Spanish Navy

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Portrait of Ricardo Wall by Jean-Baptiste van Loo in 1753.

Any Irish travellers passing through the olive strewn landscape of eastern Andalusia in the 1770s would have made sure to call at the estate of the re(...)

The bales of cocaine found in the cargo hold of the ship. Photograph: Cape Verde Judicial Police

The former garda who leads Europe’s “first line of defence” against drug smuggling has described last week’s seizure of cocaine worth €800 million in (...)

Flags of the UK, Gibraltar and the European Union are flown while the Gibraltar Rock is seen on the back at the Spain-Gibraltar border. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

A Spanish navy patrol ship entered Gibraltar’s territorial waters without permission on Tuesday, the government of the British outpost on the southern(...)