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Basque separatist group ETA puts dissolution to vote: report

Madrid - Basque militant separatist group ETA has put its proposed dissolution to an internal vote, according to extracts of a letter by its leaders published Thursday in Basque newspaper Gara.

Madrid art fair pulls Catalan 'political prisoners' installation

Madrid - An installation by a controversial Spanish artist which refers to Catalan separatist leaders as "political prisoners" was removed Wednesday from a major Madrid art fair at the request of the venue's operator.

Spain court orders arrest of Catalan separatist in exile

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a former Catalan MP who is in self-imposed exile in Switzerland to avoid jail while she is investigated over her role in the region's secession drive.

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase walks free

Ceuta - A Spanish court on Tuesday allowed an Ivory Coast man to walk free, with only a small fine to pay, after his son was found crammed into a suitcase at a border crossing.

France arrests three linked to Barcelona attacks: Spain

Madrid - Three people were arrested in France on Tuesday for alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, the Spanish interior ministry said Tuesday.

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial

Ceuta - The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing.

Spain vows south will not be 'dominated by narcos'

Madrid - Spain's interior minister pledged Monday to send more police to the southern province of Cadiz, vowing the area would "not be dominated by narcos" who have openly defied security forces.

Leading Catalan separatist walks free on bail

Madrid - A Spanish judge on Monday allowed leading Catalan separatist Marta Rovira, who faces charges over her region's independence bid, to walk free but ordered her to post bail of 60,000 euros ($75,000), a source close to the case said.

Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican 'copy'

Alc - In central Spain, the arid plains of La Mancha are famous for their windmills and Manchego, a cheese made out of ewe's milk that is one of the best-known representatives of the country's gastronomy.

China fund takes control of Spanish football TV rights giant

Madrid - A Chinese investment fund has taken control of Spanish media giant Mediapro, best known for owning television rights to the Spanish and Italian football leagues, as Chinese investors widen their global media and sports interests.

China fund takes control of Spanish football TV rights giant

Madrid - Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital has taken control of Mediapro, best known for owning television rights to the Spanish and Italian football leagues, the Spanish media group said Friday.The fund bought a 53.

Spain 'cruel' to migrants, ombudsman says

Madrid - Spain's human rights ombudsman hit out Thursday at the often "cruel" treatment meted out to illegal immigrants, saying the system had to be changed.

Spain accuses major drug baron of planning comeback

Madrid - Since his conditional release from prison in 2016, Sito Minanco had reportedly ditched his past as one of Spain's most powerful drug barons to work as a parking attendant.

Puigdemont's party seeks law change to allow rule from Belgium

Madrid - The party of deposed Catalan leader Charles Puigdemont on Friday submitted a proposal for a regional law reform that would allow the axed president to govern from Belgium.

Spain sounds alarm over fighter influx from Sahel

Madrid - Spain is worried about security on its southern border due to the possible influx of Islamist fighters to West Africa's Sahel region, Spain's foreign minister told AFP in an interview Thursday.

Spain-Belgium ties could be harmed by ex Catalan leader: minister

Madrid - Spain's foreign minister warned Thursday that deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont's plan to govern the region remotely from Belgium could harm "friendly relations" between Madrid and Brussels.

Spain pledges Brexit won't change daily Gibraltar life

Madrid - Spain's foreign minister pledged Thursday that daily life in Gibraltar would not be affected by Brexit, easing fears that Madrid would use Britain's exit from the EU to gain authority over the overseas territory.

Rivera: Spain's anti-independence Catalan who wants to be PM

Madrid - He's young, liberal, Catalan and a fan of France's Emmanuel Macron and Canada's Justin Trudeau.

Heavy snow disrupts flights, classes in Spain

Madrid - Some 70 flights were cancelled in Madrid and tens of thousands of schoolchildren around Spain had to skip class Monday as snow fell heavily over much of the country.

Spanish PM tells Catalan separatists to pick a leader who respects the law

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Sunday called on Catalan separatists to choose a regional leader who respects the law to replace exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont, who faces arrest if he returns to Spain.
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