Spanish prime minister proposes referendum on greater Catalan autonomy, rules out vote on independence
The Catalan regional Parliament voted to declare independence on 27 October, prompting Spain to sack the regional government and put Catalonia under Madrid's direct rule.
A Belgian judge released Catalonia's sacked leader Carles Puigdemont and four ex- ministers with conditions today after Spain issued an EU warrant for their arrest, prosecutors said.
Dismissed Catalan president Carles Puigdemont refuses to depose to Spanish judge till reassured of unbiased proceedings
Dismissed Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont, who is in Brussels, is refusing to come according to his lawyer.
Situation calm in Catalonia as Spain enforces direct rule; secessionist parties to contest snap regional polls
Work resumed normally in Catalonia and calm reigned on the streets on Monday despite calls for civil disobedience from secessionist politicians, in early signs the direct rule imposed to stop an independence bid was taking hold.
Spain is prepared to impose direct rule over Catalonia to block its push for independence, an unprecedented step that risks provoking an angry reaction from secessionists
Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy will hold an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday to decide how his government will intervene in Catalonia to stop its independence drive.
Spain will seek to suspend Catalonia's autonomy unless the region's leader abandons his push for independence, the country's deputy prime minister said on Wednesday.
Champions League: Pep Guardiola calls Manchester City's win over Napoli 'one of the proudest' moment of his career
Pep Guardiola dedicated the win to the two Catalan separatist leaders detained in Spain
Catalonia's drive to secede from Spain is rekindling dreams of independence in ethnic pockets across the Balkans, a potentially dangerous ambition in a region where nationalist violence claimed tens of thousands of lives in the 1990s.
Gerard Pique reveals he planned to quit Spain national team amid Catalonian unrest, but decided against it
Gerard Pique suggested that he would be open to walk away from national team if coach Julen Lopetegui or his team mates felt uncomfortable with his presence
Nadal had spoken earlier of how he was moved close to tears by Sunday's banned referendum and ensuing police crackdown and clashes, with hundreds injured.
La Liga: FC Barcelona, especially Gerard Pique, not likely to relent on Catalan referendum despite jeers
Jeering and repression will not put the question of Catalan independence to rest. Gerard Pique and FC Barcelona will continue to be unrelenting as well, just like they often are on the football pitch.
FIFA World Cup 2018 qualifiers: Spain's Thiago Alcantara insists team's 'focus' is on Albania clash, not Catalonia
Despite playing a crucial part of the Spain sides that won the 2010 World Cup and Euro 2012, Pique is routinely jeered when representing his country.
La Liga: Barcelona star Gerard Pique anguished by 'worst professional experience' amid Catalonia chaos
Pique, an outspoken defender of the wealthy northeastern region of Spain's right to self-determination, had been able to cast his vote in an independence referendum deemed illegal by Madrid without obstruction on Sunday morning.
Catalonia referendum: European Union says violence should not be part of politics, urges unity amid unrest
The EU on Monday urged all sides in the crisis over Catalonia's banned independence referendum to "move very swiftly from confrontation to dialogue" and said violence should not be part of politics
FC Barcelona focus on football rather than political crisis ahead of Catalan independence referendum
The behaviour of fans at Barcelona's 99,000 capacity Camp Nou will be under the spotlight as they host Las Palmas in La Liga on Sunday, whilst the potentially historic vote is taking place.