Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez casts his ballot next to his wife Begona Gomez at a polling station in Madrid on Sunday. Agence France-Presse
Opinion polls give outgoing socialist premier Pedro Sanchez a win but without the necessary majority to govern alone, meaning he will have to seek alliances in a political environment that has soured since Catalonia's failed secession bid.
Spain is defying the grave-diggers of progressive liberal European politics. The election to the Cortes, far from seeing the right sweep into power with voters turning to the rightist VOX party produced the re-election of the young left socialist Pedro Sanchez who has brought back the Spanish socialist party, PSOE, from the wilderness.
It's a rustic scene: sheep graze placidly on grass as a shepherd keeps watch. But this is Madrid's largest public park, not the tranquil countryside.
A housemaid knifed a man for advising his fiancée not to go with her to a nightclub, the Dubai Criminal Court heard on Monday.
A taxi driver dragged a female passenger down onto the street and sped away with gifts she was taking to her kids abroad, a jury heard on Monday.
Pompeo discussed Iran and maritime security with Gulf Arab allies during a trip to the region after President Donald Trump called off a military strike to retaliate for Tehran's downing of a US drone.