Police officers patrol a roadside checkpoint in Madrid on Thursday. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Bloomberg

A Spanish court has ruled that a partial lockdown introduced a week ago in Madrid was illegal, delivering a severe blow to the government’s anti-Covid(...)

Roses are placed to mark the 20th anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of Miguel Ángel Blanco in Ermua, the Basque Country town where he was a Popular Party councillor. Photograph: Luis Tejido/EPA

The victim of one of Basque terrorist group Eta’s most notorious killings, 20 years ago, has been remembered this week, although the commemorations ha(...)

At a rally in Madrid, Albert Rivera compared himself to Barack Obama, saying: “A lot of people told him he couldn’t govern the US, but in 2008 hope defeated fear.” Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

In a recent opinion piece in El País newspaper in which he presented his vision for the country, Ciudadanos (“Citizens”) leader Albert Rivera expresse(...)