Latest Madrid News

Let the recovery begin: EU chief OKs first virus plans

Jun. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The European Union moved a step closer Wednesday to deploying the bloc’s massive pandemic recovery fund, with a top executive going to Portugal and Spain to announce the bloc’s initial endorsement of their national spending plans. European Commission...

SKorea, Spain seek closer economic ties with state visit

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Madrid Tuesday, in the first state visit to Spain by a foreign leader since the pandemic began, as the two countries seek to deepen economic ties. Moon and First Lady Kim Jung-Sook were received with military...

Spain's right wing rejects any pardons for Catalan leaders

Jun. 13, 2021 10:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people called Sunday for Spain's government to resign over its plan to issue pardons to a dozen separatist leaders who were convicted for their roles in a 2017 attempt to carve out an independent Catalan state, the boldest secession push in recent Spanish history....

Western Sahara independence chief leaves Spain for Algeria

Jun. 02, 2021 15:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco who is at the center of a diplomatic row flew out of Spain to Algeria, arriving in the middle of the night before being taken to an Algerian military hospital Wednesday. Brahim Ghali was released...

Real Madrid appoints Carlo Ancelotti as coach after Everton releases him from contract

Jun. 01, 2021 13:42 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid appoints Carlo Ancelotti as coach after Everton releases him from contract.

Western Sahara independence chief testifies in Spanish court

Jun. 01, 2021 08:08 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The leader of a movement seeking independence from Morocco testified Tuesday in a Spanish investigation into allegations against him of torture, genocide and other crimes. Brahim Ghali appeared before an investigating magistrate at the National Court in...

Morocco says rift with Spain about 'broken' trust, respect

May. 31, 2021 13:00 PM EDT

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — In a deepening diplomatic rift with Spain, Morocco’s Foreign Ministry said Monday that the crisis between the two countries was “about trust and mutual respect, which has been broken," a far larger issue than the presence in Spain of a rebel leader who is the enemy...

CBS hitting stride on soccer coverage with Champion's League

May. 28, 2021 19:16 PM EDT

Pete Radovich has directed some of CBS Sports' most memorable openings featuring Jay-Z, John Malkovich and Patrick Stewart. But the most rewarding assignment of Radovich's nearly 20 years at the network comes Saturday when the UEFA Champions League final between Chelsea...

Spain criticized for unequally priced 'equality stamps'

May. 28, 2021 11:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s postal service is feeling a backlash from its attempt to highlight racial inequality. State-owned Correos España this week issued a set of four stamps in different skin-colored tones. The darker the stamp, the lower the price. The lightest color...

Zidane quits again as Madrid coach after winless season

May. 27, 2021 10:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Zinedine Zidane is stepping down as Real Madrid coach, again. The club said Thursday the Frenchman is leaving his job, a few days after a season in which Madrid failed to win a title for the first time in more than a decade. "(Zidane)...