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Riots darken Catalan separatist dream of peaceful secession

The separatist movement in northeastern Spain has been rocked by violent outbursts from its most radical elements after the sentencing of several leaders to lengthy prison sentences.

UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019, 3:57 p.m.

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona’s airport Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region’s independence …

Massive rally for Catalonia’s secession in Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region’s main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case …

Valencia upsets Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey

There was no lifting of a winner’s trophy this time for Lionel Messi.

Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.

UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Catalan separatists clash with police as tensions mount

Clashes between Catalan separatists and police in Barcelona left 14 people injured and led to six arrests Saturday as tensions boiled over days before the anniversary of the Spanish region’s …

UPDATED: Sat., July 28, 2018, 10:05 a.m.

Barcelona taxis strike to protest ride-hailing apps

Taxi drivers in Barcelona are blocking traffic on a major thoroughfare as part of an indefinite strike to protest the use of ride-hailing apps like Uber or Cabify.

UPDATED: Tue., June 5, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Reports: Former Gonzaga standout Kevin Pangos finds new team, bigger paycheck

Former Gonzaga guard Kevin Pangos is on the move and his paycheck is on the rise.

Barcelona wins Spanish league title with Lionel Messi hat trick

Unbeaten Barcelona added to its domestic dominance by winning the Spanish league title for the third time in the last four seasons on Sunday.

UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 7:50 p.m.

Patience, lower fee enabled Coutinho to seal Barcelona move

Philippe Coutinho has officially signed with Barcelona and thanked the club for its patience after the disappointment of the failed negotiations last year. Liverpool rejected repeated bids by Barcelona in …

UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 11, 2017, 10:16 p.m.

Thousands demand release of jailed Caalan separatists in Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of people backing Catalonia’s bid to secede from Spain packed the streets in downtown Barcelona Saturday to demand the release of jailed separatist leaders.

UPDATED: Sun., Oct. 8, 2017, 8:34 p.m.

Spanish unionists find their voice in huge Barcelona rally

Hundreds of thousands of people rallied Sunday in downtown Barcelona to protest against the plans of Catalonia’s regional government to secede from the rest of Spain. The march was the …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 26, 2017, 12:27 p.m.

Thousands in Barcelona march shouting ‘I’m not afraid!’

Hundreds of thousands of peace marchers flooded the heart of Barcelona on Saturday shouting “I’m not afraid” – a public rejection of violence following extremist attacks that killed 15 people, …

Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

An extremist cell in northeastern Spain was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed …

UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 21, 2017, 5:30 p.m.

Police: Fugitive’s death ‘breaks’ cell behind Spain attacks

The lone fugitive from the Spanish cell that killed 15 people in and near Barcelona was shot to death Monday after he flashed what turned out to be a fake …

Honoring victims of attacks, Barcelona wins league opener

Wearing shirts honoring victims of the recent attacks in Spain, Barcelona opened its Spanish league season with a comfortable 2-0 win over Real Betis on Sunday.

UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 20, 2017, 10:19 p.m.

Spanish town struggles to square growth of extremist cell

The town of Ripoll, home to two suspects in last week’s attack in Barcelona, is cut off by police roadblocks as the search for an alleged cell member thought to …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 10:48 p.m.

Spain investigates missing imam, mysterious explosion

A missing imam and a house that exploded days ago became the focus Saturday of the investigation into an extremist cell responsible for two deadly attacks in Barcelona and a …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 9:13 p.m.

From age 3 to 80, Barcelona victims represent a wide world

An Italian father who saved his children’s lives but lost his own. An American celebrating his first wedding anniversary. A Portuguese woman celebrating her birthday with her granddaughter. These were …

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 11:15 a.m.

Barcelona’s victims: A snapshot of the world

The dead and injured in Barcelona were a snapshot of the world – men, women and children from nearly three dozen nations – testifying to the huge global appeal of …

UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 19, 2017, 9:10 a.m.

Family: California man celebrating marriage killed in Spain

A Northern California man who was spending his first wedding anniversary overseas was among those killed in a deadly truck attack in Barcelona, Spain, his family said Friday.

UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 18, 2017, 7:55 p.m.

Spanish plan for carnage started with botched explosion

A cell of at least nine extremists meticulously plotted to combine vehicles and explosives in a direct hit on tourists, and managed to carry off most of their deadly plan, …

Las Ramblas: A top Barcelona site for tourists to stroll

The lengthy Las Ramblas promenade where a van plowed into pedestrians Thursday is a tree-lined walkway that starts in a huge plaza and ends near Barcelona’s harbor. It’s filled with …

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 12:52 p.m.

U.S. condemns Spanish attack, pledges justice for terrorists

The United States swiftly condemned Thursday’s deadly terrorist attack in Barcelona and offered assistance to authorities in Spain.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 10:44 a.m.

Oregon State team near van incident deemed terror attack

The Oregon State men’s basketball team is staying at a hotel in Barcelona near where a van drove into pedestrians Thursday.

UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 17, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Attacker drives van into Barcelona crowd; 13 dead, 100 hurt

A white van jumped up onto a sidewalk and sped down a pedestrian zone Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, swerving from side to side as it plowed into …

More long lines at Barcelona airport as staff strikes again

Workers handling carry-on luggage checks at Barcelona’s airport staged a second day of partial strikes Sunday, causing long lines for passengers at one of Europe’s most popular airports.

Paulo Dybala nets 2 as Juve beats Barcelona 3-0 in Champs League

Paulo Dybala has outshone his more famous compatriot Lionel Messi by scoring two goals to help Juventus beat Barcelona 3-0 in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal. The …

Judge accepts charges against Neymar over Barcelona transfer

A Spanish judge on Monday accepted charges against Neymar for irregularities regarding his transfer to Barcelona, opening the way for a trial involving the Brazilian forward and his parents.

Harlem Globetrotters offer Brazilian soccer star Neymar chance to use his hands

Hey, Neymar, we’ll let you use your hands. The Harlem Globetrotters have “drafted” the Brazilian soccer star in their annual exercise of selecting from a host of world-class athletes and …