Tourism activity in Catalonia, Spain's most visited region, has dropped by around 15 percent since a contested independence referendum on October 1st that was marred by violence, an industry lobby group said on Tuesday.
Thousands of people took to the streets of Catalonia on Tuesday after a judge ordered the detention of two separatist leaders, further inflaming tensions over the region's chaotic referendum on splitting from Spain.
The legal texts passed by the Catalan regional parliament in order to stage an independence referendum on October 1st have been ruled unconstitutional and void.
An F18 fighter jet crashed on takeoff at a military base near Madrid on Tuesday, killing the pilot -- the second time a military plane has come down in Spain in a week.
A woman has been detained near Girona by Spain's Guardia Civil police force suspected of collaborating with terrorists through recruiting and sending jihadists to conflict zones.
Spain's government announced it was cutting its economic growth forecast from 2.6 percent to 2.3 percent for next year, saying the political crisis in Catalonia was creating uncertainty.
"Sadly, we have political prisoners again," Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont claimed in response.
A Spanish court has dismissed a paternity lawsuit brought by a psychic who claimed to be Salvador Dalí's illegitimate daughter and ordered her to pay for the exhumation of the surrealist painter's remains.
"What we are experiencing here does not happen by chance."