Catalonia's Parliament voted for independence Friday morning, prompting widespread celebration in the region and immediate rebuke from the Spanish government.
Rallies in Madrid and Barcelona are aimed at pushing lawmakers in both cities to end months of silence.
Ricardo Darin and Javier Camara shine in Cesc Gay's film about imminent death and old friends getting together for the last time.
On the biggest day of climate change activism ever seen worldwide, millions of people are joining in Sunday, at more than 2,500 events around the globe, using people power to put pressure on world leaders to unite in fighting global warming at the COP21 summit opening Monday in Paris.
Together the nationalist coalition Junts pel Sí and the Popular Unity Candidacy party in Spain won the absolute majority of parliamentary seats in Sunday's regional election in Catalonia.
In a triumphant win, the anti-poverty activist, who rose to fame fighting for Spaniards being evicted from their homes, was elected to head the Catalan city of Barcelona on Sunday. Meanwhile, in Madrid, the 20-year conservative grip on power could be coming to an end.
Thousands took part in a “march for dignity” and against austerity measures in Madrid on Saturday on the eve of a closely watched regional election in southern Spain.
A regional party leader has confirmed that the Catalan government has forfeited plans to hold a public vote on independence from Spain.
The leader of Spain's wealthy northeast region opposed the country's central government in Madrid on Saturday and formally called for a referendum on independence.
Spanish police detained 24 people during street violence late Saturday after a large anti-austerity demonstration in Madrid in which dozens were injured.