It has been a year since Spain was plunged into political crisis, as the region of Catalonia held a referendum on breaking away from the country. The vote triggered a strong reaction from the government in Madrid and rippled across Europe.
Spanish state prosecutors are seeking long jail sentences for nine leaders of Catalonia's independence movement. But a separate body of attorneys also involved in the case is being milder in its demands.
Activists across the region occupied railway tracks, central streets and key motorways in protest against Madrid. One year on, Catalonia shows no sign of forgetting its quashed bid for independence.
Police in Spain have arrested a man who wanted to kill the country's prime minister. The 63-year-old man behind the plan had allegedly amassed an arsenal of weapons, including sniper rifles and a submachine gun.
Spain's Val d'Aran has a strong regional identity. The people who live in this out-of-the-way valley aren't fond of Barcelona's independence movement. And if push comes to shove, they may opt to leave Catalonia.
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