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Spain Minister Tests Positive for Virus

Spain's equality minister has tested positive for coronavirus and has been quarantined with her partner, deputy prime minister and Podemos leader Pablo Iglesias, a government statement said Thursday.

"The minister (Irene Montero) is in a good condition and second deputy prime minister Pablo Iglesias is also in quarantine due to the situation," the statement said. 

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Spain Tries to Stop Coronovirus Spread from Italy

Spain tried Wednesday to prevent the spread of the coronavirus from Italy after eight cases of the flu-like disease were detected within a 24-hour period all linked to the country.

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Death Toll Rises to 11 in Spain as Storm Gloria Ebbs

The death toll from a violent storm that has wrought havoc across huge swathes of Spain's eastern and southern coastline rose to 11 on Thursday, with rescue workers still searching for four people.

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Spanish PM to Meet Head of Catalan Separatist Government

Spain's prime minister has said he will meet the head of Catalonia's separatist government in early February, although discussion on any independence referendum will be off the table.

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Two Dead after blast at Spain Chemical Plant

Rescuers on Wednesday found a body at a chemical plant in northeastern Spain, raising to two those killed when an explosion ripped through the facility, triggering a massive blaze which raged through the night. 

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Spain Police Arrest 51 People during Catalan Protests

Police in Spain said Wednesday they arrested 51 people across Catalonia overnight after violent protests over the jailing of nine separatist leaders for their role in a failed 2017 independence bid.

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Fresh Protests in Spain over Catalan Sentence

Catalan separatists on Tuesday blocked streets and train tracks in protest against Spain's jailing of nine of their leaders, a day after activists stormed Barcelona airport in an angry response to the verdict. 

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Spain PM Calls for 'New Chapter' in Catalonia Based on Dialogue

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Monday it was time to turn the page in relations with Catalonia following the sentencing of 12 of its leaders over their role in the failed 2017 independence bid. 

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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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