A demonstrator covers his face with a mask depicting ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont during a protest outside the Catalan parliament on January 30th, 2018, in Barcelona, Spain.
Alexander Torshin is a Russian politician accused of financial crimes in Spain, and now the FBI is checking into his ties with the Trump campaign.
People hold banners in front of Barcelona's city hall on December 4th, 2017, during a demonstration demanding the release of jailed separatist leaders.
Bad timing, political limitations, and a lack of effective legal recourse are keeping the European Union out of the fight over Catalonian separatism.
Students hold a silent protest against the violence that marred yesterday's referendum vote on October 2nd, 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.
People hold flowers during a protest near the Economy headquarters of Catalonia's regional government in Barcelona on September 20th, 2017.
President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont arrives at a meeting to launch the self-determination referendum campaign on September 14th, 2017, in Tarragona, Spain.
Tourists sunbathe on the terrace of an hotel with the Sagrada Familia in the background in Barcelona, Spain, on September 5th, 2017.
The van that ploughed into a crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on August 18th, 2017.
In 2012, miners launched a rocket at Spain's civil guard, which, according to press reports, was attempting to halt protests against the government's decision to reduce coal subsidies.
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Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day, or "Chupinazo," of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6th, 2017, in Pamplona, Spain.
A new study reveals that the loss of larger animals in tropical forests diminishes the overall ecosystem biodiversity of the region.
Spain's Mariano Rajoy picks a suspiciously perfect moment to revive a 300-year-old fight with England.
Spain is in shock after nearly 80 die in a train crash. In the U.S., we call that Thursday.
Nearly a century ago, during the Great Migration, less-educated individuals were the ones who left home in search of better lives. The opposite is true today, with the educated more mobile than ever before, leaving some places in a spiral of decline.
Too much social capital can be a bad thing, keeping people rooted where they are instead of encouraging them to follow the jobs.