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Spain's state attorney recommends release of jailed Catalan leader

Spain's state attorney recommends release of jailed Catalan leader

Spain's state attorney on Monday recommended the release of Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras from prison in what was widely seen as a gesture of political goodwill

Thousands protest in Barcelona for and against Catalan independence

Thousands protest in Barcelona for and against Catalan independence

Thousands of people demonstrating both for and against Catalan independence shut down parts of central Barcelona on Saturday, two days before the anniversary of a vote on secession last year that polarised the wealthy Spanish region.

Spain raises Russian meddling in Catalonia with EU

Spain raises Russian meddling in Catalonia with EU

Spain on Monday raised the issue of "disinformation and manipulation" emanating from Russia during the Catalan independence crisis, at a meeting of EU foreign and defence ministers.

Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain

Hundreds of thousands march for unified Spain

Hundreds of thousands of supporters of a unified Spain filled Barcelona's streets on Sunday in one of the biggest shows of force yet by the so-called silent majority that has watched as regional political leaders push for Catalan independence.

Catalan independence parties seen losing parliamentary majority in election

Catalan independence parties seen losing parliamentary majority in election

Catalan independence parties are seen as losing their parliamentary majority in an election, according to a poll published on Sunday, though the wafer-thin margin between the two sides predicts a hard-fought campaign to December's ballot.

UK could join Syria airstrikes within weeks, says Osborne

UK could join Syria airstrikes within weeks, says Osborne

The UK could join the aerial bombing campaign against Islamic State in Syria before Christmas, the Chancellor, George Osborne, has indicated,...