June 01, 2018 5:59 pm
In order to secure votes against Rajoy from Catalonia's separatists, Sanchez had to promise to open talks with the secessionists about the future of the northeastern region.
June 01, 2018 6:17 pm
On May 24, the National court announced the prison sentences against the 29 people and a day later, Sanchez's party filed a no-confidence motion scheduling for Friday.
June 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Mariano Rajoy is set to become the first Spanish premier to lose a no-confidence vote since the country transitioned to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.
November 12, 2017 10:20 pm
"We have to recover the sensible, practical, enterprising and dynamic Catalonia... that has contributed so much to the progress of Spain and Europe."
November 02, 2017 12:36 pm
The other 15 due to testify from 9 a.m. (0800 GMT) are Puigdemont's former vice-president Oriol Junqueras, eight other members of his sacked cabinet and six senior regional lawmakers, including the speaker of the Catalan parliament, Carme Forcadell.
October 31, 2017 12:10 pm
On Friday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dismissed Catalonia's secessionist government, called a regional election for Dec. 21 and said the central government would take direct control.
October 28, 2017 12:23 am
Reflecting on the development, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called for calm and maintained that the rule of law would be restored in Catalonia, the epicentre of Spain's territorial crisis.
October 23, 2017 8:56 am
Rajoy called on Spain's Senate to trigger a previously untapped section of the constitution that allows the central government to temporarily intervene in the running of a region.
October 19, 2017 2:14 pm
The cabinet meeting was called in after Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said the regional parliament could vote on a formal declaration of independence from Spain if the central government failed to agree to further talks.
October 02, 2017 1:05 pm
The streets of Barcelona were quiet on Monday, but newspaper editorials said the banned referendum, in which Catalan officials said 90 percent of voters had chosen to leave Spain, had set the stage for a decisive clash between Madrid and the region.