News Spain: The Latest: Spain govt asked to manage police before vote
BARCELONA, Spain – The Latest on the conflict between the Spanish government and officials in the country's Catalonia region over plans for a referendum on Catalan independence (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Spain's Interior Ministry says a prosecutor has ...
News Spain: As Catalan independence vote nears, Europe supports keeping Spain intact - The Denver Post
The Denver PostAs Catalan independence vote nears, Europe supports keeping Spain intactThe Denver PostA crowd of protestors gather outside the Catalan region's economy ministry building in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017. The Catalan regional government says that a top official in the management of the region's economic affairs has been ...and more »
News Spain: Spain takes control of Catalan police
The mounting political crisis in Spain over Catalonia's campaign for independence intensified on Saturday with a new row over the control of the local police force. The mounting political crisis in Spain over Catalonia's campaign for independence ...
News Spain: Catalonia resists Spain's attempt to take control of regional police force - HeraldScotland
HeraldScotlandCatalonia resists Spain's attempt to take control of regional police forceHeraldScotlandCATALAN authorities resisted an attempt by Spain's central government to take control of the regional police force yesterday amid rising tensions ahead of a planned independence vote. The Catalan Government has vowed to push ahead with the ...and more »
News Spain: Spain, Catalonia tussle over who controls the Mossos police
Spain's central government and regional Catalan authorities tussled Saturday over who controls the regional police force that is considered key to the success of a planned Oct. 1 independence vote for the northeastern region. The Catalan government has ...
News Spain: Cross-party Holyrood group condemns Spain's assault on Catalan democracy - HeraldScotland
HeraldScotlandCross-party Holyrood group condemns Spain's assault on Catalan democracyHeraldScotlandSNP, Labour, Green MSPs and Lib Dem politicians backed the region's right to hold the vote next Sunday, despite Spain's constitutional court saying it would be illegal. In a letter to Spain's leader Mariano Rajoy Brey the 19 MSPs highlight concerns ...and more »
News Spain: People stack themselves into human towers as a competition in Spain
The human tower competition in Tarragona, Spain is a daring Catalan tradition. This luxury hotel built into a cave offers a true fairy tale experience.
News Spain: Spain PM asks Catalan leaders to admit referendum 'won't happen' - The Sun Daily
The Sun DailySpain PM asks Catalan leaders to admit referendum 'won't happen'The Sun DailyA Catalan policeman known as Mossos d'Esquadra patrols in downtown Barcelona on Sept 23, 2017. A row erupted over the control of police in Catalonia after prosecutors asked Spain's interior ministry to coordinate all forces in operations related to ...and more »
News Spain: Spain hires Looney Tunes cruise liner to house thousands of police in rebel Catalonia
Spain is using a Looney Tunes-themed cruise liner to help house the thousands of national police it is deploying to stop Catalonia holding an independence referendum. Three large cruise liners - the Azzurra, the Rhapsody and the Moby Dada - have been ...
News Spain: The Observer view on Catalan independence - The Guardian
The GuardianThe Observer view on Catalan independenceThe GuardianCatalonia may be about to learn it too. The independence referendum that the devolved Catalan government intends to hold on 1 Octobercan be portrayed as a cry for freedom from the rule of Madrid by a suppressed nation caged within Spain. That is much ...and more »
News Spain: Spain, Catalonia clash over policing as illegal independence vote nears
MADRID (Reuters) - The mounting political crisis in Spain over Catalonia’s campaign for independence intensified on Saturday with a new row over the control of the local police force as the regional government pressed ahead with plans to hold an illegal ...
News Spain: Catalans defy 'wife beater' Spain - The Times
The TimesCatalans defy 'wife beater' SpainThe TimesIn a northwestern corner of Barcelona not marked on the tourist maps is a picturesque warren of streets lined with large wooden front doors. Behind one is the home of Maria Rosa Baya and Josue Sallent, her husband, their two sons and a cat. They are ...and more »
News Spain: Valentino Rossi back racing in Spain just 22 days after breaking leg
VALENCIA: Madrid Motorcycling great Valentino Rossi rode eight laps in Friday's first practice session for Sunday's Aragon MotoGP, just 22 days after he broke his leg. Rossi appeared to have few problems as he negotiated a wet track and finished 18th ...
News Spain: Cardiff man held in Spain over Isis link - The Times
The TimesCardiff man held in Spain over Isis linkThe TimesA company director from south Wales has been arrested in Spain for alleged involvement in a global Isis weapons development programme exposed by The Sunday Times. Ataul Haque, 34, is linked to a network of front companies, run from an office in Cardiff ...
News Spain: Spain PM asks Catalan leaders to admit referendum 'won't happen'
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy asked Catalan separatist leaders Saturday to own up that they can't hold an outlawed independence referendum after a crackdown dealt them a serious blow this week. "It would be sensible, reasonable and democratic to ...
News Spain: Row in Spain breaks out over control of police in Barcelona - Deutsche Welle
Deutsche WelleRow in Spain breaks out over control of police in BarcelonaDeutsche WelleSpain's public prosecutor named Colonel Diego Perez de los Cobos of the Civil Guard as police coordinator in charge of all anti-referendum policing operations for the Civil Guard, National Police, Catalan Police (Mossos) and local police in Barcelona ...and more »
News Spain: Catalonia referendum: Spain PM calls for 'escalation' to stop
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has gone on national TV to urge Catalan separatists to abandon their plans for a referendum on 1 October. He asked the region's government to give up its "escalation of radicalism and disobedience". The Spanish ...
News Spain: The view from Madrid: anger and sadness as Catalans prepare for vote - The Guardian
The GuardianThe view from Madrid: anger and sadness as Catalans prepare for voteThe GuardianTheir parents all left southern Spain decades ago in search of work and a better life for their children, but one couple found jobs in the capital and the others had more luck further north. No one imagined that the family might one day find themselves ...and more »
News Spain: Catalan leader accuses Spain of 'totalitarian' actions
Catalonia's president has accused Spain's central government of "totalitarian" behaviour after police arrested the region's junior economy minister and 12 others in raids of Catalan government offices in the run-up to a planned independence referendum.
News Spain: What you need to know about the Catalan independence referendum - Sand Hills Express
What you need to know about the Catalan independence referendumSand Hills Express(BARCELONA, Spain) — It is not often that a plebiscite is banned in a democracy, but that is exactly what happened in the case of the upcoming Catalan independence referendum in Spain, set to be held on Oct. 1. The vote has not only been deemed ...and more »