What follows is a murky story of a political ploy by the two governments to create a phony rationale for ousting Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Fourteen people are injured and six are arrested ahead of the anniversary of the Catalan region's secession referendum.
The Catalan secession movement in the wealthy region has plunged Spain into its deepest institutional crisis in decades.
Five politicians from Catalonia are jailed; warrants target Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and other lawmakers who seek secession from Spain.
Voters in Catalonia face a momentous choice for their regional parliament as they go to the polls.
Carles Puigdemont and four ex-ministers presented themselves to authorities to start the process of their possible extradition to Spain, Belgian officials say.
A Spanish prosecutor has asked a National Court judge to issue an international arrest warrant for Catalonia's ousted regional president.
Spain has set a Dec. 21 election after firing the Catalan government and dissolving the regional parliament that declared independence last week.
Josep Borrell says his nation's move is the only thing averting an economic crisis in the northeastern region of the country.
Spain takes control of Catalonia, dismissing its separatist government a day after lawmakers passed a declaration of independence for the region.