Protesters set fire to  dumpsters during a march against the imprisonment of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel, in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday. Photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

Protesters threw bottles at police, set fire to containers and smashed up shops in Barcelona on Saturday in the fifth night of clashes after a rapper (...)

  Spain’s former king Juan Carlos. Photograph:   Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

After days of speculation, Spain’s former king Juan Carlos has ruled out making a dramatic return home from self-exile in Abu Dhabi over the Christmas(...)

Air Europa’s fleet is a mix of 45 Airbus and Boeing jets. Photograph: iStock

Reports that Aer Lingus owner International Airlines Group (IAG) could buy Spanish-based Air Europa for €500 million instead of €1 billion will not su(...)

Customers sitting in their cars receiving goods at a drive-in Christmas market during the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in Landshut, Germany. Photograph: Getty

Governments around Europe are wrestling with the difficulty of how to balance the Christmas season with the need to keep the spread of Covid-19 in che(...)

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(...)

Health and border matters will be decided by national governments alone and member states have opted to continue to set their own divergent rules for incoming travellers. Photograph: Michael Reynolds

The member states of the European Union have edged towards co-ordinating their approach to cross-border travel in the pandemic, in a bid to avoid a re(...)

A bank draft was sent to the Empress Eugénie in Paris and, following a discussion with a French organisation established to assist casualties, the committee also decided to form an ambulance corps. Portrait of Empress Eugénie by Franz Xaver Winterhalter, 1853

Ireland’s first halting attempt to alleviate distress abroad took place 150 years ago during the Franco-Prussian War. In 1870, the Second French Empi(...)

Spain said the Balearic Islands, which include Ibiza, and the Canary Islands should feature on Ireland’s green list. Photograph: Getty Images

The Government is unlikely to immediately review countries on its so-called green list or to consider regional travel corridors, in spite of some stat(...)

Children wearing plastic face visors in class at Kinugawa Elementary School in Nikko, Japan. Photograph: Carl Court/Getty Images

Schools all over the world closed their classrooms and sent children home in the early days of the pandemic. Many have returned, many are preparing to(...)

Arclight is pursuing the Spanish government for breach of contract through an arbitration process overseen by the World Bank. Photograph: Alan Betson

Investors in Irish renewable energy fund Arclight are in line for a €20 million-plus payout after the business borrowed €43 million through a bond iss(...)

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