Catalan independence bid

Ex-Catalan premier barred from office for two years over independence vote

Artur Mas and two top aides also receive bans and fines in trial over unofficial plebiscite in 2014

BREXIT

Madrid: Scotland is not Catalonia and Northern Ireland is not Gibraltar

Spain stays firm on its position of “not encouraging secessionist movements” when UK leaves EU

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Ros

Ros cartoon, March 14, 2017

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El Roto

El Roto cartoon, March 14, 2017

WEATHER

Alicante left reeling from the deluge of the century

Record downpour floods ground-floor premises and shuts down schools; no victims reported

IMMIGRATION IN EUROPE

Khaled’s two journeys to Spain

He was the first Syrian national to seek asylum at the Melilla border station. A bureaucratic glitch saw him flee the country to seek refuge elsewhere in Europe, but he was sent back to Spain. Now, Khaled is a happy Madrid resident who holds a job and dreams of opening his own restaurant one day