Catalonia's parliament will hold a plenary session on Thursday to decide its response to the central government's move to dismiss the region's government while other independence activists have promised civil disobedience.
Spain's government vowed to examine "all options" Wednesday in a crisis cabinet meeting hours after Catalonia's leaders said they had a mandate to declare independence but put it on hold, plunging the country into unknown territory.
Spearheading this drive for a free and feminist Catalan state is the Candidatura d’Unitat Popular (Popular Unity Candidacy), or CUP: an extreme left, separatist party reviled by Spanish unionists and often viewed wearily by more moderate Catalans.
Police on Wednesday widened their probe into a terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week, after a suspect admitted the jihadists were targeting monuments in Barcelona in an even bigger attack.
For today's geoquiz we were looking for Barcelona's most popular beach. The answer is Barceloneta. The World's Gerry Hadden reports that the bare-it-all atmosphere is upsetting some Barcelona residents.
Christian Lindberg is a musician with both hands full. In one hand he holds a conductor's baton and in the other he plays a trombone. For today's Global Hit, The World's Gerry Hadden caught a recent performance of Lindberg's in Barcelona.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports on a case in Italy where a judge upheld a Church ruling annulling a marriage because the woman had THOUGHT about having an affair. She did not actually HAVE one. The ruling means the woman is also denied alimony.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Barcelona in the Catalan region of Spain, where voters go to the polls on Sunday.While the dominant issue is the economy, campaign ads that use sex and violence are getting all the attention.
A retired electrician in southern France who worked for Pablo Picasso says he has hundreds of previously unknown works by the artist. The treasure trove of 271 pieces is said to be worth about $ 80 million. Anita Elash reports.
A few Spaniards got some good economic news Wednesday. They won the annual Christmas lottery, known as El Gordo. Hundreds of patrons of a local bar all chipped in for a winning ticket. The World's Gerry Hadden reports from Palleja.
The World's Gerry Hadden reports a Christmas tradition in the Catalonian region of Spain. It will strike you as unusual and might strike you as offensive. It is a figure in the Catalonian nativity scene called the ï¿½pooper.ï¿½
One of Obama's strategies to increase tax revenue is a cap on the rate that high-income taxpayers can use to claim charitable deductions. That news is sending shudders through the nonprofit and philanthropic world. The Takeaway has the story.