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Independence Movements in Europe: Scotland Is Tip of the Iceberg

Rob McNamara | Posted 09.16.2014 | World
Rob McNamara

Some of these are well known like those in the Basque Country, Catalonia and Flanders. Others are much more surprising -- for example, hands up if you really knew about the Venetian and Bavarian independence movements?

Spain Looks To Be Next In Line For Independence Movement

The Guardian | Posted 09.16.2014 | World

As the campaign for Scottish independence enters its final week, Catalonia is launching the next phase in its attempt to break away from Spain. On Mon...

Alex Salmond's Kamikaze Negotiating is a Millstone Round Scotland's Neck

David Miles | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
David Miles

John Swinney, the Finance Secretary for Scotland has repeated the SNP government's threat to walk away from Scotland's share of the UK debt.

7 Amazing Places Where People Are (Literally) Living On The Edge

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Travel

Some people may think they like "living on the edge," but there are a few places around the world where people are doing just that. Check out the ...

Hello, Dali! Spain's Bad Boy Is Back

Anne Z. Cooke | Posted 04.16.2014 | Travel
Anne Z. Cooke

What's old and new is the enigmatic Spanish painter Salvador Dali (1904-1989), who made the sorry mistake of being born before his time.

Where Wishes Come True

Findery | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel

Make a wish and blow out your birthday candles. See a shooting star, stop what you are doing, and offer your longings to the universe. These are wish-making tactics for wherever you may be, but what of the places that have a strong history of wish lore?

What We Can Learn From The Basque

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 02.23.2014 | World
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

This blog explains what Portugal and Spain can learn from the Basque. The Basque Country is one of Spain's 17 Autonomous Communities in the current te...

Thousands March Against Catalan Independence

AP | HAROLD HECKLE and JOE WILSON | Posted 10.12.2013 | World

BARCELONA, Spain -- BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people gathered in Barcelona on Saturday to assert their right to be Spanish as well as Cat...

Catalans Form Human Chain To Press For Independence

Reuters | Posted 11.11.2013 | World

By Julien Toyer BARCELONA, Spain, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans held hands in a 400-km (250-mile) human chain...

A Catalonian Feast-ival (Video)

Michal Shapiro | Posted 06.22.2013 | Arts
Michal Shapiro

Located about 50 kilometers from Barcelona, Manresa is a small, laid back Catalonian city. It has its picturesque Old Section as well as an impressive...

Amazing Shots Of The Human Tower Competition

Posted 04.08.2013 | Arts

The Concurs de Castells, or the human tower competition in Catalonia, Spain, is a spectacle to behold. Hundreds of men, women and children -- of...

The Meaning of the Catalan Election

Antonio Roldán Monés | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Antonio Roldán Monés

In the wake of a huge pro-independence rally in Barcelona on September 11, Catalan president Artur Mas decided to call an election two years ahead of schedule. The result was an extraordinary fiasco.

Catalan Elections May Test Spain's Unity

AP | HAROLD HECKLE and JOSEPH WILSON | Posted 01.25.2013 | World

BARCELONA, Spain — Voters in the economically powerful region of Catalonia on Sunday punished the leader who made a referendum over breaking awa...

Reasons to Stay Together

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Where is the good in the atomization of the world? In building walls, constructing differences, implementing ideologies, confronting religions, imposing control through language? We have plenty of experience of that.

Town Finds Possible Unemployment Solution

Posted 02.28.2012 | World

With unemployment rates approaching 23 percent, according to a recent report by the Wall Street Journal, Spain has unquestionably fallen on tough econ...

PHOTOS: An Old Favorite And A New One In Barcelona

Edward Schneider | Posted 04.02.2012 | Travel
Edward Schneider

My wife Jackie and I have never been ones to flee wintery New York weather and head for sunny climes, but I must admit that it was nice to take off from JFK airport in January's sub-freezing temperatures and arrive in Barcelona.

Final Weekend Of Bullfighting Before Ban Takes Effect

AP | IAIN SULLIVAN | Posted 11.24.2011 | World

BARCELONA — Spain's top matadors gathered Saturday for a final weekend of bullfighting before the blood sport is banned in the northeast Catalon...

VOTE: Is Spain's Move To Protect Bullfighting Wrong?

The Huffington Post | Travis Korte | Posted 10.01.2011 | Arts

Bullfighting in Spain, so fundamental to the country's identity but so vehemently opposed by many of its citizens, won a victory this week with a recl...

Beyond the Stampede

Black Tomato | Posted 09.06.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

In case running the bulls doesn't sound like a stress free escape, here are few lesser-known Spanish attractions spots that are bullish on relaxation.

WATCH: Barcelona Becoming Spain's Human Trafficking Hotspot

Posted 09.04.2011 | World

Barcelona may be beloved the world over for its sun-drenched beaches and spectacular nightlife, but the city has also become a notorious epicenter for...

WATCH: 'Castellers' Create Amazing Human Towers In Spain

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

This video will make you hold your breath. 'Castellers' in Spain are people who create incredibly tall human towers in a sea of... more humans. A ...

Spanish Orgasm Election Commercial Offends Both Sides Of Political Spectrum

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A video showing a young woman "simulating an orgasm" in order to encourage voting is under fire from both sides of the political spectrum in Spain, th...

Spanish Orgasm Election Commercial Offends Both Sides Of Political Spectrum

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A video showing a young woman "simulating an orgasm" in order to encourage voting is under fire from both sides of the political spectrum in Spain, th...

Find, Eat, and Drink Like a Chef in Barcelona

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Find. Eat. Drink.

There are too many places in Barcelona to put them all in a slide show. Here are a few great spots to go to Find. Eat. and Drink. This is where chefs...

LOST ART: Is the Art of Bullfighting Dead? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Spanish bulls are breathing more easily after Catalonia became the first region to abolish bullfighting. Humanitarians are happy, too. Oh yes, it's al...