The Newsmakers

Will Spain Rethink Its Proposal to Pardon Catalan Separatist Leaders?

The Spanish government has proposed an offer to pardon the jailed Catalan separatist leaders behind the failed independence bid in 2017. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said the move will promote coexistence. About 25,000 protestors gathered along with leaders of the opposition Popular Party (PP) and the far-right Vox party to denounce the government’s decision. The Prime Minister is accused of making the pardons to appease the separatist parties which support his government. Spain’s Supreme Court has also opposed the Prime Minister’s move saying it saw “no evidence or indication of remorse” from the prisoners to justify the pardons. Will the pardons be granted? If so, what will this move mean to Spain and Catalonia? Guests: Andrew Dowling Author of “The Rise of Catalan Independence: Spain’s Territorial Crisis” Ivan Espinosa de los Monteros Member of Vox National Bureau Carlos Conde Solares Senior Lecturer in Hispanic Studies at Northumbria University

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

Picture This: Brussels Attacks Anniversary

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

The Newsmakers: America's Anti-Terror Strategy and Australia Redefining Racism

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Showcase: 'I Am Not Madame Bovary'

Russia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With NATO

Russia Cuts Diplomatic Ties With NATO

Syria: Assad Regime and Opposition Agree To Begin Constitutional Reform

Syria: Assad Regime and Opposition Agree To Begin Constitutional Reform

Hezbollah Protest Against the Beirut Port Blast Judge Turns Deadly

Hezbollah Protest Against the Beirut Port Blast Judge Turns Deadly

Can the EU Take Lead to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal?

Can the EU Take Lead to Save the Iran Nuclear Deal?

ICJ Rules in Somalia’s Favour in Maritime Border Dispute With Kenya

ICJ Rules in Somalia’s Favour in Maritime Border Dispute With Kenya

Iraq Election: Sadr Gains Strength but No Clear Winner

Iraq Election: Sadr Gains Strength but No Clear Winner

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Steps Down Over Corruption Inquiry

Austria's Chancellor Sebastian Kurz Steps Down Over Corruption Inquiry

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

Nobel Peace Prize Goes to Journalists Maria Ressa and Dmitry Muratov

Germany, Denmark Repatriate Several Daesh-linked Families From Syria

Germany, Denmark Repatriate Several Daesh-linked Families From Syria

Will China's Promise to Reclaim Taiwan Result in Military Confrontation?

Will China's Promise to Reclaim Taiwan Result in Military Confrontation?

President Macron Reportedly Defends France’s Colonial Legacy in Algeria

President Macron Reportedly Defends France’s Colonial Legacy in Algeria

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Secures Second Five-year Term

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed Secures Second Five-year Term

Show More