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Champions League: Pressure back on as Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane reunite with Juventus

Champions League: Pressure back on as Real Madrid and Zinedine Zidane reunite with Juventus

Real face Zidane's former club in the first leg of the quarterfinal on Tuesday, knowing their season, and perhaps the Frenchman's future as coach, hinges on reaching the last four.

Apr 02, 2018, 09:56 AM IST
My wish is to stay at Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane

My wish is to stay at Real Madrid: Zinedine Zidane

Zinedine Zidane indicated on Friday that he wants to stay at Real Madrid next season.

Mar 30, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
Xabi Alonso facing 5-year prison sentence for tax fraud

Xabi Alonso facing 5-year prison sentence for tax fraud

Spanish prosecutors have called for Xabi Alonso to be sentenced to five years in prison after the former Real Madrid and Liverpool midfielder was accused of tax fraud.

Mar 21, 2018, 20:39 PM IST
Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain gunning for Real Madrid scalp despite Neymar absence

Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain gunning for Real Madrid scalp despite Neymar absence

Paris Saint-Germain remains optimistic that they can record what would be the biggest victory since the Qatari takeover of the club, even with Neymar out injured, when they face Real Madrid on Tuesday.

Mar 06, 2018, 11:08 AM IST
Former Barcelona and Spain striker Enrique Castro dies aged 68

Former Barcelona and Spain striker Enrique Castro dies aged 68

Castro, nicknamed 'Quini', scored 54 league goals in 100 games for Barca and won two Copa del Rey (1981, 1983), as well as the UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1982).

Feb 28, 2018, 12:34 PM IST

Ousted Catalan leader blasts Spain after Belgium frees him

Catalonia`s sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday denounced Spain as an undemocratic country that "unjustly" jailed his colleagues, his first reaction since he was freed on bail in Belgium.

Nov 06, 2017, 18:59 PM IST
Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont turns himself in to Belgian police

Catalonia's Carles Puigdemont turns himself in to Belgian police

Catalonia`s sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his former ministers turned themselves into Belgian police on Sunday after Spain issued a warrant for their arrest.

Nov 05, 2017, 19:52 PM IST
Germany backs Madrid after arrests of Catalan ex-ministers

Germany backs Madrid after arrests of Catalan ex-ministers

"We continue to support the clear position of the Spanish prime minister (Mariano Rajoy)," government spokesman Seibert said.

Nov 03, 2017, 19:01 PM IST
Catalan ex-ministers face jail over secession bid

Catalan ex-ministers face jail over secession bid

A judge in Madrid on Thursday ordered ministers of Catalonia`s deposed government to be held in jail pending further probes into their role in the regional government`s quest for independence, prompting calls for protests in Barcelona and other cities.

Nov 03, 2017, 00:00 AM IST
La Liga: Lionel Messi maintains under-par Barcelona's lead over resurgent Valencia

La Liga: Lionel Messi maintains under-par Barcelona's lead over resurgent Valencia

Barcelona's relentless winning run continued as coach Ernesto Valverde enjoyed a successful return to Athletic Bilbao, goals from Lionel Messi and Paulinho securing a 2-0 victory at San Mames on Saturday.

Oct 29, 2017, 09:20 AM IST
'Independent' Catalonia wakes up under Madrid's control

'Independent' Catalonia wakes up under Madrid's control

Catalonia woke up Saturday under the direct control of Madrid as the Spanish prime minister took drastic measures to quash secession, deposing the region's leaders and dissolving its parliament hou

Oct 28, 2017, 11:14 AM IST

US considers Catalonia 'integral part of Spain': State Dept

The United States considers Catalonia an "integral part of Spain" and supports Madrid`s measures to keep Spain "strong and united," the State Department said Friday after Catalan lawmakers voted to declare independence.

Oct 27, 2017, 21:36 PM IST
Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

Spain urges Catalonia secessionists to obey Madrid

The Spanish government on Sunday urged Catalans to accept direct control from Madrid and ignore instructions from the restive region`s secessionist leadership once it has been removed from power.

Oct 23, 2017, 00:42 AM IST
Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

Catalan parliament will respond to Spanish PM's measures: President

The President of Spain`s Catalonia region said on Saturday he would convene a session of the regional Parliament to debate and decide a proper response to the measures announced earlier in the day by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Oct 22, 2017, 07:15 AM IST

Spain govt actions don't respect rule of law: Catalan leader

The Spanish government's actions do not respect the rule of law, Catalonia's leader said Saturday, after Madrid took drastic measures to stop the region from breaking away, announcing plans to dismiss its separatist executive.

Oct 22, 2017, 05:56 AM IST

Catalans take to the streets as key separatists detained

Thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia Tuesday after a judge ordered the detention of two separatist leaders, further inflaming tensions over the region`s chaotic referendum on splitting from Spain.

Oct 17, 2017, 19:37 PM IST
Spain says Catalan independence response unclear

Spain says Catalan independence response unclear

Madrid has threatened to impose direct rule over semi-autonomous Catalonia if it declares independence based on a hotly-disputed October 1 referendum.

Oct 16, 2017, 15:53 PM IST

Catalan talks with Spain 'would aim at independence'

A senior Catalan official on Saturday said an offer of talks with Madrid over his region`s independence push was aimed at negotiating secession from Spain, not stopping it. 

Oct 14, 2017, 18:07 PM IST
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy demands clarity over Catalan plan

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy demands clarity over Catalan plan

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday said he has asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm whether or not he has declared independence.

Oct 11, 2017, 18:19 PM IST
Spain braces for mass protests in Catalonia crisis

Spain braces for mass protests in Catalonia crisis

The Catalan government on Friday published final results from the referendum indicating that 90 percent of voters backed the idea of breaking away from Spain.

Oct 07, 2017, 16:45 PM IST