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Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane with  Cristiano Ronaldo during a Real Madrid training session at the Valdebebas training ground. Photograph: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane has admitted that the pressure is already on to win an 11th European Cup as he faced the press for the first time since taking over fr(...)

Rafa Benítez expressed gratitude to everyone he worked with at Bernabéu. Photograph: Sergei Supinsky/AFP/Getty Images

Rafael Benítez has expressed his gratitude for having the opportunity to manage Real Madrid and wished his successor Zinedine Zidane well. The former(...)

Real Madrid’s new coach Zinedine Zidane arrives with Real Madrid’s president Florentino Pérez before a statement at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on January 4, 2016.  Photograph: Gerard Julien/AFP/Getty Images

Zinedine Zidane has become the manager of Real Madrid after the club’s president, Florentino Pérez, announced the sacking of Rafael Benítez at the Ber(...)

The continued imprisonment of Basque politician Arnaldo Otegi, who persuaded his former comrades in Eta to abandon terrorism, is a stain on Spain’s human rights and democratic credentials. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters.

There is little doubt that the electoral earthquake that has shaken Spain’s two-party system was triggered by a widespread desire for democratic renew(...)

  Bronagh and Bob Cumbers, parents of BBC cameraman Simon Cumbers (in photo on left), shot dead in Saudi Arabia in 2004,  at their home in Navan in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson

Al-Qaeda gunman Adel al-Dhubaiti, who murdered Irish cameraman Simon Cumbers and wounded BBC defence correspondent Frank Gardner in 2004, was execute(...)

 CUP leader Antonio Banos arriving at a meeting of the party’s  political council today, which decided not to support the re-election of Catalonian regional government acting president Artur Mas. Photograph:  Quique Garcia/EPA

Catalan far-left party CUP said today it would not support acting regional head Artur Mas for another term as leader, forcing a fresh round of local e(...)

Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy: Looking for support from other parties to form a conservative government. Photograph: Sergio Barrenechea/EPA

Nearly two weeks after an inconclusive general election, the governing conservatives’ difficulty in forming a new administration means the pressure is(...)

A minute’s silence in Paris for the victims of the November terror attacks which claimed the lives of 130 people. Photograph:  Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

It was as if the nightmares of New York on 9/11, Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005 had returned with a vengeance. Jihadist attacks opened and closed 2(...)

  CUP assembly debates  whether to support  the investiture of Catalonian acting president Artur Mas. Photograph: EPA/Alberto Estevez

The future of Catalonia’s push for independence is on a knife-edge after a highly anticipated internal vote yesterday by the separatist Popular Unity(...)

Spanish prime minister and Popular Party (PP) leader Mariano Rajoy casts his vote. Photograph: AFP Photo

A new era of pacts and possible instability has begun in Spain after the country’s general election redrew the political map in dramatic fashion. Wit(...)

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