A year after the independence vote, the yellow ribbons of Catalan separatists remain controversial in Spain. At night, unionists loyal to Madrid tear them down; by the next morning, new ones have already replaced them.
Some 70,000 people in Spain's northwestern Galicia region have been given new stay-at-home orders following a surge in cases. Infections have also been reported at slaughterhouses in Austria. Follow DW for the latest.
The WHO says an independent panel is to assess global responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. This comes as the number of cases worldwide approaches 12 million. Follow DW for the latest.
Pubs, restaurants and hairdressers have opened in England for the first time in three months, in what the media dubbed "Super Saturday." Spain has put 200,000 people back into lockdown. Follow DW for the latest.
A Catalan separatist party will abstain from an upcoming vote to confirm Socialist Pedro Sanchez as prime minister. The ERC announced the move after agreeing to talks over "the future of Catalonia" with the Socialists.
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