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FILE - In this Monday Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have tried to carve out careers away from the pomp and ceremony of their families’ traditional duties. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Business as usual? How Europe's royals mix work and duties

Jan. 15, 2020 2:26 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have tried, with varying degrees of success, to carve out careers away from the pomp and ceremony of their...

Podemos (United We Can) leader Pablo Iglesias, centre, flanked by new Health Minister Salvador Illa, left and Podemos member Alberto Garzon, minister of consumption pose with their ministerial briefcases in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Iglesias will be one of four deputy prime ministers and in charge of social rights and sustainable development after a total of 22 ministers took their oaths in Spain's center to far left-wing coalition administration, a first in a country once dominated by two main parties taking turns in power. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Despite differences, Spain gets its new coalition government

Jan. 13, 2020 1:38 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's first coalition government in the four decades since the return of democracy took shape Monday as 22 Cabinet ministers took their oaths of office. Questions though remained as to whether the government of two left-wing parties can see out its four-year term as it is a minority...

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez addresses the media at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020.  Sanchez was chosen by Parliament as prime minister on Tuesday, ending a period in which he led a caretaker Socialist government following two inconclusive elections last year.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain's leader: 'Dialogue' key to new left-wing government

Jan. 12, 2020 9:28 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Sunday that he wants the hallmark of his new left-wing coalition government to be the “dialogue” needed to tackle the country’s most pressing issues, including the Catalan separatist conflict. Sánchez said that...

Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez takes his oath of office during the swearing in ceremony watched by Spains King Felipe VI, right at the Zarzuela Palace just outside of Madrid, Spain, Wednesday Jan. 8, 2020. Sanchez has taken an oath as Spanish prime minister a day after his proposal to form a leftist coalition government narrowly won a parliamentary confidence vote with support from smaller parties. (Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Pool Photo via AP)

Sworn in as prime minister, Spain's Sánchez readies Cabinet

Jan. 8, 2020 6:37 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez took the oath as Spanish prime minister Wednesday, a day after his proposal to form a leftist coalition government narrowly won a parliamentary confidence vote with support from smaller parties. With the oath-taking before Spanish King Felipe VI,...

Spain's caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez applauds at the Spanish parliament in Madrid Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020. Spain's parliament chose Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez to form a new government Tuesday, ending almost a year of political limbo for the eurozone's fourth-largest economy. Sánchez won a cliff-hanger confidence vote 167-165, with 18 abstentions. It was the slimmest victory for a prime minister candidate in decades.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Spain's Sanchez wins cliffhanger vote to form government

Jan. 7, 2020 10:47 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez scraped through a confidence vote Tuesday with hard-fought support from smaller parties, allowing him to form a new leftist coalition government and end almost a year of political limbo in the eurozone’s fourth-largest economy. Sánchez's...

In this photo released on Tuesday Dec. 24, 2019, Spain's King Felipe VI delivers his traditional annual Christmas speech from the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain. (Ballesteros, Pool photo via AP)

Spain’s King defends Constitution in Christmas Eve address

Dec. 24, 2019 3:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI called for national unity and a defense of Spain’s Constitution that have been put under strain by the Catalan secession crisis in his traditional Christmas Eve address Tuesday. The monarch asked in his televised speech for Spaniards to “maintain...

Spanish king invites Socialist leader to form a government

Dec. 11, 2019 3:52 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI on Wednesday asked caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to try and form a government, even though the Socialist leader appeared short of political support. Sánchez’s Socialist party collected most votes in last month’s general election...

Spain's Caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez smiles, during the opening of the Spanish parliament in Madrid, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. Deputies elected in Spain's November elections, the fourth in as many years, took their seats in the national parliament Tuesday but there is still no clear sign that a government can be formed soon and fresh elections avoided. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spain's king meets party leaders, hoping one can form gov't

Dec. 10, 2019 6:31 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI has begun meeting party political leaders in the hope he can choose one that will be able to form a government following last month’s inconclusive elections. The king began the talks Tuesday with smaller parties and will meet the main party leaders...

Spanish parliament convenes but still no sign of government

Dec. 3, 2019 6:10 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Lawmakers who won seats in Spain’s November election, the fourth in as many years, entered the national parliament Tuesday, but there is still no clear sign that a government can be formed soon and fresh elections avoided. The 350 deputies elected Socialist lawmaker Meritxell Batet as...

Spain's Rafael Nadal reacts after defeating Canada's Denis Shapovalov in their tennis singles match to win the Davis Cup final in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Nadal, grieving Bautista Agut lead Spain to Davis Cup title

Nov. 24, 2019 10:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal gave all he had on the Caja Mágica center court in Madrid. The top-ranked Spanish star even admitted he risked getting injured by playing eight matches — five singles, three doubles — in six days at the Davis Cup Finals, the new World Cup of men’s team...