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Madrid city hall swings to right with help of far-right

Madrid - Madrid's city hall swung to the right on Saturday after a conservative candidate was elected mayor with the support of newly-emerged far-right party Vox, in a move that has caused concern in Spain.

Junqueras: Catalan separatist in dock who became lawmaker

Madrid - A lot can happen in four months. Not content with sitting through a sensitive trial as the main defendant, Catalonia's former separatist vice-president Oriol Junqueras also got himself elected to the national and European parliaments.

Junqueras: Catalan separatist in dock who became lawmaker

Madrid - A lot can happen in four months. Not content with sitting through a sensitive trial as the main defendant, Catalonia's former separatist vice-president Oriol Junqueras also got himself elected to the national and European parliaments.

Catalan separatists' rebellion trial closes

Madrid - The four-month trial of Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion or disobedience for trying to make their region independent from Spain ended on Wednesday.

Puigdemont: main absentee from Catalan separatists' trial

Barcelona - Carles Puigdemont, the man who led Catalonia's failed 2017 bid for independence from Spain, is the main absentee from the Madrid trial of separatist leaders scheduled to close on Wednesday.

Catalan separatists' trial: Five key facts

Madrid - The high-stakes trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid is due to wrap up on Wednesday after four months of hearings.Here are five key facts about the trial:Who are the accused ?

Spanish king tasks Sanchez to form new government

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI on Thursday tasked acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez with forming a new government, a complex undertaking that involves negotiating with many diverging parties.

Shakira questioned by Spanish judge over alleged tax fraud

Esplugues De Llobregat - Colombian superstar Shakira was questioned by a judge near Barcelona on Thursday over alleged evasion of 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) in taxes.

Secession bid in Catalonia was 'coup d'etat': prosecutor

Madrid - Catalonia's 2017 secession bid was a "coup d'etat" aimed at "wiping out the Spanish constitution," a prosecutor said in his closing statement at the trial of 12 separatists in Madrid.

Wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Lopez in Spain

Madrid - Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez, and their daughter are in Madrid after having taken refuge in Spain's embassy in Caracas, the Spanish government said Tuesday.

Spanish court suspends exhumation of Franco remains

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the exhumation of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco while it considers an appeal from his family against the move, which divides opinion in a country still conflicted about the nationalist regime.

Spanish court suspends exhumation of Franco remains

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the exhumation of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco while it considers an appeal from his family against the move.

Liverpool's Champions League party moves to England

Madrid - Liverpool's celebrations stretched long into the night after they became six-time European champions with goals from Mohamed Salah and Divock Origi to beat Tottenham -- and the party was set to move to England on Sunday where tens of thousands of fans ...

Liverpool and Tottenham set for all-English Champions League showdown

Madrid - Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool are aiming to make up for several recent near misses while Mauricio Pochettino's Tottenham can dream of winning the Champions League for the first time as the two English clubs meet in Saturday's final in Madrid.

Spanish policeman killed in drug op chase

Madrid - A policeman was killed on Thursday as he chased a car with a French number plate carrying hashish in a drug trafficking hotspot in southern Spain, police said.

Spanish Senate suspends jailed Catalan separatist

Madrid - Spain's Senate on Wednesday suspended from parliament jailed Catalan leader Raul Romeva, who was elected to the upper house of parliament last month and sworn in last week.

Detention of Catalan separatists 'arbitrary': UN experts

Madrid - The detention of three separatists facing trial for a failed bid to prise Catalonia from Spain in 2017 is "arbitrary," experts mandated by the United Nations have concluded in a report released on Wednesday.

Spain's divided Podemos slumps in local, EU polls

Madrid - Far-left party Podemos, which just four years ago took over major city halls across Spain, suffered a humiliating defeat in Sunday's local, regional and European elections, a victim of internal diputes.

Catalan separatist wins Barcelona municipal polls

Barcelona - A Catalan separatist won municipal elections in Barcelona for the first time on Sunday, tailed closely by outgoing left-wing mayor Ada Colau.

Spain's Socialists score big in EU polls

Madrid - Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was the big winner of European elections in Spain on Sunday with his ruling Socialists coming first, a result he will likely use to wield more influence in the bloc.
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