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Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach preliminary post-election deal - source

Spain's Socialists and Podemos reach preliminary post-election deal - source

Spain's Socialists have reached a preliminary post-election agreement with far-left party Unidas Podemos, a Socialist source said Tuesday without giving any details. Sunday's election left Spain's parliament even more fragmented than a previous election in April. However, the...

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French police clear Catalan protesters blocking border crossing with Spain

French police clear Catalan protesters blocking border crossing with Spain

French police have used pepper spray and batons to push back pro-Catalan independence protesters who blocked a major highway border pass between France and Spain. The police then began towing away vehicles and debris with the aim of reopening the road to traffic. The police action...

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Catalan parliament defies Spanish court with motion on self-determination

Catalan parliament defies Spanish court with motion on self-determination

Catalonia's regional parliament approved Tuesday a non-binding motion expressing the will to exercise self-determination, defying a warning from Spain's Constitutional Court. The motion calls for political action but has no legal effect, a parliament spokeswoman told Reuters. Catalan...

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Spain returns to the polls amid tensions over Catalonia

Spain returns to the polls amid tensions over Catalonia

Spain holds its fourth general election in as many years on Sunday with renewed tensions over Catalonia's separatist movement in the foreground, an issue that has fuelled a surge in support for upstart far-right party Vox. Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called the repeat polls after...

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