Firefighters in Spain struggle to contain wildfires in several parts of the country, which is suffering a heat wave unusual for this time of the year.
The lives and tragic deaths of hundreds of women, deemed "witches", will now be reviewed to raise public awareness about their fate.
Demonstrators are concerned that a court decision that orders teaching in public schools to be at least 25% in Spanish would threaten their educational system.
Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont's lawyer said he was arrested "on his arrival in Sardinia." Incumbent president of Catalonia opposes the arrest strongly.
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and Catalan head of government Pere Aragones meet for the first time as the central government seeks to improve ties.
PM Pedro Sanchez says the Cabinet will approve pardons for nine separatist Catalan politicians and activists jailed over their roles in the country’s 2017 independence push.
Protest was held after Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo indicated that the pardons of the Catalan separatists were "close" - an issue that has bitterly divided the Spanish society.
Laporta was last president at Barca between 2003 and 2010, which included overseeing the hugely successful appointment of Pep Guardiola as coach and the iconic treble-winning team of 2008/9.
Police and demonstrators in Barcelona have clashed for a fifth night with thousands hitting the streets across Spain in protest against the jailing of a controversial rapper.
With 95 percent of the votes counted, the three main parties pledging to carve out an independent Catalan state were likely to increase their number of seats in the regional parliament to 74.
The fire in Badalona, a suburban town of 220,000 north of Barcelona, injured at least 19 people, including three who are in very critical condition, authorities said.
The British foreign ministry has advised against all but essential travel to mainland Spain. The country responded by saying it is a safe destination but "respects decisions of the United Kingdom."
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