Washington is eager to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba before a regional summit in Panama in April, when president Barack Obama will meet Cuban leader Raul Castro for the first time since 2013. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The United States is pressing Cuba to allow the opening of its embassy in Havana by April despite the Communist island’s demand that it first be remov(...)

 A Muslim protester holds a placard  during a demonstration  in Madrid against the recent Paris terrorist attacks. Photograph:   Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

On Monday, Spain unveiled the latest version of the country’s electronic ID card, known as the “DNI 3.0”. At a ceremony in the Catalan town of Lleida,(...)

Relatives of imprisoned members of ETA  take part in a march in Bilbao last year demanding the transfer of prisoners to the Basque country. The placard reads: “Basque prisoners in the Basque country.” Photograph: Getty Images

As Julen Mendoza, the quietly spoken mayor of Errenteria, points out the red-brick former factory in the town’s centre, his pride is barely perceptibl(...)

The human suffering inflicted by the Madrid bombings, 10 years ago this week, is almost without parallel in the history of terrorist attacks in(...)

People waiting for a train on the platform 2 of Atocha railway station read newspapers on March 11th, 2005, with front pages commemorating the victims of the 2004 Madrid train bombing. Photograph:  Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Araceli Cambronero caught a commuter train from a suburb of Madrid into the city on March 11th, 2004, as she did every weekday morning. But her rou(...)

Former US president Bill Clinton delivering the inaugural William J. Clinton Leadership Lecture at Queen’s University Belfast this evening.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Bill Clinton has called for academics, politicians and business leaders to build on the opportunities afforded by “an interdependent world”. (...)

Ram Manikkalingam (centre), head of the International Verification Commission, shows documents listing arms and explosives belonging to armed Basque separatists ETA, alongside commission members Chris Maccabe (left) and Fleur Ravensbergen, in Bilbao. Photograph: Reuters/Vincent West

You could be forgiven for thinking that the bloody conflict between the Basque terrorist group Eta and the Spanish state was well and truly ove(...)

Thousands of people march in protest at a government plan to limit abortions in Madrid today. Photograph: Reuters

Thousands of people marched in Spain’s capital today to protest against a government plan to limit abortions that has caused unusually open divisions(...)

Thousands of people march take part in a demonstration in Bilbao yesterday. The Basque Nationalist Party (PNV) joined forces with left wing nationalists Sortu and other nationalist parties and trade unions, and jointly called the protest after a march to be held in favour of ETA prisoners was declared illegal by a Spanish judge. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

Tens of thousands of protesters defied a court ban by marching through the streets of Bilbao in Spain’s northern Basque Country yesterday in support o(...)

José Antonio López Ruiz (right), Estanis Etxaburu and Inés Lopez give a press conference in the name of 63 recently released ETA prisoners, in Durango, Spain. Photograph: Getty Images

A public declaration by a group of released Eta prisoners in which they embraced non-violence and accepted the legitimacy of the Spanish penitentiary (...)