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Spain's King Opens Talks to Break Political Impasse

Spain's King Felipe VI began meeting parliamentary leaders Monday in an eleventh-hour bid to form a government and head off what would be the country's fourth elections in as many years. 

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Spain in Last-Chance Bid to Avoid Fresh Elections

Spain's Pedro Sanchez has just nine days left to resolve a political crisis that could drag the country to its fourth elections in as many years. Everything hinges on him securing support from the far-left Podemos.

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Death Toll from Spain Floods Rises to Three

The death toll from torrential rains and floods in southeastern Spain rose to three on Friday after a man drowned when his car became trapped in a tunnel, local authorities said.

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Spain Struggles to Accommodate Thousands of Young Migrants

Spain is struggling to accommodate thousands of young migrants who over the years have arrived alone on rickety boats or hidden in trucks, some of whom have ended up on the streets or even become involved in crime.

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Spain's Sanchez Seeks Backing for Forming New Government

Spanish deputies began debating Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's proposed programme Monday, with observers still unsure whether he has won enough support to form another government.

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France Prepares for New Heat Record, as Spain Battles Wildfire

Temperatures in France are expected to reach a record-breaking high on Friday, as Europe continues to endure a sweltering heatwave which sparked an out-of-control wildfire in Spain. 

Governments warned citizens to take extra precautions, with the week-long heatwave causing a build-up of pollution and fears of an increase in emergency calls across Europe. 

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Spanish PM's Socialists Win Snap Polls Marked by Far-Right Gains

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists have won snap elections without the necessary majority to govern solo in a fragmented political landscape marked by the far-right's entry into parliament.

The results raise the spectre of another period of instability for Spain, with Sanchez depending on alliances with hostile rivals in an environment that has soured since Catalonia's failed secession bid in 2017.

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Spanish PM Calls Snap Elections for April 28

Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday called an early general election for April 28, the third in less than four years, after his draft budget was rejected in parliament over the Catalan secession crisis.

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Catalan Separatists' Rebellion Trial Starts in Madrid

Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion for trying to make their region independent from Spain launched their defense on Tuesday at the start of a long-awaited trial.

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King of Spain Visits Iraq, First in 40 Years

Spain's King Felipe VI arrived in Iraq on Wednesday in the first visit there by a Spanish monarch in four decades, a diplomat told AFP.

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