The objective is the same, to hold a referendum, but in a different way, says the president of Catalonia Artur Mas. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

A banned vote on independence to be held next month has been cancelled

The Spanish high court is investigating the credit cards, which were given out by Caja Madrid savings bank and Bankia, the lender that absorbed it in 2010, and they were not registered in official accounts.

String of public figures forced to resign in fallout from crisis

Health workers protest in Madrid over the Spanish government’s handling of the Ebola infection. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

What can the world learn from Spain’s experience with the deadly virus?

Health workers protest outside Madrid’s La Paz Hospital, calling for Spain’s health minister, Ana Mato, to resign. Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters

Doctors told patient to remain at home when she reported symptoms of fever

Credit cards issued by Spanish savings bank Caja Madrid.

Up to €15.5m allegedly spent by senior figures, some of it on clothes and travel

Balconies are decorated with “estelada” flags, that symbolises Catalonia’s independence, and a banner encouraging people to vote for a referendum in Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: AP Photo

Court decision to accept Spanish appeal against referendum has led to its automatic suspension

Pro-independence supporters display banners reading “Live free or die”and “We are a nation” in front of the Palau de la Generalitat in Barcelona. Photograph: Gustau Nacarino/Reuters

Catalonia’s non-binding independence referendum may be derailed by courts

Mariano Rajoy: said a lack of consensus forced withdrawal of the abortion law reform. Photograph: Chema Moya/EPA

Spanish PM scraps deeply unpopular reform that would have tightened abortion law

Catalan leader Artur Mas said staging of the referendum itself had been a triumph that Spain should let Catalonia emulate. Photograph: David Ramos/Getty Images

Rajoy says Scottish people made right choice but Artur Mas admits result is setback

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