On this week's podcast we look at why Germany's far-right party is already upsetting the country's politics.
"Take action in the matter and take political initiative. This won't be solved in courts, it will be solved with politics."
FC Barcelona star Lionel Messi has donated the more than €72,000 in damages he won from a libel case against a newspaper to charity Doctors Without Borders (MSF).
"This is a matter entirely for the judicial authorities whose independence we respect fully."
Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho was grilled by a judge in Spain on Friday over accusations of 3.3 million euro ($3.8 million) in tax fraud during his time in charge of Real Madrid in 2011 and 2012.
‘Nothing says democracy like jailing everyone the people elected’: Colbert mocks Catalan independence crisis
The Catalonia crisis made it to the American late-night circuit on Thursday after comedian Stephen Colbert took a satirical look at the situation in Spain on The Late Show.
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has criticised the detention of eight Catalan ministers over their role in the region's independence drive, calling for a democratic resolution to the crisis.
Spain's central bank warned that Catalonia risks recession if the crisis over its secession drive continues.
Carles Puigdemont's deputy and seven other deosed regional ministers spent Thursday night behind bars pending a potential trial.