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

The Spanish government yesterday warmly welcomed Scotland’s decision not to secede from the UK, just hours before the northeastern region of Catalonia(...)

Nato secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen (right) with British prime minister David Cameron. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/PA Wire

The European Union, Nato and a host of international countries gave a strong welcome to the Scottish referendum result yesterday.European Commission (...)

Left behind: Caroline Dwyer and her daughter Aisling in room 457 of Hotel las Americas, in Santa Cruz. Photograph: Julien Behal/Phoenix Films

They wore summer dresses and sandals, and you could at first glance have mistaken them for a mother and daughter off on a girls’ holiday together. But(...)

Catalunya’s separatist supporters wave ‘Esteladas’ (Catalan separatist flags) supporting Scotland’s independence during FC Barcelona’s Champions League soccer match against Apoel Nicosia at Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona this week. Photograph: Albert Gea

Spanish political leaders hailed Scotland’s rejection of independence, a vote that dealt a blow to separatists in Spain’s own northeastern region of C(...)

A pro-Yes motorcyclist trails the saltire flag and the lion rampant flag of Scotland while riding through the town of Kilmarnock in Scotland yesterday. Photograph: EPA/Robert Perry

The referendum on Scottish independence has deep implications not only for the future of the British union, but also for the union of 28 countries tha(...)

Frank ryan shown with Spanish anti-fascists in burgos death jail. Photograph: TG4

A small group of Limerick men who fought against Franco and fascism in the Spanish Civil War are to be honoured in their native city next weekend with(...)

Brett and Naghmeh King, parents of five-year-old Ashya King,  at their lawyer’s office in Seville, Spain, yesterday. Photograph: Denis Doyle/Getty Images

The parents of Ashya King have arrived at a Spanish hospital for a reunion with their sick son, after speaking for the first time of their anguish at (...)

Brett and Naghmeh King, parents of five year old Ashya King, hold a press conference at their lawyer’s office in Seville, Spain, today. Photograph:  Denis Doyle/Getty Images.

The parents of Ashya King have been reunited with their son.Brett and Naghmeh King today saw the five-year-old, who has a brain tumour, for the first (...)

A Spanish judge has ordered that Brett King and Naghemeh King, the parents of Ashya King, be released from a Madrid jail. Photograph: Hampshire Police/PA Wire.

A Spanish judge has ordered the immediate release of the parents of a seriously ill British boy from a Madrid jail, a court source said.Britain‘s Cr(...)

  Radamel Falcao signed for Man Utd on a season long loan. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire.

Radamel Falcao finally sealed a £6m season-long loan move to Manchester United at 1.30am this morning, in the transfer window’s most eye-catching deal(...)