Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

World / Politics Oct 27, 2019

Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

Around 350,000 people rallied in downtown Barcelona on Saturday, turning the streets into a sea of independence flags in the latest mass protest against Spain's jailing of nine separatist leaders. The turnout figure was given by the local police as vast crowds packed into a ...

Divided over dictator, Spain to exhume Franco's remains

World Oct 24, 2019

Divided over dictator, Spain to exhume Franco's remains

Spanish authorities will remove Francisco Franco's remains from a state mausoleum on Thursday, seeking to exorcise the ghost of a dictator whose legacy still divides the country more than four decades after his death. Amid tight security and in virtual secrecy, his coffin will be ...

Women soccer players to go on strike in Spain

Soccer Oct 23, 2019

Women soccer players to go on strike in Spain

Women soccer players in Spain plan to go on strike after failing to reach a deal with clubs over working hours and minimum wages. Around 200 players met in Madrid late Tuesday and voted in favor of the strike, which is expected to begin in ...

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

World Oct 21, 2019

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, Catalan separatists demonstrating against the jailing of nine of their leaders are openly copying tactics devised by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Shortly after Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison terms of ...