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Marchers in Madrid back Catalan separatists on trial

Mar. 16, 2019 4:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Thousands of people marched Saturday in Madrid to support Catalan politicians and activists who are on trial for their attempts to secede from Spain in October 2017. The nine defendants face decades in prison on rebellion and other charges for staging a banned independence referendum for the...

Students globally protest warming, pleading for their future

Mar. 15, 2019 11:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Students across a warming globe pleaded for their lives, future and planet Friday, demanding tough action on climate change. From the South Pacific to the edge of the Arctic Circle, angry students in more than 100 countries walked out of classes to protest what they see as the failures by...

Spain seeks to exhume former dictator Franco in June

Mar. 15, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist government has set June 10 as the date for relocating the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a self-aggrandizing mausoleum to a more discreet grave in a public cemetery in Madrid. Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, who is trying to remain in power in the...

Ronaldo inspires praise, and more goals, from Messi

Mar. 14, 2019 9:57 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Now playing in different countries, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo still find ways to inspire one another to new heights. Ronaldo captured the attention of the soccer world on Tuesday when he scored a hat trick to lead Juventus past Atletico Madrid and into the Champions League...

New challenges ahead of Zidane in return to Real Madrid

Mar. 12, 2019 10:40 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Real Madrid team that Zinedine Zidane is taking over looks nothing like the one he left behind less than a year ago. Madrid had just won a third straight Champions League title when Zidane decided to quit at the end of last season. Cristiano Ronaldo was still on the team, and few...

The Latest: Russia's Rosneft rejects US claim on sanctions

Mar. 12, 2019 7:12 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 7:10 a.m. Russian state oil company Rosneft has rejected accusations by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that it is violating sanctions on Venezuela. Pompeo said Monday that Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin...

With batteries 'recharged,' Zidane back as Real Madrid coach

Mar. 11, 2019 5:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid picked one of its most successful figures to try to end one of its worst crises. Zinedine Zidane is returning to coach Madrid, the club he led to three straight Champions League titles before quitting while on top nine months ago. Madrid announced Monday that Zidane accepted an...

Real Madrid hires Zinedine Zidane to return as coach, fires Santiago Solari

Mar. 11, 2019 1:34 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid hires Zinedine Zidane to return as coach, fires Santiago Solari.

Bayern swagger is back as Klopp returns with Liverpool

Mar. 10, 2019 9:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Confident after finally reclaiming the lead in the Bundesliga, Bayern Munich again turns its attention to the Champions League, where it hopes to finish the job at home against Juergen Klopp's Liverpool on Wednesday. The teams drew 0-0 in the first leg of their last-16 match at Anfield and...

Ex-Catalan separatist leader to run for EU Parliament seat

Mar. 10, 2019 2:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A political group that wants Catalonia to break away from Spain and become an independent country says the region's former president is running for a seat in the European Parliament even though the Spanish government considers him a fugitive. JxCat — or Together for Catalonia, a ticket...