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Once Yamal and Williams helped Spain out of its 'tiki-taka' rut, no rival could resist at Euro 2024

Jul. 15, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain arrived in Germany with no huge stars and no real expectations. Six weeks later, Luis de la Fuente’s team heads home with a European Championship title to celebrate and reason to believe in a bright future. The youthful spark of Lamine Yamal and Nico...

Spain and Turkey call on the international community to act to stop the war in Gaza

Jun. 13, 2024 11:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain and Turkey called on the international community Thursday to stop “looking the other way” and press for the end of Israel's attack on Gaza to crush Hamas, following a bilateral summit focused on strengthening economic cooperation between the Mediterranean countries. ...

Spain applies to join South Africa’s case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

Jun. 06, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain became on Thursday the first European country to ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late last year. It alleged...

Spanish court summons prime minister's wife in corruption probe. Government alleges a smear campaign

Jun. 04, 2024 16:34 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish investigative judge on Tuesday summoned the wife of Spain’s prime minister to give testimony as part of a probe into allegations that she used her position to influence business deals. Begoña Gómez is to appear at the Madrid-based court on July...

Spain proposes law to improve online safety for children, including virtual restraining orders

Jun. 04, 2024 10:16 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government has proposed a law to protect children from online threats that includes virtual restraining orders for felons, a higher age for opening social media accounts and health screenings for teenagers to detect related emotional disorders. ...

Spain's parliament gives final approval to amnesty law for Catalonia's separatists

May. 30, 2024 22:34 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — More than six years since Catalonia’s separatist movement took Spain to the brink of rupture, the nation’s lawmakers gave their final approval Thursday to a contentious amnesty for hundreds of secessionists in hopes of putting a definitive end to the traumatic episode. ...

Palestinian prime minister visits Madrid after Spain, Norway and Ireland recognize Palestinian state

May. 29, 2024 07:44 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez met with Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Mustafa and leading officials from several Middle Eastern countries in Madrid on Wednesday after Spain, Ireland and Norway recognized a Palestinian state. The diplomatic move...

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...

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...

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...