Guy Hedgecoe

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Portuguese prime minister and Socialist leader  António Costa during a campaign rally at Carlos Lopes pavilion in Lisbon. Photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP/Getty Images

Across the street from the Socialist headquarters in central Lisbon, an opposition party has hung an election campaign poster with a provocative messa(...)

 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(...)

Park Guell in Barcelona, Spain.

Sun holidays are virtually synonymous with Spain, which receives more than two million Irish visitors every year. The beaches of the south coa(...)

Protestors wave Catalan separatist flags following a demonstration on the first anniversary of Catalonia’s banned independence referendum in Barcelona, on Monday. Photograph: Enrique Calvo/Reuters

A year ago this week, Catalan nationalist parties held an independence referendum that the Spanish courts had declared illegal. The right-wing Partido(...)

Spanish minister for territorial policy Meritxell Batet at the Moncloa palace in Madrid. Photograph: Javier Soriano/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s Socialist Party has only been in power for two months, but Meritxell Batet, minister for territorial policy, believes there is reason for opti(...)

 The new leader of the Spanish conservative Popular Party, Pablo Casado, reacts after being elected to the position  at the party’s national congress, in Madrid. Photograph: ZIPI/EPA

The new leader of Spain’s main opposition Popular Party (PP) promises a return to traditional conservative values for the party and to oppose attempts(...)

 Popular Party leadership candidate  Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría  in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images

It’s mid-morning in El Mirón and the main square is empty, except for a large stork, which glides overhead to its nest on top of the church nearby. Th(...)

Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy during a motion of no confidence debate at parliament in Madrid on Thursday. Photograph: Juan Carlos Hidalgo/Reuters

The political career of Spain’s prime minister Mariano Rajoy appeared to be over on Thursday as support for a no-confidence motion against him gathere(...)

Britain’s home secretary Sajid Javid leaves after attending the weekly meeting of the cabinet at Downing Street in London. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

On this week’s World View podcast, London Editor Denis Staunton reports on the appointment of Conservative MP Sajid Javid as home secretary following (...)

Civil Guard agents conduct checks at a security control point at El Prat airport in Barcelona, Spain. File photograph: Toni Albir/EPA

Spanish police have smashed a human trafficking network that smuggled people from China into Britain and Ireland. A total of 155 people were arreste(...)

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