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Madrid marchers urge justice 40 years after Franco's death More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of Madrid calling for official recognition of crimes committed during the era of dictator Francisco Franco, 40 years after his death.
23 ноября 2015
Spain backs France's decision to miss EU deficit target Spain backed France's decision to let EU deficit obligations slide in order to step up spending on security in the wake of the Paris terror attacks.
18 ноября 2015
Catalan president loses second attempt to secure new term The outgoing head of the Catalan government, Artur Mas, failed again to garner enough support in the regional parliament to secure a new term following a September vote.
13 ноября 2015
Catalonia independence threat could benefit PM in polls Catalonia may have voted to kick off a process towards independence but the wealthy region is far from breaking up with Spain, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy could actually benefit in upcoming elections.
11 ноября 2015
Catalan parliament begins process of secession from Spain Lawmakers in Catalonia officially kicked off a process to secede fromSpain by 2017, despite impassioned pleas against independence, in an unprecedented showdown with Madrid's central government.
10 ноября 2015
Catalan parliament to vote on secession in showdown with Madrid Catalonia's pro-independence regional parliament is expected to launch a secession process in Spain's wealthiest region, in a showdown with the central government in Madrid.
09 ноября 2015
UN chief urges 'unified' effort to prevent terrorism UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a "unified" global response to prevent terrorism that puts respect for human rights at the "forefront".
29 октября 2015
Spain PM vows to use 'all political, legal means' to block Catalan independence bid Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy vowed to use "all political and legal means" to block a Catalan independence bid after separatist parties submitted a bill on secession to the regional Catalan parliament.
28 октября 2015
Catalan parliament opens with pro-independence majority The Catalan regional assembly opened a new session dominated for the first time by a secessionist majority that has vowed to break away from Spain within 18 months.
27 октября 2015
Catalan leader defends his government in graft probe Catalonia leader Artur Mas defended his ruling separatist Convergence party against graft allegations after a slew of arrests targeting current and former officials.
24 октября 2015
Catalan separatists in court over independence vote Spanish judges started questioning Catalan officials charged with breaking the law by holding a vote last year on their contested drive for independence from Spain.
14 октября 2015
Alexey Lutsenko wins Tour of Almaty Astana's Alexey Lutsenko wins Tour of Almaty Kazakhstani cycler Alexey Lutsenko of Astana Pro Team has won the Tour of Almaty for the second time.
13 октября 2015
Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour of Lombardy after tremendous descent Vincenzo Nibali of Kazakhstan's Astana Pro Team has won the 109th edition of the Tour of Lombardy (Il Lombaria) after an intense climb.
13 октября 2015
EU warns Spain on budget as election nears The European Commission warned Spain to scale back government overspending that is in violation of EU budget rules or risk an embarrassing reprimand ahead of December elections.
06 октября 2015
Spain's general election set for December 20: PM Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that Spain's forthcoming general election will be held on December 20.
02 октября 2015
Catalan leader slams lawsuit over breakaway vote Catalonia's president Artur Mas accused the Spanish government of suing him because its "pride was hurt" by his bids to let his region vote on independence from Spain.
30 сентября 2015
Separatists win absolute majority of seats in Catalan vote: exit poll Separatists pushing to make Catalonia independent from Spain were on track to win an absolute majority of parliamentary seats in a regional election.
28 сентября 2015
Britain's Emily Watson honoured at San Sebastian festival British actress Emily Watson, who starred in "Angela's Ashes" and "The Book Thief", was honoured with a lifetime achievement award at the San Sebastian film festival in Spain.
26 сентября 2015
Sarkozy backs 'united Spain' amid Catalan independence bid Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy appealed for a "united Spain" in Barcelona as campaigning wrapped up for a regional election in Catalonia framed as an indirect vote on independence.
26 сентября 2015
Photo © REUTERS Fabio Aru of Astana Pro Team wins Vuelta 2015 Captain of Kazakhstan's Astana Pro Team Fabio Aru has won the prestigious 2015 Vuelta Espana.
15 сентября 2015

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