

Defending MotoGP champion Marc Marquez enters the season-ending Valencia Grand Prix with only one challenger separating him from his fourth title.

Catalan parliament speaker detained pending bail

2017-11-10 11:41

The speaker of Catalonia's sacked parliament has been ordered detained over her region's controversial drive for independence from Spain, pending payment of a 150 000 euro bail, a court spokesperson has said.

Belgium studying Spanish warrant for ex-Catalan leader

2017-11-06 09:23

Belgian state prosecutors are examining international arrest warrants issued by Spain for the ousted leader of Catalonia and other members of his disbanded Cabinet.

Catalan ex-president, 4 others in custody in Brussels

2017-11-05 17:36

Belgian state prosecutors are examining international arrest warrants issued by Spain for the ousted leader of Catalonia and other members of his disbanded Cabinet.


Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

2017-11-21 12:34

Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops - and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more frequent.

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

2017-11-19 09:36

Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia's separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region's pro-independence factions.

Anti-drug operation nets 4 tons of cocaine in Spain, Morocco

2017-11-18 16:01

Spanish and Moroccan police have netted close to four tones of cocaine with a street value of over €100m and arrested 40 people in a long-term anti-trafficking operation,

Spanish police make Europe's 'biggest' tobacco seizure

2017-11-16 22:24

Spanish police say they have seized 250 tons of contraband tobacco leaves worth €40m in the biggest such haul in Europe.

Hundreds march for Catalan independence in Brussels

2017-11-12 19:41

Several hundred people rallied in Brussels to back the independence push in Catalonia, slam the EU and demand Spain release jailed regional officials.

Huge rally in Barcelona demands jailed separatists' release

2017-11-11 21:56

Thousands of supporters of Catalonia seceding from the rest of Spain have rallied in downtown Barcelona to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.

Top Catalan lawmaker freed from jail

2017-11-10 21:58

A top Catalan lawmaker who spent the night in a Madrid prison as part of a wide-ranging rebellion investigation stemming from the Spanish region's declaration of independence has been released after posting bail.

Under attack over Catalonia, Spain's judiciary fights back

2017-11-08 18:34

As Catalonia's separatist crisis drags on, Spain's judiciary finds itself on the back foot, accused of engaging in the type of partisanship normally associated with repressive dictatorships.

Sacked Catalan leader freed on bail in Belgium

2017-11-06 07:38

Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers have been released with conditions in Belgium.

Deposed Catalan leader could stay in Belgium for three months

2017-11-04 16:28

It could take three months for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his ex-ministers to be returned to Spain.

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