Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra meets with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Palacio de la Moncloa during his three-day visit to Spain.
Spain’s former prime minister Mariano Rajoy, in power when Catalonia’s executive tried to secede, arrives at the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid to testify in the trial of separatist leaders in a highly sensitive hearing just months before elections. IMAGES of Rajoy’s arrival at the Madrid Supreme Court
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Far-right party Vox’s secretary-general, Javier Ortega Smith, says his party will request the “highest penalties for those who have committed the most serious crimes against the Constitution and against Spain” as he arrives at court for the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders. Pro- and anti- separatist protesters rally outside the court.