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Live updates | Spain's king hosts NATO leaders' gala dinner

Jun. 28, 2022 16:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the G-7 summit, the annual meeting of the leading democratic economies, which this year is being held in the Bavarian Alps in Germany; and on the NATO summit in Madrid, where leaders begin gathering later Tuesday: ___ Russia’s war on...

Turkey lifts its objections to Sweden, Finland joining NATO

Jun. 28, 2022 16:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Turkey agreed Tuesday to lift its opposition to Sweden and Finland joining NATO, ending an impasse that had clouded a leaders’ summit opening in Madrid amid Europe’s worst security crisis in decades, triggered by the war in Ukraine. After urgent top-level talks...

Biden, NATO to beef up force posture amid Russian aggression

Jun. 28, 2022 15:59 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — President Joe Biden opened his three-day visit to a NATO summit Tuesday by pledging to beef up the American military presence in Europe as he denounced Russia’s Vladimir Putin for trying to “wipe out” Ukrainian culture in the ongoing war in eastern Europe. ...

NATO looks to 'historic' Madrid summit, with Sweden, Finland

May. 30, 2022 09:19 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Monday that next month's summit in Madrid will be a “historic” opportunity to strengthen the alliance in the face of Russian aggression against Ukraine. Speaking at a gala in Madrid to mark Spain’s 40th year...

Spain's former king mulls 2nd visit amid swirling debate

May. 20, 2022 12:21 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, is planning to visit Spain again in June, the mayor of the northwestern town hosting the former monarch said Friday, signaling that the vigorous debate sparked by the former monarch's return is unlikely to fade soon. Juan Carlos...

Scandal-hit former king returns to Spain after 2 years

May. 19, 2022 14:41 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king returned to the country Thursday for his first visit since leaving nearly two years ago amid a cloud of financial scandals. Plans for the visit were confirmed earlier this week by the royal household, who said Juan Carlos I would first visit the...

Qatar to boost investment in Spain by $4.9 billion

May. 18, 2022 13:02 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Qatar committed Wednesday to investing 4.7 billion euros ($4.9 billion) in Spain as the European country launches an economic overhaul with its share of European Union pandemic recovery funding. Qatar's emir, Shekih Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, announced that...