Spain

Ex-Catalan minister vows to fight 'politically motivated' extradition.

Clara Ponsatí, released on bail in Edinburgh after handing herself in to police, faces a sedition chargeThe former Catalan government minister Clara Ponsati has vowed to fight her “politically motivated” extradition from Scotland, following her re...

Venezuela’s Ex-Spy Chief, Wanted in U.S., Is Missing in Spain

A Spanish court ordered the extradition of Hugo Carvajal, who broke with Nicolás Maduro’s government. Now the police are searching for him.

Spain’s Left Comes Up With Tentative Deal to Form a Government.

The reversal comes two days after elections weakened Pedro Sánchez, the caretaker Socialist prime minister, and strengthened the far right.

Spain's ruling socialists strike coalition deal with Podemos.

Pedro Sánchez reaches accord with anti-austerity party in bid to form governmentSpain’s ruling socialist party has reached a preliminary coalition deal with the anti-austerity Unidas Podemos to try to form a government after the country’s second i...

Spain’s far-right Vox hits back at Rosalía over election jibe.

Party invokes words of fascist philosopher in retaliation at singer’s ‘fuck Vox’ tweetSpain’s far-right Vox party has invoked the words of a fascist philosopher to hit back at Rosalía after the award-winning singer tweeted “fuck Vox” in response t...

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French police clear Catalan independence protesters from road.

Pepper spray used against protesters blocking motorway between France and Spain French police have used batons and pepper spray to clear Catalan independence activists who have been blocking the motorway between France and Spain in the hope of bri...

Spain’s Far Right Emerges as a Force by Tapping a New Nationalism.

Sunday’s election did little to help end the government deadlock. But it yielded one clear winner, the far-right Vox party, which has thrived amid a conflict over Catalonia.

Spain election: grand coalition ruled out as far-right Vox surges.

Socialists will not join forces with arch-rivals PP after failing again to secure majoritySpain’s governing socialist party has ruled out a grand coalition with its arch-rivals, the conservative People’s party (PP), after a deadlocked election mar...

Spain’s Far Right Gains in Election

As the Vox party doubled its seats, a longstanding government deadlock appeared no closer to an end.

Socialists win election in Spain but far-right Vox party makes large gains.

Right-wing populist and anti-migrant leaders across Europe celebrated Vox’s strong showing.

Spanish election: Sánchez set to fall short of majority – live updates.

All the news, reaction and comment from Spain’s fourth general election in as many years 8.19pm GMT Results are now starting to come in - and Spain counts votes fast ... With nearly 23% of votes counted, the parties’ scores and seats in the 350-se...

Spain goes to the polls once more amid tensions and apathy.

Acting PM Pedro Sánchez may fall short of majority with far right eyeing third-place finishSpaniards are voting in their fourth general election in as many years in a bid to break the political deadlock triggered by April’s inconclusive poll.The r...

Vox party puts ‘menace’ of migrant children at centre of election drive.

As Spain goes to the polls again, rightwing politicians are counting on anti-foreigner sentiment to win votesSantiago Abascal’s least favourite neighbours sit – young and bored – on benches outside their temporary home, their coats zipped up again...

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Another Election in Spain Threatens to Deepen the Political Deadlock.

The country will hold its fourth national vote in four years on Sunday, amid concerns about falling turnout and unrest in Catalonia.

'Fed up': Spaniards frustrated on eve of fourth election in four years.

Catalan separatism dominates debate ahead of poll that could redraw nation’s political mapThe two women who stand chatting in the porch of San Ginés church in Guadalajara on a crisp November afternoon speak eloquently for a large portion of the Sp...

Barcelona picks itself up after protests as Spain goes to the polls once more.

Catalan question again dominates campaign with fears over rise of far-right Vox partyBarcelona no longer goes to bed to the smell of smoke, the whoop of sirens or the clattering of helicopters.Three weeks after the violent unrest that greeted the ...

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Catalonia's other crisis: dry autumn shrinks wild mushroom crops.

Mushrooms are a key feature of Spanish autumnal cuisine but are in thin on the groundWhile street protests and riots in Barcelona continue to grab the headlines, deep in the woods of northern Catalonia another crisis is unfolding: a scarcity of wi...

Greta Thunberg asks for lift back across Atlantic as climate meeting shifts to Madrid.

Swedish teenager needs help getting back to Europe following the COP25 meeting’s move from Chile to SpainAs delegates to the COP25 climate summit scramble to adjust to a last-minute change of venue from Santiago to Madrid, one of the highest-profi...

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As UN climate talks switch from Chile to Spain, Greta Thunberg seeks a way to attend.

Spanish Environment Minister Teresa Ribera on Friday offered to help Thunberg get to Madrid for the summit.

The last Neanderthal necklace

Eagle talons are regarded as the first elements used to make jewellery by Neanderthals, a practice which spread around Southern Europe about 120,000 and 40,000 years ago. Now, for the first time, researchers found evidence of the ornamental uses o...

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Madrid to host UN climate summit after Chile pulls out.

Event will take place from 2-13 December as planned after Spain intervenes to save talksThe world’s governments will meet in Madrid this December to discuss the climate emergency, it has been confirmed, after a last-minute intervention by the Span...

Outrage Greets Verdict in Sex Attack on Unconscious Teenager.

A Spanish court sentenced five men on charges of sexual abuse, not rape, in the assault of a 14-year-old. The ruling was likely to intensify debate over whether the judiciary treats sexual assault fairly.

Spain offers to host UN climate conference after Chile cancellation.

Spanish government says it will also run Apec trade summit following protests in Chile Spain has offered to host the COP25 UN climate conference in December after weeks of violent protests forced the Chilean government to cancel both the global en...

Men accused of raping girl in Spanish town convicted of lesser crime.

The five defendants jailed for sexual abuse on grounds victim, 14, was ‘in unconscious state’A Barcelona court has acquitted five men accused of raping a 14-year-old girl of the most serious charges of sexual aggression and convicted them instead ...

Fugitive Catalan leader denied entry to Canada will contest decision: lawyer.

Puigdemont has been trying to enter Canada for months at the invitation of a Quebec nationalist and separatist group.

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