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.
After four months of hearings, ranging from the extremely tense to the extremely tedious, it’s finally over. After more than 400 witnesses and countless hours of continuous live TV coverage across the nation, the trial of 12 Catalan separatists accused of attempting to violently forge a rebellion against the Spanish state in 2017 has concluded.
Seventy-five years ago this month Rome was liberated by Anglo-American forces supported by Italian guerrilla fighters. Now, the organisation founded by those home-grown heroes is cheering on a 2019 street battle against the far right, and it is one that evokes the literary connections of that moment
Last weekend Italy’s interior minister, Matteo Salvini, gathered representatives from 11 other European far-right parties for a rally in Milan. It was watched by as many as 25,000 people. “We must secure the future of our land and children,” said Geert Wilders, the populist anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim
Politics in Italy is often likened to theater. So Verona, the legendary setting for Romeo and Juliet, seemed the perfect place to catch up with Italy’s most powerful, far-right politician, Matteo Salvini, a master of the theatrical gesture. Leader of the Lega (League) party and interior minister, with aspirations
Spain's prettiest towns, Albarracin, where distinctive pink-hued medieval houses act as a tourist magnet, other villages are dead.
Barcelona might have their eighth title in 11 years all-but sewn up but, with six games left to play, La Liga is far from finished.
Under the new partnership between the Abu Dhabi Sports Council and du La Liga High Performance Centre, 2 players from each of the four clubs Al Jazira, Al Wahda, Baniyas, Al Dhafra and Al Ain will join the du LaLiga HPC summer programme.
Spain’s Garbine Muguruza successfully defended her Monterrey Open title on Sunday when Victoria Azarenka retired injured from her first WTA singles final in three years.
The defending five-time world champion said the message from Harry Shaw, who is battling Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer, helped him defeat Mercedes team-mate Valtteri Bottas who beat him to pole in a "nightmare" qualifying session