Spain lawmakers set to reject far-right no-confidence motion

MADRID (AP) — Spanish lawmakers on Thursday were set to reject a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez that was called by far-right party Vox over what it says was the government's...

Spanish islands struggle with migration surge amid pandemic

MASPALOMAS, Spain (AP) — Rescues at sea and arrivals of flimsy boats from Africa on Spain’s Canary Islands, where local authorities are already struggling to cope with the pandemic, have strained emer...

Battered by 1st wave, Madrid hospital staff blench at 2nd

TORREJÓN DE ARDOZ, Spain (AP) — With speed and determination, nurses, doctors and caretakers move in and out of glassed rooms with beds hooked up to tubes, cables and monitors. The cadence of beeps se...

Madrid officials reluctantly ready city for partial lockdown

MADRID (AP) — Madrid's regional government has appealed against a national order that requires a partial lockdown of the Spanish capital just hours before a Friday night deadline for enacting the rest...

Madrid to obey new virus rules but will fight them in court

MADRID (AP) — Madrid will carry out a national order restricting mobility in large Spanish cities with rapid virus spread but its regional president announced Thursday she will fight the Spanish gover...

Sharp virus spread in Madrid leads to new anti-outbreak plan

MADRID (AP) — Madrid and its suburbs, the region in Europe where a second coronavirus wave is expanding by far the fastest, are edging toward stricter curbs on personal movement and social gatherings ...

Standoff over Madrid's response to virus pandemic continues

MADRID (AP) — After ending a meeting with Madrid regional officials without agreeing on how to tackle a worrying wave of coronavirus infections, Spain’s health minister has pleaded for the third time ...

Madrid wants military help, more doctors to fight virus wave

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid want to hire more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections that might force them into expanding...

Madrid adopts virus restrictions exposing poor-rich divide

MADRID (AP) — Police in the Spanish capital and its surrounding towns are stopping people coming in and out of some working-class neighborhoods that have been partially locked down to stem Europe’s fa...

Madrid, Europe's pandemic hotspot, mulls targeted lockdowns

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish capital will introduce selective lockdowns in urban areas where the coronavirus is spreading faster, regional health authorities announced Wednesday. The me...

New Spanish bill aims to outlaw glorification of Franco era

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is proposing a new bill that would ban a foundation promoting the legacy of Gen. Francisco Franco as well as offer reparations to the victims of the late dictator,...

Facing 2nd virus wave, Spain tracks infections with soldiers

MADRID (AP) — Under strain from Europe's fastest-growing wave of coronavirus contagion, the Spanish government on Tuesday cleared the way for more localized lockdowns and deployed the military to bols...

Spanish region orders brothels to close to avoid contagion

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish region on Friday ordered all brothels to close after recent coronavirus clusters highlighted the difficulties of tracking contagion in these premises. Prostit...

Frenchman dies, 9 injured in luxury hotel inferno in Spain

MADRID (AP) — A French tourist died in a fire at a luxury hotel in southern Spain and nine other people were injured Friday while trying to escape the flames, police said. Video foot...

Spain: Migrant dies after group tries to cross Melilla fence

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities said that an African man died and 11 other people sustained minor injuries Thursday when around 300 migrants attempted to jump over a series of fences that separate t...