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What We Know About the Attacks in Spain

What We Know About the Attacks in Spain

People gathered on Friday to mourn victims at the spot where a van drove into a crowd on Thursday, killing more than a dozen people at Las Ramblas in Barcelona.
Spain Looking for Moroccan Man in Barcelona Attack Investigation

Spain Looking for Moroccan Man in Barcelona Attack Investigation

People gathered along Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain, to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks.
Spain, a Leader in Foiling Attacks, Falls Victim to One Anyway

Spain, a Leader in Foiling Attacks, Falls Victim to One Anyway

People gathered Saturday on Las Ramblas, a promenade in Barcelona, around a makeshift memorial for victims of the recent terrorist attack in the city.
Barcelona Attack Suspects Had Ties to Imam Linked to ISIS

Barcelona Attack Suspects Had Ties to Imam Linked to ISIS

Relatives of the men who carried out the attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils last week gathered with other Muslims in the main square of Ripoll, Spain, on Saturday in support of the victims.
Catalonia Independence Bid Pushes Spain Toward Crisis

Catalonia Independence Bid Pushes Spain Toward Crisis

A banner in Barcelona in support of Catalonia’s independence effort.
Protest in Catalonia Adds to Pressure Before Independence Vote

Protest in Catalonia Adds to Pressure Before Independence Vote

Hundreds of thousands of people celebrated the Catalan National Day on Monday in Barcelona.
As Catalonia Referendum Nears, Tensions Rise in Spain

As Catalonia Referendum Nears, Tensions Rise in Spain

A protest near the headquarters of the Catalan regional government in Barcelona, Spain, on Wednesday, after Spanish police detained at least 14 people. The national government is stepping up efforts
Catalonia Showdown Tests Spanish Leader’s Instinct for Survival

Catalonia Showdown Tests Spanish Leader’s Instinct for Survival

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain in Madrid this month. He is facing a secessionist challenge from Catalonia that could threaten Spanish unity.
Catalonia’s Independence Referendum: What’s at Stake?

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum: What’s at Stake?

Demonstrators threw ballot papers in Barcelona, Spain, on Sunday. The city is the regional capital of Catalonia, which is to hold a referendum on independence this weekend.
Catalan Officials Are Squeezed as Madrid Tries to Stop Independence Vote

Catalan Officials Are Squeezed as Madrid Tries to Stop Independence Vote

A Catalan flag at the University of Barcelona. The government in Madrid has been trying to block Sunday’s independence referendum.
In Catalonia, an ‘Accidental’ Leader of Unwavering Conviction

In Catalonia, an ‘Accidental’ Leader of Unwavering Conviction

Carles Puigdemont, the leader of Catalonia, at the regional government’s palace in Barcelona.
The Interpreter: Catalans and Kurds Discover the Hard Truth About Secession

The Interpreter: Catalans and Kurds Discover the Hard Truth About Secession

Students demonstrating in support of the Catalan independence referendum in Barcelona on Thursday.
Catalans, Elated but Fearful, Brace for Independence Vote

Catalans, Elated but Fearful, Brace for Independence Vote

Posting a sign in Terrassa, Spain, on Tuesday supporting independence for Catalonia.
Threatened by Madrid, Catalonia Referendum Is Game of Cat and Mouse

Threatened by Madrid, Catalonia Referendum Is Game of Cat and Mouse

Students staged a strike on Thursday in Barcelona and said they were prepared to step up their protests if Sunday’s referendum was blocked.
Catalonia’s Independence Referendum, in Photographs

Catalonia’s Independence Referendum, in Photographs

Students demonstrating in Barcelona, Spain, on Thursday against the central government’s attempts to halt a Catalan independence referendum.
Catalans Camp at Voting Sites as Independence Confrontation Looms

Catalans Camp at Voting Sites as Independence Confrontation Looms

Parents gathered on Friday at the Miquel Tarradell school in Barcelona, a polling station, to oppose efforts to prevent voting.

Catalonia Readies for Volatile and Unpredictable Vote

A vote on secession is being put to voters in Spain’s Catalonia region on Sunday.
Catalan Police Face Their Own Test of Independence

Catalan Police Face Their Own Test of Independence

Officers with Catalonia’s regional police force notified people encamped at the Escola Auró school in Barcelona that they must leave by Sunday morning.
Catalonia’s Independence Vote Descends Into Chaos and Clashes

Catalonia’s Independence Vote Descends Into Chaos and Clashes

The Spanish police blocked the entrance of a Barcelona school that was to be used as a polling station in the Catalan independence referendum on Sunday.

Catalan Independence Vote Turns Violent

Hundreds of people were hurt as the Spanish police closed polling stations and seized ballot boxes during Catalonia’s independence vote on Sunday.