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Spanish PM says talks on left-wing government have collapsed

Jul. 15, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister and Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, says he considers negotiations to form a government with the support of the far-left We Can party have failed. More than two months after topping the general election but falling far short of a parliamentary majority,...

Pamplona festival ends with 3 gorings in final bull run

Jul. 14, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A bull broke from the pack and gored two Australians and a Spaniard during Sunday's final bull run of this year's San Fermin festival, health officials from the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. That took the number of gorings to eight for the eight bull runs that provide a...

No gorings in fastest bull run at Pamplona in 2019

Jul. 13, 2019 2:39 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — The seventh bull run of this year's San Fermin festival took place Saturday without any of the runners being gored, health authorities in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. The mad dash of six bulls with hundreds of runners wearing the traditional outfit with a red sash...

The Latest: Gibraltar police detain 2 more from Iran tanker

Jul. 12, 2019 9:44 AM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on the tensions between the United States and Iran (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Police in Gibraltar say they have arrested the two second mates of an Iranian supertanker seized last week by the British navy on suspicion of carrying Tehran's oil to Syria. Police in the British...

Barcelona says it has signed France forward Antoine Griezmann

Jul. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it has signed France forward Antoine Griezmann.

Catalan chief to face trial for displaying secession symbols

Jul. 12, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain says the regional president of Catalonia will face trial for allegedly disobeying the country's electoral board by not removing pro-secession symbols from public buildings during an election campaign. Catalan chief Quim Torra could be declared unfit to hold public office for...

1 gored, 5 injured in race with bulls at Pamplona festival

Jul. 12, 2019 4:07 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A man was gored and five other people injured in the sixth bull run of the 2019 San Fermin festival Friday, officials in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. Regional hospital spokesman Tomás Belzunegui said the man was gored in his left leg early in the run as one bull...

Crusader for Spain's abducted babies finds biological family

Jul. 11, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A woman who became a crusader for babies abducted during Spain's 20th-century dictatorship said Thursday that she has found her biological family and learned that her mother gave her up voluntarily. Inés Madrigal said that thanks to an American DNA bank she has found four half...

Spanish government sues Franco family over palace

Jul. 11, 2019 12:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government has filed a lawsuit against the descendants of Gen. Francisco Franco demanding that they hand over a palace it says was illegally acquired by the former dictator. Spain's Ministry of Justice said Thursday that authorities have found documents indicating that Franco's 1938...

Spain arrests suspect sought by Venezuela for deadly arson

Jul. 11, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish National Court spokesman says that a man sought by Venezuela for allegedly burning a 22-year-old man during anti-government protests two years ago has been jailed in Madrid. Enzo Franchini Oliveros' arrest was first announced on Wednesday by Venezuela's top prosecutor, Tarek William...