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Sanchez to make new bid to form Spanish government

The acting prime minister needs the support of Catalan and Basque groups to form a socialist-led government.

Spain's Sanchez turns left in bid to form government

Spain

Spain's Pedro Sanchez loses vote to be confirmed as PM

Acting Socialist prime minister loses parliamentary vote, raising chances of fourth election in Spain in as many years.

Spain's Pedro Sanchez loses vote to be confirmed as PM

Spain

Spain PM Sanchez in negotiations ahead of crucial vote

Socialist party in talks with Podemos and regional MPs to confirm Sanchez as prime minister in fresh parliamentary vote.

Spain PM Sanchez in negotiations ahead of crucial vote

Spain

2 seriously hurt at Running of the Bulls

Revelers sprint with the beasts through the streets of Pamplona during Spain's best known bull-running festival.

2 seriously hurt at Running of the Bulls

Inside Story

What's behind the seizure of the Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar?

Iran condemned 'illegal' seizure of oil tanker in Gibraltar and demanded its immediate release.

Weather

Europe's heatwave in pictures

All-time records begin to fall as temperatures continue to soar across much of Europe.

Europe's heatwave in pictures

Spain

Spain: Catalonia battles worst wildfire in 20 years amid heatwave

The still-raging blaze has devoured more than 5,500 hectares of land, forcing people to evacuate and killing animals.

Spain: Catalonia battles worst wildfire in 20 years amid heatwave

Europe

European heatwave: Wildfires burn across Spain

Firefighters are warning the burning area could get five times as big, as they try to douse the flames.

Europe

Spain's 'Wolf pack': Five get 15-year jail terms for teen's rape

Spain's Supreme Court overturns the lesser conviction of sexual abuse and holds the men guilty of rape.

People & Power

The Catalonia Trial: Justice or Vengeance?

Behind the scenes as Catalonia's pro-independence politicians are tried in Spain on charges of sedition.

Catalonia

Catalonia separatists begin summer of waiting as trial ends

Madrid's Supreme Court will hand down a verdict in the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders in the next months.

Europe

Catalonia trial: Separatists wait for verdict

Charges include rebellion and the misuse of public funds.

Sport

Real Madrid agree deal to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea

Spanish media reports Real have agreed to pay Chelsea 100m euros ($113.34m) for the Belgium international.

Real Madrid agree deal to sign Eden Hazard from Chelsea

Spain

UN experts: Detention of Catalan separatists is 'arbitrary'

UN working group report slammed by the Spanish government, which raised doubts about the group's 'impartiality'.

UN experts: Detention of Catalan separatists is 'arbitrary'

Football

Top Spanish footballers arrested in 'match-fixing' raids

La Liga had been investigating for more than a year before police made arrests on Tuesday.

Top Spanish footballers arrested in 'match-fixing' raids