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(...)

Spanish customs officers and police unload a shipment of cocaine from a vessel called Riptide at the port of Vigo, northwestern Spain, in June  2013. File photograph: Miguel Riopa/AFP/Getty Images

The Spanish TV series Fariña has captivated viewers and raised the bar for national television with its depiction of drug dealers on the Atlantic coas(...)

Men gather cattle during a forest fire in Vieira de Leiria, Marinha Grande, Portugal on Monday. Photograph:  Ricardo Graca/EPA

Late season wildfires that broke out over the weekend in Portugal have killed at least 35 people, including a one-month-old baby, making 2017 the dead(...)

General Francisco Franco in a 1960s photograph. On winning the Spanish civil war  in 1939, he became dictator until his death of natural causes in 1975. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

Plans by supporters of Spain’s late dictator Francisco Franco to offer guided tours that seek to whitewash his legacy have provoked outrage. General (...)

Galicia’s premier  Alberto Núñez Feijóo (PP) arrives at Popular Party  headquarters in Santiago de Compostela following his  victory in a regional election at the weekend. Photograph: Lavandeira Jr/EPA

After two years of political upheaval and fragmentation, on Sunday Spain saw something like a return to stability. Regional elections in Galicia and t(...)

Former Spanish industry minister José Manuel Soria, whose proposed appointment to a  post at the World Bank has sparked outrage. Photograph: Pedro Armestre/AFP/Getty Images

The proposed appointment of a disgraced Spanish former minister to a lucrative post at the World Bank has sparked outrage and threatens to hinder acti(...)

President Michael D Higgins has laid a floral tribute in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela in memory of those killed in the train crash near the(...)

Spain’s Princess Elena (left), Princess Letizia (rear centre) and Prince Felipe (right) comfort relatives of the train crash victims at the end of a funeral mass at the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on July 29th. Photograph: AP

Minutes past midnight in the square fronting the flamboyant baroque cathedral in Spain’s Santiago de Compostela, a solitary besuited figure looks up. (...)

Francisco José Garzón Amo (52) is taken to court by Spanish police yesterday evening. Conditions of Mr Garzón’s release are that he check in regularly with the court and surrender his passport, say media reports. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

The driver of a Spanish train that derailed, killing 79 people, was released from police custody last night, but still faces unspecified criminal char(...)

Spanish newspaper El Pais published photographs of Galician premier Alberto Núñez Feijóo, taken in 1995 and 1996, with Marcial Dorado Baúlde, who is serving a 14-year jail sentence for drug trafficking. Photograph: Reuters

A senior Spanish politician is fending off calls for his resignation after it was revealed that he once had a close relationship with a notorio(...)