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Catalonia crisis: Sacked ministers held in Spanish jails

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 20:54

Eight sacked ministers are remanded in custody over the push for independence, prompting protests.
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Catalonia crisis: Spain's prosecutors call for Puigdemont's arrest

Thursday, November 2nd 2017, 15:32
related places: Madrid

Spain's prosecutor seeks a European warrant after Carles Puigdemont failed to turn up at court.
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Catalonia: Puigdemont 'will not return' to Spain for questioning

Wednesday, November 1st 2017, 13:44
related countries: Belgium Belgium
related places: Madrid

The ousted Catalan leader, who is currently in Belgium, has been called to answer charges in Madrid.
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Catalan independence: Spain high court summons dismissed leader

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 22:15
related places: Madrid

Carles Puigdemont and 13 former colleagues are summoned to appear in a Madrid court this week.
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Catalan independence: Carles Puigdemont in Belgium, lawyer says

Tuesday, October 31st 2017, 10:27
related countries: Belgium Belgium

Carles Puigdemont's lawyer says one of his options is to seek asylum, but nothing has been decided.
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Catalan independence: Spain's top prosecutor calls for rebellion charges

Monday, October 30th 2017, 20:27

Spain's attorney-general seeks legal action after last week's unilateral independence declaration.
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Catalonia independence: Spain to take control of Catalan institutions

Monday, October 30th 2017, 10:38
related places: Madrid

The former Catalan leader may face arrest as Madrid takes steps to strip the region of its autonomy.
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Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'could run if not in jail'

Monday, October 30th 2017, 2:04
related places: Madrid

Madrid says Carles Puigdemont could stand for re-election - provided he has not been imprisoned.
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Catalonia independence: Huge Barcelona pro-Spain rally

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 20:03
related places: Barcelona

Many of the thousands of protesters chanted that the sacked Catalan leader should be jailed.
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Barcelona rally: 'I feel forgotten by Catalan government'

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 15:26
related places: Barcelona

Demonstrators at a huge Barcelona rally speak passionately about their wish to stay part of Spain.
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Catalan crisis: Carles Puigdemont 'welcome' to run in poll

Sunday, October 29th 2017, 5:49

Spain's government says Carles Puigdemont has a right to continue in politics and stand in new polls.
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Catalonia: Spanish flags and what they mean

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 23:00

The independence bid by Catalonia has seen a surge of flags being bought by people by way of showing their political views. So what are Spain's flags and what do they mean?
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Catalan ex-leader Carles Puigdemont vows to resist takeover

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 17:46

Carles Puigdemont calls for "democratic opposition" to direct rule from Madrid.
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Madrid crowds protest Catalan independence

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 15:06
related places: Madrid

Demonstrators have gathered in Madrid to call for a united Spain.
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Catalonia independence: Spain takes charge of Catalan government

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 11:25
related places: Madrid

Control of Catalonia is handed to Spain's deputy PM as the region's autonomous powers are removed.
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Catalonia independence: Rajoy dissolves Catalan parliament

Saturday, October 28th 2017, 2:30

Mariano Rajoy begins imposing direct rule over Catalonia after its push for independence.
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Catalans declare independence as Madrid imposes direct rule

Friday, October 27th 2017, 16:57
related places: Madrid

Catalonia's parliament declares independence but Madrid imposes direct rule over the region.
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Madonna faces social media backlash over Rio police photo

Friday, October 27th 2017, 16:19
related places: Rio

Pop star posts controversial snap with military police, taken two days after Spanish tourist shot dead.
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Catalan parliament votes to declare independence from Spain

Friday, October 27th 2017, 14:03

The Catalan regional parliament votes to declare independence from Spain.
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Catalan crisis: Spain PM Rajoy demands direct rule

Friday, October 27th 2017, 13:04

Spain's senate is expected to pass the emergency measures, which include sacking the Catalan leader.
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Catalan crisis: Regional MPs debate Spain takeover bid

Thursday, October 26th 2017, 21:20
related places: Madrid

Backers and opponents debate in parliament, ahead of a vote in Madrid to limit the region's powers.
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Thursday, October 26th 2017, 0:12

With Madrid moving to reassert control over Catalonia, what powers do Catalans currently have?
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Catalonia independence: Politicians clash over talks

Wednesday, October 25th 2017, 23:01

A Catalan government representative and a Spanish government minister fail to see eye to eye.
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World wine production 'to hit 50-year low'

Tuesday, October 24th 2017, 12:58
related countries: France France

Poor weather in France, Italy and Spain has hit production levels, an industry body says.
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Rio police shoot dead Spanish tourist on favela tour

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 16:05

Military police say they accidentally shot the woman when the car she was in failed to stop.
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Catalonia Spain: Officials 'won't follow orders from Madrid'

Monday, October 23rd 2017, 14:23

The warning comes as the Spanish government moves to reassert control over the region's authorities.
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Spain Catalonia: Foreign minister denies 'coup' by Madrid

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 14:01
related places: Madrid

The foreign minister tells the BBC the government is only acting in line with the constitution.
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Spain FM: 'Many police violence pictures fake'

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 11:15

Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis was speaking to Andrew Marr about the Catalan referendum.
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Catalonia independence: Puigdemont 'will not accept' Rajoy plan

Sunday, October 22nd 2017, 9:33
related places: Madrid

The regional president says Catalonia will not accept Madrid's plan to curb devolution.
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Catalonia independence: Spain pushes to remove leaders

Saturday, October 21st 2017, 18:19

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the Catalan parliament's powers will be curbed and elections held.
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King Felipe VI says Catalonia 'will remain' Spanish

Friday, October 20th 2017, 20:42

King Felipe VI says Spain will solve the crisis through democratic institutions.
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Catalonia crisis: Spain plans for elections as independence row grows

Friday, October 20th 2017, 12:10

The region's parliament would be dissolved as part of measures to impose direct control.
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Florence church tourist killed by falling stone fragment

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 22:57

Spanish tourist dies after being struck by falling stone fragment at Florence's Santa Croce basilica.
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Catalonia crisis: Spain moves to suspend autonomy

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 18:32

Spain is to begin the process of imposing direct rule on Catalonia after a disputed independence vote.
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'Stolen Salvador Dali' painting recovered in Lebanon

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 13:19
related countries: Lebanon Lebanon, United States United States

The portrait is thought to be a minor work painted by the Spanish artist while living in the US.
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Catalonia: Spain ultimatum over independence push passes

Thursday, October 19th 2017, 8:01
related places: Madrid

Madrid has warned it could impose direct rule, suspending the region's autonomy.
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Spain warns Catalonia on self-rule as deadline looms

Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:42

The deputy prime minister speaks out as a deadline nears for Catalan leaders to drop a secession plan.
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Hotel hell

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 23:18

Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as €700 a month.
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Catalonia: Protests after Spain detains separatists

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 21:24

A candlelit protest is held after a Spanish judge jails two Catalan pro-independence leaders.
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Catalonia: Spain detains two separatists

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 11:45

A Spanish judge orders the detention of two Catalan pro-independence leaders accused of sedition.
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Portugal fires: Three days of national mourning for wildfire victims

Tuesday, October 17th 2017, 6:59
related countries: Portugal Portugal

At least 36 people died in Portugal and three in Spain in a wave of wildfires Sunday and Monday.
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Lessons from Catalonia

Monday, October 16th 2017, 23:16
related countries: Cameroon Cameroon, Nigeria Nigeria

The crisis in Spain's Catalonia region is being closely watched in Nigeria and Cameroon, where secessionist movements have been stepping up campaigns for independence.
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Spain says Catalonia leader Puigdemont 'unclear' on independence

Monday, October 16th 2017, 17:23

Madrid extends the deadline to Thursday as Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont calls for further talks.
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Portugal and Spain wildfires: Dozens dead and injured

Monday, October 16th 2017, 16:35
related countries: Portugal Portugal

At least 31 people are dead in Portugal and three in Spain as dozens of wildfires spread.
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Catalonia: No sign of movement as Spanish deadline looms

Sunday, October 15th 2017, 14:20
related places: Madrid

The Catalan president attends a commemoration as Madrid awaits his final say on independence.
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EU Spain: Juncker does not want Catalonian independence

Friday, October 13th 2017, 14:37

The European Commission president says he fears others will follow in the Spanish region's footsteps.
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Man who killed 79 piglets in belly flop video is jailed

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 15:47

A Spanish farm worker killed 79 piglets when he jumped on them, and the video was shared online.
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Avocados: Spanish company launches low-fat variety

Thursday, October 12th 2017, 10:19

The firm say their avocados could have 30% less fat than normal varieties of the popular fruit.
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Catalonia: Spain issues deadline to separatists

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 19:08
related places: Madrid

Madrid gives Catalonia's leader five days to clarify whether or not he has declared independence.
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Catalonia: Spain takes step towards direct rule

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 16:46

The Spanish government asks Catalonia's administration whether it has declared independence or not.
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A quick guide

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 16:25

The stand-off between Catalonia and the Spanish government is complicated, so let's take a step back.
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Madrid scorns Catalan leader's independence statement

Wednesday, October 11th 2017, 9:41

Spain mulls its response after Catalonia's leader signs a document of secession but calls for talks.
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Madrid v Barcelona

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 22:37
related places: Madrid

How Barcelona and Madrid are reacting to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's speech.
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Catalonia independence declaration signed and suspended

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 21:37

Catalan leaders sign a declaration of independence from Spain - but suspend it to allow talks.
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Spain Catalan crisis: Puigdemont addresses region's future

Tuesday, October 10th 2017, 17:35

Carles Puigdemont is giving his vision for the future amid pressure to drop plans to break from Spain.
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Catalan independence declaration 'will have no effect', says Rajoy

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 10:57

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy warns he is not ruling out suspending the region's autonomy.
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Huge cocaine haul seized in tugboat in Atlantic

Sunday, October 8th 2017, 10:42

It is not clear where the 165 packages of cocaine were being transported to, officials say.
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Catalonia referendum: Thousands rally for Spanish unity

Saturday, October 7th 2017, 13:37

Crowds in Madrid sing "Viva España" after the disputed Catalan independence referendum.
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Catalonia referendum: Spain apologises to injured Catalans

Friday, October 6th 2017, 17:50
related places: Madrid

The government's representative in Catalonia had blamed the Catalans for holding an illegal vote.
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Split view

Friday, October 6th 2017, 0:00

TV and newspaper coverage of the political crisis gripping Spain reflects differing views of events, the BBC's Guy Hedgecoe writes.
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Catalan crisis: Spanish court bars MPs' independence move

Thursday, October 5th 2017, 19:34

Catalonia's parliament is barred from meeting, in a court attempt to thwart a push for secession.
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