Scottish nationalists urge Spanish government to ‘respect’ Catalan vote

Scottish nationalists urge Spanish government to ‘respect’ Catalan vote

The Scottish National Party urged the Spanish government on Monday to "respect the overwhelming 'si' vote" in the Catalan independence referendum in a resolution at its annual conference.

Timeline: The key events since Catalonia’s independence vote

Timeline: The key events since Catalonia’s independence vote

Catalonia's independence referendum has plunged Spain into its most serious political crisis since a failed coup in 1981. Here is how events unfolded:

Merkel backs ‘unity of Spain’ in call with Rajoy

Merkel backs ‘unity of Spain’ in call with Rajoy

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has stressed her backing for Spanish unity in a phone call with Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Council of Europe human rights chief urges Spain to launch probe into police action in Catalonia

Council of Europe human rights chief urges Spain to launch probe into police action in Catalonia

Human Rights Commissioner Nils Muiznieks has urged Spain to launch 'swift, independent and effective' investigations into alleged police misconduct and disproportionate use of force on October 1st.

Catalan separatists under pressure after unity rallies

Catalan separatists under pressure after unity rallies

Pressure mounted on Monday against Catalan plans to declare independence after hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied to defend Spanish unity.