Catalan leader under cosh as independence deadline looms

Catalan leader under cosh as independence deadline looms

Pressure was mounting Sunday on Catalonia's leader ahead of a Madrid-imposed deadline to decide whether to defy international pleas for unity and declare independence or back down and unleash the wrath of his separatist allies.

Spain’s far-right gains visibility in Catalonia crisis

Spain’s far-right gains visibility in Catalonia crisis

As Catalonia's separatist challenge heats up, far-right groups are increasingly taking to the streets in their quest for Spanish unity, sparking fears they will grow stronger after decades on the margins, analysts say.