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Spain’s King Felipe signs a decree to dissolve parliament and call new elections during a meeting with parliamentary speaker Patxi Lopez at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. Photograph: Courtesy of Casa de S.M. el Rey/Handout via Reuters

King Felipe has dissolved Spain’s parliament and called fresh elections for June, after four months of political limbo during which parties failed to (...)

Acting prime minister Mariano Rajoy (left) and Catalan president Carles Puigdemont  at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain. Photograph: Susana Vera/Reuters

Spain’s inability to form a new government since an inconclusive general election in December, leading King Felipe VI to call new elections in the com(...)

 Spanish king Felipe VI (left)  with the leader of left-wing  party Podemos, Pablo Iglesia. Photograph: Angel Diaz /AFP/Getty Images

After a month of deadlock in Spain following inconclusive elections, the anti-austerity party Podemos has seized the initiative by proposing the form(...)

King Salman meeting US president Barack Obama in Washington last September. File photograph: AP Photo/Evan Vucci

The atrocity in Paris on November 13th blew away some of the gloom which had settled on a number of major companies. In the first 30 minutes of trad(...)

Spain’s Princess Cristina leaving a courthouse. File photograph: Albert Gea/Reuters

Spain’s Princess Cristina will stand trial on tax fraud charges on January 11th, a court has announced. She will be the first royal family member to s(...)

Spain’s King Felipe with Catalan governor Artur Mas after his arrival for their meeting at the Zarzuela palace in Madrid last month. Photograph: Andrea Comas/ Reuters

It was an awkward photo opportunity: King Felipe VI posing next to the regional premier of Catalonia, Artur Mas, ahead of their hour-long meeting at t(...)

The title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca was conferred on Cristina de Borbon by her father on her marriage in 1997 to former Olympic handball player Inaki Urdangarin, who has been charged with fraud and embezzling public funds following a long-running investigation into his Noos Foundation charity. Photograph: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Spain’s King Felipe VI has stripped the title of duchess from his sister, the palace said, heaping pressure on Cristina de Borbon to give up her succe(...)

Supporters of Barcelona wave Catalan independentist flags “Estelada” during the   King’s Cup final at the Camp Nou stadium: the anti-Spanish message was widely anticipated by authorities. Photograph: Lluis Genelluis Gene/AFP/Getty Images

After months of relative calm, the issue of Catalonia’s bid for independence from Spain has been thrust back into the spotlight in recent days, in gre(...)

 Spain’s  deputy prime minister  Soraya Saenz de Santamaria and  prime minister Mariano Rajoy  in Moncloa Palace following yesterday’s plane crash. Photograph:  Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/Getty Images

Spain decreed three days of mourning for victims of yesterday’s plane crash, in what may be the nation’s worst loss of life in a single incident in ne(...)

 Spain’s King Juan Carlos: abdicated last year in a move aimed at restoring the monarchy’s popularity. Photograph: Dani Pozodani/AFP/Getty Images

A Spanish court has agreed to hear a paternity suit brought against ex-King Juan Carlos by Belgian woman Ingrid Sartiau (48) in a further embarras(...)

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