Opinion

Not everyone is in awe of Spain's new progressive government

PM Pedro Sanchez has already disappointed Basque and Catalan nationalists who propped up his minority government.

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

Inside Story

Who wants migrants rescued from the Mediterranean?

The plight of 630 who were stranded at sea for days has highlighted the migration dispute between EU members.

Spain

Exhausted Aquarius refugees finally dock in Spain

Spain welcomes more than 600 people after Italy's far-right interior minister refused charity rescue boat.

Europe

Aquarius charity ship of rejected refugees close to Spain

NGOs in Valencia are gearing to receive the ship of refugees that had been turned away from Italy, prompting renewed discussions in the EU over the fate of incoming refugees and migrants.

Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo 'agrees to pay $21m' to end Spanish tax case

El Mundo newspaper reports that the Real Madrid forward has reached a deal with Spanish tax authorities.

Cristiano Ronaldo 'agrees to pay $21m' to end Spanish tax case

Europe

Weak and exhausted, rejected refugees close to Spain arrival

MV Aquarius makes its way to the Spanish port of Valencia after being denied docking rights in Italy and Malta.

Weak and exhausted, rejected refugees close to Spain arrival

Refugees

Five things to know about the Aquarius refugee ship

Key questions answered as a rescue boat with 629 refugees and migrants heads to Spain after being denied entry in Italy.

World Cup 2018

Spain sack manager a day before World Cup 2018

Lopetegui was appointed Real Madrid manager on three-year deal and was due to take over at Spanish club after World Cup.

Spain manager Lopetegui sacked a day before World Cup 2018

Human Rights

'Europe's moral compass lost': Uncertainty over Aquarius refugees

European policies are criminalising vulnerable people, rights groups say, as hundreds are left stranded for days at sea.

Human Rights

MSF calls for disembarkation of stranded refugee ship

Medical charity says boat packed with 629 people should be allowed access to the nearest port immediately.

MSF urges EU states to allow immediate disembarkation of Aquarius

Refugees

Inside stranded ship: 'People are weak and exhausted'

Move by new Spanish government comes after Italy and Malta refused to let humanitarian vessel dock at their ports.

Europe

Nearly 200,000 protest for Basque right to secede from Spain

Last month, the armed separatist organisation, ETA, announced it was disbanding, creating space for peaceful campaigners to take up the secession movement.

Europe

Spain: Ex-PM Rajoy 'to step down' as leader of conservative party

The resignation comes after he led the People's Party for 14 years and was removed as PM over corruption in the party.

Europe

Catalonia leader 'to meet' Spain's new PM Pedro Sanchez

Quim Torra said he has communicated with Sanchez after the region's independence bid, but no date has yet been set for talks.

Spain

Pedro Sanchez sworn in as Spain's new PM

Sanchez takes reins of power after People's Party leader Mariano Rajoy was forced out in a vote of no-confidence.