Opinion

Can exhumation kill Franco once and for all?

Forty-three years after his death, the late dictator is still causing controversy in Spain.

Belen Fernandez

by Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Spain

Spain makes U-turn, will now sell 400 missiles to Saudi Arabia

FM Josep Borrell says deal will go ahead a week after it was stopped amid concerns over civilian deaths in Yemen.

Spain makes U-turn, will now sell 400 missiles to Saudi Arabia

Europe

The hurdles facing migrants trying to reach France from Spain

Refugees and migrants trying to cross into France from Spain are facing obstacles as Europe closes its doors.

Spain

Mourinho 'accepts one-year jail sentence' in Spanish tax case

Manager unlikely to serve term as law states sentence of under two years for first offence can be served on probation.

Mourinho 'accepts one-year jail sentence' in Spanish tax case

Yemen

Spain halts major missile sale to Saudi Arabia over Yemen fears

Laser-guided missile transfer to Saudi Arabia stopped amid increasing concerns for slain Yemeni civilians.

Spain halts major missile sale to Saudi Arabia over Yemen fears

Spain

'Coffee and ibuprofen, the chambermaid's breakfast'

The lives of tens of thousands of chambermaids have been made harder with the rise of outsourcing cleaning companies.

The backbreaking work of Spain's exploited hotel cleaners

Spain

Spain takes steps to exhume Franco's remains

Francisco Franco's family says it will take charge of the late dictator's remains once they are exhumed.

Spain takes steps to exhume Franco's remains

Spain

Spain: Police shoot dead knife attacker near Barcelona

Attack took place just days after anniversary of twin assaults that killed 16 people in the Catalonia region.

Spain: Police shoot dead knife attacker near Barcelona

Europe

Desperate journeys: Arrivals in Spain tripled this year

Shelters in the south of Spain are struggling to deal with a huge influx of refugees and migrants.

Europe

The 'unknown migrants' buried in southern Spain

Along the Mediterranean coast, some Spanish locals try to provide respect and care for the bodies of unidentified migrants who did not survive the perilous crossing.

Humanitarian crises

Spain, Portugal accept more rejected Aquarius refugees

France, Germany and Luxembourg also to take in some on board rescue ship, after it was refused by Italy and Malta.

Spain, Portugal to accept more rejected Aquarius refugees

European Union

Merkel urges EU to fight against racist attitudes

Merkel and Sanchez agree to push for greater help from the EU to help Morocco strengthen border controls.

Spain, Germany leaders pledge to work together on migration

Weather

Lisbon breaks local heat record as temperatures soar in Europe

Many European temperatures exceed the normal range, especially at night. And there's more to come.

Lisbon breaks local heat record as temperatures soar in Europe

Europe

How Spain's traditional grazing methods prevent wildfires

In southwest Spain, sheep and goat grazing creates natural firebreaks in the landscape, but as shepherding becomes less popular, the number of fires is increasing.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo fined $3.7m in tax evasion case

The footballer will also be sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve.

Cristiano Ronaldo fined $3.7m in tax evasion case