Latest Spain News

Secret DEA files show agents joked about rape in a WhatsApp chat. Then one of them was accused of it

Jul. 25, 2024 10:02 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — In a WhatsApp chat that quickly devolved into depravity, a group of U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agents boasted about their “world debauchery tour” of “boozing and whoring” on the government’s dime. They swapped lurid images of their latest sexual conquests. And at...

Uzbekistan loses the match but wins over crowd as soccer competition kicks off Paris Olympics

Jul. 24, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Uzbekistan lost the match but won over the crowd on Wednesday as competition at the Paris Olympics officially began with soccer matches in Paris and Saint-Etienne. Uzbekistan fans chanted and danced throughout a 2-1 defeat to Spain, to the rhythm of a furiously fast...

Spain's Supreme Court challenges constitutionality of amnesty for Catalan separatists

Jul. 24, 2024 12:28 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday challenged the constitutionality of an amnesty law pushed through by the government earlier this year to help hundreds, potentially thousands, of Catalan separatists. The Supreme Court cannot strike down the amnesty, but...

EU executive criticizes rule of law issues in Hungary, Slovakia, Italy; lauds reforms elsewhere

Jul. 24, 2024 12:00 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's executive commission Wednesday criticized rule of law developments in Hungary, Italy and Slovakia, but welcomed reforms in Poland and Spain in its latest democracy health check across the 27-nation bloc. Across the board, EU countries had fully...

Death toll from fishing boat sunk in South Atlantic rises to 9 sailors. 4 are still missing at sea

Jul. 24, 2024 09:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — At least nine sailors perished and four others were still missing Wednesday in rough seas a day after a fishing vessel sank in the South Atlantic some 200 miles (320 kilometers) off the Falkland Islands, Spanish authorities said. Fourteen crew members made it onto...

Olympic soccer preview: Spain women seek gold after lifting a World Cup trophy

Jul. 24, 2024 08:45 AM EDT

Coach Montse Tomé proclaimed that Spain's women's soccer team has “insatiable ambition” heading into the Olympics. That mentality has served the squad well. La Roja is seeking to become the first team to win a gold medal in France after lifting a Women's World Cup trophy. ...

Thousands of migrant kids have reached the Canary Islands alone. Local officials want Spain's help

Jul. 23, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The children sometimes won't stop crying. Health workers dealing with migrants arriving on Spain's Canary Islands try to understand if the tears are from illness, injury or, as is often the case, from pure shock. One young Senegalese boy who disembarked...

Court sentences man over explosive parcels sent to Ukrainian, US and Spanish offices in Madrid

Jul. 23, 2024 09:39 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court handed an 18-year prison sentence Tuesday to a man found guilty of sending six parcels containing explosives to Spain’s prime minister and other government, military and diplomatic targets, including the U.S. and Ukrainian embassies. The 76-year-old...

South Korean FA files complaint to FIFA after Como player's alleged racist remark sparks outrage

Jul. 19, 2024 11:02 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Football Association has filed an official complaint with FIFA over an alleged racist remark directed at Wolverhampton Wanderers forward Hwang Hee-chan during a recent preseason match in Spain. KFA’s complaint comes after Hwang, a South...

Spain heats up under 1st heatwave of the year as Southern Europe swelters

Jul. 18, 2024 10:41 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain sweated under its first official heatwave of the year with temperatures expected to reach 40 degrees Celcius (104 Fahrenheit) in a large swathe of the country on Thursday, while Italy, Greece and other areas of southern Europe also struggled to stay cool. ...