Spanish PM and Peruvian president meet at Palacio de la Moncloa

Peru’s President Martin Vizcarra meets with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez at Palacio de la Moncloa during his three-day visit to Spain.

Former Spanish PM Rajoy arrives to testify in separatist trial

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

Spain: Protest against the trial of Catalan independence leaders

Hundreds protest in Barcelona against the trial of Catalan independence leaders. IMAGES of the protest

Spanish PM calls snap elections for April 28

Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez calls an early general election for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

Today in History for February 15th

Highlights of this day in history: The U.S. battleship Maine explodes in Havana harbor, bringing America closer to war with Spain; The Soviet Union’s last troops leave Afghanistan; Astronomer Galileo and suffragist Susan B. Anthony born. (Feb. 15)

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Thousands protest in Barcelona as separatists’ trial opens

Thousands of people come to demonstrate in Barcelona’s Placa de Catalunya as Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion for trying to make their region independent from Spain begin trial. IMAGES of protest

Far-right Vox party present at former Catalan leaders trial

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.

Protest in Barcelona as Catalan separatists go on trial

Hundreds of people protest in Barcelona as twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain go on trial in Madrid. IMAGES of the protest

Catalan separatists’ long-awaited trial begins in Madrid

The trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders involved in a failed secession bid that plunged Spain into crisis opens as tensions over the future of the wealthy region flare again. IMAGES of the trial beginning at the Spanish Supreme Court

Catalan regional president Quim Torra arrives at court for trial

Catalan regional president Quim Torra arrives at the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid for the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders involved in a failed secession bid that plunged Spain into crisis. IMAGES of Quim Torra arriving at the Spanish Supreme Court