Liverpool are confident of appointing Jürgen Klopp as their next manager and could install the 48-year-old as Brendan Rodgers’ successor by the end of(...)

Researchers analysed data on 5.5 million Swedish men and women with adult heights ranging between a diminutive 100 centimetres (3.3 ft) and lofty 225 centimetres (7.4 feet).

Being tall significantly increases the risk of cancer, the biggest study looking into the link has shown. Researchers analysed data on 5.5 million Swe(...)

Catalans gather for the closing rally of the parlimentary elections held last weekend. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images

Catalan nationalists have been studying Irish history. Frustrated in their attempts to get Madrid’s approval for a legal independence referendum, they(...)

Artur Mas, the leader of Catalonia’s independence drive, is summoned to court. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

Although a court summons issued to Artur Mas, the leader of Catalonia’s independence drive, could see him barred from office or even go to jail, it ap(...)

Catalan premier Artur Mas casts his vote  in Barcelona on Sunday. Photograph: Alex Caparros/Getty Images 1:17

Catalan nationalists celebrated last night as pro-independence parties won a regional election which was treated as a plebiscite on secession from Spa(...)

Nationalists had used the regional election as a plebiscite on independence. 0:41

Pro-independence parties have won Catalonia’s regional election, giving them, they believe, a mandate to begin the process of breaking away from Spain(...)

A woman with an “Estelada” (Catalan pro-independece flag) tied to her wrist waits to cast her ballot in  the regional election at a polling station in Badalona. Photograph: Cesar Manso/AFP/Getty Images. 0:41

Catalans began voting on Sunday in an election that may determine whether the region pushes ahead with its campaign to break away from Spain and creat(...)

FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi reacts after being injured during a Spanish La Liga match against Las Palmas at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona Photograph:  Manu Fernandez/AP Photo

Barcelona coach Luis Enrique has told his players they will need to step up after seeing their talisman Lionel Messi ruled out for up to two months wi(...)

Barcelona-based independent architecture practice Colombo Serboli comprises Matteo Colombo, an Italian from Milan who, while studying at the Polite(...)

People march during a Catalan Pro-Independence demonstration. David Ramos/Getty Images

‘Spain without Catalonia would no longer be Spain,” wrote former Spanish prime minister Felipe González in a passionate if blinkered appeal to the (...)