Catalonia leader calls election for September 27

Catalan President Artur Mas calls snap election for September 27. It would be the 11th time, the Catalans will vote for their community after the end of the dictatorship. (El Mundo)

The vote to elect a parliament in the wealthy northeastern region, a year earlier than necessary, ratchets up pressure on center-right Rajoy, who has ruled out Catalan independence. (Reuters)