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Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy faces a no-confidence vote at the end of the week after a court ruled his governing Popular Party benefited for years from a large kickbacks-for-contracts scheme.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the country's economic growth could reach 3% next year if Catalonia returns to "normalcy" after the region's secessionist drive.
Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia's separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region's pro-independence factions.
Thousands of people have gathered in central Madrid, shouting "Prison for Puigdemont"
in anger over Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence.
The Spanish government has moved decisively to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia.
Several left-wing Spanish politicians have demanded Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy resign after police used force to block voting in a banned independence referendum in Catalonia, injuring dozens of people.
When conservative political survivor Mariano Rajoy takes control of Spain once again this week he will be faced with unprecedented opposition as he grapples with painful economic reforms and resurgent Catalan separatism.
Spanish lawmakers are set to approve the abdication of King Juan Carlos, amid protests calling for a republic, paving the way for his son Felipe to assume the monarchy.
Thousands of pro-choice campaigners have converged on the Spanish capital to voice their opposition to a government plan to restrict access to abortion in the mainly Catholic country.
With their leaders in exile or jail, Catalan separatists are scrambling to reap the benefits of defeating Spain's central government in a divisive regional election.
Catalonia's deposed leader Carles Puigdemont has launched his campaign for regional elections by calling on Catalans to make known their desire for independence.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy urges voters in Catalonia to defeat separatists in snap regional elections he called for December
Spain has dissolved Catalonia's parliament and called new regional elections after separatists have voted for independence in a sharp escalation of a constitutional crisis that has stoked alarm in Europe.
Spain's Constitutional Court has ruled that a referendum law passed in Catalonia, which paved the way for a contested secession referendum, was not valid.
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is appearing before lawmakers to give his view of an alleged kickbacks-for-contracts scheme that supposedly helped fund his ruling Popular Party.
Catalan leader Artur Mas says that he had cancelled an independence referendum and that the Spanish region would instead hold an alternative vote on the same date to determine the level of support for secession.
Adolfo Suarez, Spain's first democratically elected prime minister after decades of right-wing rule under General Francisco Franco, has died aged 81.
Spain's Prime Minister says he believes Princess Cristina is innocent despite being called for questioning as a suspect in an investigation for tax fraud and money laundering.
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