Catalans rally for independence vote

Thousands of Catalans rallied in a rainstorm Tuesday as their leaders battled to defend their bid for a referendum on independence from Spain after a court suspended it.

Catalonia referendum won't see light of day, says Spain PM
Catalonia referendum won't see light of day, says Spain PM

A Scottish-style independence referendum sought by Catalonia planned for Novemebr, has been suspended by Spain's Constitutional Court as Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy slammed the decree calling it an affront to the country's "sovereignty".

Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote

Spain`s Constitutional Court on Monday suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9, although leaders of the rich northeastern region vowed to press ahead anyway with preparations for the vote.

Spain rolls out roadblock to Catalonia independence vote

The Spanish government on Monday rolled out a legal roadblock to stop the Catalonia region voting on independence, branding the planned ballot an affront to the sovereignty of Spain.

Michal Kwiatkowski becomes Poland`s first world cycling champion
Michal Kwiatkowski becomes Poland`s first world cycling champion

Michal Kwiatkowski timed his breakaway to perfection to make history as the first Polish rider to win the men`s road race world title on Sunday.

Road Cycling World Championships medallist, Simon Gerrans feels like crying
Road Cycling World Championships medallist, Simon Gerrans feels like crying

Australia`s Simon Gerrans said he wanted to cry after crossing the line just one second behind new world champion Michal Kwiatkowski.

Ramkumar Ramanathan wins Antalya ITF Futures singles title
Ramkumar Ramanathan wins Antalya ITF Futures singles title

Rising Indian tennis star Ramkumar Ramanathan clinched his second ITF Future title in as many weeks with a resounding 6-3 6-0 win over Venezuela's Ricardo Rodriguez in Antalya, Turkey on Sunday.

Jorge Lorenzo wins accident-marred Aragon Grand Prix
Jorge Lorenzo wins accident-marred Aragon Grand Prix

Spain: Spaniard Jorge Lorenzo won his first Grand Prix of the season in a thrilling rain-affected race at Aragon on Sunday.

Marc Marquez on pole again in Aragon Grand Prix
Marc Marquez on pole again in Aragon Grand Prix

Moto GP world champion Marc Marquez claimed his 11th pole position in 14 races this season with a new track record on Saturday for the Aragon Grand Prix.

Spain, Morocco arrest nine suspected jihadists

Spain and Morocco on Friday arrested nine suspected members of a group in north Africa linked to the violent Islamic State jihadists, the Spanish government said.

I have no control over Diego Costa and Spain, says Jose Mourinho
I have no control over Diego Costa and Spain, says Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho, the Chelsea manager, admits he has no control over Diego Costa`s impending international involvement with Spain amid fears that his injury problems will not clear up in the short-term.

Catalan leader set to formally call independence vote

Catalonia`s president said he will on Saturday formally call a vote for November 9 on whether the region should be independent from Spain, defying Madrid`s vows to block the move.

Spain, Morocco arrest nine militants linked to Islamic State

Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested nine people suspected of belonging to a militant cell linked to Islamic State, Spain`s Interior Ministry said on Friday.

Second Spanish Ebola patient dead

The second repatriated Spaniard suffering from the Ebola virus has died.

'NASA's modest programme reflects risk-averse society'

Former Apollo astronaut Walter Cunningham has said that NASA's current modest programme is a reflection of a risk-averse society which, in his opinion, is suffering from a lack of motivation.

Aussie cycling great Cadel Evans announces he will retire in February
Aussie cycling great Cadel Evans announces he will retire in February

Cadel Evans, the only Australian to win the Tour de France, announced on Thursday he will retire next February.

Spain's PM scraps hardline abortion reform

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Tuesday scrapped proposed changes in the abortion law that would have made Spain one of the most difficult countries in Europe in which to terminate an unwanted pregnancy, prompting the justice minister to resign.

Toni Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain
Toni Nadal puzzled as Spain pick female Davis Cup captain

Toni Nadal has given a lukewarm response to the decision by the Spanish Tennis Federation (RFET) to appoint former women`s Tour player Gala Leon as Spain`s new Davis Cup captain.

Spanish federation hoping for Carlos Moya u-turn

The Spanish tennis federation said on Sunday that they will offer a contract renewal to Davis Cup captain Carlos Moya, despite the former world number one announcing his intention to step down.

Spain to fly back missionary with Ebola from Sierra Leone

Spain is sending a plane to fly a Catholic missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus home from Sierra Leone, officials said Saturday.