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's government approves pardons for nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for their role in a failed independence bid in the region in 2017.
British expatriates residing in Spain are unable to board flights to Barcelona and Madrid after airlines claimed their papers were no longer valid post-Brexit.
“It’s not easy to be away from your country. At times one only comes to suffer, to withstand mistreatment, hunger - and economically things aren’t good.”
Formula One organisers restart curtailed programme in Europe with eight-race. The first two will be held behind closed doors in Austria on July 5.
To get back on their feet, many countries have started the process of easing the coronavirus lockdown, introducing the staged relaxation of quarantine rules.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez says peace talks will begin this month after meeting with separatist president of Catalonia, Quim Torra, in Barcelona.
The National Electoral Board took the decision to strip regional Catalan President Quim Torra of his seat after a Catalan court barred him last month from public office during 18 months for disobedience.
"This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it," Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that Friday's violence was the worst so far.
The floods have so far claimed six lives in Spain, with train and air services were disrupted.
More than 100 migrants stranded off the Italian coast cannot find a home, as Italy refuses to let them ashore until EU states offer them sanctuary.
Pro-independence Catalan leaders that flout the law are turning the question of independence into a counterproductive binary of good versus evil.
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