Catalan protests: Clash between protesters, police continues on third day as demonstrators seek to forge new European country
Rioting raged in several Catalan towns for a third straight night, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region's drive for independence from Spain.
LaLiga: Frenkie de Jong says Barcelona's promise to make him 'key player' convinced him to sign for club
Frenkie de Jong said that Barcelona's promise to make him a key player convinced him to sign for the Catalan giants earlier this year, as he was presented at the Camp Nou on Friday.
La Liga: Barcelona on course to set new record turnover of €960 million for 2018-19 season, says club spokesman
Spanish champions Barcelona claimed on Thursday that they were on course to set a new record turnover of 960 million euros for the 2018/19 season with a net profit of 11 million euros
Ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany on international arrest warrant issued by Spain
Former Catalan secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was detained in Germany by police acting on an international arrest warrant issued by Spain
Iniesta, 33, also hinted he could finally be lured from a rarely-seen 'contract for life' with the Spanish league giants, signed last year, to cap his sparkling club career with a stint in China's Super League.
Premier League: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola charged by FA for wearing yellow Catalonia ribbon
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was on Friday charged by the Football Association over wearing a yellow ribbon in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders.
Barcelona confirmed on Tuesday that defender Javier Mascherano will leave the club this month, with Spanish media reporting the Argentinian is heading to Hebei China Fortune.
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy says 'separtist havoc' in Catalonia will end after regional elections next month
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy has said regional elections next month in Catalonia will help end "separatist havoc"
The former speaker of Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell appeared on Thursday at Spain's Supreme Court
Carles Puigdemont released from jail, calls Spain 'undemocratic country' that unjustly jailed his colleagues
Catalonia's sacked separatist leader Carles Puigdemont denounced Spain as an undemocratic country that "unjustly" jailed his colleagues, after he was freed on bail in Belgium
Germany supports Spain after Madrid detains eight ex-Catalan minsters for role in independence drive
The German government on Friday expressed its full support for Madrid following the detention of eight former Catalan ministers over their role in the region's independence drive.
Spain moved Saturday to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its police chief a day after the Catalan regional Parliament's independence declaration sent shock waves through Europe.
Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved parliament in one of the most momentous days in Spanish
Germany to not recognise Catalonia's independence, says territorial integrity of Spain is inviolable
Germany does not recognise Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence, a government spokesman said on Friday, calling for dialogue between the two sides.
In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia's regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country's constitution.
Catalonia declares independence from Spain; PM Mariano Rajoy vows to 'restore rule of law' after secession vote
Catalan lawmakers voted Friday to declare independence from Spain, as Madrid vowed in turn to "restore legality" and quash the region's secessionist bid.
Catalan parties to meet on Monday to discuss next step after Spain moves to dismiss region's government
Catalan parties were due to meet on Monday to discuss their next steps at the start of a week that will see Spain dismiss the region's government.
Catalonia's leader has accused Madrid of waging the "worst attack" since Francisco Franco after the central govt took drastic measures to stop it from breaking away
Spain said on Saturday that it will move to dismiss Catalonia's separatist government and call fresh elections in the region in a bid to stop its leaders from declaring independence