Wabi-sabi offers a refuge from the modern world's obsession with perfection, and accepts imperfections as all the more meaningful – and, in their own way, beautiful. Withdrawing my hands reluctantly from
Three-quarters of a million people have rallied in Barcelona to protest against Spain's detention of Catalan independence leaders, police estimate. They shone phone torches in unison at sunset as calls
Hundreds of thousands of independence supporters march through city after eight former Catalan government members jailed by Spanish high court Hundreds of thousands of Catalan independence supporters one
NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with journalist Lucia Benavides about the ongoing conflict between the Spanish government and the Catalan regional government. In the Catalan capital, Barcelona, the regional
If you have seen images from earlier today when the rump Catalan parliament – vacated by the non-separatist MPs, about half of the chamber – voted to unilaterally declare independence, you may have wondered
It began with a furtive whisper, rather than a bang. One by one, deputies padded across the burgundy carpet of Catalonia’s half-empty parliament chamber to drop secret ballot papers into a small box on
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department, reacting to Spanish efforts to block a Catalan independence bid, said on Friday that Catalonia is an integral part of Spain and Washington backs Madrid’s
Move promises further turmoil for the country’s markets By Jon Sindreu Investors dumped Spanish stocks and bonds after the region of Catalonia declared independence on Friday, in a move that promises turmoil
The Catalan Parliament has voted for a unilateral declaration of independence from Spain. President Carles Puigdemont had toyed with taking the decision but in the end left it up to the legislature. It
Aversion to centralised power is destabilising states across Europe. The EU ignores this growing desire for regional autonomy at its own risk Catalonia is wrong. Madrid is right. There is a Spanish constitution
The UK will not recognise the Catalan parliament's declaration of independence, Downing Street says. Theresa May's official spokesman said the declaration was based on a vote that had been declared illegal.
The dramatic escalation of a political crisis in Spain hit the country's benchmark stock index on Friday. Losses on the Ibex 35 reached nearly 2% after separatist leaders in the wealthy region of Catalonia
The EU's most senior official warned that "more cracks" were emerging in the bloc on Friday after the Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain, plunging the country into political and economic
Barcelona, Spain (CNN) — Spain dismissed Catalonia's president and Cabinet, and dissolved its Parliament on Friday hours after lawmakers in the autonomous region defied Madrid and voted to declare independence.
Former FBI Director James Comey testified this week on Capitol Hill that President Donald Trump fired him over the Russia investigation and accused the president and his team of lying to the American Across