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Barcelona seeks its first win against Lyon in Women's Champions League final

May. 24, 2024 14:56 PM EDT

BILBAO, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has to find a way past the most successful club in women’s soccer if it wants to build on its recent dominance. Barcelona will play in its fourth straight Women’s Champions League final on Saturday in Bilbao against record eight-time champion...

Excess weight on terrace of Spanish building may have led to collapse that killed 4, officials say

May. 24, 2024 10:07 AM EDT

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain (AP) — Excess weight on a first-floor terrace may have contributed to the collapse of a building housing a bar and restaurant club on the Spanish island of Mallorca that killed four people, officials said Friday. Spain’s National Police said the collapse...

Spain, Ireland and Norway say they will recognize a Palestinian state. Why does that matter?

May. 23, 2024 00:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway said Wednesday that they would recognize a Palestinian state on May 28, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that came amid international outrage over the civilian death toll and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. ...

The Latest | In historic move, a Palestinian state recognized by Spain, Ireland and Norway

May. 22, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Norway, Ireland and Spain said Wednesday they were recognizing a Palestinian state, a move welcomed by Palestinians as an affirmation of their decadeslong quest while Israel recalled its ambassadors to the three countries. Several countries in the European Union indicated in recent...

Spain withdraws its ambassador to Argentina over President Milei's insults, escalating crisis

May. 21, 2024 14:37 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A diplomatic crisis between historic allies Spain and Argentina expanded Tuesday as Spain announced the official withdrawal of its ambassador from Buenos Aires and Argentine President Javier Milei lambasted the move as “nonsense typical of an arrogant...

Spain recalls its ambassador to Argentina. President Milei calls the move 'nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist'

May. 21, 2024 09:51 AM EDT
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Spain recalls its ambassador to Argentina. President Milei calls the move 'nonsense typical of an arrogant socialist.'

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...