Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez: said the allegations were part of an attempt by parties on the political right to discredit him. Photograph:  Mariscal/EPA

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sánchez has been forced to defend his academic record due to allegations that he plagiarised large sections of his doctor(...)

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Like the doctors who put General Francisco Franco through needless torment for weeks before his death in November 1975, Theresa May’s ministers will s(...)

The basilica at the Valley of the Fallen in San Lorenzo del Escorial near Madrid. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

The Spanish government has put in process the removal of the remains of the dictator Francisco Franco from his controversial resting place, marking a (...)

The Valley of the Fallen mausoleum near Madrid, where the remains of dictator Francisco Franco have lain in  since his death in 1975. Photograph: JJ Guillen/EPA

Spain took another step towards dealing with the legacy of the civil war on Friday when the government approved the exhumation of the remains of the d(...)

The Korrika race in Bayonne in southwest France is held annually to promote the Basque language Euskara. Alongside the Basque autonomous community, the northern Spanish region of Navarre and southern France also have substantial Basque-speaking populations. Photograph: Nicolas Mollo/AFP/Getty Images

It’s break-time in Lauaxeta school and children of all ages are running, playing, jostling and chatting in its large grounds. This school, or ikastola(...)

Religious power: the priest was at the centre of Irish life, and the Catholic Church kept the population under control. Illustration: De Agostini/Getty

We are, finally, reaching the end of Ireland’s long 19th century. I don’t mean that Ireland didn’t have a 20th century or that many momentous things d(...)

Ines Madrigal, who alleges she was one of Spain’s “stolen babies” and has taken former doctor Eduardo Vela to court for falsifying her birth certificate to give her to her adoptive mother,  outside  court in Madrid on Tuesday. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters

An 85-year-old Spanish gynaecologist went on trial on Tuesday accused of abducting a baby in 1969 and giving her away, the first person prosecuted for(...)

The Spanish dictator Francisco Franco: his regime is believed to have encouraged the separation of children of leftist republicans from their mothers in order for them to be raised by families that were sympathetic to his far-right, Catholic ideology. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

A Spanish doctor will go on trial on Tuesday accused of abducting an infant half a century ago in a landmark case that is expected to clarify the so-c(...)

The Valley of the Fallen: a monument to the Francoist combatants who died during the Spanish civil war and Franco’s final resting place just outside Madrid. File photograph: Philippe Desmazes/Getty Images

Spain’s prime minister Pedro Sanchez has said he wants to remove the remains of the late dictator General Francisco Franco from a controversial mausol(...)

Spain’s new leader  Pedro Sánchez (left) shakes hands with deposed prime minister Mariano Rajoy  after Mr Sánchez won no-confidence motion in the Spanish parliament in Madrid on Friday. Photograph:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/Getty Images

The seven-year tenure of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy came to an abrupt end on Friday as he lost a parliamentary confidence vote led by Social(...)

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