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Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Madrid - Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

Fascist salutes as Franco minister is buried

Madrid - Mourners raised their arms in a fascist salute as one of the last ministers to serve under former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, Jose Utrera Molina, was buried Saturday.

Spain's Rajoy still unscathed from corruption scandals

Madrid - With arrests, raids and tears, Spaniards this week watched another episode in a long-running corruption saga that has hit the ruling conservative party... but left Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy unscathed.

Spanish king's brother-in-law to appeal jail sentence

Madrid - The Spanish king's brother-in-law, who was sentenced to over six years in jail for syphoning off millions in a case that shamed the royals, will appeal to the Supreme Court, judicial authorities said Friday.

Spanish PM downplays graft trial witness summons

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy downplayed Thursday a court's decision to summon him to testify as a witness in a graft trial, saying it was "his duty" to take the stand.

Spain's ruling conservatives hit by graft allegations

Madrid - Spain's ruling Popular Party was hit by yet more corruption allegations Wednesday as the former head of the Madrid region was arrested under a probe into embezzlement of public money.

Spanish PM called to testify in major graft trial

Madrid - A court on Tuesday summoned Mariano Rajoy to testify as a witness in a major graft trial, the first time in modern history that any Spanish prime minister has had to take the stand.

ETA launches internal debate after disarmament move

Madrid - The Basque separatist group ETA said on Sunday it would consult its members on "future decisions" following its unilateral disarmament, a Basque newspaper reported.

Terrorism jokes no laughing matter for Spain's judges

Madrid - When she posted jokes on Twitter about a 1973 assassination committed by Spain's Basque separatist group ETA, Cassandra Vera never for one moment thought they would land her a one-year jail sentence.

Troublemakers spark panic at Seville's Good Friday event

Madrid - Troublemakers sparked panic sparked at Seville's nighttime Good Friday processions, famed for their religious floats, hooded penitents and crowds of spectators, seriously injuring one person, Spanish authorities said.

Outbreak of panic mars Spanish Good Friday processions

Madrid - An outbreak of panic sparked by troublemakers caused mayhem in Seville's nightime Good Friday processions, famed for their religious floats, hooded penitents and hordes of spectators, seriously injuring one person, Spanish authorities said Friday.

Spanish academics charged for selling 'fake' cancer drug

Madrid - Two Spanish university professors and three other suspects have been charged over the alleged sale of a "fake" cancer drug that raked in more than 600,000 euros, police said Tuesday.

Spain pilgrims' trail killer gets 23-year jail term

Madrid - A man found guilty of murdering an American woman hiking Spain's famed Camino de Santiago pilgrims' trail and cutting off her hands was sentenced to 23 years in jail Tuesday, court documents revealed.

Southern EU leaders say US strike on Syria 'understandable'

Madrid - The leaders of southern EU nations said Monday that a US missile strike on a Syrian air base in retaliation for a suspected chemical attack was "understandable," as diplomatic tensions mount over the incident.

Spain detains Russian over US vote 'hacking': legal source

Madrid - Note: This story is killed because it was based on an erroneous quote. A new version of the story will follow

South Europe leaders to seek stronger EU after Brexit shock

Madrid - Leaders of southern EU nations will meet in Madrid on Monday in a show of unity and to back greater EU integration after Britain began the process of leaving the bloc.

Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain: police

Madrid - The wife of a Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain has reportedly been told by police he is being held over a computer virus linked to Donald Trump's US election victory.

Spain demands that ETA apologise and disband

Madrid - Spain on Saturday demanded that Basque separatist group ETA apologise for decades of violence and then disband "definitively" after it provided France with a list of arms caches to finalise a promise to disarm.

Hate to peace, a victim of Basque armed group remembers

Donostia-san Sebasti - Inaki Garcia Arrizabalaga was 19 when a breakaway commando of the Basque separatist group ETA murdered his father, plunging him into a "spiral of hate" before he changed his outlook and started working for peace in his homeland.

Basque leader Otegi sees hope for independence as ETA disarms

Donostia-san Sebasti - A veteran leader of the pro-independence movement in the Basque Country who was once part of the armed separatist group ETA, Arnaldo Otegi cuts a controversial figure.
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