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 Spanish acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez:  After five months without a government, Spain faces prospect of a  snap general election. Photograph: EPA/Emilio Naranjo

After five months without a government in place and with the country’s left at loggerheads, Spain is facing the prospect of a snap general election. (...)

People hold “Esteladas”, Catalan pro-independence flags, as they watch boats participating in a pro-independence gathering from the Pont del Petroli in Badalona. Photograph:  Josep Lago/AFP

It has become as much a part of early autumn in Catalonia as falling leaves and children going back to school. Every September 11th, hundreds of thous(...)

The Spanish acting prime minister and secretary general of the Socialist Party, Pedro Sanchez, with deputy secretary general Adriana Lastra, in Madrid, on Monday. Photograph: Mariscal/EPA

After months of political stalemate in Spain, Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez believes he can avert a fourth general election in as many years by formi(...)

Spanish migrant rescue vessel  Open Arms: anchored off Lampedusa, Italy, with 107 migrants and 19 crew members on board. Photograph: Guglielmo Mangiapane

A boat carrying more than 100 undocumented migrants which has been waiting nearly three weeks to anchor in a European port, has rejected a Spanish off(...)

Two paramedics tend to a migrant woman on board the Open Arms vessel, which is stranded off the Italian island of  Lampedusa. Photograph: Francisco Gentico/EPA

A Spanish charity operating a migrant rescue ship stranded off the coast of Italy has rejected an offer from Spain to dock in Algeciras, saying the mo(...)

A firefighting aircraft  approaches to  collect seawater  at the bay in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain, on Sunday.  Photograph: Elvira Urquijo A/EPA

Around 8,000 people have been evacuated as firefighters battle an out-of-control wildfire on Gran Canaria in Spain’s Canary Islands, authorities said(...)

A poster by Salvatore Benintende of Podemos party leader Pablo Iglesias (L) kissing Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sanchez (R) in Barcelona. Photograph: Josep LAGO/AFP/Getty Images

Future historians may wonder how two Spanish parties, purporting to share similar values, missed a unique opportunity to form a stable coalition gover(...)

Spanish caretaker prime minister Pedro Sánchez in parliament on Thursday. “There were never policy problems stopping an agreement,” he said. Photograph: Oscar Del Pozo/AFP/Getty Images

Spain faces continued political uncertainty and the prospect of a fourth general election in four years after Socialist Pedro Sánchez failed to win a (...)

 Socialist Party candidate and acting Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez speaks during the first-round investiture vote in Madrid on Tuesday. Photograph:  Emilio Naranjo/EPA

Spain’s Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez failed on Tuesday in a first attempt to get parliament’s backing to form a government, leaving him two days to (...)

Spanish acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez: main obstacle to a deal has been Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias’s insistence on a ministerial post. Photograph: Pablo Blazquez Dominguez

The outcome of a parliamentary vote scheduled for Tuesday to decide the formation of a new Spanish government remains uncertain, as Socialist leader P(...)

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