Independence referendum


Catalan leader puts independence on hold

Catalonia’s leader has proclaimed independence but put it on hold. Regional leader Carles Puigdemont saying the ‘effects’ of independence should be postponed to allow for dialogue with the Spanish government. Lucy Fielder reports. Catalan...


Spain refuses talks until Catalonia toes the line

Catalonia will move on Monday to declare independence from Spain after holding a banned referendum, pushing the European Union nation towards a rupture that threatens the foundations of its young democracy. Scarlett Cvitanovich reports....


Catalans cheer as Rajoy slams independence vote

Celebrations in the streets of Barcelona contrast starkly with anger from Madrid, where Spanish president Mariano Rajoy is slamming Catalonia’s independence vote as an illegal affront to the rule of law. Graham Mackay reports....