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Leader of Spain's Catalonia region says he wants early polls on independence
Leader of Spain's Catalonia region says he wants early polls on independence

The head of the regional government of Spain's Catalonia region, Artur Mas, said he wants to hold early elections centred on independence.

Leader of Spain's Catalonia region says he wants early polls on independence
Spanish prosecutors to take legal action against Catalan president
Spanish prosecutors to take legal action against Catalan president

Spanish prosecutors said they will take legal action against Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum in defiance of a court injunction.

Spanish prosecutors to take legal action against Catalan president
Catalonia weighs early election after symbolic independence vote
Catalonia weighs early election after symbolic independence vote

The head of the Catalan government held talks with other senior politicians on whether to hold early elections in the Spanish region after a symbolic weekend independence vote.

Catalonia weighs early election after symbolic independence vote
Catalan independence opponents uneasy after vote
Catalan independence opponents uneasy after vote

Luis Guevara hoped politicians in Catalonia would turn their focus to the economy after Sunday's symbolic independence referendum.

Catalan independence opponents uneasy after vote
President of Catalonia's regional government Artur Mas, Catalan Parliament's president Nuria de Gispert  and Barcelona's Mayor Xavier Triastake part in a meeting of the "Pacte Nacional pel Dret a Deci
'Catalanism' promotes differences from rest of Spain

Catalonia has promoted its language and popular culture since the 1980s, cultivating a sense that it is different from the rest of Spain which has now turned to separatism.

'Catalanism' promotes differences from rest of Spain
Catalan govt asks top Spanish court to allow independence vote
Catalan govt asks top Spanish court to allow independence vote

The Catalan government said it has petitioned Spain's constitutional court to allow it to go ahead with this weekend's symbolic vote on independence.

Catalan govt asks top Spanish court to allow independence vote
Tense standoff mounts over Catalonia independence vote
Tense standoff mounts over Catalonia independence vote

The Spanish government launched a fresh judicial challenge against plans for a symbolic vote on independence for the Catalonia region.

Tense standoff mounts over Catalonia independence vote
Spain moves to block symbolic Catalan independence vote
Spain moves to block symbolic Catalan independence vote

The Spanish central government said it will challenge in court plans by Catalonia to hold a symbolic vote on whether the wealthy region should be independent.

Spain moves to block symbolic Catalan independence vote
Thousands of Catalans demand snap regional vote
Thousands of Catalans demand snap regional vote

Thousands of pro-independence Catalans rallied, demanding snap elections after the region's leader Artus Mas watered down plans for a referendum on separating from Spain.

Thousands of Catalans demand snap regional vote
Catalonia leader shifts tack on independence vote
Catalonia leader shifts tack on independence vote

Catalonia's president Artur Mas said a snap election could be held to let the Spanish region vote on independence.

Catalonia leader shifts tack on independence vote
Cancellation of Catalonia referendum 'excellent news': Spain PM
Cancellation of Catalonia referendum 'excellent news': Spain PM

Spain's Prime Minister hailed the decision by Catalan leaders to call off a planned vote on independence as "excellent news.

Cancellation of Catalonia referendum 'excellent news': Spain PM
Spain newspaper El Pais launches site in Catalan
Spain newspaper El Pais launches site in Catalan

Spain's top-selling newspaper El Pais launched an online edition in Catalan.

Spain newspaper El Pais launches site in Catalan
Spanish PM urges dialogue over Catalonia independence bid
Spanish PM urges dialogue over Catalonia independence bid

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for calm and dialogue as Catalonia leaders pressed ahead with a vote on independence in defiance of Madrid.

Spanish PM urges dialogue over Catalonia independence bid
Catalans defy Spanish court in independence duel
Catalans defy Spanish court in independence duel

Catalan leaders forged ahead for a vote on independence, defying a court challenge by the national government in their bid to redraw the map of Spain.

Catalans defy Spanish court in independence duel
Spain PM says open to debate on constitutional reform
Spain PM says open to debate on constitutional reform

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he was open to proposals on reforming the country's constitution.

Spain PM says open to debate on constitutional reform
Fitch places Catalonia on rating watch negative following independence vote call
Fitch places Catalonia on rating watch negative following independence vote call

Ratings agency Fitch put Catalonia on review for a possible downgrade.

Fitch places Catalonia on rating watch negative following independence vote call
Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote
Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote

Spain's Constitutional Cour suspended an independence referendum called by Catalonia for November 9.

Spanish court suspends Catalonia independence vote
Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law
Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law

Catalonia's regional parliament passed a law that its leaders say will authorise them to hold a non-binding "consultation" on independence from Spain.

Spain's Catalan parliament approves independence vote law
Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence
Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence

A group of Catalan firefighters arrived in Glasgow to lend their support to a "Yes" vote in Scotland's independence referendum.

Catalan firefighters drive to Scotland to back independence
Catalan leader's son denies graft allegations in court
Catalan leader's son denies graft allegations in court

The son of a former president of Catalonia denied tax fraud and money-laundering allegations in court.

Catalan leader's son denies graft allegations in court