# Catalonia

Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists called a general strike and a mass rally. Photo: Pau Barrena / AFP
Protesters use fences as a barricade dur […]

Who are the youths behind the Catalonia protest violence?

The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran anarchists and youthful troublemakers as well as outraged separatists
(L-R) Spanish conservative Popular Party (PP) leader Pablo Casado, far-left Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias, PM and PSOE candidate Pedro Sanchez and centre-right Ciudadanos (Citizens) leader Albert Rivera wait for the start of a televised debate in Madrid on April 23, 2019 ahead of this weekend's general election. Photo: Javier Soriano / AFP
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Spanish election: Five things to know

A third general election in less than four years, the emergence of the far-right, the Catalan crisis... Here are five things to know about Spain's early polls taking place on Sunday.
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU lr), CSU leader Horst Seehofer, Federal Minister of Transport Alexander Dobrindt (CSU) and the chairman of the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Volker Kauder, strengthened themselves in the Parliamentary Society in Berlin after the exploratory talks on 18.10.2017 a Jamaican coalition between the Union and the FDP. Union, FDP and Greens start sounding for a Jamaican coalition. Photo: Kay Nietfeld / dpa
ARCHIVE - Federal Chancellor Angela Merk […]

German coalition talks: the main battlegrounds

Leaders of the Christian Alliance, which belongs to German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Social Democrats, are continuing consultations on Wednesday to form a governing coalition.
A steel tube is being produced at the Mannesmann Valourec steel tubes factory in Duesseldorf, western Germany on April 15, 2013. Photo: A steel tube is being produced at the Mannesmann Valourec steel tubes factory in Duesseldorf, western Germany on April 15, 2013. Mannesmann Valourec ist a venture of German Mannesmann an French Valourec steel factory and the leading company for premium steel tubes. Photo: Patrik Stollarz
A steel tube is being produced at the Ma […]

Europe’s recovery gathers pace despite crises

Europe's economic recovery is gathering pace despite the Catalan crisis and ongoing uncertainty around Brexit.
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