The regional parliament in Catalonia has voted to declare independence from Spain as lawmakers in Madrid approved emergency powers to impose direct rule on the region. Catalan lawmakers have called for the establishment of a new Catalan Republic. (more)
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has signed a document to declare the region's independence from Spain, but he said the effects would be "suspended" to start a dialogue. The Spanish government has called an emergency cabinet meeting.
The autonomous region of Catalonia has voted to break away from Spain in an unauthorized referendum, the regional government announced on Monday after more than 800 people were injured in a crackdown by Spanish police. (more)
Up to 1 million people gathered in Barcelona on Monday to call for independence of the Spanish region of Catalonia, which has called a referendum for October 1 despite fierce opposition from Madrid, which has declared the proposed vote illegal.
The man who carried out last week's terrorist attack in the Spanish city of Barcelona has been shot dead by police, local officials say. He was killed after police encountered him with fake explosives on his body. (more)
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered his condolences for the loss of life in the Barcelona attack on Thursday and said the U.S. stands ready to help Spanish authorities deal with the crisis. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).