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Then prince Felipe of Spain and his father, king Juan Carlos, in 2014. Photograph: Fernando Alvarado-Pool/Getty

Sanxenxo is a resort on Spain’s picturesque northwestern coast, known for its beaches and water sports. But this weekend, the town is at the centre of(...)

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos who now lives in the UAE. Photograph: Martin Bureau/AFP via Getty

Juan Carlos, the former king of Spain, has lost his claim to sovereign immunity before a UK court, raising the possibility he will go on trial to face(...)

Manuel Murillo testifies during the first session of his trial for allegedly plotting to murder Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez. Photograph: JJ Guillen/EPA

A man facing a possible jail term after boasting of his plans to assassinate Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez in phone text messages has told a co(...)

Juan Carlos (left) at last year’s  Mubadala World Tennis Championship in  Abu Dhabi. A Spanish court has dropped all three of its investigations into the finances of the former king. Photograph:  Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

Spaniards are expecting their self-exiled former king Juan Carlos to reveal plans about his future in the coming days after a series of investigations(...)

Rosa Arranz on her farm in Segovia, central Spain. ‘I see that my children are probably going to have more difficulty in having a life in the countryside that is more or less fair and decent compared to that of their father and me,’ she says. Photograph: Guy Hedgecoe

“My grandmother used to say to me: ‘You’re living just at the right time’,” says Rosa Arranz. She is standing by a barn on her pig farm on the plains (...)

Spain’s former king Juan Carlos attends the  Mubadala World Tennis Championship in  Abu Dhabi on Saturday.  Photograph: Giuseppe Cacace/AFP via Getty Images

The shelving of a judicial investigation into Spain’s disgraced former king Juan Carlos, who has been living in self-exile in Abu Dhabi for over a yea(...)

 Pablo Casado: the Popular Party leader has been criticised after attending a Mass in Granada dedicated to the late dictator Francisco Franco. Photograph: Emilio Naranjo/EPA

The leader of Spain’s main opposition party, Pablo Casado, is facing accusations of either being an extremist or of making a monumental blunder after (...)

 Isabel Diaz Ayuso: the conservative president of the Madrid region said  Spain had taken its language, “Catholicism and, therefore, civilisation and freedom to the American continent”. Photograph: Craig Hudson/Europa Press via Getty Images

A dispute over the nature of Spain’s colonial legacy has triggered a war of words between the country’s conservatives and the Mexican government, and (...)

Pope Francis: ‘I do not know if Spain is fully reconciled with its own history.’ File photograph: EPA

Pope Francis has urged Spanish leaders to put their ideologies to one side and embrace dialogue in order to resolve their country’s long-standing disp(...)

  A street in central Madrid has once again been named after Franco supporter General Millán Astray. Photograph:  A. Perez Meca/Europa Press via Getty Images

Attempts to tackle the legacy of Spain’s civil war and ensuing dictatorship have suffered a setback after a Madrid street name was changed to pay tri(...)

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