Madrid

MADRID | The Latest: 11 migrants, trafficker injured in Greece crash

MADRID— The Latest on Europe’s migration crisis (all times local): 9:55 p.m. Greek police say 11 migrants and one trafficker have been injured when the SUV that was carrying them at high speed overturned on a highway in northern Greece. Police say the car, which was carrying the migrants from the border with Turkey toward … Continue reading MADRID | The Latest: 11 migrants, trafficker injured in Greece crash

MADRID | Thousands in Spain attend rally of fledgling far-right party

MADRID — Thousands of Spaniards have attended a rally of the fledging far-right party VOX as it tries to grab a foothold in Spain’s political spectrum. Javier Ortega, the party’s general secretary, told the crowd Sunday in Madrid’s Vistalegre sports hall that VOX has “one clear objective: Spaniards first.” VOX has no lawmakers in the … Continue reading MADRID | Thousands in Spain attend rally of fledgling far-right party

MADRID | Catalan leader issues ultimatum over independence vote

MADRID — Catalan regional president Quim Torra issued an ultimatum to Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Tuesday over the wealthy northeastern region’s future. Torra indicated he could deny Sanchez the votes he needs to approve the national budget in Spain’s parliament unless the government proposes by next month an independence referendum in Catalonia. Failure … Continue reading MADRID | Catalan leader issues ultimatum over independence vote

MADRID | France hands over ETA documents, weapons to Spain

MADRID — France is handing over to Spain 7,000 objects including weapons and documents that could clear more than 350 unresolved crimes committed by the militant group ETA in its six-decade campaign for Basque independence. Pedro Sanchez and Edouard Philippe, respectively prime ministers of Spain and France, presided over a ceremony in Madrid on Monday … Continue reading MADRID | France hands over ETA documents, weapons to Spain

MADRID | A year later, Catalonia’s secession vote scars region, Spain

MADRID — Separatists in Spain’s Catalonia region are using the anniversary of their explosive independence vote to regain momentum from an event that divided families and challenged Spanish democracy. The referendum took place amid police violence one year ago Monday. The simmering ideological tensions that came to a head that day persist in the lives … Continue reading MADRID | A year later, Catalonia’s secession vote scars region, Spain

MADRID | Andorra charges Venezuelan ex-officials for money laundering

MADRID— A judge in Andorra has charged 28 people, including former officials in Venezuela, with money laundering offenses over a kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that plundered $2 billion from the Venezuelan state oil company between 2007 and 2012. Investigating magistrate Canolic Mingorance issued the indictments on Thursday, wrapping up a five-year investigation into opaque deposits in the … Continue reading MADRID | Andorra charges Venezuelan ex-officials for money laundering

MADRID | Real Madrid teen bitten on head in youth game

MADRID  — Real Madrid wanted Brazilian teenager Vinicius Junior to gain experience in its B team. He got more than he expected when he was bitten on the head. The 18-year-old Vinicius, for whom Real Madrid paid 45 million euros ($52 million) last year, was bitten after a scuffle in a youth team derby against … Continue reading MADRID | Real Madrid teen bitten on head in youth game

MADRID | Former Brazil great Ronaldo takes over Spanish club

MADRID — Former Brazil great Ronaldo took over Monday as the majority stakeholder in recently promoted Spanish club Valladolid, saying he is bringing his soccer expertise to help the team succeed. Ronaldo now owns 51 percent of the shares of the club. He will preside over the board of directors while Carlos Suarez will remain … Continue reading MADRID | Former Brazil great Ronaldo takes over Spanish club