Catalonia's fugitive independence leader is free again, but his cause is in as much disarray as ever.
Election news from around the world. This week: Costa Rica, Egypt, Sierra Leone and New Caledonia.
A review of the big elections of the last year and the current state of the "populist" threat.
Catalonia remains deadlocked going into regional elections, with no obvious way forward regardless of who wins.
Labour has a big win in the House of Commons, leaving the British government in a much weakened position for critical talks with the EU.
Catalonia is not in the midst of a revolution. But the good faith and common sense required to settle the crisis peacefully are still in short supply.
An occasional feature. This week, Czechia, Japan, New Zealand, Germany, Australia and Catalonia.