Tag: Spain

Spain’s government under fire for blurring lines between executive and judiciary

The appointment could "create the appearance of a link with the executive branch that does not contribute to the perception of the judiciary's independence."

One dies in chemical factory explosion in Tarragona, Spain

Rescue services called the incident "chemical accident". However, authorities said there was no evidence of any "toxic cloud".

With support from separatists, Spain’s Sanchez seeks backing as PM

Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez, seeking parliament's backing to form a government, pledged to resolve the Catalan dispute through dialogue as...

Spain’s Socialists and Podemos reach preliminary coalition deal

Spain's Socialists and far-left Unidas Podemos party agreed on the basis of a coalition government on Tuesday, just two days after a...

Spain’s Socialists promise to act fast to form government as far-right...

Spain's Socialist party pledged on Monday to act fast to form a government after its leader and acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez...

Vote-weary Spain holds election, hoping to break political stalemate

Spain held its second parliamentary election in just over six months on Sunday, with voters likely to deliver an even more fragmented parliament with...

‘Freedom for political prisoners,’ Catalan separatists chant on election eve

Waving separatist flags and chanting "freedom for political prisoners" thousands of supporters of Catalan independence gathered in Barcelona for concerts and rallies...

Spain’s Socialists lead ahead of election, far-right party Vox jumps

 Spain's Socialists' lead in voting intentions ahead of the Nov. 10 election is diminishing, making it less likely the party of the...

Spain will exhume dictator Francisco Franco’s remains on Thursday

Spain will on Thursday remove dictator Francisco Franco's remains from the state mausoleum in which he was buried in 1975, the government...

Pro-separatists stage new Barcelona rallies, government says violence fading

Hundreds of pro-independence protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a seventh successive night on Sunday, with anger over the jailing...