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Rush to visit Franco's tomb before his remains are moved

San Lorenzo De El Escorial - "Since they are going to remove Franco, I wanted to see it. It's morbid curiosity," says Antonio Nevado, one of thousands of Spaniards who have rushed to visit the late dictator's tomb before his remains are moved.

Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

Barcelona - Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city.

Catalan rift clouds Spain's homage to attack victims

Barcelona - A year after a jihadist rampage in Catalonia killed 16 people, Spain paid homage to the victims Friday without managing to set aside bitter divisions over the region's independence.

A year later, Catalonia attacks harbours trauma for survivors

Barcelona - Ruben Guinazu will on Saturday mark a year since he survived being stabbed during the deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort.

Questions, open wounds remain on anniversary of Catalonia jihadist attacks

Barcelona - On August 17 last year a van rammed into crowds on Las Ramblas boulevard in the heart of Barcelona, igniting four days of terror which investigators are still trying to explain and the survivors to overcome.

A year on, suspicion and silence in Spain jihadists' hometown

Ripoll - Suspicion, incomprehension and a thick silence reign in the mountainous town of Ripoll a year after jihadist attacks in Catalonia. The town in northeastern Spain is struggling to return to normal after local youngsters cut short the lives of 16 people....

Hundreds hurt as Spain festival promenade collapses

Madrid - Panic erupted at a packed seaside music festival in northwest Spain when part of a wooden promenade suddenly collapsed, injuring more than 370 people, nine of them seriously, officials said Monday.

Hundreds hurt as Spain festival promenade collapses

Madrid - Panic erupted at a packed music festival in northwest Spain when part of a wooden promenade suddenly collapsed, injuring more than 300 people, nine of them seriously, officials said Monday.

Spain and Germany seek EU aid for Morocco over migrants

Madrid - The leaders of Spain and Germany agreed Saturday to push for greater EU help for countries such as Morocco, a major point of departure for migrants and refugees trying to reach Europe.

Pay up or else: Spain warns of online 'sextorsion'

Madrid - Spanish police warned Saturday of a massive blackmail campaign to expose web users' supposed visits to porn sites unless they pay up -- a technique police calls 'sextorsion'.

Spain taxman knocks 2 million euros off Ronaldo tax settlement: report

Madrid - After ordering football superstar Cristiano Ronaldo to pay 18.8 million euros ($21.6 million) to settle a tax fraud claim, Spanish authorities have reduced the sum by two million euros, the El Mundo daily reported Friday.

Spain-France border town sees marked increase in migrants

Ir - With migrant arrivals to Spain's southern shores on the rise, more of them are heading north to the border town of Irun, some sleeping rough as they wait to cross into neighbouring France, locals and officials say.

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

Algeciras - Close to two months after giving a high-profile welcome to the Aquarius migrant rescue boat, Spain once again opened its ports Thursday to a charity vessel carrying 87 men and boys saved off Libya after Italy refused access.

Migrant rescue ship docks in Spain again after Italy refusal

San Roque - An NGO ship which saved 87 migrants in distress off Libya docked in Spain on Thursday after roaming the Mediterranean for days, the third such vessel to be allowed in the country in two months after Italy refused to take them in.

Ship with 87 migrants to dock in Spain Thursday: NGO

Madrid - An NGO ship which rescued 87 migrants off Libya has been given the green light to dock in the southern Spanish port of Algeciras on Thursday, the charity said, after Italy refused them entry.

Germany inks deal with Spain to return registered migrants

Berlin - Berlin has concluded a deal with Madrid for Spain to take back migrants who had been registered by Spanish authorities, a German interior ministry spokeswoman said Wednesday, as Germany seeks to curb new arrivals.

Spanish jet accidentally fires missile above Estonia: defence ministry

Madrid - Spain's defence ministry said Tuesday it has opened an investigation after one of its Eurofighter jets accidentally fired a missile in the skies over Estonia during a routine training mission.

Hyperloop to build $500 million research centre in Spain

Madrid - Virgin Hyperloop One, a US startup developing a near-supersonic rail transit system, has reached an agreement with Spanish state-owned rail infrastructure company Adif to build a $500 million research centre in Spain, its first in Europe, the two compa...

Barcelona mayor faces calls to quit over 'insecurity'

Madrid - Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau is facing calls to quit over perceived insecurity in Spain's most-visited city as criticism after the assault of a US visitor sparked a very public insult by her tourism czar.

Spain heatwave death toll rises to nine

Madrid - Spain's death toll from a particularly virulent heatwave rose to nine in just one week, authorities said Tuesday, as the country suffers sky-high temperatures.

Spain's new conservative leader in degree scandal

Madrid - Spain's conservative Popular Party (PP), freshly ousted from power over a series of corruption cases, has been hit by another scandal as new leader Pablo Casado stands accused of getting a Masters degree as a "gift.

Images show terror cell preparing for 2017 Barcelona attack

Madrid - Chilling images published in the Spanish media on Monday show men in a terror cell preparing explosives ahead of last year's jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort that killed 16 people.

ETA member leaves Spanish prison after 30 years

Madrid - A key ETA member on Sunday left jail in Spain after 30 years behind bars for his role in attacks by the Basque separatists, including their deadliest ever, prison authorities said.

Fire shuts highway between France and Spain

Madrid - A fire in northeastern Spain on the French border forced authorities to shut a highway linking the two countries for several hours on Saturday at the height of a heatwave, firefighters said.

Spain's ruling Socialists would win early election: poll

Madrid - Spain's Socialist party, which came to power two months ago, would easily win a general election if a vote were held today, surging to first place with just under 30 percent support, a major poll released Thursday showed.

Spanish taxis call off strike against Uber

Madrid - Spanish taxis late on Wednesday called off their days-long strike against online ride-hailing services like Uber after Madrid agreed to let regional governments regulate the sector.

Spain police arrest 'Pack' sexual abuser over theft

Madrid - One of five men convicted of sexually abusing a young woman in Spain in a case that sparked nationwide protests was arrested Wednesday for shoplifting and ramming security guards with his car, local police said.

Madrid begins talks with Catalan separatist leaders

Barcelona - Spain's new Socialist government held talks with Catalonia's separatist executive on Wednesday in the first such meeting in seven years as tensions eased but sharp divergences remained over the region's self-determination drive.

Wildfire threatens Spain natural park

Madrid - Firefighters were battling Wednesday to put out a wildfire near one of Spain's famous Estrecho natural park in the south west of the country.

Spain anti-corruption crusader to stand trial for extortion

Madrid - In a major role reversal, the head of a Spanish anti-corruption group that championed several cases including one against Princess Cristina will stand trial for extortion along with the head of a consumer group, a court said Wednesday.
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