Recent News Headlines : Madrid - Spain

ARTICLE 155: THE NUCLEAR OPTION THAT COULD LET SPAIN SEIZE CATALONIA


Whatever Mr. Rajoy's government decides, Spain's judiciary could also step in more forcefully and even order the arrest of Mr. Puigdemont and others for sedition... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 61

SPAINS OPPOSITION BACKS EFFORT TO SUSPEND CATALAN AUTONOMY


The article does not specify exactly how the central government may roll back local autonomy... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 199

CATALONIA BELONGS IN SPAIN, KING SAYS


Catalonia's leader has threatened to declare independence, and Madrid is making plans to impose direct rule... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 72

IS THIS THE CONSTITUTIONAL KEY TO UNLOCK THE CRISIS IN CATALONIA?


One option open to Mariano Rajoy's government is to invoke an obscure and never-before- used part of Spain's 1978 constitution, article 155... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 199

SPANISH GOVERNMENT AIMS FOR JANUARY REGIONAL ELECTIONS IN CATALONIA


Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will hold a special cabinet meeting on Saturday to put in motion the process of suspending Catalonia's autonomy... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 93

SPANISH PM VOWS TO END CATALONIA STANDOFF AND FORCE REGION TO OBEY LAW


Martinez-Maillo said the holding of fresh Catalan parliamentary elections, agreed with the Spanish government, would give Puigdemont a way out of the impasse... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 120

AP EXPLAINS: STATUS OF HIGH STAKES SPAIN-CATALONIA STANDOFF


Spain is moving to curtail Catalonia's self-governing powers should the region's leaders finally make that independence call... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 0

MEET THE TWO JAILED ACTIVISTS BEHIND CATALONIA'S INDEPENDENCE MOVEMENT


BARCELONA -- Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart are not well-known names in Europe, or even in Spain... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 146

SPAIN PLANS FOR ELECTIONS AS INDEPENDENCE ROW GROWS


Spain's conservative government has agreed with the socialist opposition to hold regional elections in Catalonia in January, the socialists say... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 330

POLITICIANS TAKE SIDES OVER CATALONIA CRISIS


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is poised to suspend Catalonia's autonomy and impose direct rule, over the restive region's independence moves... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 114

SPAIN SETS STAGE TO TAKE CONTROL OF CATALONIA IN INDEPENDENCE FIGHT


Spanish Government Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 1774

SPAIN PLANS TO FORCE CATALONIA INTO JANUARY ELECTIONS


Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium October 20, 2017... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 275

SPAIN TO TRIGGER ARTICLE 155 TO BLOCK CATALAN AUTONOMY


Spain will enact Article 155 of the Constitution which allows Madrid to suspend Catalonia's autonomy, the prime minister's office said in a statement... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 3031

ASIAN SHARES EDGE HIGHER FED CHIEF SPECULATION TEMPERS APPETITE


The New Zealand dollar NZD D4 skidded 0.7 percent to 0.6980 after a 1.7 percent fall on Thursday, its largest daily fall since June 2016... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 517

DOLLAR GAINS, TREASURIES FALL ON U.S. TAX HOPES


Dollar Gains, Treasuries Fall on U.S. Tax Hopes Markets Wrap... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 73

ABERTIS PUSHES ATLANTIA TO IMPROVE BID AFTER HOCHTIEF MOVE


Atlantia, controlled by the Benetton family, is offering 16.5 euros in cash or 0.697 Atlantia shares for every Abertis share... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 1

SPAIN MOVES TO SUSPEND CATALAN AUTONOMY


No-one doubts that the Spanish government will do all it can to restore the constitutional order... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 4962

SPAIN'S CABINET TO MEET SATURDAY TO DISCUSS SUSPENDING CATALAN AUTONOMY


The wealthy Catalonia region, with a population of 7.5 million, accounts for about a fifth of Spain's economic output... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

HOW FAKE NEWS HELPED SHAPE THE CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE VOTE


Cruz told me that the lead-up to the Catalonia independence vote was full of fake news... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 6701

SPAIN CALLS CABINET MEETING AFTER CATALAN LEADERS THREAT


Spain's government needs to outline what are the exact measures it wants to apply in Catalonia and submit them for a vote in Spain's Senate... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 463

SPAIN ULTIMATUM LOOMS OVER INDEPENDENCE PUSH


This is a second and final deadline, as Madrid says Mr Puigdemont on Monday failed to clarify whether he had declared independence... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 366

CATALONIA TO PRESS AHEAD WITH INDEPENDENCE IF MADRID SUSPENDS AUTONOMY


Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy answers a question at the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 183

SPAIN TO SUSPEND CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY IN RESPONSE TO INDEPENDENCE THREAT


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont arrives to attend the Catalan European Democratic Party PDeCAT extraordinary national council meeting in Barcelona, Spain October 18, 2017... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 466

SPAIN THREATENS CATALAN SEPARATISTS AS DEADLINE LOOMS


Spain said Wednesday it would take the unprecedented step of seeking to suspend Catalonia's autonomy if the region's leader does not abandon his independen... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 2

CATALAN LEADER PUIGDEMONT TOLD TO ACT WITH 'GOOD SENSE'


The reported offer is the latest development in a political back-and-forth between Madrid and Barcelona since the disputed October 1 referendum on secession from Spain... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 350

SPAIN READY TO IMPOSE DIRECT RULE ON CATALONIA ON EVE OF DEADLINE


According to the Catalan government, 770,000 votes were lost after Spanish police stepped in to try to halt the vote... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 3805

SPAIN MAKES CLEAR THREAT ON CATALAN RULE


After the referendum, Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont signed a declaration of independence but halted its implementation and called for negotiations... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 664

SPAIN'S HOTEL CHAMBERMAIDS 'LAS KELLYS' FIGHT FOR FAIR PAY


But Las Kellys reported the contractor to officials in the Canary Islands... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 337

CATALAN LEADERS ACCUSE MADRID OF KILLING CHANCE OF TALKS


On Tuesday night, some 200,000 demonstrators gathered in central Barcelona, according to the local police... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 675

CATALONIA: DETENTION OF SECESSIONIST LEADERS SPARKS LARGE PROTESTS


Demonstrations in Barcelona, Tarragona, Lerida and Girona after Spain high court jails Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 3846

Trending News Headlines : Madrid

I AM SPANISH THOUSANDS IN BARCELONA PROTEST A PUSH FOR INDEPENDENCE


Lucas Fernandez, 66, from Barcelona, stood next to him, holding a Spanish flag and yelling, Long live Spain toward Mr. Puigdemont's office... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 9959

SPANISH PRIME MINISTER REFUSES TO RULE OUT SUSPENDING CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY


Spain's prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has refused to dismiss the idea of suspending Catalonia's regional autonomy if its leaders continue to threaten a declaration of independence... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 7072

DID YOU DECLARE INDEPENDENCE OR NOT?


But Mr. Rajoy's action did not commit his government to an emergency intervention, and Mr. Puigdemont was given until Monday morning to respond... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 6148

CATALAN LEADER SAYS REGION HAS EARNED INDEPENDENCE BUT CALLS FOR TALKS WITH MADRID


Pedro Castello, 77, from Lleida, in the hinterland of Catalonia, said he also was disappointed but expressed faith in the government that truly believed in independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4868

SPANISH POLICE 'HAVE SPECIAL FORCES TEAM READY TO ARREST CATALAN PRESIDENT IF HE DECLARES INDEPENDENCE'


The Spanish government has stationed thousands of National Police in cruise ships in the Port of Barcelona... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4772

CATALONIA TO 'DECLARE INDEPENDENCE ON TUESDAY'


Organisers have revealed plans for a massive march on Sunday in Barcelona of Catalans wanting continuing unity with Spain... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 3942

CATALAN PRESIDENT SUSPENDS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


"It's an insult to common sense," tweeted Catalonia's Partido Popular party... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 3256

CATALONIA INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION WOULD NOT BE RECOGNISED, SAYS FRANCE


9 November 2014 The pro-independence government of Artur Mas defies the Madrid government and Spain's constitutional court by holding a symbolic vote on independence... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 2758

HUGE SPAIN UNITY RALLY HELD IN BARCELONA


At least 350,000 people gathered in Barcelona, capital of Catalonia, for a rally against independence from Spain... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 2313

'CATALONIA IS SPAIN': PROTESTERS SNUB CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


The Catalan leaders claimed that 90 percent of voters were in favor of seceding from Spain... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 2185

CATALONIA'S LEADER UNDER PRESSURE TO DECLARE INDEPENDENCE FROM SPAIN


Should the region attempt to secede from Spain, he said, Madrid is ready to suspend Catalonia's regional government and to demand a new round of elections... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 2015

'WE DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD WE HAVE IT HERE'


She said that the secessionists keep talking about how Catalonia is oppressed... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1779

SPAIN BRACED FOR POSSIBLE CATALONIAN INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


The Spanish government warned Carles Puigdemont not to do anything irreversible on Tuesday, ahead of a scheduled address in which the Catalan president may declare independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1582

CATALAN PRESIDENT ACCUSES MARIANO RAJOY OF IGNORING CALL FOR TALKS


However, according to the Catalan government, 770,000 votes were lost through the intervention of the Spanish police... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1477

'DIET' AVOCADOS LAUNCHED BY SPANISH FIRM


A representative for the company told Fruitnet that the light version could mark the second big jump in the development of the avocado market ... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1421

SPAIN TAKES STEP TOWARDS SUSPENDING CATALONIA AUTONOMY


The previous evening, Puigdemont's said Catalonia has a mandate to declare independence but would suspend it pending the outcome of talks with Spain... READ MORE

11th October, 2017 1387

A DANGEROUS TIME FOR CATALONIA, SPAIN AND THE REST OF EUROPE


Catalonia has much of the paraphernalia of statehood, but seceding from Spain - as Britain's Brexit process has shown - won't be straightforward... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 1382

SPAIN TURNS SCREWS ON CATALANS WITH THREAT OF DIRECT CONTROL


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont's response to the request will determine what happens next, Rajoy said... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 1319

CATALONIA STOPS SHORT OF FORMAL INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION TO ALLOW TALKS


A declaration of independence is seen after it was signed by members of the Catalan regional government at the Catalan regional parliament in Barcelona, Spain, October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1124

CATALONIA NEARS POSSIBLE INDEPENDENCE PROCLAMATION DESPITE MADRID'S WARNINGS


Catalan President Carles Puigdemont presides over a cabinet meeting at the regional government headquarters, the Generalitat, in Barcelona, Spain October 10, 2017... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 1119

SPAIN TO TAKE CONTROL OF CATALONIA IF GETS AMBIGUOUS REPLY ON INDEPENDENCE


Puigdemont made a symbolic declaration of independence on Tuesday night, only to suspend it seconds later and call for negotiations with Madrid on the region's future... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 1021

IN CATALONIA, WOMEN HOPE TO BUILD A FEMINIST REPUBLIC


We're not saying Catalonia is better than Spain... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1005

RAJOY WARNS SPAIN COULD SUSPEND CATALONIA AUTONOMY


Crowds here have been calling for the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont to be put into prison... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1001

THE FATEFUL LIFE OF HISTORY'S MOST FAMOUS FEMALE SPY


Sadly though, the Mata Hari myth is dominated by the espionage... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 999

'WE HAVE TO RAISE OUR VOICES' CATALANS RALLY TO THE PRO-UNITY CAUSE


The so-called silent majority in Catalonia who oppose independence from Spain make their feelings known in Barcelona... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 992

SPAIN GIVES CATALAN LEADER 8 DAYS TO DROP INDEPENDENCE


He later told Spain's parliament the Catalan government had until Monday, Oct. 16 at 0800 GMT to answer... READ MORE

12th October, 2017 965

POLICE DEPLOYED AHEAD OF CATALAN SPEECH


Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is facing growing pressure to drop plans to break from Spain ahead of a key address to the regional parliament... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 857

CATALAN PRESIDENT PUIGDEMONT HAS 'INDEPENDENCE AT HIS CORE'


Joan Molins Puigdemont explained what it means to be Catalan... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 844

SPAIN'S PM SAYS MAY USE CONSTITUTION TO BLOCK CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


People hold Spanish flags during a pro-union gathering in Ronda, southern Spain October 7, 2017... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 767

CATALONIA'S PRESIDENT TO BRING CRISIS TO HEAD IN PARLIAMENT


Spain awaits Carles Puigdemont's first address to region's MPs since referendum, to see whether he declares independence... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 697


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