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'The Pack' found guilty of gang rape in Spanish shock case

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court Friday found five men who called themselves "The Pack" guilty of gang raping a young woman, overturning previous convictions for the lesser offence of sexual abuse in a case that shook the country.

20 migrants missing in Mediterranean: Spanish coastguard

Madrid - About 20 migrants are missing in the Mediterranean Sea after a rescue operation that saved 27 others from a sinking boat, the Spanish coastguard said Wednesday.

France releases, then re-arrests, ex-ETA boss

Paris - A Paris court Wednesday ordered the conditional release of a former Basque separatist leader arrested last month after 16 years on the run -- only for him to be re-arrested after a Spanish extradition request.

Spain busts gang that helped 'finance Al Qaeda militia'

Madrid - Spanish police on Tuesday detained 10 nationals of Syrian origin accused of financing "Al Qaeda terrorist militia" in Syria, the interior ministry and a source close to the probe said.

Madrid city hall swings to right with help of far-right

Madrid - Madrid's city hall swung to the right on Saturday after a conservative candidate was elected mayor with the support of newly-emerged far-right party Vox, in a move that has caused concern in Spain.

Junqueras: Catalan separatist in dock who became lawmaker

Madrid - A lot can happen in four months. Not content with sitting through a sensitive trial as the main defendant, Catalonia's former separatist vice-president Oriol Junqueras also got himself elected to the national and European parliaments.

Junqueras: Catalan separatist in dock who became lawmaker

Madrid - A lot can happen in four months. Not content with sitting through a sensitive trial as the main defendant, Catalonia's former separatist vice-president Oriol Junqueras also got himself elected to the national and European parliaments.

Catalan separatists' rebellion trial closes

Madrid - The four-month trial of Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion or disobedience for trying to make their region independent from Spain ended on Wednesday.

Puigdemont: main absentee from Catalan separatists' trial

Barcelona - Carles Puigdemont, the man who led Catalonia's failed 2017 bid for independence from Spain, is the main absentee from the Madrid trial of separatist leaders scheduled to close on Wednesday.

Catalan separatists' trial: Five key facts

Madrid - The high-stakes trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in Catalonia's failed 2017 independence bid is due to wrap up on Wednesday after four months of hearings.Here are five key facts about the trial:Who are the accused ?

Spanish king tasks Sanchez to form new government

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI on Thursday tasked acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez with forming a new government, a complex undertaking that involves negotiating with many diverging parties.

Chinese artists set new records at Paris auction

Paris - Paintings by two of the "Three Musketeers" of Chinese art, Chu Teh-Chun and Zao Wou-Ki, have set new records, going for nearly 10 million euros ($11.2 million) at a Paris auction.The abstract work "Synthese hivernale C" by Chu went for more than 5.

Shakira questioned by Spanish judge over alleged tax fraud

Esplugues De Llobregat - Colombian superstar Shakira was questioned by a judge near Barcelona on Thursday over alleged evasion of 14.5 million euros ($16.3 million) in taxes.

EU raises heat on Italy over high debt, deficit

Apo - The European Commission formally put Italy on notice Wednesday about its deteriorating deficit and snowballing debt, re-opening a political battle with populist-led Rome.

Retrials set for former ETA leader arrested in France

Paris - A former leader of the Basque separatist group ETA who was arrested in France last month after 16 years on the run, will be retried on two convictions, judicial sources said Tuesday.

Secession bid in Catalonia was 'coup d'etat': prosecutor

Madrid - Catalonia's 2017 secession bid was a "coup d'etat" aimed at "wiping out the Spanish constitution," a prosecutor said in his closing statement at the trial of 12 separatists in Madrid.

Wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Lopez in Spain

Madrid - Lilian Tintori, the wife of Venezuela's leading opposition figure Leopoldo Lopez, and their daughter are in Madrid after having taken refuge in Spain's embassy in Caracas, the Spanish government said Tuesday.

Spanish court suspends exhumation of Franco remains

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the exhumation of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco while it considers an appeal from his family against the move, which divides opinion in a country still conflicted about the nationalist regime.

Spanish court suspends exhumation of Franco remains

Madrid - Spain's Supreme Court on Tuesday suspended the exhumation of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco while it considers an appeal from his family against the move.

Spanish MEPs' access suspended over Catalan dispute

Apo - The European Parliament has suspended the accreditation of all newly elected Spanish members after Carles Puigdemont and another Catalan separatist MEP were denied access to the building, sources said Friday.

Spanish MEPs' access suspended over Catalan dispute

Apo - The European Parliament has suspended the accreditation of all newly elected Spanish members after Carles Puigdemont and another Catalan separatist MEP were denied access to the building, sources said Friday.

Spanish policeman killed in drug op chase

Madrid - A policeman was killed on Thursday as he chased a car with a French number plate carrying hashish in a drug trafficking hotspot in southern Spain, police said.

Spanish Senate suspends jailed Catalan separatist

Madrid - Spain's Senate on Wednesday suspended from parliament jailed Catalan leader Raul Romeva, who was elected to the upper house of parliament last month and sworn in last week.

Detention of Catalan separatists 'arbitrary': UN experts

Madrid - The detention of three separatists facing trial for a failed bid to prise Catalonia from Spain in 2017 is "arbitrary," experts mandated by the United Nations have concluded in a report released on Wednesday.

Spain's divided Podemos slumps in local, EU polls

Madrid - Far-left party Podemos, which just four years ago took over major city halls across Spain, suffered a humiliating defeat in Sunday's local, regional and European elections, a victim of internal diputes.

Catalan separatist wins Barcelona municipal polls

Barcelona - A Catalan separatist won municipal elections in Barcelona for the first time on Sunday, tailed closely by outgoing left-wing mayor Ada Colau.

Spain's Socialists score big in EU polls

Madrid - Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was the big winner of European elections in Spain on Sunday with his ruling Socialists coming first, a result he will likely use to wield more influence in the bloc.

Spain votes in 'second round' local, regional EU polls

Madrid - Spain voted in local, regional and European elections on Sunday seen as a "second round" for acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez as he seeks to form a new government and gain influence in the EU.

Spain fights to revive international reputation

Madrid - Spain is fighting to improve its international reputation, which has taken a hit from criticism of its handling of Catalonia's independence bid and its colonial past.

Madrid's bullfighting 'ritual' acclaimed and contested

Madrid - When the bull collapses and dies in front of the matador, silence descends on Madrid's bullfighting ring, a "ritual" that its French manager Simon Casas vigorously defends in an increasingly conflictive climate.
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