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UK, Spain reach Brexit deal over Gibraltar: Spanish PM

Apo - Britain and Spain have agreed that any disagreements over Gibraltar will not delay Brexit talks with the European Union, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday.

Death toll rises to 13 in Majorca floods

Madrid - The death toll from flash floods that hit Spain's holiday island of Majorca last week rose to 13 on Wednesday after the body of a missing five-year-old boy was discovered.

Spanish drug lord arrested after music video cameo

Madrid - One of Spain's most-wanted drug traffickers was arrested on Wednesday after seeming to taunt police by appearing in a reggaeton music video, a police spokesman told AFP.

Blue wine? A tea-infused vintage? Spain startup shakes things up

Portugalete - Five years ago, a group of university students in Spain's Basque Country decided they wanted to shake up a sector -- any sector -- but preferably one to do with food or drink.

Spain's elite shaken by 'blackmailer' cop's recordings

Madrid - He may be behind bars, but a former police chief still strikes fear into the highest levels of the Spanish state thanks to his covert recordings of compromising conversations with the all-powerful.

'Zombie' storm Leslie smashes into Portugal

Lisbon - Violent storms hit Portugal early on Sunday, leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power before carrying heavy rain on into Spain, authorities said.

'First sunrise in years': freed Venezuela activist arrives in Madrid

Madrid - Fresh from his release after four years behind bars, Venezuelan opposition activist Lorent Saleh said Saturday he had seen the sunrise for the first time since he was detained as he arrived in Madrid.

My child exists: Breaking the silence over infant loss

Madrid - Every year, 2.6 million children around the world die in the womb or shortly after birth but parents say their grief is all too often avoided as a taboo subject.

Spanish royals visit Majorca after deadly floods

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited a flood-ravaged area of the holiday island of Majorca on Friday, offering encouragement to locals who lost homes and loved ones in the disaster.

Catalans march for unity on Spain's national day

Barcelona - Tens of housands of Catalans who want their region to remain part of Spain marked national day Friday, marching through Barcelona in protest against leaders who brought the region to the brink of independence last year.

Catalonia's separatist front shatters

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist parties that brought the region to the brink of breaking away from Spain a year ago, shattered their united front this week in a struggle over strategy toward independence.

Madrid to take legal action over Catalan parliament vote

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday his government would take legal action after Catalonia's parliament voted for a resolution condemning King Felipe VI and calling for the monarchy to be abolished.

Venezuela death reminiscent of Franco times: Spanish minister

Madrid - Spain's foreign minister on Thursday compared the death of a Venezuelan activist in government custody with cases that took place during his country's fascist dictatorship when prisoners being interrogated suddenly "jumped out of the window".

Fear, indignation among tourists in Majorca after floods

Spain - Gordana Rojko was holidaying in Majorca when raging waters swept past her hotel, trapping her and her husband inside for hours, one of scores of tourists left reeling by deadly flash floods in the Spanish island.

Death toll rises to 12 in Majorca floods

Sant Llorenc Des Cardassar - Rescue workers found the bodies of a man and a woman on Thursday on Spain's holiday island of Majorca, bringing to 12 the death toll from flash floods that tore through streets and swept away cars.

Smashed cars, strewn furniture and inches of mud after Majorca floods

Spain - Mangled vehicles, wet mattresses, rubble, trees torn right out from their roots and mud everywhere: Sant Llorenc des Cardassar was in disarray Wednesday after flash floods hit the Spanish holiday island of Majorca.

Morocco navy fires on migrant boat, wounding one

Rabat - The Moroccan navy opened fire on a boat transporting migrants from the North African country, wounding one of them, a military source said on Wednesday.

Spanish judge rules Catalonia attack suspects to go to trial

Madrid - A Spanish judge investigating three men suspected of ties to last year's double attack in Catalonia ruled Wednesday they should be sent to trial, accusing two of belonging to a jihadist cell.

Britons among 10 dead in Majorca flash floods

Sant Llorenc Des Cardassar - At least 10 people died, including two Britons, and a boy remained missing Wednesday after flash floods hit the Spanish holiday island of Majorca, tearing through village streets and sweeping away cars.

Rift threatens Catalonia's separatist government

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist government suddenly found itself with a minority in the regional parliament Tuesday as a rift between two major pro-independence parties widened, casting doubt over the executive's viability.

Spain's Socialists face first poll test in December

Madrid - Spain's ruling Socialists face their first electoral test since taking power in June after the leader of Andalusia on Monday called snap regional elections for December.

Morocco navy says 615 migrants saved in weekend ops

Rabat - Morocco's Royal Navy said Monday its forces rescued 615 migrants from 31 boats that ran into trouble in the Mediterranean at the weekend while trying to reach Spain.

Doctor found guilty but escapes punishment in Spain 'stolen baby' case

Madrid - An elderly Spanish doctor escaped punishment on Monday in the country's first "stolen babies" trial, despite a court finding him guilty of taking a newborn baby from her mother for illegal adoption under the Franco dictatorship.

Spain set for verdict in first 'stolen babies' trial

Madrid - Spain was set Monday for the verdict in the first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of newborns stolen from their mothers during and after Francisco Franco's dictatorship.

Verdict in Spain's first 'stolen babies' trial due Monday

Madrid - The verdict in Spain's first trial linked to thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during and after Francisco Franco's dictatorship is due on Monday.

Spanish cities grapple with invasion of electric scooters

Madrid - Cities across Spain are grappling with electric scooters that have popped up on sidewalks across the country, helping riders zip around but exasperating drivers and pedestrians.

Catalonia eyes mediation, with nod to China, Russia

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist leader urged Madrid to consider foreign mediation in the conflict over his region's demand for independence, in a letter made public Thursday and also sent to Russia, China and others.

Spain court confirms jail term for ex-IMF chief Rato

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's jail sentence of four years and six months for misusing funds in a case that sparked outrage when it was uncovered at the height of the country's economic crisis.

Catalan government accused of playing 'dangerous' game after unrest

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist executive was Tuesday accused of playing a "dangerous" game after the regional leader encouraged radical independence activists to carry out disruptive acts on the anniversary of a banned referendum that culminated in clashes.

Spanish PM raps Catalan leader after unrest in Barcelona

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday rapped Catalonia's separatist leader Quim Torra for "encouraging radicals" a day after clashes erupted in Barcelona on the anniversary of a banned independence referendum.
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