"France is in the process of passing from the eldest daughter of the Catholic Church to the little niece of Islam"
Marion Marechal-Le Pen
"Because there's high demand for women in China, people in China will pay border patrol to bring women over"
South Korean pastor
"There will not be equality, nowhere, in any society, if the school system is not an active part in it."
Hanna Björg Vilhjálmsdóttir
Gender studies teacher
"Their goal is to eliminate the Second Amendment and our firearms freedoms so they can eradicate all individual freedoms"
Chief Executive, US National Rifle Association
"Here, only one doctor was provided ... for a population of 116,000 people."
"They think young people are stupid. We all have ways to get alcohol."
"Terror doesn’t form by itself. Terror and terrorists have gardeners"
Recep Tayyip Erdogan
"It's almost unthinkable to try to explain to a fanatic that you met a girl, fell in love and prefer to go with her to the cinema instead of participating in another fight."
Former far-right group member
Spanish government is set to impose direct rule over Catalonia as crisis spirals
Reports now claim leader Carles Puigdemont is not going to Madrid for last-ditch talks
Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says imposing direct rule on Catalonia is the 'only response' to its push for independence.
Catalonia faces direct rule from Madrid
The new measures are the latest move by Madrid aimed at thwarting efforts by Catalonia to break away
The conservative government is backed by the main opposition Socialists in making the unprecedented move
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is set to suspend Catalonia's autonomy over its independence moves
Madrid will trigger the suspension of Catalonia’s political autonomy on Saturday after the region missed a deadline to clarify an ambiguous
The stage is set for a Catalonia - Spain showdown as Madrid's ultimatum for an independence retraction ends
The Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has urged Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont to "act sensibly" ahead of Thursday's direct rule deadline
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is coming under pressure to declare full independence.
Rajoy's speech followed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's suspended declaration of independence
The Spanish premier has not ruled out using constitutional powers to remove Catalonia's autonomous status if it claims independence
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"
More protests in Catalonia - national police are urged to leave region following crackdown during independence vote
Trump and Rjoy present a united front over separatist Catalonia
Spanish PM calls for Catalans to abandon independence vote as police raids spark anger in Barcelona
A Spanish court has suspended a Catalan law which outlined a legal framework for an independent state.