CATALONIA

Spanish Cabinet meets in Barcelona despite protests and road blocks

Thousands of supporters of Catalan independence have joined an evening march that began at 6pm

POLITICS

How Spain’s far-right Vox created a winning social media strategy

The anti-immigration party has more followers on Instagram than any other political group in the country

CARTOONS

El Roto

El Roto cartoon, December 21, 2018

CATALONIA

As it happened | Protests in Catalonia against Spanish Cabinet meeting

Pro-independence groups blocked major roads and demonstrators took to the streets in opposition to the presence of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez and his ministers

SPANISH LOTTERY

A ‘guiri’s’ guide: What is El Gordo, and why is it so popular?

For those unfamiliar with the yearly tradition that is Spain’s Christmas lottery, here’s a quick explainer of the famous draw that has enchanted the nation for more than 200 years

ANIMAL RIGHTS

Animal groups demand probe into shooting of dog by Barcelona policeman

Municipal authorities say the officer acted in self-defense after the animal bit him, but some eyewitnesses say he was not attacked

BREXIT

Iberia warned it will not be able to fly within the EU under a no-deal Brexit

If the Withdrawal Agreement is not signed, the airline will lose its license to operate in Europe unless it can prove it is 51% owned and controlled by an entity in the continent

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS

Excitement builds ahead of Spain’s famous Christmas lottery

Punters across the country are eagerly awaiting the results of the multi-million-euro prize, known as ‘El Gordo,’ which will be drawn on Saturday, December 22