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In Spain, Iberian lynx claws back from brink of extinction

At a nature reserve in southern Spain, four baby Iberian lynxes sleep peacefully beside their mother, part of a captive breeding programme that...

Spanish PM unveils younger cabinet dominated by women

Spain's premier, whose Socialist party has been lagging in opinion polls, on Saturday reshuffled his government, unveiling a younger cabinet...

‘Only yes is yes’ : Spain moves to tighten rape law

Spain's cabinet approved a draft bill on Tuesday that strengthens the country's laws against rape by requiring explicit consent for sex acts,...

Madrid’s cut-down Pride march belies bumper LGBTQ day

Thousands of people turned out for a pared-down Pride in Madrid on Saturday, with floats and carriages missing because of precautions to stem...

As pandemic eases, fatal gender violence worsens in Europe

As life gradually returns to normal in Europe, there has been a resurgence of deadly violence against women as abusers experience a "loss of...

Spain street masks dropped but most faces stay covered

A few smiles were visible in Madrid on Saturday but most kept their faces covered as Spain dropped its requirement for people to wear masks in...

Three MSF aid workers killed in Ethiopia’s Tigray

One Spanish and two Ethiopian employees of medical charity MSF have been "brutally murdered" in Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region, the...

Spain opens probe into McAfee’s death in jail

Spanish investigators Thursday probed the death of John McAfee who was found in his prison cell after an apparent suicide following a court decision...

Nine Catalan separatists freed after Spain pardon

Nine Catalan separatists who were serving long prison sentences for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid were released from jail on Wednesday,...

Spain pardons jailed Catalan separatists

Spain on Tuesday pardoned nine jailed Catalan separatists behind a failed 2017 independence bid, aiming to break a deadlock over the political...

Spain to pardon jailed Catalan separatists

Spain will pardon the jailed Catalan separatists behind a failed 2017 independence bid, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday, in a move that...

In Portugal, EU chief launches vast Covid recovery fund

European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen on Wednesday gave Portugal the first green light for its recovery plan seeking funding from the...

Spain reels as police search for toddler feared killed by dad

Spanish search teams were trawling the seabed for the body of a toddler off Tenerife Monday after investigators said they believed she -- like...

Spain’s right rallies against plan to pardon Catalan separatists

Right-wing protesters hit the streets of Madrid on Sunday to denounce controversial Spanish government plans to offer pardons to the jailed Catalan...

Spain’s Podemos elects Belarra as new chief

Podemos, the junior member of Spain's ruling coalition, on Sunday formally appointed Ione Belarra as its new leader, putting two women at the...

After Pablo Iglesias’ departure, Spain’s Podemos names new head

The radical left-wing Podemos, junior partner in Spain's ruling coalition, is expected to name Ione Belarra as its leader Sunday after the departure...

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