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Spain destroys weapons of Basque separatist group

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Thursday presided over a ceremony to destroy more than 1,000 guns and other weapons seized over the years from Basque separatist group ETA, which disbanded in 2018.

Row in Spain after king's sisters get virus jab in UAE

Madrid - Spain's royal family came under fire Wednesday after King Felipe VI's sisters confirmed they were vaccinated for the coronavirus while visiting their father in the UAE, sidestepping Spanish immunisation protocols.

Police van torched in Barcelona protest against rapper's jailing

Barcelona - A police van was torched and looting broke out on Saturday as police and protesters clashed in the latest demonstration in Barcelona, 11 days after the jailing of a Spanish rapper in a highly contentious free speech case.

Spain's tainted former king settles tax debts

Madrid - Spain's former king Juan Carlos, who moved to the UAE last year under a cloud of scandal, has settled a debt of nearly 4.4 million euros ($5.3 million) with the Spanish tax authorities to try to avoid an embarrassing lawsuit.

Spain removes last statue of dictator Franco

Madrid - Spain's north African enclave of Melilla has removed the country's last public statue of former dictator General Francisco Franco 45 years after his death.

Ex-king absent as Spain marks 40 years since failed coup

Madrid - Spain marked 40 years since a failed military coup Tuesday, but without the presence of former king Juan Carlos whose intervention helped stop the crisis, steering the nation toward democracy.

Barcelona protesters face off with police at fresh rapper demo

Barcelona - Demonstrators faced off with Barcelona police on Sunday, the sixth consecutive night of protests in support of a controversial rapper jailed over incendiary tweets.

Rapper's arrest the last straw for Spain's young protesters

Barcelona - At Saturday's protest, a hood covers one young woman's hair, a mask her face.Only her dark eyes can be seen staring out at the latest demonstration in Barcelona against the jailing of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel.

Looting as police, protesters clash at Barcelona rally for rapper

Barcelona - Looting broke out as police and demonstrators in Barcelona clashed for a fifth night Saturday, with thousands hitting the streets across Spain in protest against the jailing of a controversial rapper.

Four arrested after fresh rapper protests in Spain

Madrid - Four more people were arrested following another night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets, police said on Saturday.

Strains test Spain's leftist coalition government

Madrid - In office for just over a year, Spain's leftwing coalition grouping the Socialists and hard-left Podemos is showing signs of strain with constant bickering between the two camps.

'Violence unacceptable' Spain PM says as rapper protests rage

Madrid - Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday as violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets ran into a fourth night.

Spanish govt will confront any form of violence: PM

Madrid - Spain's government will confront all forms of violence, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Friday following the third night of violent protests over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets.

40 years since failed coup that reshaped Spain military

Madrid - On February 23, Spain marks 40 years since a failed coup attempt triggered a cultural revolution within the military, leading to its forced modernisation and social integration.

Third night of violence after Spain rapper protests

Madrid - Spanish police and protesters clashed for a third night Thursday over the jailing of a rapper for controversial tweets, triggering a political backlash.

Police arrest dozens in second night of Spain rapper protests

Madrid - Spanish police arrested some 50 people overnight following a second night of clashes over the jailing of a rapper for a string of tweets insulting police and the monarchy.

Spain's Irene Montero: from anti-austerity agitator to minister

Madrid - A protester-turned-politician, Spain's Equality Minister Irene Montero is an outspoken feminist and young mover-and-shaker in the leftwing government.

Protesters clash with Spanish police at rallies over rapper's arrest

Madrid - Spanish police clashed with protesters in Madrid and Barcelona Wednesday night, as fresh rallies broke out across the country over the jailing of a rapper for tweets insulting police and the monarchy.

Judges mull verdict in Barcelona attacks trial

San Fernando De Henares - Spanish judges on Wednesday began deliberating a verdict in the trial of three men accused of helping the jihadists behind the 2017 attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 16.

Brexit clouds life in Spanish sun for British second home owners

Madrid - After retiring from her teaching job in 2019, Jane Pennington-Fryer looked forward to spending the cold, damp British winters at her home in southeast Spain each year.
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