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Catalan National Assembly president Jordi Sánchez, who is under investigation for sedition and rebellion, arriving  at a court in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

A plan by pro-independence parties to make a jailed independence activist the new Catalan president is staunchly opposed by the Spanish government, wh(...)

 People wave Catalan independence flags after listening to a  statement by Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont, in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

The Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is considering declaring independence or calling elections as a response to the Spanish government’s decision (...)

People place placards and candles in honour of  victims of the Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks on the Las Ramblas boulevard in Barcelona on August 26th, during a march against terrorism. Photograph: Lluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

Tens of thousands of people have joined an anti-violence march in Barcelona on Saturday protesting at last week’s terror attacks, in which 15 people d(...)

A handout picture released by the Catalan regional police shows Younes Abouyaaqoub, one of the main suspects of the Barcelona and Cambrils attacks. Photograph: AFP

Spanish police hunting for a suspect after the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people said on Sunday they could not rule out that he had slipped o(...)

 Spanish deputy prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, prime minister Mariano Rajoy, King Felipe, president of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, Barcelona mayor Ada Colau, and Spanish interior minister Juan Ignacio Zoido, observe a minute’s silence at Placa de Catalunya in Barcelona on Friday in honour of those killed in Thursday’s terror attack on Las Ramblas. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

The terrorists who killed 14 people in Catalonia on Thursday were planning a much bigger attack in Barcelona using butane gas, Spanish police said on (...)

 (L-R) Spanish vice prime minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, prime minister Mariano Rajoy, Spain’s King Felipe VI, Catalonian regional president Carles Puigdemont, Barcelona’s mayor Ada Colau and Spanish home minister Juan Ignacio Zoido attend a ceremony to pay respect for the terrorist attacks victims at Plaça de Catalunya in barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA.

The shouts of “No tinc por!” (I am not afraid) rang out across Barcelona’s Plaça de Catalunya, repeated rhythmically by the thousands who gathered in (...)

Prime minister Mariano Rajoy,  King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and President of the Congress Ana Pastor,  during Wednesday’s celebration of the  anniversary of Spain’s first democratic elections. Photograph: Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s King Felipe VI has issued a warning to Catalan nationalists that their plan to break away from the rest of the country threatens to generate “(...)

Spain’s King Felipe signs a decree to dissolve parliament and call new elections during a meeting with parliamentary speaker Patxi Lopez at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Photograph: Courtesy of Casa de S.M. el Rey/Handout via Reuters

King Felipe has dissolved Spain’s parliament and called fresh elections for June, after four months of political limbo during which parties failed to (...)

Acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy (left) and Catalan president Carles Puigdemont  at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Spain’s inability to form a new government since an inconclusive general election in December, leading King Felipe VI to call new elections in the com(...)

 Spanish king Felipe VI (left)  with the leader of left-wing  party Podemos, Pablo Iglesia. Photograph: Angel Diaz /AFP/Getty Images

After a month of deadlock in Spain following inconclusive elections, the anti-austerity party Podemos has seized the initiative by proposing the form(...)

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