"Threatening to indiscriminately slaughter hundreds of thousands of civilians to protect ourselves is a stupid idea."
Executive Director, ICAN
"“This is a Christian country... If you go to Turkey or Saudi Arabia and start to discredit Islam, the reaction will be the same”"
Student who fled to Austria from Chechnya
"This study shows how governments in Europe ... are fuelling dangerous climate change and air pollution with taxpayers’ money.""
Overseas Development Institute
"Thousands of seeds of a single species can be kept alive for tens or hundreds of years""
Maria Manuela Sim-Sim
Curator, Seed Bank A. L. Belo Correia
"He has independence at his core. It is not something that he has improvised"
Friend of Carles Puigdemont
"There will be no cheating. The process is set in a way that you can't cheat. Even at the precinct, the walls of the precinct or the doors of the polling places we will have the results posted."
"“My family are talking about Catalan independence in a WhatsApp group and it’s like hmmmm, I’m going to shut up,”"
"Sound needs to endure"
Music Director, Berlin Staatsoper
state of the union
The Catalan regional police chief and leaders of two separatist groups have appeared in court in Madrid
Public figures are conducting the debate over Catalonia’s independence drive on television, but in private the opinions are aired on Whatsapp where they are literally breaking apart family groups.
A fresh legal ruling in Madrid has complicated the region's breakaway efforts
Spanish lender Banco Sabadell to move out of Catalonia
One major lender has already decided to move its legal base from Catalonia. Another is considering such a move.
Catalan independence would mean a lot of upheaval, especially for those living in the border town of San Rafael del Rio.
There has been much speculation about what Madrid can do to reign in Catalonia ever since its rebellious region went ahead with an independence
The constitutional court has ordered the suspension of a Catalan parliament session scheduled for Monday, when local leaders were expected to unilaterally declare independence.
Ballot papers printed in a French region of the Pyrenees were sent to Catalonia in the run up to the referendum
Regional president speaks in a room decorated by Saint George killing a dragon.
When the Spanish King Felipe wanted to issue a dressing down to the
The general strike that took place on Tuesday offered a release from the tensions of Sunday’s independence vote for much of the Catalan
A glance at what is fuelling the drive for independence in Spain's north-east corner.
Pro and anti-independence supporters have held more protests in Catalonia.
In Barcelona, a few hundred Spanish loyalists hit the city’s streets
Puigdemont previously said that his government would "act at the end of this week or the beginning of next"
Discussion in European Parliament follows EU call for dialogue between Madrid and Barcelona.
Pro-independence parties which control the regional parliament have asked for a debate and vote on declaring independence.
Pro-Spain protesters rally with police officers in Catalonia
Harsh words weren't the only warnings on display when the monarch addressed his people.
King Felipe makes rare intervention into Spanish politics and accuses Catalan leaders of dividing society
Catalonia stages general strike but protesters are divided over region's future