Police ordered to seize ballot boxes ahead of Catalonia vote

Police ordered to seize ballot boxes ahead of Catalonia vote

Prosecutors in Catalonia have ordered police to seize ballot boxes, election flyers or any item that could be used in a banned independence referendum called by the Spanish region's separatist executive.

Rafa Nadal speaks out against Catalan independence

Rafa Nadal speaks out against Catalan independence

The tennis champ has waded into the political row and slammed plans for a referendum.

Catalan independence: ‘Politicians are acting like children with a box of matches’

Catalan independence: ‘Politicians are acting like children with a box of matches’

A new book provides valuable insight into how a surge of separatist feeling has gripped Catalonia and put it on a collision course with Madrid.

Ceuta and Melilla: the Spanish enclaves at the centre of the fight against terrorism

Ceuta and Melilla: the Spanish enclaves at the centre of the fight against terrorism

Tensions are mounting along the EU's only land borders with Africa on the Moroccan coast.

Catalan youths drive push for independence from Spain

Catalan youths drive push for independence from Spain

Catalan youths, who have grown up during a time of surging support for independence, turned out in droves for a huge rally on Monday to demand their region break away from Spain.