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The Latest | Fighting escalates in Rafah as Israel pushes ahead with its offensive

May. 28, 2024 14:50 PM EDT

Palestinian residents of the southern Gaza city of Rafah have reported an escalation of fighting Tuesday as Israeli forces pressed their assault on the border town once seen as the territory's last refuge. Israel says it is carrying out limited operations in eastern Rafah along the...

Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognize a Palestinian state as EU rift with Israel widens

May. 28, 2024 10:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain, Norway and Ireland formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday in a coordinated effort by the three Western European nations to add international pressure on Israel to soften its response to last year’s Hamas-led attack. Israel condemned the diplomatic...

The building that collapsed on Mallorca, killing 4 people, lacked permits, authorities in Spain say

May. 28, 2024 10:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A building housing a bar and restaurant club that collapsed, killing four people on Mallorca, lacked the proper authorization, local authorities on the Spanish island said Tuesday. Palma de Mallorca Mayor Jaime Martínez told reporters that it seems the collapse of a...

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

May. 28, 2024 08:06 AM EDT

Spain, Ireland and Norway formally recognized a Palestinian state on Tuesday, a step toward a long-held Palestinian aspiration that was fueled by international outrage over the civilian deaths and humanitarian crisis in the Gaza Strip following Israel’s offensive. The joint...

Ukraine's Zelenskyy gets more air defense missiles from Spain to fight deadly Russian glide bombs

May. 27, 2024 20:26 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday secured from Spain a pledge of additional air defense missiles to help fight the about 3,000 bombs that he says Russia launches every month at Ukraine in the third year of the war. However, Ukraine still urgently needs...

EU and Israel in war of words as ties nosedive ahead of Spain, Ireland recognizing Palestinian state

May. 27, 2024 13:05 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Relations between the European Union and Israel took a nosedive Monday, the eve of the diplomatic recognition of a Palestinian state by EU members Ireland and Spain, with Madrid insisting that sanctions should be considered against Israel for its continued deadly attacks in...

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...

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...