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Spain’s Far Right Gains in Election – The New York Times

As the Vox party doubled its seats, a longstanding government deadlock appeared no closer to an end. A Spanish far-right party doubled its standing in a national election Sunday that made clear just how polarized Spanish politics has become and did little to help end the government’s long deadlock. The …

Catalans against secession are alarmed by recent violence

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — As a tour guide in one of Europe’s top travel destinations, María José Martínez constantly takes busloads of tourists to an overlook in Barcelona to gaze upon one of Spain’s most enchanting skylines. But instead of being wowed by the Mediterranean blue and the sandcastle-like spires …

Tens of thousands march in Barcelona urging Spanish unity

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the separatist movement in the northeastern Catalonia region that has created Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. Barcelona’s police said 80,000 people rallied, with many carrying Spanish and Catalan flags. One poster read in …

Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain’s second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. “This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it,” Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that Friday’s violence was the worst so …

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona’s airport Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region’s independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam bullets and used batons against thousands …