The morning rush-hour scene at Madrid’s Atocha train station this week perfectly captured the dilemma facing Europe as it confronts the coronavirus.
A hand grenade-shaped belt buckle in the suitcase of a train passenger triggered major disruptions Wednesday on rail services in Spain's two main cities.
There are several other secessionist movements around the world, such as in Scotland, Western Sahara and the Philippines.
Spain's interior minister is meeting with representatives of almost all political parties to brief them about the investigation into the deadly attacks that killed 15 people in Catalonia last week.
Spain: The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for Europe's latest bout of extremist violence, which left 14 dead and 100 wounded.
Spain is seeking an urgent explanation from British authorities after a Royal Navy submarine was forced into port in Gibraltar following a collision with a merchant vessel.