BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalans in Barcelona slammed the Spanish government on Saturday morning (November 4) after a court issued a European arrest warrant for their sacked president Carles Puigdemont. Continue reading
Global wine production this year is set to fall to its lowest level since 1961 after harsh weather in western Europe damaged vineyards in the world’s largest production area. As Silvia Antonioli reports, the international wine body OIV says global output is expected to fall to 246.7 million hectolitres in 2017, down 8 percent from last year. Continue reading
MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (SPANISH GOVERNMENT TV POOL) – The Spanish government decided on Saturday (October 21) 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. Continue reading
BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Independence supporters were due to rally in the Catalan capital Barcelona on Saturday (October 21) afternoon, as the Spanish cabinet was meeting to decide how it will impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain. Continue reading
SHOWS: MADRID, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has called an emergency cabinet meeting on Saturday (October 21) to pave the way for Madrid establishing central control in the Catalonia and check the regional government’s push for independence. Continue reading
BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of people called for unity of Spain on Sunday (October 8) in the Catalan capital Barcelona as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would not rule out using the constitutional powers to remove Catalonia’s autonomous status if it claimed independence as tens of thousands took to the streets to call for talks. Continue reading
GIRONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Civil Guard police in riot clashed with people gathered outside Catalan President Carles Puigdemon’s polling station in Girona on Sunday (October 1), minutes before he was due to vote in a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.
Gibraltar has accused Spain of manipulating the EU for its own political interests as Brexit negotiations begin. Saskia O’Donoghue reports Continue reading
Gabon prepares to host the 2017 African Nations Cup set to kick off on January 14. For months last year, the build up to the tournament was overshadowed by doubts on where it would be staged, as the aftershocks of Gabons controversial presidential elections continued to be felt.
Status Quo guitarist Rick Parfitt dies in Spain, aged 68.