Guy Hedgecoe

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 Dismissed Catalan cabinet members  arrive at Spain’s high court   after being summoned to testify on charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds. Photograph:  Reuters/ Susana Vera

First the Catalan parliament, then the Spanish government, now the judiciary. In the last few days, each of these institutions has used the most drast(...)

 Special prosecutor Robert Mueller is heading up the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 US presidential election. File photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

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The relatively muted response so far from the Catalan nationalist leadership to direct rule is puzzling, especially in the wake of declaring themselves ‘independent’. Pro-union Catalans, with their huge demonstration in Barcelona on Sunday (above), actually appear better organised. Photograph: Rafael Marchante/Reuters

An article Guy Hedgecoe in the Weekend edition of this newspaper described how three members of the same Catalan family hold very different views on t(...)

Pro-unity supporters take part in a demonstration in central Barcelona on  October 29th. Photograph: Jon Nazca/Reuters

“Don’t be ashamed of loving Spain, be ashamed of hating it,” read one banner that was being brandished at Sunday’s massive demonstration in Barcelona (...)

Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s president, participates in a demonstration on Saturday against the Spanish government and the imprisonment of separatist leaders. Photograph: Bloomberg

The political division that Spain’s territorial crisis has created was all too visible on the front pages of the newspapers on Sunday. The main head(...)

 Austrian People’s Party chairman Sebastian Kurz arrives to deliver a statement  at the Hofburg in Vienna. Photograph: Alex Halada/AFP/Getty Images

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 A Catalan man with his child in his arms argues with a Spanish National riot policemen during clashes outside the Ramon Llull school in Barcelona. Photograph: Andreu Dalmau/EPA

Pepa Mainou was the first person to vote in L’Arenal de Llevant school on Sunday morning. She, like dozens of others, had queued outside the building,(...)

Thousands of people carry a giant Catalan independence flag and a banner reading ‘Referendum is Democracy’, in Barcelona,  Spain. Photograph: Roser Vilallonga/ Catalan National Assembly/EPA

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans filled the streets of Barcelona on Monday to assert their right to stage an illegal independence referendum, despite(...)

Refugees carry bags of sorghum at a UN base in Bentiu, South Sudan. File photograph: Lynsey Addario/The New York Times

A region stretching across four east African nations is facing an unprecedented food-supply crisis. Three successive seasons of drought, combined wi(...)

Gustavo de Arístegui: resigned as Spanish ambassador to India after allegations emerged about his business activities

Investigators in Madrid allege that two Spanish politicians used an Irish company as a front to receive bribery payments worth millions of euro. Gust(...)

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