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Catalonia Separatists Urge a Show of Strength on the Streets

MADRID — Almost a year after failing to secede from Spain, the separatist politicians who govern Catalonia plan another show of force on Tuesday, with the celebration of the region’s national day. In a defiant speech this past week, Catalonia’s Read more…


Spain’s Popular Party Elects Pablo Casado, a Hard Liner, to Replace Rajoy

MADRID — Spain’s opposition Popular Party has elected Pablo Casado to replace Mariano Rajoy as its leader, choosing a hard liner who wants to stop the Socialist government from making concessions to Catalan separatists and from legalizing euthanasia. Mr. Casado, Read more…


Spain’s Migrant Wave Grows, Even as Europe’s Subsides

MÁLAGA, Spain — Spain’s new Socialist government has waded straight into Europe’s migration crisis — out of both choice and necessity. Shortly after taking office in early June, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez won plaudits from aid groups for welcoming to Read more…


Shunned by Italy, Migrants at Sea Begin Arriving in Spain

MADRID — Hundreds of migrants who had been rescued at sea but were stranded for a week after being turned away by Italy and Malta landed on Sunday in the port of Valencia, Spain. The Aquarius, a rescue ship carrying Read more…


Spain Swears In Pedro Sánchez as Prime Minister, Capping Week of Upheaval

Pedro Sánchez was sworn in on Saturday as Spain’s new prime minister, capping a remarkable personal comeback and a week of political upheaval that culminated in the first removal of an incumbent leader by Parliament in modern Spanish history. Little Read more…


Mariano Rajoy Ousted in Spanish No-Confidence Vote

To stay in office, Mr. Sánchez will need to maintain the support of the far-left Podemos party, as well as nationalist lawmakers from Catalonia and the Basque region. The no-confidence vote follows one-and-a-half days of tense parliamentary debate, whose turning Read more…