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A demonstrator holds up a Catalan independence flag during a protest in Barcelona

Spain set to suspend Catalonia's regional autonomy

20/10/2017 17:27

The Spanish government has said it will meet on Saturday to trigger Article 155, suspending Catalonia’s regional autonomy

A person lights a candle during a candlelight vigil in Sliema, on October 16, 2017, in tribute to late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

A person lights a candle during a candlelight vigil in Sliema, on October 16, 2017, in tribute to late journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia who was killed by a car bomb close to her home in Bidnija, Malta.

Abp Scicluna condemns murder of journalist

17/10/2017 13:01

The Archbishop of Malta, Charles Scicluna, has condemned the murder of Daphne Caruana Galicia, the journalist and Maltese blogger who was killed on Monday by a car bomb near her home in Bidnija, Malta.

Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont

Catalan regional President Carles Puigdemont

Spain's Government threatens direct rule over Catalonia

16/10/2017 18:44

The Spanish government says it may impose direct rule over Catalonia and that it has given the region's leader until Thursday morning to clarify whether he has declared independence from Spain. 

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont

Catalan President Carles Piugdemont, who has yet to declare his intention, after the controversial referendum

Catalan political crisis continues

16/10/2017 11:36

The political crisis in the Spanish region of Catalonia continues

 

Supporters of the leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party watch a first projection of the Austrian Federal Elections in Vienna

Supporters of the leader of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party watch a first projection of the Austrian Federal Elections in Vienna

Austria's Freedom Party celebrates election victory

15/10/2017 19:08

Supporters of Austria's conservative and eurosceptic People's Party began celebrating late Sunday as first results showed that it had won Austria's parliamentary elections and that its leader Sebastian Kurz could become Europe's youngest prime minister. 

Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in downtown Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in downtown Barcelona to protest against plans of Catalonia's regional government to break away from Spain.

Thousands March Against Catalonia's Independence as Tensions Rise

08/10/2017 18:35

 Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied in downtown Barcelona to protest against plans of Catalonia's regional government to break away from Spain.

International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) at a press conference after the Nobel Peace Prize was announced on Friday

Nobel Peace Prize awarded to anti-nuclear arms group

06/10/2017 17:10

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the Geneva-based International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

Catalan's chief of police

Catalan's chief of police Josep Luis Trapero arrives at the High Court in Madrid where he was investigated for sedition

Spain apologies to injured as political standoff continues

06/10/2017 16:23

Spain’s representative in Catalonia has apologised to those injured in a police crackdown during Sunday's independence referendum, but there are no solutions in sight to the political standoff