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Catalan Separatists Clash with Police in Barcelona

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) – Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.

Spain's police seize massive cocaine haul in banana cargo

Spanish Police Crack Down on Heroin Dens

MADRID (AP) – Police in Barcelona say a massive crackdown on squatted apartments used for trafficking and consuming heroin and other drugs is underway in the city center. At least 700 police agents are taking part in Monday’s anti-drug trafficking

Argentina's Lionel Messi takes part during a team training session at the Sports Center FC Barcelona Joan Gamper, in Sant Joan Despi, Spain, Friday, June 1, 2018. Israel will play against Argentina next 9 June in a friendly soccer match. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Palestinian Soccer Chief Urges Lionel Messi to Boycott Israel

The head of the Palestinian football federation is calling on Arab and Muslim sports fans to burn photos and T-shirts of Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi if he attends a friendly match between Argentina and Israel next weekend.

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Mutti Merkel’s ‘Diversity Barriers’ Come to England

British city Hull has followed the growing European trend of dressing up anti-terror barriers as fun Christmas decorations in an effort to hide the “ugly barriers”, as the continent entrenches itself against a spate of radical Islamist terror attacks.

Catalonia is fiercely protective of its language and culture and has long struggled for autonomy -- which was restored after the repressive 1939-1975 rule of dictator Francisco Franco

Catalonia Declares Independence

The Catalan Parliament has voted overwhelmingly in favour of a motion to declare independence from Spain.

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Spain Shared Info on Barcelona Attack Leader with Belgium a Year Ago

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities shared information with Belgium more than a year ago about the alleged cell leader in last week’s Spain attacks, but didn’t have any details at the time to indicate he was dangerous, officials said Thursday.

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Barcelona Boosts Security at Tourist Spots After Attacks

BARCELONA (AFP) – Barcelona will boost police patrols at tourist sites including the iconic Sagrada Familia church and major sports and cultural events in the wake of last week’s deadly vehicle attacks in Spain, officials said Wednesday.

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Barcelona Terror Imam Planned to Blow Himself Up, Suspect Tells Court

MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial official.