Update: Catalan activists return to scene of violence

Europe 10/01/18, 03:21

The Latest on independence protests in Catalonia (all times local):9:10 a.m.Catalonia's regional government has returned to a school in northern Catalonia where police stormed in to bar people from voting in a banned independence referendum one year ago.Student strikes, emotional speeches and mass demonstrations are planned to commemorate Monday the ...

Separatists block traffic to recall divisive Catalan vote

Europe 09/30/18, 22:38

Activists advocating for Catalonia's secession from Spain are blocking major highways, train lines and avenues across the northeastern region, one year after a banned referendum crushed by police failed to deliver an independent state.Monday's protests have been called on online messaging apps by the Committees for the Defense of the ...

Stunned: Barca loses to last-place Leganes, Real to Sevilla

Soccer 09/26/18, 19:01

First it was Barcelona. Then Real Madrid.Both Spanish league leaders were stunned on Wednesday, with Barcelona losing 2-1 at last-place Leganes and Madrid falling 3-0 at Sevilla.The night also was marked by Pablo Fornals' beautiful goal from about 45 meters (49 yards) away in Villarreal's 3-0 win at Athletic ...

Players’ union reiterates disapproval of league match in US

Soccer 09/24/18, 10:52

The Spanish players' association remains against the league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States despite receiving more detailed information.The association was not convinced by the league's update and said on Monday it still disapproved of the Girona-Barcelona game planned for suburban Miami in January. It said ...

Real Madrid president against Liga plan to play game in US

Soccer 09/23/18, 08:58

Real Madrid president Florentino Perez says that his team will not participate in the Spanish league's scheme to play regular-season matches in the United States.Perez says Sunday that "We are not going to the United States. we do not know who this interests, surely not the clubs or the fans. ...

Spanish federation withholds approval of match in US

Soccer 09/21/18, 08:33

The Spanish league's plan to play a regular-season match in the United States was put in serious doubt Friday after the national soccer federation refused to give its approval, according to a person with knowledge of the decision.The person told The Associated Press that the federation sent a letter to ...

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