Recent News Headlines : Madrid - Spain

SPAIN WITHDRAWS EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT FOR PUIGDEMONT


What it does not do is lift the arrest warrants for those people here in Spain... READ MORE

5th December, 2017 17

FOUR CATALAN SEPARATISTS TO STAY IN JAIL


Spain Catalonia Four separatist politicians to stay in jail... READ MORE

4th December, 2017 120

FORMER CATALAN LEADERS APPEAR BEFORE SUPREME COURT IN MADRID


Eight former Catalan cabinet members in custody awaiting trial have appeared before the supreme court in Madrid after requesting their release before a regional election... READ MORE

1st December, 2017 203

SINCE CATALONIA'S INDEPENDENCE VOTE, 2,700 BUSINESSES HAVE MOVED THEIR HEADQUARTERS


That shift is also designed to ensure the company remains within the European Union's legal framework... READ MORE

30th November, 2017 172

CATALAN POLITICIANS STRUGGLE WITH SPANISH PRISON REGIME


Jordi Sanchez, one of the two imprisoned activists, has decided to stand on a list with the former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont... READ MORE

28th November, 2017 1746

FRANCE'S MACRON VOWS TO COMBAT 'SHAMEFUL' VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN


PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday proposed a raft of measures to combat horrific and shameful violence against women... READ MORE

26th November, 2017 2

CATALAN SEPARATISTS HAVE A NEW PLAN TO DEFY MADRID'S AUTHORITY


Catalan Separatists Have a New Plan to Defy Madrids Authority... READ MORE

25th November, 2017 140

JAILED VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER ESCAPES HOUSE ARREST, FLEES TO SPAIN


He was arrested in February 2015, after Maduro accused him of involvement in a plot to overthrow the government... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 216

SPAINS ATTORNEY GENERAL, LEADING CATALAN PROSECUTION, FALLS ILL AND DIES


A criminal court judge ordered eight of the Catalan politicians, who appeared in court in Madrid to be jailed without bail, pending a full trial... READ MORE

20th November, 2017 530

ONLINE EXHIBIT SHOWS HIDDEN DEPTHS OF PICASSO'S 'GUERNICA'


She is part of the team behind Rethinking Guernica, an interactive exhibition launched this week about the work... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 0

'I'VE LIVED OUT A JAMES BOND MOVIE'


Antonio Ledezma's flight from Bogota landed at Barajas airport in Spain's capital, Madrid... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 180

AC/DC CO-FOUNDER MALCOLM YOUNG DEAD AT 64


Legendary AC DC guitarist Malcolm Young has died, leaving a legacy that includes one of Australia's greatest ever music exports... READ MORE

19th November, 2017 18160

LEBANON'S HARIRI TRAVELS TO FRANCE, DENIES BEING 'HELD UP' IN SAUDI ARABIA


Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri arrived in France on Saturday from Saudi Arabia, where his shock resignation announcement two weeks ago sparked accusat... READ MORE

18th November, 2017 0

CATALONIA CRISIS: FLEMISH SEPARATISTS MAKE COMMON CAUSE


Officially the reasoning was clear Mr Puigdemont hoped to internationalise his dispute with Spain, by putting the separatist case before the European institutions in Brussels... READ MORE

17th November, 2017 124

RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTER DISMISSES RUSSIA'S ALLEGED MEDDLING INTO CATALONIA CRISIS AS 'HYSTERIA'


However, the Spanish did take seriously the social media campaign that allegedly originated in Russia... READ MORE

16th November, 2017 14

HOW MANY COUNTRIES HAVE LEGALISED IT?


Brazil became the first country to legalise same-sex marriage not through legislation, but with a court ruling... READ MORE

15th November, 2017 947

CATALAN INDEPENDENCE: EU EXPERTS DETECT RISE IN PRO-KREMLIN FALSE CLAIMS


The findings emerged after Spain's foreign minister, Alfonso Dastis, said intelligence suggested Russian hackers were targeting the European Union... READ MORE

14th November, 2017 2222

MARIANO RAJOY URGES LARGE TURNOUT IN CATALAN ELECTION


Mariano Rajoy speaks in campaign event in his first visit to Catalonia since Madrid imposed direct rule over the region... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 61

SPANISH PM, IN CATALONIA, CALLS FOR BIG TURNOUT AT DECEMBER ELECTION


Madrid's imposition of direct rule on Catalonia has widened a rift between political parties both in regional politics and at the municipal level... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 0

'WE WANT TO TELL THE WORLD THAT WE WANT FREEDOM FOR OUR PRISONERS AND FREEDOM FOR CATALONIA'


Hundreds of thousands take to Barcelona streets demanding release of Catalan leaders... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 241

RAJOY TO KICK OFF CAMPAIGING IN CATALONIA AHEAD OF ELECTIONS


Since the crackdown by Madrid, Catalonia's sacked President Carles Puigdemont has gone into self-imposed exile in Belgium, and his top allies have been prosecuted... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 357

'I'M BEING TREATED LIKE A PAEDOPHILE'


Mr Puigdemont said he would respect the outcome of the vote but wanted Madrid to arrange another referendum on Catalan independence to settle the issue... READ MORE

12th November, 2017 66

CATALAN EX-PRESIDENT RELEASED BY BELGIAN JUDGE


Ex-President Carles Puigdemont was granted conditional release by the judge, Puigdemont's lawyer, Paul Bekaert, confirmed... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 1256

CATALAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER DETAINED OVER INDEPENDENCE BID


EU economics commissioner Pierre Moscovici said that the Catalan independence drive had so far only had a slight impact on Spain's overall economy... READ MORE

10th November, 2017 0

CATALAN LAWMAKERS TESTIFYING IN SEPARATIST REBELLION PROBE


Catalonia, with 7.5 million people, represents a fifth of Spain's gross domestic product... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 0

CATALAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER IN COURT OVER INDEPENDENCE BID


Encouraged by their charismatic leader Carles Puigdemont, Catalan leaders voted to declare unilateral independence from Spain after going ahead with a banned referendum on October 1... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 8

CATALAN PARLIAMENT SPEAKER IN MADRID COURT OVER INDEPENDENCE BID


Catalonia, a region of 7.5 million people that accounts for a fifth of Spain's GDP, is deeply divided over independence... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 0

CONTROVERSIAL SPAIN FOOTBALL SHIRT CAUSES ANGER


But the Spanish football federation and designers Adidas deny the kit has political connotations... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 80

SPANISH CONSTITUTIONAL COURT ANNULS CATALAN INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


The Constitutional Court also voted to suspend the transition law for the construction of a Catalan republic... READ MORE

9th November, 2017 0

SPAIN COULD ALLOW REFERENDUMS, SAYS FM


The move is in recognition of the events in Catalonia, where the regional government was deposed after the unilateral declaration of independence... READ MORE

8th November, 2017 1286

Trending News Headlines : Madrid

SPAIN DISMISSES CATALONIA GOVERNMENT AFTER REGION DECLARES INDEPENDENCE


In ordering the Catalan Parliament to dissolve, Mr. Rajoy said new regional elections would be held Dec. 21... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 21088

CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT HAS FLED THE COUNTRY AMID REBELLION CHARGES


Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has left Spain and travelled to Brussels, Spanish government officials have said... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 17584

SPANISH JUDGE JAILS EIGHT MEMBERS OF FORMER CATALAN GOVERNMENT


Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, used the article to sack Puigdemont and his government and announce snap regional elections on 21 December... READ MORE

3rd November, 2017 15392

SPANISH PROSECUTOR CALLS FOR REBELLION CHARGES AGAINST CATALAN LEADERS


Spanish government officials said Puigdemont was in Brussels, which was confirmed late on Monday by Umberto Gambini, the head of Catalan legislator Ramon Tremosa's office... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 5666

CATALONIA: MADRID WARNS OF PUIGDEMONT JAILING AS THOUSANDS RALLY FOR UNITY


Common sense for coexistence and drew people from the region and beyond as well as members of the Spanish government and pro-unity Catalan MPs... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 5142

SPAIN SACKS CATALAN GOVERNMENT AFTER INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


But within an hour, the upper house of Spain's parliament in Madrid authorized Rajoy's government to rule Catalonia directly... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 4879

SPAIN SACKS CATALAN GOVERNMENT AFTER INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


But within an hour, the upper house of Spain's parliament in Madrid authorized Rajoy's government to rule Catalonia directly... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 4877

CATALAN LEADER VOWS 'PEACEFUL RESISTANCE' AS MADRID TAKES CONTROL OF REGION


Madrid reacted to the Catalan parliament's unilateral declaration of independence on Friday by firing the regional government and dismissing the head of the local police force... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 4260

EUROPEAN ARREST WARRANT ISSUED FOR EX-CATALAN LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT


Spain has been convulsed by crisis since Puigdemont's government held a unilateral independence referendum in defiance of Spain's government, constitution and constitutional court on 1 October... READ MORE

4th November, 2017 4191

ARTICLE 155 WILL ELIMINATE FULL DEMOCRACY IN CATALONIA


After the enactment of Article 155, the Catalan regional government will be dissolved in other words, the central government in Madrid will start governing Catalonia single-handedly... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 3233

ANALYSIS | HOW CATALONIA'S CRISIS IS TURNING INTO A EUROPEAN PROBLEM


On Monday, Puigdemont and several other senior Catalan officials made their way to Brussels, the capital of Belgium and, more importantly, the European Union... READ MORE

1st November, 2017 3120

SPAIN ASSERTS DIRECT RULE OVER CATALANS


It's why Mr Rajoy called for calm in Spain, after the Catalan vote for independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 2136

SPANISH JUDGE JAILS 8 CATALAN SEPARATISTS BEFORE TRIAL


In all, Spains attorney general is seeking to prosecute 20 Catalan separatists, including Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia... READ MORE

2nd November, 2017 2033

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE: MADRID TAKES CONTROL OF REGIONAL GOVERNMENT AND CALLS FRESH ELECTIONS


Catalonia independence Madrid takes control of regional government and calls fresh elections... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1845

SPAIN PROSECUTOR FILES CHARGES AGAINST CATALAN LEADERS


Barcelona, Spain - Spanish Attorney General Jose Manuel Maza has confirmed he will file criminal complaints against the dismissed Catalan government... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 1726

SPAIN'S STATE PROSECUTOR JUST SAID CATALONIA'S LEADERS WILL BE CHARGED WITH REBELLION


Tens of thousands of anti-independence protesters lined the streets of Barcelona at the weekend chanting long live Spain and prison for Puigdemont ... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 1629

SACKED CATALAN LEADER CALLS FOR PEACEFUL RESISTANCE TO SPANISH TAKEOVER


Catalonia independence Sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont calls for peaceful resistance to Spain... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1495

TIRED BY YEARS OF SEPARATIST STRIFE MANY BASQUES WARY OF NEW INDEPENDENCE BID


Besides, the Basque region already has greater autonomy than Catalonia, particularly in financial affairs, Mr. Ortuzar said... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1408

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH FOR UNIFIED SPAIN, POLL SHOWS DEPTHS OF DIVISION


Spain's central government called an election for Dec. 21 on Friday after sacking Catalonia's president Carles Puigdemont, dissolving its parliament and dismissing its government... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 1253

SPANISH PM AXES CATALAN GOVERNMENT AFTER REGION DECLARES INDEPENDENCE


Hours after Catalonia's secession move, the Spanish Senate granted the government special constitutional powers to stop the wealthy region's move toward independence... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1204

CATALONIA: HOW WILL SPAIN IMPOSE DIRECT RULE AND WILL IT WORK?


The unilateral independence referendum held on 1 October has set the governments in Madrid and Barcelona on a collision course... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1176

SPAIN ISSUES WARRANT FOR CATALAN EX-LEADER


A Spanish judge has issued European Arrest Warrants EAW for sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his allies who went to Belgium... READ MORE

4th November, 2017 1140

I DONT WANT AN INDEPENDENT CATALONIA RALLY BACKS UNIFIED SPAIN


In response, Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, dissolved the regional government, effectively ousting Mr. Puigdemont from office... READ MORE

30th October, 2017 1128

CATALAN EX-LEADER CARLES PUIGDEMONT VOWS TO RESIST TAKEOVER


Sacked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has called for democratic opposition to direct rule from Madrid by Spain's government... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1105

SPAIN PM RAJOY ASKS SENATE FOR POWERS TO DEPOSE CATALAN PRESIDENT PUIGDEMONT


The parliamentary sessions in Madrid and Barcelona are likely to last several hours before each votes on their resolutions... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 1100

FOR CATALANS, THE QUESTION IS COMPLIANCE OR DEFIANCE OF MADRID


The red and gold Spanish flag was atop City Hall and the Catalan regional government building... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 998

MASSIVE RALLY IN CATALONIA BACKS SPANISH UNITY


Hundreds of thousands of Catalans favoring unity with Spain rallied Sunday in Barcelona, two days after the Catalonia regional parliament defiantly voted for secession... READ MORE

29th October, 2017 959

CATALAN LEADERS REMOVED, SPAIN ASSERTS CONTROL OVER BREAKAWAY REGION


The central government easily won permission from the Senate to take control of Catalonia... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 947

SPAIN LOOKS TO SEIZE CATALONIA RADIO AND TV AS CRISIS MOUNTS


Since then, TV3 has spawned a generation of Catalan producers who built their own media companies, in both Catalonia and the rest of Spain... READ MORE

26th October, 2017 946

SPAIN GETS READY TO TAKE CONTROL AFTER CATALONIA DECLARES INDEPENDENCE


Catalonia's tumultuous push for independence reached its climax with regional President Carles Puigdemont squeezed by the irreconcilable demands of his own hardliners and authorities in Madrid... READ MORE

28th October, 2017 889


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