Students  demonstrate against the position of the Spanish government to ban the self-determination referendum, in Barcelona. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Thousands of students took to the streets of Barcelona and other cities in Catalonia on Thursday to demand the right to vote in the referendum on inde(...)

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola holds a ballot box during a pro-independence rally in Barcelona. Photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has called on the international community to support a referendum on Catalan independence that Spain’s governmen(...)

Valentine’s Day arrives in the nick of time to remind us that spring is around the corner

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