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Opening new chapter, Spain exhumes Gen. Franco’s remains

Spain has exhumed the remains of Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from his grandiose mausoleum outside Madrid


Riots darken Catalan separatist dream of peaceful secession

The separatist movement in northeastern Spain has been rocked by violent outbursts from its most radical elements after the sentencing of several leaders to lengthy prison sentences.


Spain spotlight: Teenager Ansu Fati becomes next promising star

A 16-year-old forward born in Guinea-Bissau has become the next promising soccer star in Spain. Ansu Fati, who made his debut with Barcelona this season, has quickly attracted everyone’s attention …


Spanish government readies measures amid Catalonia violence

Spain’s government said Wednesday it would do whatever it takes to stamp out violence in Catalonia, where clashes between regional independence supporters and police have injured more than 200 people …


Catalan protesters, police clash for second straight night

Violent clashes have erupted for a second night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders


UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 14, 2019

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona’s airport Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region’s independence …


Spain won’t extradite Venezuela’s ex-spymaster to US

Spain’s National Court on Monday rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges.


Marc Gasol completes rare double as Spain wins basketball’s World Cup

Perfect year: Gasol gets second title of 2019 as Spain wins the World Cup, beating Argentina 95-75 for gold


Torrential rains pound southeastern Spain, death toll to 4

Rescue workers saved thousands of people from rising waters Friday as record rainfall pounded southeastern Spain, a deluge that authorities said killed at least four people and closed down airports, …


Southeast Spain hit by worst storms on record, 2 dead

A large area of southeast Spain was battered Thursday by what in some places was the heaviest rainfall on record, with the storms wreaking widespread destruction and killing at least …


Massive rally for Catalonia’s secession in Barcelona

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region’s main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019

Gonzaga women’s basketball returns from European trip, with plenty of memories on, off the court

This was never about basketball, though that was fun too. The Gonzaga women are back from Europe, jet-lagged but joyful after 12 days.


Thousands drenched in red in Spain’s ‘Tomatina’ battle

More than 20,000 people pelted each other with ripe tomatoes Wednesday in the annual “Tomatina” street battle in a town in eastern Spain that has become a major tourist attraction.


Thousands flee from ‘monster’ wildfire on Canary Islands

A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands was throwing flames 160 feet into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


First Eurasian Lynx born in Pyrenees in almost a century

A Spanish nature conservation center says that the first baby lynx has been born in the Pyrenees in nearly a century.


Hawaii telescope backers seek permit for alternative site

The director of a Spanish research center said Monday that the international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest peak despite protests from Native Hawaiians has …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019

Run-in with Pamplona bull made American ‘fear for my life’

The desire to have a selfie as a souvenir from running with the bulls in Spain turned into a near-death experience an American lawyer says he’ll never forget.


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019

Spain: Pamplona kicks off running of the bulls festival

The blast of a traditional firework opened Saturday nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona’s famed running-of-the-bulls festival


Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory …


Defending champion USA plays Spain to open knockout stage

Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019

Spain coach Luis Enrique stepping down for personal reasons

The Spanish soccer federation says Luis Enrique is stepping down as coach of the national team for personal reasons. Federation president Luis Rubiales says assistant coach Roberto Moreno will take …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019

Germany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain

Sara Dabritz scored in the 42nd minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Spain. It was Germany’s second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany took the lead against …


Spain: Unfinished Gaudi church gets permit after 137 years

An official building permit has been issued for the unfinished Barcelona church designed by architect Antoni Gaudi 137 years after construction started on La Sagrada Familia Basilica.


Spain downs South Africa 3-1 for 1st Women’s World Cup win

Spain has won a game at the Women’s World Cup for the first time, beating South Africa 3-1 behind two penalty kicks by Jennifer Hermoso. Spain is ranked No. 13 …


Spanish police arrest soccer players for match-fixing

Several soccer players and club executives in Spain have been arrested for suspected match-fixing, Spanish police said Tuesday.


Basque militant ETA chief arrested in France after 17 years

A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday on the street of a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spain’s …


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 …