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Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid after violent clashes

Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid after violent clashes

Separatist Catalan leaders on Saturday called on the Spanish government to enter into talks as Barcelona braced for fresh violence after days of clashes between police and protesters.

Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators waving pro-independence flags poured into Barcelona on Friday, the fifth day of sometimes violent protests over the jailing of Catalan separatist leaders.

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail

Catalan separatist leaders to get up to 15 years in jail

Spain's Supreme Court plans to convict and sentence Catalan separatist leaders to a maximum of 15 years in prison over a 2017 bid for independence, a judicial source said on Saturday.

Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Spanish PM visits flood-hit areas as death toll rises to six

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Saturday visited the country's flood-stricken southeastern regions as the death toll rose to six and train and air services were disrupted for a third day.

Four people killed, thousands evacuated as floods hit southeast Spain

Four people killed, thousands evacuated as floods hit southeast Spain

Four people have been killed and over 1,500 evacuated in two days of torrential rains in southeastern Spain, with many roads, train networks

Catalan separatists to test strength with Barcelona rally

Catalan separatists to test strength with Barcelona rally

Divided after their failed 2017 secession bid, Catalan separatists will rally in Barcelona on Wednesday in a test of strength before a Spanish court rules on the fate of those who led the independence push.

Spanish TV cameras spot marijuana while filming Vuelta bike race

Spanish TV cameras spot marijuana while filming Vuelta bike race

Spanish police said Wednesday they have seized marijuana plants growing on an apartment rooftop after they were spotted by a TV helicopter filming the Vuelta

Mass arrivals of migrants into Spain's Ceuta, Greek Lesbos island

Mass arrivals of migrants into Spain's Ceuta, Greek Lesbos island

More than 150 migrants forced their way into Spain's overseas territory of Ceuta on Friday, hours after 540 people alighted in Greece as pressure on southern European states continues

Seven killed in collision between helicopter, small plane in Mallorca

Seven killed in collision between helicopter, small plane in Mallorca

Seven people, including two minors, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said.

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

A surge in muggings and burglaries in Barcelona, mainly targeting tourists, has sparked alarm in Spain's second-largest city, leading local residents to form their own crime-fighting patrols.

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria on Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an ‘environmental tragedy’.