The leaders of Catalonia say they're ready to secede from Spain if they win an independence referendum this September. But even if Catalans vote yes, the Spanish government is dead set against any breakup.
We need to be moving to a model where activists demand "no representation without conversation," said Zeynep Tufekci in a discussion about privacy, social media censorship, hashtag activism and global youth protests at the South by Southwest festival in Austin.
If the mere mention of the word bagpipe causes your mind to wander off to the windswept Scottish Highlands, hang on! There's a group of passionate bagpipe campaigners on a quest to show there's more to the pipes than playing on the heath in a kilt.
Western recruits to ISIS are evolving new ways to reach the Syrian front lines, using "broken travel" to take circuitous roots to joining jihadi groups. Such tactics are making potential fighters even harder to spot for Europe's many intelligence agencies.
A Spanish ballet dancer has been on a seemingly quixotic mission for years: to create a national ballet in his homeland. As The World's Gerry Hadden reports, he's still at it despite Spain's economic downturn.
Many basketball fans hang on the words and wisdom of hoopshype.com to find out what's really going on in their sport, but not many realize that the site is run by three Spanish guys in Madrid, as The World's Gerry Hadden has their story.
Spain has the highest jobless rate in Europe. And just how is the government proposing to deal with it? By floating a controversial plan to eliminate visas for foreign workers. The World's Gerry Hadden reports.
Spain's construction industry has been hit hard by the country's economic downtown. Now the socialist government there has unveiled a 15-billion dollar economic rescue plan to help get people back on the payroll.