The Catalan secession movement in the wealthy region has plunged Spain into its deepest institutional crisis in decades.
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.
Truthdig correspondent Donald Kaufman films a rally in Barcelona on Monday as Spain grapples with the results of Sunday's independence referendum.
Spaniards were given another opportunity to choose their leaders on Sunday after a general election six months ago resulted in a deadlock. And yet, the results feel a bit like déjà vu.
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.