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Upheavals in Europe

The events have left the European financial markets shaken even as it deals with Donald Trump’s trade war.

03 Jun 2018 12:02 AM

Catalan independence crisis: Separatists win absolute majority

For Catalans on both sides of the divide the day had been a moment of truth.

22 Dec 2017 2:13 PM

‘Peaceful democratic opposition’ to Madrid’s rule, says sacked Catalonia leader

The secessionists say a referendum on Oct 1 gave them a mandate for independence.

29 Oct 2017 5:47 PM

Fired Catalan leader urges resistance to Madrid rule

Defiant Puigdemont accuses Madrid of trampling on will of Catalans.

29 Oct 2017 7:13 AM

Spain’s Catalan dilemma

It may well be a test case in long running battles between European regionalism and federalism.

29 Oct 2017 12:30 AM


Spain sacks Catalan government after declaration of independence

A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on December 21.

28 Oct 2017 8:57 AM

Spain Senate approves direct rule minutes after Catalonia declares independence

A motion declaring independence was approved with 70 votes in favour, 10 against and two abstentions.

27 Oct 2017 7:35 PM

Spain to dismiss Catalan govt, call fresh elections

Takes drastic measure to stop Catalonia from declaring independence.

22 Oct 2017 2:50 AM

Wildfires in Portugal kill 27 people, dozens more injured

A prolonged drought and mid-October temperatures have fuelled the spate of blazes.

16 Oct 2017 6:36 PM

Spain shows unity on national day

Spain is in the midst of suffering from the worst political crisis in a generation

13 Oct 2017 7:12 AM


Spanish PM gives Catalonia leader 5 days to clarify stand

“It is very important that Mr Puigdemont clarify for the rest of Spaniards if he declared independence yesterday or not,” Rajoy added.

12 Oct 2017 6:40 AM

Catalonia: Spain flunks test

It may have been understandable if such brutality had occurred elsewhere in Europe, not so accustomed to upholding the highest democratic ideals.

03 Oct 2017 12:16 AM

India, Spain sign 7 agreements including cyber security, civil aviation

The two sides signed agreements on transfer of sentenced persons and visa waiver for holders of diplomatic passports.

31 May 2017 3:36 PM

Modi in Spain, meets Prez Mariano Rajoy, calls for fighting against terror

External Affairs Ministry spokesman Gopal Baglay termed the meeting a 'fresh impetus to a multifarious relationship'.

31 May 2017 1:17 PM

Spanish PM called to testify in major graft trial

Corruption is a major issue in Spain, with the PP, rival Socialists and regional politicians hit by scandals.

18 Apr 2017 5:55 PM