Mariano Rajoy

Spain gives Catalan leader eight days to drop independence

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend the Catalonia`s political autonomy and rule the region directly.

Oct 12, 2017, 06:07 AM IST
Spain gives Catalan leader eight days to drop independence bid

Spain gives Catalan leader eight days to drop independence bid

Spanish PM on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid.

Oct 12, 2017, 00:11 AM 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
Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Thousands protest in Barcelona against Catalan independence

Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday carrying banners saying 'Catalonia is Spain'. 

Oct 09, 2017, 00:10 AM IST

Spanish PM won't rule out suspending Catalonia's autonomy

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has refused to rule out suspending Catalonia's regional autonomy unless its leaders withdraw a threatened declaration of independence as tens of thousands rallied for national unity.

Oct 08, 2017, 17:53 PM IST
Spanish PM won`t rule out suspending Catalonia`s autonomy

Spanish PM won`t rule out suspending Catalonia`s autonomy

PM Mariano​ Rajoy assured Catalan leaders that there "is still time" to backtrack and avoid triggering a tough response from the central government in Madrid.

Oct 08, 2017, 06:06 AM 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
Spain's top court suspends Catalan Parliament's upcoming session

Spain's top court suspends Catalan Parliament's upcoming session

Spain`s Constitutional Court on Thursday announced it had preemptively suspended the Catalan Parliament`s upcoming plenary session in an attempt to thwart a unilateral declaration of independence by the region`s president.

Oct 06, 2017, 00:22 AM IST
Donald Trump sides against Catalan independence, says Spain 'should remain united'

Donald Trump sides against Catalan independence, says Spain 'should remain united'

US President Donald Trump said it would be "foolish" for Catalans to try to leave Spain, urging the country to remain united ahead of a banned independence referendum Sunday.

Sep 27, 2017, 06:06 AM 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
Hundreds of thousands rally for Catalan independence from Spain

Hundreds of thousands rally for Catalan independence from Spain

Protesters on Monday held a minute of silence for the victims of the attacks.

Sep 11, 2017, 22:56 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
Spain mourns attack victims as probe zeroes in on imam

Spain mourns attack victims as probe zeroes in on imam

Grief-stricken Barcelona paid homage on Sunday to victims of two terror assaults at a mass in the city's Sagrada Familia church, as investigators turned their focus to a missing Moroccan imam believed to have radicalised the young attackers.

Aug 20, 2017, 16:07 PM IST
Barcelona terror attack: Death toll rises to 14, say emergency services

Barcelona terror attack: Death toll rises to 14, say emergency services

The death toll in a double attack in Spain rose to 14, emergency services said on Friday, as the country reeled from the two vehicle rampages that saw drivers plough into pedestrians in Barcelona and Cambrils, another seaside town.

Aug 18, 2017, 17:22 PM IST
Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

It was late into Thursday afternoon in Barcelona that a van rammed into the heart of the city in a packed street named Las Ramblas, killing 13 and injuring around 100. 70 miles away and a few hours later Catalan police were informed of a second van attack in the town of Cambrils, where four people were shot dead. A fifth died a few hours later. 

Aug 18, 2017, 08:51 AM IST

Rise of Left: Corbyn, Sanders become most popular politicians

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Jul 10, 2017, 13:20 PM IST

Emmanuel Macron holds a meetings with European leaders in Paris

Macron successively meets today with Dutch Prime minister Mark Rutte, Estonian Prime minister Juri Ratas and has a working lunch with Spanish head of government Mariano Rajoy.

Jun 16, 2017, 16:18 PM IST
PM Modi urges Spanish firms to invest in India

PM Modi urges Spanish firms to invest in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged Spanish firms to invest in India, saying the fast-growing country offered "many opportunities" in areas ranging from tourism to energy.

May 31, 2017, 14:12 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi calls for boosting cooperation with Spain to fight terror

PM Narendra Modi calls for boosting cooperation with Spain to fight terror

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday met Spain's President Mariano Rajoy here and underlined the need for boosting bilateral cooperation in fighting terrorism that has affected both the countries.

May 31, 2017, 13:21 PM IST

PM Modi arrives in Spain on second leg of four-nation tour

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the Spanish capital on Tuesday.

May 31, 2017, 00:42 AM IST