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Spain court orders arrest of self-exiled Catalan separatist

Spain court orders arrest of self-exiled Catalan separatist

A Spanish court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant valid only in Spain for a former Catalan MP who is in self-imposed exile in Switzerland to avoid jail while she is investigated over her role in the region's secession drive.

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase walks free

Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase walks free

A Spanish court on Tuesday allowed an Ivory Coast man to walk free, with only a small fine to pay, after his son was found crammed into a suitcase at a border crossing.

Bodies of around 20 migrants recovered from sea

Bodies of around 20 migrants recovered from sea

Moroccan rescue services have recovered the bodies of around 20 migrants in the Mediterranean, a spokeswoman for the Spanish enclave of Melilla said Sunday.

Spain's king honours young daughter as he turns 50

Spain's king honours young daughter as he turns 50

The ceremony in Madrid's royal palace came as uncertainty persists in Catalonia, where an attempt to break away and form an independent republic has threatened the unity of Spain.

Puigdemont vows to form new government despite Spain 'threats'

Puigdemont vows to form new government despite Spain 'threats'

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, after a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for his arrest.

Sainz wins Dakar Rally, al-Attiyah happy to finish second

Sainz wins Dakar Rally, al-Attiyah happy to finish second

Spanish veteran Carlos Sainz won the Dakar Rally in Argentina on Saturday as Peugeot bowed out with their third win in a row.

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.

Concern as Spanish activist probed for saving drowning migrants

Concern as Spanish activist probed for saving drowning migrants

For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting the treacherous crossing to Europe.

Two hundred migrants reach Spain after storming fence

Two hundred migrants reach Spain after storming fence

More than 300 people stormed the heavily fortified border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave Melilla in what authorities on Sunday called a mass "violent crossing".

Drivers rescued after being trapped overnight by snowstorm in Spain

Drivers rescued after being trapped overnight by snowstorm in Spain

After hours of being trapped in heavy snow and freezing conditions, the last of travellers stranded overnight in their vehicles on a motorway near Spain’s capital Madrid ...

Spain says Catalan crisis cost '1 bn euros'

Spain says Catalan crisis cost '1 bn euros'

Spain's foreign minister claimed Monday that the Catalan independence crisis had cost the country ‘a billion’ euros as fallout from the turmoil continued to hamper growth in the wealthy region.

Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

Catalans began voting Thursday in a decisive election that could mark a turning point for their region, just two months after a failed secession bid triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades.