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FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, CEO of Petroleos Mexicanos (PEMEX), attends a meeting in Paris, France. The former head of Mexico's state oil company was arrested Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020 in Spain on a international warrant issued by Mexico, authorities in both countries said. Mexico issued international arrest warrants against Lozoya in 2019 as a result of corruption investigations, including into his alleged ties to Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction company that secured contracts across Latin America through a network of bribes. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, File)

Spanish court keeps former Mexican oil chief in detention

Feb. 13, 2020 3:11 PM EST

MADRID, Spain (AP) — A Spanish court ruled Thursday that a former head of Mexico's state oil company must remain in custody while an extradition case is heard against him. A judge ruled that Emilio Lozoya is a flight risk, according to a statement from the National Court in Madrid. Mexico issued...

People wearing face masks disembark from an aircraft repatriating British and other nationalities to the UK from the coronavirus hit city of Wuhan in China, following its arrival at RAF Brize Norton, England, Sunday Feb. 9, 2020. (Jacob King/PA via AP)

Spain, UK see new virus cases; French focus on ski resort

Feb. 9, 2020 4:32 PM EST

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — French medical authorities tested scores of children and their families Sunday for the new virus from China, zeroing in on a ski resort in the Alps that appeared linked to new infections in Britain and Spain. The U.K. announced its fourth case of the new virus and Spain announced...

Migrants shout slogans during a protest in Mytilene port, on the northeastern Aegean island of Lesbos, Greece, on Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. Asylum seekers have demonstrated for a second day on the Greek island of Lesbos amid rising tension, protesting increasingly dire living conditions in and around the island's massively overcrowded migrant camp and delays in Greece's asylum process. (Manolis Lagoutaris/InTime News via AP)

Spain and Italy ready joint migration policy proposal for EU

Feb. 7, 2020 11:09 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Italy want to forge a new strategic alliance that can shape the European Union's future policies on migration, the two countries' foreign ministers said Friday. Spain's Arancha González Laya and Italy's Luigi Di Maio also said after talks in Madrid that an informal document on...

UN expert says Spain fails badly in tackling poverty

Feb. 7, 2020 10:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A U.N. human rights expert on Friday lambasted Spain for its treatment of its poor, saying the country's post-crisis economic policies have benefited businesses and the wealthy, but have left many ordinary people way behind. U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip...

Court raises sentence for banker who smuggled a Picasso

Feb. 4, 2020 9:18 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has raised the sentence against a former bank president found guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso out of the country. The Madrid court announced the decision Tuesday to raise the sentence against fined ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botín to three years...

An Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft is surrounded of safety vehicles after an emergency landing at the Adolfo Suárez-Barajas international airport in Barajas, outskirts of Madrid, Monday, Feb. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Damaged Air Canada plane lands in Spain after tense hours

Feb. 3, 2020 2:23 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Passengers on an Air Canada Boeing 767 that made a safe emergency landing in Madrid Monday evening have described how they spent hours flying in circles to burn fuel in a tense calm. Toronto-bound flight AC837, carrying 128 passengers, departed from the Spanish capital in the early afternoon...

Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft with 128 passengers on board makes safe emergency landing at Madrid airport

Feb. 3, 2020 1:10 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Air Canada Boeing 767 aircraft with 128 passengers on board makes safe emergency landing at Madrid airport.
Members of the Spanish parliament applaud Spain's King Felipe VI, left, after giving a speech during the official opening of the parliamentary season in Madrid, Monday, Feb. 2, 2020. Nearly 50 lawmakers who advocate for the Spanish regions to become independent have boycotted Monday's ceremonial opening of the nation's legislative season over the presence of the royal family. The representatives of five parties from the Catalonia, Basque Country and Galicia regions, all in northern Spain, say the king's figure is

Spanish separatist lawmakers blast 'anachronistic' monarchy

Feb. 3, 2020 10:03 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Nearly 50 Catalan and other lawmakers who advocate their regions ' independence from Spain boycotted Monday's ceremonial opening of the nation's legislative season to protest the presence of the royal family. The representatives of five parties from the northern regions of Catalonia, the...

People look at their flight information shown at displays at the Adolfo Suárez-Barajas airport in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020. Madrid's international airport was resuming air traffic after nearly two hours of airspace closure following the reported sighting of drones, Spanish authorities said Monday. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Drone sighting disrupts air traffic at Madrid airport

Feb. 3, 2020 9:51 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Madrid's international airport was closed for over one hour on Monday due to the reported sighting of drones, authorities in Spain said. The airport manager, AENA, tweeted that 26 flights had been diverted to other airports by the time air traffic restrictions were lifted at 14.15 p.m. (1315...

Spain's government says it has closed airspace at Madrid's international airport after drones were reported in the area.

Feb. 3, 2020 7:44 AM EST
MADRID (AP) — Spain's government says it has closed airspace at Madrid's international airport after drones were reported in the area.