Spain pardons Catalan leaders over independence bid
The Spanish government has formally pardoned nine Catalan separatists who were convicted over a failed independence bid in 2017.
Spain is lifting the coronavirus quarantine
The Spanish government is planning on lifting the two-week coronavirus quarantine requirement for overseas arrivals on July 1.
Catalan separatist leaders sentenced to prison
Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders Monday to prison terms of between nine and 13 years on charges of sedition for organizing an illegal referendum on Catalan indepedence in 2017.
Sagrada Familia building permit
Barcelona has granted the Sagrada Familia by Antoni Gaudí, which has been under construction since 1882, its first building permit. The new permit allows continue building work until 2026.
On April 28th, 2019, Spain will hold its third general election in four years. I discuss the political situation in the country at BBC World Service.
Rescue mission in Málaga
Emergency services have mounted a rescue mission to try and save a two-year-old boy who fell down a 100 meter deep well during a family outing to the countryside near Málaga.