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Spain's feminist movement in focus ahead of election

Carballeira - Loureiro may be a remote village in northwestern Spain with barely 60 residents but it too has embraced an ever-growing feminist movement in a sign of how significant women's rights have become ahead of Sunday's election.

Traitor! Fascist! Insults fly on Spanish campaign trail

Madrid - For weeks Spanish politicians have traded insults such as "traitor" and "fascist" as they seek to rally voters ahead of a general election on Sunday by reviling their rivals.

Spain PM won't rule out post-poll alliance with centre-right

Madrid - Spain's Socialist prime minister refused Thursday to rule out including centre-right group Ciudadanos in any governing alliance if his party wins a weekend general election.

Far-right Vox wants to shake up Spain's election

Spain - On the distant margins of politics until it burst onto the scene in southern Spain, far-right party Vox hopes lingering discontent will help it score big in Sunday's general election.

Voters in 'empty Spain' in focus ahead of election

Teruel - Just kilometres from one of Spain's prettiest towns, Albarracin, where distinctive pink-hued medieval houses act as a tourist magnet, other villages are dead.

German woman, son found dead in Canaries, father arrested

Madrid - Spanish police found the bodies of a missing German woman and her ten-year-old son on Wednesday inside a cave on the holiday island of Tenerife after arresting the boy's father, police said Thursday.

Catalonia, battleground in Spain's snap elections

Barcelona - After a failed secession bid, Catalonia is a key battleground in Spain's general election on Sunday, and the main line of attack for conservatives against Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez.

Spain PM, rivals clash over Catalonia in election debate

Madrid - Spain's outgoing prime minister faced an onslaught of criticism Monday from his right-wing rivals over Catalonia's secession crisis in a testy four-way debate ahead of elections, while he warned them against cozying up to the far-right.

Spanish election campaign cut short by Holy Week

M - Just days before Spain's general election, the palm-tree lined streets of the centre of Malaga are almost devoid of posters.

How Brexit threatens Falklands' economy — and Spanish fishermen

Madrid - A no-deal Brexit would deal a severe blow to the economy of Britain's Falkland Islands which is heavily dependent on squid exports -- and to Galicia in Spain where almost all of the molluscs are sent.

Madrid skyscraper housing embassies evacuated over false bomb threat

Madrid - A skyscraper in Madrid that houses the British, Dutch, Australian and Canadian embassies was evacuated on Tuesday over a bomb warning that turned out to be false.

European politicians protest outside Assange's London jail

London - German and Spanish lawmakers protested against Julian Assange's detention on Monday, gathering outside a London prison to urge Britain and the EU to prevent his extradition to the United States.

Ex-Venezuelan general detained in Spain on US warrant

Madrid - Former Venezuelan general Hugo Carvajal, head of military intelligence under Hugo Chavez, was held in temporary detention Saturday while Spain waits for a formal US extradition request on charges of cocaine trafficking, judicial sources said.

Mother of 3-DNA baby praises new fertility treatment

Atenas - The Greek mother of the first baby born using DNA from three people on Friday praised the revolutionary technique that helped her conceive -- and thanked the mystery woman who donated her egg.

Assange lawyer accuses Washington of 'persecution'

Madrid - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, arrested in London on a US extradition request, is the target of "political persecution," the man coordinating his defence said Thursday.

Mexican president demands source of leaked letter to Spain

Mexico - President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador called on a Mexican newspaper Thursday to reveal the source that leaked it a controversial letter he wrote to the king of Spain urging him to apologize for the conquest 500 years ago.

'Political police' revelations hit Spain's election campaign

Madrid - Spain's so-called "political police," which under previous conservative governments allegedly dug up dirt and fabricated evidence to harm rivals, has emerged as an explosive theme in the campaign for elections at the end of this month.

Three-person baby born in medical 'revolution'

Atenas - A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial fertility treatment that has provoked intense ethical debate.

Five women nominated for Booker International Prize

London - Polish novelist Olga Tokarczuk, who scooped last year's Booker International Prize for fiction, was named Tuesday among five female nominees for this year's prestigious literary award.

Spanish judge charges 30 Catalan officials over referendum

Barcelona - A Spanish judge investigating the role of Catalan officials in an illegal independence referendum in 2017 has charged 30 of them, in what could lead to a second trial over the failed secession bid.

'Less shouting, more listening', plead weary Catalans

Barcelona - As night falls on the Catalan seaside resort of Mataro near Barcelona, one room in the community centre remains brightly-lit as locals debate a way out of the independence crisis.

Spanish Church defends bishop in 'gay cure' controversy

Madrid - Spain's Roman Catholic Church on Friday defended a bishop whose diocese near Madrid is being investigated after a newspaper reported it ran "courses" to "cure" gay men of their homosexuality.

Catalonia's president pressed to call fresh election

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist president, who has lacked a majority in the regional parliament since October, was under pressure Thursday from opposition parties to call snap polls in the Spanish region.

Spain divided over 80th anniversary of end of civil war

Madrid - Spain on Monday marked the 80th anniversary of the 1936-39 civil war which ushered in the dictatorship of Francisco Franco with the country still divided over the issue.

With Spain vote looming, 50,000 march over 'emptying' countryside

Madrid - At least 50,000 people took to the streets of Madrid on Sunday to draw attention to the emptying of the countryside, a growing issue for rural voters with less than a month to go before general elections.

N. Korea calls Madrid embassy raid a 'grave terrorist attack'

Seoul - North Korea on Sunday described the February raid on its embassy in Madrid by a dissident group as a "grave terrorist attack" and urged an investigation into the perpetrators.

Catalan separatists clash with far-right in Barcelona

Barcelona - Five people were injured and seven arrested on Saturday as members of Spain's far-right Vox party demonstrating in Barcelona against Catalan independence clashed with separatist activists there, police said.

Spain takes over EU anti-piracy mission from Britain due to Brexit

Rota - Spain on Friday took over from Britain command of a European Union maritime mission that combats piracy off the coast of Somalia as Britain's planned departure from the bloc nears.

Alleged NKorea embassy raider Hong is regime change advocate

Washington - Adrian Hong, who allegedly led an attack on North Korea's embassy in Madrid, is a longtime US-based advocate of regime change in Pyongyang whose sources of financial support are murky.

Madrid adopts plan to limit private tourist rentals

Madrid - Madrid's city hall adopted a plan Wednesday to limit to 90 days per year the unlicensed leasing of homes to tourists, potentially rendering thousands of holiday rentals illegal.
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Chilimosa Tarifa - vegetarian restaurant and takeaway in Tarifa, Spain.
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Search and rescue helicopter
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A protest in Madrid, Spain saw millions of people converge in the city from all over the country on March 22, 2014.
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Photos of Fuengirola and Malaga, Spain - Fuengirola Despierta 15m. 2011 - "For rent, politicians for an indefinite time."
Held in October each year  the fair in Fuengirola is a feast of entertainment and fun.
Held in October each year, the fair in Fuengirola is a feast of entertainment and fun.
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post Tomatina hose down
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Fuengirola s annual  Feria del Rosario  (fair) - Plaza de la Constitución.
Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) - Plaza de la Constitución.
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Scenes of Los Boliches, Fuengirola, Spain
Castle Sohail  Moorish fortress in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain - crossing the ...
Castle Sohail, Moorish fortress in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain - crossing the Fuengirola River to the castle. A note of interest - the green wall on the right was built so that visitors to the castle could not overlook a private residence below.
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Scenes in and around Fuengirola, Spain
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New signs and sign posts in Fuengirola, Spain
Fuengirola port.
Fuengirola port.
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Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Mijas Pueblo - your carriage awaits.
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View across the gorge, Ronda, Spain
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Scenes of Nerja, Costa del Sol, Spain
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Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to "move for clean air" on the last day of the European Mobility Week - "Toro the Cyclist?"
Views of the countryside near Coin in Andalucia  Southern Spain.
Views of the countryside near Coin in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
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Scene from the short film "Barcelona GO!"
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