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Dan Martin wins stage 3 of the Vuelta a España  between Losada and Laguna Negra de Vinuesa ahead of Primoz Roglic (right). Photograph: Kiko Huesca/EPA

Trouble can come at you from all directions in the three weeks of a Grand Tour. Especially when it runs into late autumn, in which case it can come fr(...)

This 75th edition of the Vuelta was originally meant to open with  three  flat stages in the Netherlands,  but instead now cuts straight to a high mountain chase. Photograph:  KT/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images

In another lifetime Sam Bennett may have already helped himself to one of the three perfectly flat stages that opened the 2020 Vuelta a España and fin(...)

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez. ‘It is the regions that have the capacity to manage the health emergency.’ Photograph:  Spanish Socialist Party handout/EPA

Addressing the nation for the first time since Spain’s summer spike in coronavirus cases, prime minister Pedro Sánchez made clear whom he considered m(...)

French police wearing protective face masks control people at a test station for Covid-19 in Marseille, France on August 17th. Marseille has been declared a zone of ‘active circulation’ for Covid-19  as cases surged in recent weeks. The sign reads ‘wearing a mask is an obligation at old harbour and citycenter’. Photograph: Guillaume Horcajuelo

More than 22.22 million people have been reported to be infected by the novel coronavirus globally and 780,431 have died, according to a Reuters tally(...)

Basque Country regional government president Iñigo Urkullu (C) and his wife Lucia Arieta (R) arrive to PNV party headquarters  in Bilbao, Spain. Photograph: Luis Tejido/EPA

The result of Sunday’s Galician election can hardly have stirred more mixed feelings for Spanish opposition leader Pablo Casado. His conservative Po(...)

Members of the Melbourne Fire Brigade (MFB) prepare to take food parcels to residents in a locked down public housing estate in Melbourne. Photograph: William West/AFP via Getty

Melbourne began a six-week lockdown on Thursday following a spike in new coronavirus cases, as states around the country tightened internal borders to(...)

Protesters wear masks to protect themselves from the contaminated air of a burning landfill, in Ermua, on Saturday, after it collapsed on February 6th.  Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

Nearly two weeks after a landfill site collapsed in the Basque Country, two men are still missing and local people fear that the accident has triggere(...)

‘Old-style’ fish andseafood soup at the Bistro

They bring you a fish head in the Bistro at the Guggenheim in the Basque city of Bilbao. It’s yellow with overlapping scales, a goatee and two eyes on(...)

Alima Doumbouya from France. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Alima Doumbouya never felt different before she moved to the Basque country in southwestern France in her early 20s. Growing up in the Parisian suburb(...)

Spain’s acting prime minister and Socialist Party leader Pedro Sánchez reacts to supporters during Spain’s general election at party headquarters in Madrid on Sunday. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters

The leader of the Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE), Pedro Sánchez, won Sunday’s general election, but only in the sense that he secured most seats. This(...)

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