Pro-Independence supporters win majority in Catalan Parliament, throw Spain into further uncertainty
Catalan separatists won a crucial snap poll Thursday, plunging Spain into further uncertainty after a failed independence bid rattled Europe
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.
Dinner at the Barcelona home of Catalonia-born Montserrat Armisen, an independence supporter, can be a tense affair..
La Liga: Barcelona at the centre of Catalonia independence debate after issuing pro-referendum statement
Barcelona will host Las Palmas at their 99,000 capacity Camp Nou stadium in a Spanish La Liga match on Sunday when the contested vote is scheduled to take place,
Spain's King Juan Carlos, who led Spain's transition from dictatorship to democracy, will abdicate so his son Felipe can become the country's next monarch, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told the country Monday in an announcement broadcast nationwide.
Juan Carlos kept his son and heir Prince Felipe, then aged 13, at his side throughout the crisis. "I wanted him to see what one has to do when one is king," he said later.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says King Juan Carlos plans to abdicate and pave the way for his son, Crown Prince Felipe, to become the country's next king.