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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
Catalan police chief appears in court in Madrid

Catalan police chief appears in court in Madrid

Josep-Luis Trapero was summoned along with three other suspects, a move that could further escalate tensions between the regional and national governments.

Oct 06, 2017, 13:44 PM IST
United in sadness over police violence, Catalans want dialogue

United in sadness over police violence, Catalans want dialogue

 For or against independence, Catalans are reeling from police violence during an independence referendum banned by Madrid but far from locking horns with the Spanish government, they call for dialogue.

Oct 03, 2017, 09:41 AM IST

UN calls on Spain to investigate referendum violence

The UN rights chief said on Monday he was "very disturbed" by the violence during the banned independence referendum in the Spanish region of Catalonia and urged Madrid to investigate any possible misconduct. 

Oct 02, 2017, 20:53 PM IST
337 injured during Catalan independence referendum vote

337 injured during Catalan independence referendum vote

The Spanish government considers the referendum unconstitutional and had ordered the police to seal public facilities to prevent voting.

Oct 01, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
Spanish police seize millions of Catalan referendum ballots

Spanish police seize millions of Catalan referendum ballots

Madrid has also threatened to arrest mayors who facilitate the vote and has tightened its control over the region`s finances.

Sep 20, 2017, 20:40 PM IST

Catalonia asks Spain for dialogue as independence struggle intensifies

In a letter released on Friday, regional president Carles Puigdemont and Barcelona mayor Ada Colau wrote to Rajoy and Spain`s King Felipe saying the state had mounted "an unprecedented repression offensive". 

Sep 15, 2017, 22:42 PM IST
Catalonia expected to approve Oct 1 referendum on split from Spain

Catalonia expected to approve Oct 1 referendum on split from Spain

Catalan leader Puigdemont described the move as intimidation ahead of the planned October referendum.

Sep 06, 2017, 13:01 PM IST
Huge fire at Spain music festival prompts exodus

Huge fire at Spain music festival prompts exodus

Police arrested a British man on the holiday island of Mallorca in June, and placed another under investigation, on suspicion of targeting tourists outside hotels and encouraging them to make bogus claims.

Jul 30, 2017, 20:22 PM IST

Barcelona, Madrid, music, festival, fire

A total of 22,143 people had to be evacuated from the festival

Jul 30, 2017, 09:57 AM IST
54 people injured in Barcelona train crash

54 people injured in Barcelona train crash

The train was coming from the village of Sant Vicenc de Calders in the province of Tarragona on the R2 line of the Rodalies commuter rail service.

Jul 28, 2017, 14:40 PM IST

Hundreds of thousands rally for LGBTI rights in Madrid

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in a global gay pride demonstration in Madrid under tight security, and a parade of 52 floats took the festivities through the Spanish capital and into the night.

Jul 02, 2017, 09:29 AM IST

Spain detains Danish man suspected of fighting with IS

In 2004, 191 people died after bombs exploded on commuter trains in Madrid in an attack claimed by Qaeda-inspired militants.

Jul 01, 2017, 18:11 PM IST

Wildfire continues in Spain

It has destroyed around 1,000 hectares of forest in the Sierra de la Calderona natural park.

Jun 30, 2017, 16:49 PM IST

Donald Trump picks Indian American Krishna R Urs to be ambassador to Peru

The appointment of Urs, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, would have to be approved by the Senate.

Jun 29, 2017, 09:42 AM IST

Spanish school kids seek heat relief in funeral home

"Five students had been taken to hospital, one for heatstroke, the others because they were nervous" due to the heat, the spokesman said.

Jun 16, 2017, 20:51 PM IST