Spain remembers terror bombings

MADRID, March 11 (UPI) -- Spaniards Tuesday remembered the 2004 Madrid train bombings that killed 191 people and 1,400 more injured.

Spain: Socialists work to cobble majority

MADRID, March 10 (UPI) -- Spain's re-elected prime minister and his Socialist Party worked Monday to cobble together a ruling coalition with the help of smaller parties.

Socialists claim election victory in Spain

MADRID, March 9 (UPI) -- The conservative Popular Party conceded defeat Sunday in Spain's general elections, but the Socialist Party failed to win an absolute parliamentary majority.

Candidates halt campaigning in Spain

MADRID, March 8 (UPI) -- Spain's two main political parties stopped campaigning for Sunday's election after a former Socialist party official was killed.

Spain's Zapatero ahead in polls

MADRID, March 4 (UPI) -- Polls indicate Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero won the latest and final pre-election debate, it was reported Tuesday.

14 separatists arrested in Spain

SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Fourteen suspected Basque separatists were arrested Monday by police in Spain.

14 terror suspects arrested in Spain

BARCELONA, Spain, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- A series of raids in Barcelona, Spain, have resulted in the arrests of 14 terror suspects and the discovery of bomb-making materials.

Spain dissolves Parliament, calls election

MADRID, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Spain has decided to dissolve its Parliament and called for elections in March, opening a potentially close race between the ruling party and opposition.

Spanish king to Hugo Chavez: 'Shut up'

SANTIAGO, Chile, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The Ibero-American summit ended in Santiago, Chile, Saturday, but not before King Juan Carlos I of Spain told Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to "shut up."

Spain condemns Franco's 40-year rule

MADRID, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Spain's parliament formally condemned Wednesday the 40-year fascist dictatorship of Gen. Francisco Franco and called for a purge of its symbols.

Spain thwarts alleged Venezuelan spying

MADRID, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- Spanish authorities thwarted an effort to spy on Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero during a visit to Venezuela in 2005, a report says.

World leaders pay tribute to Pavarotti

MODENA, Italy, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- Hours after Luciano Pavarotti's death, tributes from world leaders poured into his hometown of Modena, ANSA reported Thursday.

Bomb blasts Tour de France route

MADRID, July 25 (UPI) -- A small bomb exploded Wednesday during a leg of the Tour de France that crossed into Spain, following a supposed threat from a Spanish terror group.

Spanish police say they stopped bomb plot

MADRID, July 12 (UPI) -- Spanish police thwarted an attempt by the armed Basque separatist group ETA to blow up a ferry, authorities said Thursday.

Spain: ETA says cease-fire is ending

MADRID, June 5 (UPI) -- Spain's armed Basque separatist group ETA said it was calling off the year-old cease-fire with the government because of failed peace talks.

Spain bans Basque party from elections

MADRID, May 16 (UPI) -- Spain's highest court has banned the Basque separatist group Abertzale Sozialisten Batasuna, or ABS, from participating in elections. However, ABS party officials said they would field candidates in local and regional elections scheduled for May 27, EFE n

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Spain and Morocco to link by tunnel

MADRID, March 7 (UPI) -- Spain and Morocco are planning a joint effort to link their countries by undersea train tunnel, Spanish news agency EFE reported Wednesday.

South Korean president visits Europe

MADRID, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- South Korea's President Roh Moo-hyun is on a tour of Spain and Italy hoping to promote his country's economic interests in Europe. Roh's weeklong itinerary also includes a stop in Vatican City, where he and First Lady Kwon Yang-suk are scheduled to meet w

Spain: Zapatero admits mistakes with ETA

MADRID, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero admitted Monday he was overly optimistic about the peace process with the Basque separatist group ETA.

Spain: Prime minister called 'insensitive'

MADRID, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Spanish Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was lambasted Thursday for calling the recent terror bombing at a Madrid airport a "tragic accident."

Spanish PM says ETA must embrace peace

MADRID, Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Spain's prime minister said the months-long cease fire with the Basque separatist ETA is not an opportunity for the group to rearm, EFE news agency reported.

Merkel rebukes Bush on secret CIA prisons

BERLIN, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has sought to boost U.S. ties, rebuked Washington over its secret CIA prisons for high-level al-Qaida terrorists.

Burdened islands seek help with immigrants

LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA, Spain, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Officials in Spain's Canary Islands are seeking help with the care of more than 700 unaccompanied illegal-immigrant children who arrived in boats from Africa.

300 immigrants arrive in Canary Islands

CANARY ISLANDS, Spain, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- More than 300 illegal immigrants from northwest Africa have arrived in Spain's Canary Islands, the BBC reported.
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