"Chavism deflects its responsibility onto other people."
Director, Foro Penal Venezolano
"What are the leaders of Sweden, Germany and the EU Parliament doing to protect Europeans?"
"The higher you build your barriers, the taller I become"
"So you’re telling me... if the dinos didn’t get loose, kill everyone n shut down Jurassic World, everyone would’ve still died from a volcano eruption? Man, the people planning the park were really incompetent at their jobs weren’t they?"
"I was excited for that conversation... Then the conversation turned to me."
Former Senator of Minnesota
"This is war. Sometimes our village is hit and nobody understands who's firing, where it's coming from."
Evdokia Vasilieva Taranenko
Local resident, Pervomaiske
"Europe has to decide whether to opt for solidarity or become a fortress sealed off from Africa and paying autocrats and warlords to stop the refugee flow."
University of Bath
Catalan leader calls for dialogue in response to the Spanish prime minister's deadline, under threat of the region's autonomy being suspended.
The clock is ticking as Madrid waits for Catalan leaders to clarify its independence bid by a five-day deadline
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Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy asked Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to confirm if he has declared independence
Chinese artist, Cai Guo-Qiang is preparing an exhibition in Madrid by exploding gunpowder on canvas to create his artworks
Olga is a travelled Catalonian who now lives in Madrid with her husband, a local man, and son. She contends that the independence movement does not own her homeland.
Tens of thousands of people gathered in central of Madrid on Saturday amid tensions over Catalonia’s recent push for independence.
Many Catalans seek lives eleswhere, and for those living in Madrid there's a change in the atmosphere
The Spanish government has stepped up economic pressure on the Catalan government by passing a law making it easier for companies to move their operations around the country dealing a potential blow to the region's finances.
A fresh legal ruling in Madrid has complicated the region's breakaway efforts
Pro and anti-independence supporters have held more protests in Catalonia.
In Barcelona, a few hundred Spanish loyalists hit the city’s streets
Pro-independence parties which control the regional parliament have asked for a debate and vote on declaring independence.
Spain’s King Felipe has condemned the organisers of Catalonia’s disputed independence referendum, calling for unity.
In a rare national address
Celebrations in Barcelona after 90% back splitting from Spain
Demonstrations for and against Catalonia vote attract high turn outs over divisive issue
Support for an independent Catalonia has grown in recent years, but why are some Catalans only now deciding to change their minds on secession from Spain?
Thousands of demonstrators calling for Catalan independence gathered in towns across the region on Sunday following Madrid’s actions last week to try
Municipal mayors in Catalonia have approved a decree agreeing to defy central government in Madrid and push ahead with a vote on independence
As Spain begins to grapple with Catalonia's planned vote on independence, residents of Barcelona - capital of the autonomous state - welcomed the news.
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