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African migrants with a bloody Spanish flag celebrate after breaching the border from Morocco into the Spanish exclave of Ceuta in August 2018. Photograph: Alexander Koerner/Getty

Moussa Keita smiles as he recalls the moment he first set foot in Europe, storming into the Spanish enclave of Ceuta with hundreds of others after cli(...)

Trump said: “The Sahara border can’t be bigger than our border with Mexico.” Photograph: Leah Millis/Reuters

Donald Trump suggested the Spanish government tackle the Mediterranean migration crisis by emulating one of his his most famous policies and building (...)

A woman tries to cool off with water at the Retiro park,  in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Temperatures may break records across Europe in the coming week, with weather warnings currently in place across much of Spain and Portugal. Althoug(...)

African migrants climb the border fence between Morocco and Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta on Thursday morning. Photograph: Faro TV 	via Reuters

About 800 people have tried to enter Europe by storming a border fence that separates Morocco from Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta, according t(...)

A man lights a candle at an impromptu memorial at Las Ramblas in Barcelona, Spain. Photograph: Reuters/Susana Vera

Last week’s terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils were predictable – Spanish security and intelligence officials had recently warned of the like(...)

An African migrant reacts on a road after crossing the border fence between Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta. Photograph: M Martin/Reuters

Hundreds of sub-Saharan African migrants forced their way on Friday morning over a barbed-wire fence into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta, whic(...)

Members of the Spanish Special Group Against Organised Crime engaged in a drugs investigation aboard a catamaran in the harbour of La Coruna. Photograph: EPA

Spain has long been characterised as a refuge for criminals fleeing the law enforcement agencies of their own countries, a place where fugitives could(...)

Melilla’s temporary stay centre for immigrants. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

It is 7.30am in the Beni Enzar district of Melilla, a Spanish city on north African soil that is perched between the Mediterranean coast and Morocc(...)

A photograph provided by Spanish Guardia Civil shows an X-ray image showing an 8-year-old sub-Saharan boy hidden in a suitcase.  Photograph: Guardia Civil/AFP/Getty Images

Spanish police found an eight-year-old Ivorian boy hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spanish territory in north Africa, an(...)

A Red Cross worker with an African migrant after his arrival by sea in Ceuta. Photograph: The Red Cross

Germinal Castillo pulls out his mobile phone and finds a photograph on it. It is of a group of sub-Saharan Africans inside a tiny inflatable boat, wit(...)

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