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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...

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. ...

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...

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens

May. 28, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday in a coordinated effort by the three Western European nations to add international pressure on Israel to soften its response to last year’s Hamas-led attack. Israel condemned the diplomatic...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy gets more air defense missiles from Spain to fight deadly Russian glide bombs

May. 27, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday secured from Spain a pledge of additional air defense missiles to help fight the about 3,000 bombs that he says Russia launches every month at Ukraine in the third year of the war. However, Ukraine still urgently needs...

Spain withdraws its ambassador to Argentina over President Milei's insults, escalating crisis

May. 21, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A diplomatic crisis between historic allies Spain and Argentina expanded Tuesday as Spain announced the official withdrawal of its ambassador from Buenos Aires and Argentine President Javier Milei lambasted the move as “nonsense typical of an arrogant...

The Islamic State claims attack in Afghanistan that killed 3 Spanish citizens and 3 Afghans

May. 20, 2024 04:06 AM EDT

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for an attack on foreigners in central Afghanistan last week in which three Spanish citizens and three Afghans were killed. Seven people were wounded in the attack on Friday in on Bamiyan province, a major tourist...

Argentine president begins unusual visit to Spain, snubbing officials and courting the far-right

May. 17, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Even before kicking off a three-day visit to Madrid on Friday, Argentina's libertarian President Javier Milei stirred controversy, accusing the socialist government of bringing “poverty and death” to Spain and weighing in on corruption allegations against the...