Jose Antonio Urrutikoetxea, also known as Josu Ternera, in Bilbao in 2002. Ternera read the communiqué which formalised Eta’s termination in May 2018. Photograph: Alfredo Aldai/EPA

The former leader of terrorist group Eta known as Josu Ternera has been arrested in France after being on the run since 2002. French and Spanish secu(...)

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez calls election after parliament voted down his government’s budget. Photograh:  Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez has called an early general election for April 28th, setting the stage for a divisive vote that could tilt the c(...)

Riot police clash with supporters of Catalan independence during a protest in Barcelona on Friday. Photograph: Angel Garcia/Bloomberg

A visit by Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez to Barcelona on Friday sparked street demonstrations by pro-independence activists and drew stinging r(...)

Supporters of Spain’s late dictator Francisco Franco give fascist salutes at Madrid’s Plaza de Oriente. Photograph: Paul Hanna

Leftist political parties in Spain are preparing a battery of measures aimed at dismantling the legacy of the dictator Francisco Franco, as controvers(...)

A  placard displaying pictures of Franco and  Hitler during a rally  in Madrid, held last week  against the proposal of moving Franco’s remains to Madrid’s Almudena Cathedral. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

The Vatican has denied a Spanish government claim that the Catholic Church will help try to find a suitable burial site for the remains of the dictato(...)

The basilica at the Valley of the Fallen in San Lorenzo del Escorial near Madrid, where Francisco Franco is buried. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty

A Spanish government plan to exhume Francisco Franco from his mausoleum is threatening to backfire dramatically due to efforts by the late dictator’s (...)

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(...)

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