Carles Puigdemont's TV appearance saw him stand beside the flags of Catalonia and the EU, with the Spanish flag notably absent.Read the full story ›
Catalonia's regional parliament has passed a motion to declare independence, while Spain's Senate has authorised direct rule from Madrid.Read the full story ›
Catalonia's parliament has voted to declare independence from Spain as Madrid vote to approve direct rule over the region.Read the full story ›
Mariano Rajoy's majority government would immediately sack Catalonia president Carles Puigdemont and his ministers if vote is passed.Read the full story ›
The Spanish Senate is due to discuss a plan to retake control of Catalonia, amid the region's contested vote for independence.Read the full story ›
Real Madrid full-back Theo Hernandez has hinted he could declare for Spain if he continues to be overlooked by his native France.
The Marseille-born 20-year-old is eligible to play for Spain having lived there for a decade and appears to have a fractious relationship with the French Football Federation.
He declined an under-21 call-up in the summer and was subsequently pictured on holiday in Marbella. That did not go down well with FFF president Noel Le Graet and Hernandez has not received another invitation since.
"I do not close the door on Spain because there have been two times that (France) did not call me for under-21s and it makes me nervous," he told AS.
"If you still do not call me, I'll see other options," he said.
Spain boss Julen Lopetegui has hinted he may consider the player should he achieve dual nationality, saying in June: "We focus on those we can pick. If he had Spanish nationality..."
Catalonia's separatist leader has called the Spanish government's "attempt to wipe out" Catalonia's autonomy an "attack on democracy".Read the full story ›
Felipe’s intervention, the second during the constitutional crisis, came as Madrid plans to impose direct rule on Catalonia.Read the full story ›
Spain will move to take full control of Catalonia after the semi-autonomous region refused to back down over its bid for independence.Read the full story ›
Thousands are protesting in Barcelona to demand the release of two Catalan pro-independence activists jailed by Spanish authorities.Read the full story ›