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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Vice President of Venezuela Delcy Rodriguez addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at the United Nations headquarters. A secretive meeting this week at Madrid's international airport between two prominent officials from Spain and Rodriguez triggered a political storm on Jan. 23, 2020, with conservative parties pressing Spain's left-wing government for full disclosure. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle, File)

Spain-Venezuela encounter by tarmac unleashes speculation

Jan. 23, 2020 6:49 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A secretive meeting this week by the tarmac of Madrid's international airport between two prominent officials from Spain and Venezuela triggered a political storm on Thursday, with conservative parties pressing Spain's left-wing government for full disclosure. Venezuelan Vice President Delcy...

Podemos (United We Can) leader Pablo Iglesias, centre, flanked by new Health Minister Salvador Illa, left and Podemos member Alberto Garzon, minister of consumption pose with their ministerial briefcases in Madrid, Spain, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Iglesias will be one of four deputy prime ministers and in charge of social rights and sustainable development after a total of 22 ministers took their oaths in Spain's center to far left-wing coalition administration, a first in a country once dominated by two main parties taking turns in power. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Despite differences, Spain gets its new coalition government

Jan. 13, 2020 1:38 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain's first coalition government in the four decades since the return of democracy took shape Monday as 22 Cabinet ministers took their oaths of office. Questions though remained as to whether the government of two left-wing parties can see out its four-year term as it is a minority...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos holds up the trophy, at the end of the Spanish Super Cup Final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Madrid beats Atlético in shootout, wins Spanish Super Cup

Jan. 12, 2020 5:25 PM EST

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in a penalty shootout on Sunday to win the first edition of the new-look Spanish Super Cup that was held in Saudi Arabia despite criticism from human rights groups. Madrid won the shootout 4-1 after the final ended 0-0 after extra time. Dani...

Rafael Nadal of Spain holds a press conference after losing to Novak Djokovic of Serbia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Nadal urges tennis organizers to compromise on one World Cup

Jan. 12, 2020 10:32 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal won a revamped Davis Cup in November and he lost Sunday's final of the ATP Cup, the newest international team competition. He thinks it's too much. After walking off following another hardcourt loss to Novak Djokovic, allowing Serbia to level the final after Roberto Bautista Agut...

Rafael Nadal of Spain reacts to a point against Alex de Minaur of Australia during their ATP Cup tennis match in Sydney, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Christo)

Nadal leads Spain into ATP Cup final vs Djokovic's Serbia

Jan. 11, 2020 9:53 AM EST

SYDNEY (AP) — Rafael Nadal was coming off a really late night, and was determined to finish work before midnight on the eve of the inaugural ATP Cup final against Serbia. After more than 20 tight games against 20-year-old Alex de Minaur's relentless attack, Nadal converted his first service break to clinch...

Barcelona's head coach Ernesto Valverde sits on the bench prior the Spanish Super Cup semifinal soccer match between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid at King Abdullah stadium in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Valverde questioned after another late collapse by Barcelona

Jan. 10, 2020 7:18 AM EST

Barcelona had once again played great, led through goals by Lionel Messi and Antoine Griezmann, yet still managed to let it slip away. Barcelona squandered one of its best performances of the season by conceding two late goals to Atlético Madrid, falling 3-2 in the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup in...

Rafael Nadal of Spain returns a shot against Japan's Yoshihito Nishioka during their ATP Cup tennis match in Perth, Australia, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Trevor Collens)

Spain into ATP Cup quarters after Bautista Agut victory

Jan. 8, 2020 10:50 AM EST

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Spain advanced to the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup even before Rafael Nadal stepped on to the court Wednesday at the Perth Arena. Spain, which won the Davis Cup in Madrid with a victory over Canada, stayed in the hunt for its second international team victory in seven weeks when...

Spanish NGOs accuse Spain of illegal migrant push-back

Jan. 4, 2020 2:15 PM EST

Madrid (AP) — Spanish human rights groups called Saturday for an investigation into potentialhuman rights violations by Spanish authorities after thealleged expulsion of 42 migrants to Morocco without due process. In a statement that was also co-signed by over 60 human rights organizations, human rights...

El argentino Lionel Messi festeja después de anotar el segundo gol del Barcelona en el partido por La Liga española frente al Barcelona, en el Camp Nou de Barcelona, el sábado 7 de diciembre de 2019. (AP Foto/Joan Monfort)

Barca and Madrid lead in Spain at winter break despite flaws

Dec. 25, 2019 5:06 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Even though Barcelona and Real Madrid have yet to dominate like in past seasons, the two heavyweights are at the top of the Spanish league for the winter break. Lionel Messi’s Barcelona will head into 2020 with a two-point advantage over second-place Madrid after completing...

Children from Madrid's San Ildefonso school pick out lottery ticket numbers at Madrid's Teatro Real opera house during Spain's bumper Christmas lottery draw in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019. The lottery, known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, will dish out 2.24 billion euros ($2.43 billion) in prizes. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spain dishes out $2.43 billion in bumper Christmas lottery

Dec. 22, 2019 6:31 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The lucky holders of ticket number 26590 struck it rich in Spain on Sunday when they won the top prize in the nation’s bumper Christmas lottery. The top-prize winning number, known as El Gordo (The Fat One), worth 400,000 euros ($436,000) fell out of the enormous metallic...