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Leader of Spain's Catalonia region wants early polls on independence

Barcelona - The head of the regional Catalan government, Artur Mas, said Tuesday he wants to hold early elections in the wealthy region centred in independence from the rest of Spain.

World's longest train journey — China to Spain opens

China has inaugurated the world's longest train journey, traversing the whole of Central Asia and Europe. Dubbed the new Silk Road, it is expected to give a major economic boost to trade between China and the EU.

Tens of thousands march against abortion in Spain

Madrid - Tens of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday threatening to punish the government in elections next year unless it revives a plan to restrict women's access to abortion.

ETA militants jailed for six to eight years in France

Paris - Four militants from the Basque separatist group ETA captured in northern France in 2011 were given prison sentences of six to eight years on Friday by a Paris court.

Spanish prosecutors to take legal action against Catalan president

Madrid - Spanish prosecutors said Wednesday they will take legal action against Catalan president Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum in defiance of a court injunction.

Catalan self-rule camp smaller than it looks: analysts

Barcelona - Although nearly two million people voted 'Yes' in Catalonia's symbolic ballot on independence, analysts say nationalists will struggle for a majority in their drive to break away from Spain.

Pablo Iglesias: Party leader tapping Spain's indignation

Madrid - Pony-tailed university lecturer Pablo Iglesias has caused a "political earthquake" in Spain, where his left-wing protest party Podemos is catching up with mainstream rivals ahead of next year's general election.

Pablo Iglesias elected to head Spain's leftist Podemos party

Madrid - Podemos, a fast-growing Spanish far-left party set up in January, on Saturday formally elected its 36-year-old founder Pablo Iglesias as secretary general.The pony-tailed university lecturer won 88.

Historic photos of dead Che Guevara resurface in Spain

Madrid - Lost for half a century, historic photographs of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara shortly after his execution taken by an AFP photographer have come to light in a small Spanish town.

Catalonia weighs early election after symbolic independence vote

Barcelona - The head of the Catalan government held talks with other senior politicians on Thursday on whether to hold early elections in the Spanish region after a symbolic weekend independence vote.

Spain brands Catalan breakaway vote a failure

Madrid - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday branded the Catalonia region's symbolic vote on independence a failure and rejected its call for a full referendum on breaking away from Spain.

Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote

Madrid - Spain's government Tuesday rejected Catalonia's calls for self-determination after more than two million people took part in a symbolic vote on independence for the region.

Catalan independence opponents uneasy after vote

Badalona - Luis Guevara hoped politicians in Catalonia would turn their focus to the economy after Sunday's symbolic independence referendum, but now he fears a strong turnout at the poll means more wrangling with the Spanish government.

Catalans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Spain

On Sunday, the Spanish region of Catalonia held its own vote on whether to separate from Spain. The massive vote in favour is seen as a victory for separatists and poses increased difficulties for the Madrid government.

Fourteen dead in Spain's worst coach crash in 13 years

Bullas - Fourteen people died when a coach plunged into a ravine in southeastern Spain in the worst such accident in the country in 13 years, officials said Sunday.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Barcelona - Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Catalan leader warns against disrupting independence vote

Barcelona - Catalan leader Artur Mas warned that any move by Spain to disrupt Sunday's symbolic and much-disputed vote on independence in the wealthy region would be "a direct attack on democracy".

'Catalanism' promotes differences from rest of Spain

Madrid - Catalonia has promoted its language and popular culture since the 1980s, cultivating a sense that it is different from the rest of Spain which has now turned to separatism, analysts said.

Key charge dropped but Spain princess still risks trial

Madrid - Spanish judges on Friday dropped a money-laundering case against the king's sister Cristina but upheld tax fraud charges, leaving her still at risk of standing trial in a scandal unprecedented for Spain's royals.

Spain warns Catalonia against using public money in vote

Barcelona - A senior Spanish government official on Thursday warned the wealthy region of Catalonia that it is banned from using public money to stage a symbolic independence referendum this weekend.

Catalonia vows to vote Sunday, defying Spain

Barcelona - Catalonia's leader vowed Wednesday that a symbolic independence vote banned by the Spanish government will go ahead on November 9, setting up a constitutional conflict unprecedented in post-Franco Spain.

Tears for Spanish Ebola nurse as she leaves hospital

Madrid - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa fought back tears as she left hospital on Wednesday after being cured of the deadly virus.

Catalonia vows to vote Sunday, defying Spain

Barcelona - Catalonia's leader vowed Wednesday that a symbolic independence vote banned by the Spanish government will go ahead on November 9, setting up a constitutional conflict unprecedented in post-Franco Spain.

Catalonia presses ahead with independence vote despite court

Barcelona - The government of Spain's wealthy Catalan region put itself on a collision course with Madrid Tuesday by vowing to press ahead with a symbolic independence vote this weekend despite a court-ordered block.

Baby in father's arms killed by passing van in Mallorca, Spain

Inca - A father was walking along the road between Sencelles to Costitx on the island of Mallorca in Spain's Balearic Islands, carrying his three-month-old baby in his arms. A passing van hit the baby with its wing mirror, mortally wounding the child.

Erasmus student falls from Seville bridge while taking 'selfie'

Seville - A 23-year-old Polish student was rushed to hospital Sunday, after attempting to take a "selfie" of herself in front of Seville's emblematic Triana Bridge. She fell seven meters, landing on the concrete bank lining the river below. UPDATED.

Hunt for Franco's men raises Spanish victims' hopes

Madrid - An Argentine judge has reopened old wounds from Spain's Franco dictatorship by ordering some of his ex-ministers to face justice for alleged killings.

Argentina seeks extradition from Spain of Franco-era ministers

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge has issued arrest and extradition warrants for two ex-ministers of Francisco Franco's regime and 18 others, invoking "universal jurisdiction" for serious rights abuses.

Franco victims' groups hail 'historic' extradition bid

Madrid - Groups campaigning for justice for people tortured and killed under Spain's Franco dictatorship hailed on Saturday an Argentine judge's "historic" move to extradite Spanish former ministers over alleged abuses.

Funeral services to be streamed online in Spain

Valencia - The city of Valencia in Spain is set to be the first to offer a brand new, free service to families and friends of deceased loved ones. Wherever they are in the world, they will be able to attend the funeral service, and tour the cemetery, online.
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Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
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Christmas in Fuengirola, Spain
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Baelo Claudia - Roman city from the 2nd Century near Tarifa, Spain - Roman road.
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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La Duna de Bolonia and Punta Camarinal, Tarifa, Spain
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International Fair in Fuengirola, Spain - close up of the Chinese dragon parade.
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Views of the countryside near Coin in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
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Spanish police seized 550 kilos of cocaine from a sailboat and arrested two French nationals and one Spanish man.
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James Costos  US Ambassador Designate to Spain and Andorra.
James Costos, US Ambassador Designate to Spain and Andorra.
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Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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Casa Mila (La Pedrera) Barcelona
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Cachi the Golden Lab and Wapi, the German Pointer.
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The annual Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen, July 16, in Fuengirola, Spain
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Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
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Chinese residents protesting at the town hall in Fuengirola to ask for justice after 5 youths robbed a Chinese bazaar, killing the owner for a bottle of rum.
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