Following a record-breaking vote —the highest election turnout in 24 years, the Catalan News Agency reports— Catalonia has joined Scotland in taking the first steps towards becoming an independent country.
On Sunday night Catalonia’s Artur Mas was set to win a landslide political victory that soon tuned into a bitter disappointment. Yes, Mr Mas was re-elected but he emerged as the biggest loser of the night.
On Sunday, Spain’s economic powerhouse is taking its quest for sovereign independence to the polls backed by unprecedented nationalist support- and the Spanish central government is watching closely.
The election will test the nature of the Catalan identity, the power struggle between Madrid and Barcelona at a time of economic uncertainty for Spain, but also Artur [...]
Didier Deschamps’s men travel to Madrid tonight to face Euro 2012 winners, Spain, in a crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier.
For me, there is little worse than a bellowing rendition of Rule Britannia, or a mention of past empirical ‘greatness.’ That said, there is one thing that seemingly does grant us first prize in the lottery of life. That is our language.
The Spanish city of Valencia sits under a blanket of ash, as two converging fires continue to devour the eastern coast of the country. Since the blaze ignited last week, more than 45,000 hectares of land have been destroyed, forcing upwards of 2,000 people to flee their homes.
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Investors have good reason to be sceptical that the new Italian leader can resurrect his country’s economy
Vicente Del Bosque is a man who doesn’t mix his words. He sits proudly, almost aggressively as the coach, the leader, the boss of Spain – the European and World Champions.
They face France later, for a place in the last four of Euro 2012. It’s a crunch clash, but despite the heat and exhaustion of [...]
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