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Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief arrested in Madrid on U.S. arrest warrant for drug-trafficking offenses

A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.


EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign …


Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy in deep hole

Spanish rescuers on the fourth day of a frantic race to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped in a borehole clung to hope of finding the toddler alive despite massive setbacks …


Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

Spain’s Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer …


El Gordo fever: Spain enthralled by annual Christmas lottery

Those holding the ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain’s bumper Christmas lottery.


Clashes erupt as Spanish Cabinet holds meeting in Catalonia

Thousands of pro-independence protesters angry about Spain’s Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia blocked roads across the region Friday and clashed with anti-riot police in its capital.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Separatist politicians on prison hunger strike say upcoming rebellion trial will be a platform to promote Catalonia’s independence from Spain.


Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Hurricane Leslie churns toward Portugal, Spain

Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters saying the storm will bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western …


German couple found dead; Mallorca flood deaths now 12

Spanish rescuers have found the bodies of a German couple who went missing after flash flooding on the island of Mallorca, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12. A young …


10 dead in torrential flooding on Spain’s Mallorca island

At least 10 people died on the Spanish island of Mallorca after a torrential rainstorm caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Catalan separatists clash with police as tensions mount

Clashes between Catalan separatists and police in Barcelona left 14 people injured and led to six arrests Saturday as tensions boiled over days before the anniversary of the Spanish region’s …


Ex-Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards launches pro career in Spain

Former Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards is heading to Spain for his first season of professional basketball.


Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski signs with Polish team

Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is going home to continue his professional basketball career.


Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more …


Digging up Franco: Spain divided over dictator’s legacy

Spain’s new center-left government says removing the embalmed body of Gen. Francisco Franco from a glorifying mausoleum will be the first among many symbolic moves aimed at coming to terms …


Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures …


Spain saves 223 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean

Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:55 p.m.

Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 116.6 Fahrenheit …


Spain rescues nearly 1,000 migrants from the sea in 2 days

Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days.


Spain: Judge drops extradition bids for 6 Catalan fugitives

A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting independence for Spain’s Catalonia region, including former regional …


Amazon Prime Day: Now an opportunity for worker strikes, consumer protests around the world

Nearly 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike Monday during Prime Day, which has quickly grown into the company’s biggest-sales day of the year.


World Cup flop Spain parts ways with emergency coach Fernando Hierro

Fernando Hierro is out as coach of Spain’s national team after less than a month in charge and a disappointing four-game run at the World Cup.


Ex-Gonzaga standout Kyle Wiltjer joining pro team in Spain

Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer will spend next season with Unicaja Malaga, the Spanish professional team announced.


Host Russia extends World Cup party by eliminating Spain

Igor Akinfeev saved two shots during the shootout, while all of his teammates scored to give Russia a 4-3 advantage after a draw that was dominated by Spain in every …


UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 3:06 p.m.

Spanish boat saves 60 migrants but Italy locks its ports

A Spanish rescue boat plucked 60 migrants Saturday from a patched-up rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, igniting another political row between Italy and Malta over who should …


Spain draws 2-2 with Morocco, reaches World Cup round of 16

Spain substitute Iago Aspas scored the late equalizer Monday in a 2-2 draw with Morocco. His clever deflection off a cross from Dani Carvajal was initially disallowed for offside, but …


UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 2:56 p.m.

Diego Costa scores again, Spain beats Iran 1-0 at World Cup

Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set …


Rescue ships dock in Spain as migrant debate roils Europe

Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only …


Spain saves 933 migrants, waits for another 630 on Aquarius

Spain’s maritime rescue service said it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past …