Catalonia’s independence referendum: how the disputed vote led to crackdown

Catalonia’s independence referendum: how the disputed vote led to crackdown

The Madrid government is doing everything it can to stop the planned October 1st referendum from happening.

Spain is shipping in police to boost forces in Catalonia…on a Loony Tunes boat

Spain is shipping in police to boost forces in Catalonia…on a Loony Tunes boat

Spain's interior ministry has chartered three ferries to house police sent to back up forces in Catalonia where Madrid is pulling out the stops to halt an outlawed independence referendum.

OPINION: Catalonia’s de facto independence

OPINION: Catalonia’s de facto independence

Catalonia is trying to hold a referendum, to provoke a reaction from the State that would boost massive protests and deliver a majority which, so far, has proven elusive.

ANALYSIS: Catalonia closes ranks against Spain in referendum row

ANALYSIS: Catalonia closes ranks against Spain in referendum row

Spain's conservative government has dealt a serious blow to Catalonia's plans to hold an independence referendum but it faces growing indignation in the region, which is closing ranks on Madrid.

Spanish police arrest man over Barcelona attacks

Spanish police arrest man over Barcelona attacks

Spanish police have arrested a Moroccan man suspected of cooperating with a cell that carried out the attacks that killed 16 people in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort last month.