Leaders in Spain's northeastern region have pushed for independence from the country. Now they want to go their own way in space, launching a first nanosatellite this month from Kazakhstan.
This year, the European Union has had almost triple the average number of wildfires. NPR follows a special unit into the woods in Spain to see how they let them burn for prevention.
While many Catalans are outraged at the central government's crackdown on the independence movement, the huge demonstrations have obscured deep divisions in Catalan society.
Police and protesters clashed on Monday in Barcelona after Spain's high court sentenced nine leaders for their involvement in an independence referendum two years ago that Madrid says was illegal.
It's not a front-runner, but the Vox party is predicted to win some legislative seats, giving Spain its first far-right lawmakers in about four decades.
The divisive trial could end with prison sentences of up to 25 years for some of the defendants charged for their roles in Catalonia's 2017 failed independence bid.
Secessionists in the region won last year's referendum, which Spanish authorities deemed unconstitutional. Now, protesters are marking the anniversary — and making clear they're not backing down.
After the conservative administration was forced out, Pedro Sánchez formed a cabinet with a record number of women, opened ports to refugees and even tweeted in Catalan.
The Catalan musicians use their culture's tradition to connect difficult memories of the Spanish Civil War to Spain's democracy today.
Quim Torra, a Catalan separatist, is the new head of the restive region in Spain. For months, Catalonia and Madrid have faced off over Catalonia's bid for independence.