Recent News Headlines : Spain - Spain

PORTUGAL AND SPAIN WILDFIRES KILL AT LEAST 44 PEOPLE


At least 44 people have been killed in wildfires in Portugal and Spain, according to officials from both countries... READ MORE

20th October, 2017 35

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 3586

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

COMPUTER RESELLER MISCO COLLAPSES INTO ADMINISTRATION, SPARKING 300 JOB LOSSES


While Misco UK has ceased trading, the move will not impact Misco Europe, which continues to operate across Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Sweden... READ MORE

19th October, 2017 0

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 425

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 356

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 328

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

MINISTER RESIGNS AS GOVERNMENT FACES CHALLENGE


In a statement, Prime Minister Antonio Costa said he had accepted Ms de Sousa's resignation, despite having earlier ruled out firing any of his ministers... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 416

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 579

DEADLY WILDFIRES RAVAGE PORTUGAL AND SPAIN


Hundreds of fires have raged across Portugal and Spain since Sunday, devouring homes and killing 41 people... READ MORE

18th October, 2017 189

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

RAIN BRINGS RELIEF AFTER PORTUGAL WILDFIRE DEATH TOLL REACHES 41; ONE PERSON MISSING


Overnight rain and calmer winds on Tuesday helped firefighters tame a spate of deadly wildfires that broke out over the weekend, devouring homes and killin... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 4

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

SPAIN GETS FAVOURABLE RULING FROM TOP COURT ON ILLEGALITY OF CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


Catalonia's disputed independence referendum was illegal because a regional law that backed it was against Spain's constitution, Spain's top court decided Tuesday... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 175

PROTESTS ERUPT AS CATALAN SEPARATIST LEADERS JAILED


Catalans voted to secede from Spain, but turnout was reportedly lower than 50 percent... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 551

MADRID AND CATALONIA CLASH OVER JAILED PRO-INDEPENDENCE LEADERS AS PROTESTS CALLED


Authorities in Madrid and Barcelona locked horns over whether two jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders were political prisoners, as their detention look... READ MORE

17th October, 2017 0

'EMPOWERING REGIONS AND CITIES VERY IMPORTANT FOR EUROPE'S FUTURE'


TALKING EUROPE The head of the European Union's Committee of the Regions defends the idea of strengthening the bloc's regions and cities, and denies tha..... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 0

SPAIN SAYS CATALAN BREAKAWAY BID 'UNCLEAR'


Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence... READ MORE

16th October, 2017 266

SHOULD WE STAY OR SHOULD WE GO? CATALONIA MUST DECIDE BY MONDAY


The Spanish government has given Carles Puigdemont until Monday morning to clarify if he did or didn't actually declare independence earlier this week... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 4

PRESSURE GROWS ON CATALAN LEADER AS INDEPENDENCE DEADLINE LOOMS


Spain's Association of Registrars said Friday that 540 firms had sought to relocate their legal addresses from Catalonia from October 2-11... READ MORE

15th October, 2017 0

ICELAND PRESIDENT FAINTS, BREAKS NOSE IN 'TOO HOT' BATH


The president of the island nation with a population of 345,000 holds largely a ceremonial role... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

SENIOR CATALAN OFFICIAL SAYS ANY TALKS WITH MADRID 'WOULD AIM AT INDEPENDENCE'


A senior Catalan official said Saturday that an offer of talks with Madrid over his region's independence push is aimed at negotiating secession from Spain... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 3

CATALAN SEPARATIST URGES UNITY AS PRESSURE BUILDS IN SPAIN


One of Catalonia's top separatist leaders pushing for a break from Spain has called for unity as disputes over strategy threaten to split the secessionists... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 0

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

SPAIN'S WARNING ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AS CATALAN CRISIS PERSISTS


Meanwhile Spain's CEOE business lobby group said this week that Catalonia was already seriously affected by the crisis... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 41

HOW SPAIN TURNED THE CATALONIAN FRINGE ISSUE INTO A FULL-BLOWN CRISIS


Catalonian independence How Spain's governing party turned a fringe issue into a crisis... READ MORE

14th October, 2017 65

Trending News Headlines : Spain

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

THE MOST POWERFUL IMAGES FROM CATALAN REFERENDUM


Violence has broken out in Catalonia during a massive police operation to halt an independence referendum which Spain's constitutional court has suspended... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 5380

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

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 4623

CATALAN GOVERNMENT SUSPENDS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE


President Carles Puigdemont says he will pursue negotiations with Spanish government in hope of resolving conflict... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 4132

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

CATALONIA: PUIGDEMONT TO REVEAL INDEPENDENCE PLANS AS IT HAPPENED


Regional president, Carles Puigdemont, to set out independence plans for first time since referendum that provoked standoff with Spanish government... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 3292

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

THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BARCELONA AGAINST CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


A pro-union demonstration organised by the Catalan Civil Society organisation makes its way through the streets of Barcelona, Spain October 8, 2017... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 3212

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

'CATALONIA SHOULD ALWAYS BE PART OF SPAIN'


The referendum has not only exposed the divisions between Catalonia and Spain, but those within Catalonia itself... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1612

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

THOUSANDS PROTEST IN BARCELONA AGAINST CATALAN INDEPENDENCE


Some chanted Don't be fooled, Catalonia isA Spain and called for Catalan president Carles Puigdemont to go to prison... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1529

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

CATALONIA WILL APPLY REFERENDUM LAW CALLING FOR INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION


Catalonia will apply referendum law calling for independence declaration leader... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 1412

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

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

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

'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 926

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


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