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US still seeks to extradite ex-Venezuelan spy master

Sep. 19, 2019 5:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it is exploring ways to extradite a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling, even after Spain's National Court rejected a U.S. extradition request. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cuba and Venezuela Carrie Filipetti said...

Spain leader asks for bigger Socialist win to break deadlock

Sep. 18, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister asked voters Wednesday for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties in parliament that "when we will be forced back to the...

Spain to hold fresh elections in November

Sep. 17, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain will hold fresh elections in November as no leader has been able to win enough parliamentary support to form a government. Spain's caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, made the announcement Tuesday after King Felipe VI announced that he had failed to find a party candidate capable...

Spain's caretaker prime minister says fresh elections will take place in November as no leader can form a government

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister says fresh elections will take place in November as no leader can form a government.

Spain risks new ballot with PM's veto on left-wing coalition

Sep. 3, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday proposed policies including pension hikes and rent controls in a bid to win a new term as Spain's prime minister, but rejected a coalition with a far-left ally whose support he needs to prevent a new general election. Spain has been politically...

Spanish air force pilot killed after plane crashes into sea

Aug. 26, 2019 8:40 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain*s Defense Ministry says an air force pilot has died after his military aircraft crashed into the sea off a beach in southeastern Spain. A ministry statement says a body found in the water is believed to be the pilot's, although final forensic confirmation is pending. In an earlier...

Helicopter, small plane crash in Spain's Mallorca; 7 dead

Aug. 25, 2019 11:46 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A mid-air collision between a sightseeing helicopter and a small plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca killed seven people Sunday, authorities said. The victims included three adults and two children on the helicopter and two local men on the light plane, the regional government of Spain's...

The Latest: 68 arrests reported at protest near G-7 summit

Aug. 25, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

BIARRITZ, France (AP) — The Latest on the Group of Seven summit (all times local): 11:05 p.m. French authorities have detained 68 people taking part in a tense protest near the G-7 summit. The regional administration says those detained are accused of throwing projectiles, concealing their faces or...

The Latest: Albania rescues 36 Afghans in Aegean

Aug. 21, 2019 1:05 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the European migrant crisis (all times local): 7:05 p.m. Albania's Defense Ministry says its ship in the Aegean Sea has rescued 36 Afghans trying to cross into Greece. Defense Minister Olta Xhacka tweeted Wednesday that 19 Afghan children, eight women and nine men were rescued...

EU to move evacuated migrants from Italy; 350 still at sea

Aug. 21, 2019 12:28 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The first steps to relocate migrants who were kept at sea by Italy for nearly three weeks began on Wednesday as a new crisis loomed with more than 350 rescued people still on board a rescue ship in high seas. The Ocean Viking, which is operated by the Doctors without Borders and SOS...