The crisis in Catalonia is accelerating so fast that it is going to be very hard to avoid a collision that could be perilous for both Spanish and Cata(...)

Carme Chacón: March 1971–April 2017. Photograph: EPA/Javier Lizon
Obituary: Carme Chacón
  • People
  • April 15, 2017, 00:36

Carme Chacón, Spain’s first female defence minister and a leading Socialist politician, was found dead on Sunday, April 9th at her home in Madrid. She(...)

A street vendor sits next to graffiti depicting Venezuela’s late President Hugo Chavez in Caracas. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Dialogue between the Venezuelan government and opposition could provide a platform from which they could request help from the international communit(...)

Pablo Iglesias, leader of the left-wing party Podemos, gestures towards supporters at a meeting ahead of tomorrow’s elections. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Tomorrow, Spaniards will attempt to break an unprecedented political stalemate by voting for the second time in six months, following a polarised and (...)

Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera (centre) walks next to Lilian Tintori, wife of jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, upon his arrival at Simon Bolivar airport in Caracas, Venezuela, on Monday. Photograph: Marco Bello/Reuters

A visit by a Spanish politician to opposition leaders in Venezuela has drawn a hostile response from the Andean nation’s government, as well as highl(...)

General Francisco Franco (second from right) and his wife Doña Carmen Polo are saluted at a reception at Burgos. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

The Hostal San Marcos in the northern Spanish city of León was originally a convent, built in the 16th century by King Ferdinand. Today, it is a pa(...)

Outgoing leader Alfredo Pérez: one of many senior PSOE figures who have held posts within the party since the early years of Spain’s democratic era. Photograph: Reuters/Andrea Comas

Spain’s main opposition Socialist Party (PSOE) will choose a new leader this Sunday in an attempt to recover the voters and credibility it has lost in(...)

People waiting for a train on the platform 2 of Atocha railway station read newspapers on March 11th, 2005, with front pages commemorating the victims of the 2004 Madrid train bombing. Photograph:  Christophe Simon/AFP/Getty Images

Araceli Cambronero caught a commuter train from a suburb of Madrid into the city on March 11th, 2004, as she did every weekday morning. But her rou(...)

An unemployed computer engineer  makes bracelets to sell on a street corner in Madrid in  2012.

When the global downturn took hold in 2008, Spain was coming to the end of a decade-long boom which had left it brimming with confidence. The prime mi(...)

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern speaking in the Dail.

The pensions paid to former taoisigh Brian Cowen and Bertie Ahern rank among the highest in Europe, according to data compiled by (...)