MEPs urge Spain to release Swedish-Turkish writer Hamza Yalcin

MEPs urge Spain to release Swedish-Turkish writer Hamza Yalcin

Nine Swedish members of the European Parliament have written to Spain's prime minister and justice minister, demanding the release of Swedish-Turkish journalist Hamza Yalcin.

Scottish leader raises concern over Catalonia crisis

Scottish leader raises concern over Catalonia crisis

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon expressed concern Thursday about the Spanish government's crackdown in Catalonia, saying the right of self-determination should be respected everywhere

Protesters gather in Barcelona as Catalan referendum dealt a blow

Protesters gather in Barcelona as Catalan referendum dealt a blow

The Catalan government acknowledged Thursday that its plans to hold an independence referendum on October 1st had been dealt a blow by a crackdown by Spanish authorities against the vote which Madrid deems illegal.

Catalans rally into the night after major escalation of tensions with Madrid

Catalans rally into the night after major escalation of tensions with Madrid

Spain's central government braced for a second day of protests in Barcelona on Thursday as separatists called for "permanent mobilisation" after Madrid dealt yet another blow to preparations for an outlawed referendum on independence.