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Spain's Socialists win EU ballot, local vote fragmented

27 May 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialists won most votes in European and local elections on Sunday in a series of ballots that boosted their ambitions to target a top EU job in Brussels but highlighted how deeply fragmented the political landscape is at home.

Spain's Socialists win EU ballot, local vote fragmented

27 May 2019

MADRID Spain's Socialists won most votes in European and local elections on Sunday in a series of ballots that boosted their ambitions to target a top EU job in Brussels but highlighted how deeply fragmented the political landscape is at home.

Jailed separatists and far-right make for rowdy start to Spanish parliament

21 May 2019

MADRID Jailed Catalan separatists, far-right lawmakers, a record number of women and the biggest Socialist group in years held a rowdy opening session on Tuesday of a parliament that reflected Spain's divisions and diversity like no other in recent memory. | Video

Explainer: Crunch time for Spain as regional, EU elections loom

20 May 2019

MADRID Three weeks after a national election, Spain is still without a government. On Sunday it holds local, regional and European ballots that will go a long way toward establishing the country's political identity for the coming years.

Explainer: Crunch time for Spain as regional, EU elections loom

20 May 2019

MADRID Three weeks after a national election, Spain is still without a government. On Sunday it holds local, regional and European ballots that will go a long way towards establishing the country's political identity for the coming years.

Explainer - Crunch time for Spain as regional, EU elections loom

20 May 2019

MADRID Three weeks after a national election, Spain is still without a government. On Sunday it holds local, regional and European ballots that will go a long way towards establishing the country's political identity for the coming years.

Stars aligned for Catalan separatists? Not so fast

01 May 2019

BARCELONA/MADRID Cheers rang out and drinks flowed in a Barcelona sports hall on Sunday night as separatists celebrated a victory - the first time a pro-independence party won in Catalonia in a national election since Spain's return to democracy.

Explainer - Why Spain's election is so open, and how it may pan out

25 Apr 2019

MADRID Spain is readying for one of its most tightly contested national elections in decades, with the result too close to call and at least five parties from across the political spectrum with a chance of being in government. | Video

Catalonia - the crisis at the heart of Spain's election

25 Apr 2019

TOLEDO/BARCELONA, Spain Proudly displaying two Spanish flags he brought to wave at a Vox rally, retired police officer Jose Antonio Corrales Sierra says he will vote for the far-right party in Sunday's election and is ditching the mainstream PP conservatives because of Catalonia.

Spanish general election candidates clash over Catalonia

23 Apr 2019

MADRID The main candidates in Spain's general election on Monday clashed over how to handle Catalonia's independence drive, accusing each other of lying in a tense television debate that left questions open on what coalition deals could be struck.

World News

Trump says Iran may have shot down U.S. drone by mistake

U.S. President Donald Trump played down Iran's downing of a U.S. military drone on Thursday, saying he suspected it was shot by mistake and that "it would have made a big difference" to him if the remotely-controlled aircraft had been piloted.