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Europe's far right groups launch unofficial campaign for the European Union elections

May. 19, 2024 22:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Europe’s far-right political parties unofficially launched their campaign Sunday for European Union elections in Spain with strong messages against illegal migration and the bloc’s climate policy while declaring their support for Israel in its war against Hamas. ...

Argentine president begins unusual visit to Spain, snubbing officials and courting the far-right

May. 17, 2024 21:56 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Even before kicking off a three-day visit to Madrid on Friday, Argentina's libertarian President Javier Milei stirred controversy, accusing the socialist government of bringing “poverty and death” to Spain and weighing in on corruption allegations against the...

Spanish police say they've broken up Sinaloa cartel network, and seized 1.8 tons of meth

May. 16, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police dismantled a major methamphetamine distribution network of the Mexican Sinaloa cartel after seizing 1.8 tons of the illegal drug, police said Thursday. Spain’s National Police called it the largest confiscation of methamphetamines ever made in the...

Spain warns boats of possible orca run-ins near the Strait of Gibraltar this summer

May. 14, 2024 20:57 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After another ramming of a boat by an orca in the Strait of Gibraltar, Spanish authorities recommended small vessels stick to the coastline in that region to avoid often-scary interactions with killer whales during the summer. In the latest incident, two...

Analysis: David Puig left college for LIV. He's still playing in the majors and maybe the Olympics

May. 14, 2024 12:22 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — David Puig knew what he was signing up for when the Spaniard left Arizona State to join Saudi-funded LIV Golf, even if it really wasn't entirely about the money for him. The guarantee that LIV offered Puig was not so much a rich bonus — he played two events...

Catalan separatists lose majority as Spain's pro-union Socialists win regional elections

May. 12, 2024 18:45 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Six years after plunging Spain into its worst political crisis in decades, Catalonia's separatist parties are in danger of losing their hold of power in the northeastern region after the pro-union Socialist Party won the most votes in Sunday's election. The...

Catalan separatists lose majority in a regional election in a boost to Spain's prime minister, preliminary results show

May. 12, 2024 16:05 PM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Catalan separatists lose majority in a regional election in a boost to Spain's prime minister, preliminary results show.

Federal judge orders Florida man held without bond in his estranged wife's disappearance in Spain

May. 10, 2024 18:11 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A federal judge ordered the Florida man charged with his estranged wife's disappearance in Spain held without bond on Friday, rejecting his lawyer's argument that the prosecution case is entirely circumstantial and shouldn't be tried in the United States. Magistrate...

How far has Spain moved past Catalonia's secession crisis? Voters will decide in regional election

May. 10, 2024 12:51 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s fugitive former leader, stares confidently out the backseat window of a car, the sun illuminating his gaze in a campaign poster for Sunday’s critical elections in the northeastern Spanish region. The image plays on another...

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP '24: Capsules of 10 key players at Valhalla

May. 10, 2024 11:33 AM EDT

A capsule look at 10 key players going into the PGA Championship, which starts May 16 at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky. Listed in predicted order of finish: SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER Age: 27. Country: United States. World ranking: 1. ...