Carmen Calvo

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Relatives carry the coffin bearing the remains of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco at the Valley of the Fallen mausoleum near El Escorial, Spain, on Thursday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/AP

After months of delays and legal obstacles, the body of Spanish dictator Francisco Franco has been exhumed from his controversial mausoleum. On Thurs(...)

 The Valley of the Fallen in Madrid, Spain, where Franco is currently buried. Photograph: Angel Diaz/EPA

Spain’s supreme court has declared lawful a plan by the Socialist government to exhume the remains of the dictator Francisco Franco from his mausoleum(...)

The basilica of the Valle de los Caidos (The Valley of the Fallen) outside Madrid, where former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco is buried. Photograph:  Philippe Desmazes/AFP/Getty Images

The Spanish government has become embroiled in a war of words with the Vatican over the handling of the remains of dictator Francisco Franco. Renzo (...)

Deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo said the pro-independence groups had rejected the proposed framework for talks because they wanted a referendum on independence included on the agenda. Photograph: Chema Moya/EPA

The Spanish government accused Catalan pro-independence leaders on Friday of rejecting its attempts to start a dialogue aimed at resolving the separat(...)

Astronaut Pedro Duque: said  he wished his mother was still alive to see his appointment. Photograph:  Luis Tejido/EPA

Spain’s new prime minister has appointed an astronaut as his science minister in a cabinet dominated by women. Pedro Sánchez announced on Wednesday t(...)