The Catalan separatist leader was detained while travelling through Germany on his way to Belgium. The arrest has angered many Catalans.
German federal prosecutors say they have formally applied for the extradition of ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont. He is wanted in Spain on charges related to Catalonia's failed independence bid.
The Schleswig-Holstein state prosecutor is advancing his case for the extradition of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. However, the state's top court has ruled that Puigdemont cannot yet be rearrested.
Spain's new government has promised to lift Madrid’s financial controls on Catalonia in what it said it was a "gesture of normalization." An independence referendum for the region remains out of the question.
The Socialist has toppled Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy by filing a no-confidence motion. But it was systematic corruption that brought about the Conservatives' downfall, as Stefanie Müller reports from Madrid.
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