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BARCELONA, Spain | Barcelona police keep apart Catalan separatists, unionists

BARCELONA, Spain — Police in Barcelona intervened on Sunday to keep apart a group of Catalan separatists and a march of those who support Spanish unity. Police formed a barrier to keep the opposing groups from reaching one another when the separatists rallied in a downtown square where the march in favor of an increase … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Barcelona police keep apart Catalan separatists, unionists

LLEIDA, Spain | Wallays wins stage, Yates leads Vuelta before decisive tests

LLEIDA, Spain— Jelle Wallays of Belgium won the Spanish Vuelta’s flat 18th stage on Thursday, while Simon Yates held the overall lead before the decisive two days in the Pyrenees Mountains. Wallays pulled off a long breakaway attack, edging fellow escapee Sven Erik Bystrom and chasing world champion Peter Sagan to win the 186-kilometer (116-mile) … Continue reading LLEIDA, Spain | Wallays wins stage, Yates leads Vuelta before decisive tests

PATERNA, Spain | In Spain, renewed efforts to appease victims of dictatorship

PATERNA, Spain  — Remedios Ferrer scrutinizes a pit where forensic archaeologists are brushing away dusty soil and white traces of quicklime, unearthing four fractured skulls amid a mass of bones and decaying clothes. Her anarchist grandfather, Mariano Brines, was summarily executed by a firing squad in Paterna months after Gen. Francisco Franco proclaimed his victory … Continue reading PATERNA, Spain | In Spain, renewed efforts to appease victims of dictatorship

BARCELONA, Spain | Franco’s family to take charge of Spanish dictator’s remains

BARCELONA, Spain  — The family of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco will take charge of his remains after Spain’s government has them exhumed from a mausoleum, his relatives said Saturday. “Of course we will take charge of the remains of my grandfather,” Franco’s grandson, Francis Franco, told Spanish newspaper La Razon in an interview … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Franco’s family to take charge of Spanish dictator’s remains

BARCELONA, Spain | Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

BARCELONA, Spain — The leaders of Germany and Spain are bolstering a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition to taking in more asylum-seekers. German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, meeting Saturday at a country estate in Andalusia, advocated a “fair distribution” of migrants. They said … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

ALGECIRAS, Spain | Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

ALGECIRAS, Spain  — A rescue boat carrying 87 African migrants who were saved in the Mediterranean Sea docked Thursday at the southern Spanish port of Algeciras, but without the welcome offered to previous groups as the political mood in Spain began showing signs of tension about a spike in migrant arrivals. The boat operated by … Continue reading ALGECIRAS, Spain | Spain takes more African migrants despite signs of tension

MADRID | Spain: Photos leaked of suspects in attacks that killed 16

MADRID  — Spanish media are publishing previously unseen photographs of some of the men authorities identified as the extremists behind last year’s terror attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town. La Vanguardia newspaper reported Tuesday that the photos were leaked from the police investigation of the Aug. 17-18 vehicle attacks that left 16 people … Continue reading MADRID | Spain: Photos leaked of suspects in attacks that killed 16

LISBON, Portugal | Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave

LISBON, Portugal — Portugal and Spain are sweltering under an intense wave of heat that has produced near-record temperatures in the southern European countries. Portugal has issued red alerts for extreme heat for more than half the country Saturday, with thermometers approaching 46 degrees Celsius (114.8 degrees Fahrenheit). The country’s highest ever recorded temperature was … Continue reading LISBON, Portugal | Red alerts for Portugal, Spain amid smothering heat wave