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Spain and Turkey call on the international community to act to stop the war in Gaza

Jun. 13, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Turkey called on the international community Thursday to stop “looking the other way” and press for the end of Israel's attack on Gaza to crush Hamas, following a bilateral summit focused on strengthening economic cooperation between the Mediterranean countries. ...

US will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system after Kyiv's desperate calls for air defenses

Jun. 11, 2024 23:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will send Ukraine another Patriot missile system, two U.S. officials said Tuesday, answering Kyiv's desperate calls for more air defenses as it battles an intense Russian assault on the northeastern Kharkiv region. The officials said President...

These candidates who won seats in the European Parliament this week aren't who you might expect

Jun. 11, 2024 02:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He has no political experience. No high-profile endorsements. No party affiliation. What Fidias Panayiotou does have are 2.6 million followers on YouTube and more on TikTok. And now he has won a seat in the European Parliament representing Cyprus, one of several...

Spain applies to join South Africa’s case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

Jun. 06, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain became on Thursday the first European country to ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late last year. It alleged...

Spain will ask a U.N. court to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, its foreign minister says

Jun. 06, 2024 04:52 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spain will ask a U.N. court to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza, its foreign minister says.

Spanish court summons prime minister's wife in corruption probe. Government alleges a smear campaign

Jun. 04, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish investigative judge on Tuesday summoned the wife of Spain’s prime minister to give testimony as part of a probe into allegations that she used her position to influence business deals. Begoña Gómez is to appear at the Madrid-based court on July...

Spain proposes law to improve online safety for children, including virtual restraining orders

Jun. 04, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government has proposed a law to protect children from online threats that includes virtual restraining orders for felons, a higher age for opening social media accounts and health screenings for teenagers to detect related emotional disorders. ...

Spain's parliament gives final approval to amnesty law for Catalonia's separatists

May. 30, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — More than six years since Catalonia’s separatist movement took Spain to the brink of rupture, the nation’s lawmakers gave their final approval Thursday to a contentious amnesty for hundreds of secessionists in hopes of putting a definitive end to the traumatic episode. ...

Spanish lawmakers give final approval of amnesty law for Catalonia's separatists

May. 30, 2024 05:29 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spanish lawmakers give final approval of amnesty law for Catalonia's separatists.

Palestinian prime minister visits Madrid after Spain, Norway and Ireland recognize Palestinian state

May. 29, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa and leading officials from several Middle Eastern countries in Madrid on Wednesday after Spain, Ireland and Norway recognized a Palestinian state. The diplomatic move...