Spain sacks Catalan government after independence vote
The Madrid government sacks Catalonia’s president and dismisses its parliament, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain’s gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago.
Spanish parliament approves direct rule over Catalonia
After a declaration of independence in Barcelona, Spain's national government triggers article 155 of the constitution approving direct rule over Catalonia.
Catalan leader accuses Madrid of 'worst attack since Franco'
Catalonia’s leaders said on Saturday they would not accept direct rule imposed on the region by the Spanish government.
Protests as Spain says it will sack Catalan leaders
The Spanish government decided on Saturday to sack the secessionist leadership of Catalonia and force the region into a new election, saying it had to take the unprecedented step to prevent the region pushing ahead with independence.
Catalonia crisis: Spain to trigger suspension of autonomy
Madrid has announced it will trigger a constitutional measure on Saturday allowing it to take direct control of Catalonia's governance after the autonomous region's leader ignored a Thursday deadline to rescind his ambiguous declaration of independence made last week.
Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to clarify independence
As Spain celebrates its national day, the Spanish government has warned Catalonia with a threat of direct control if the Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont does not clarify in eight days if he declared independence.
Spain races to prevent Catalonia independence; The US and its guns
Panel of international journalists looks at the situation in Spain after the banned independence referendum in Catalonia; the worst mass shooting in the history of United States; Trump's remarks in Puerto Rico; the King of Saudi Arabia paying a surprise visito to the Kremlin; three US scientists getting the medicine prize, rewarded for their decades on chronobiology.
Spain refuses talks until Catalonia toes the line
Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain after holding a banned referendum, pushing the European Union nation towards a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy.
Catalonia to declare its independence within days
Catalonia will declare independence "in a matter of days", the region's secessionist leader Carles Puigdemont was quoted as telling the BBC, a move that would defy Madrid and attempt to implement the directive of Sunday's banned independence referendum.