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Pamplona festival gang rape case angers Spain

«I believe you»: Spaniards have adopted the slogan to support the victim of an alleged gang rape at the Pamplona bull-running festival, a case that has shocked the country just as the world reels from major sexual harassment scandals.

Crunch day for Catalonia as Madrid takes control

Spain enters uncharted and potentially perilous territory on Monday as Madrid moves to take over the running of Catalonia in response to the rebellious region's parliament unilaterally declaring independence.

Business as usual for Catalonia trip - Zidane

Real Madrid will travel «as normal» coach Zinedine Zidane insisted for their La Liga clash at Girona on Sunday (1515GMT) despite the political turmoil engulfing Catalonia.

How will Spain seize Catalan powers?

Spain's Senate is due Friday to approve drastic measures allowing the central government to seize direct control of Catalonia as it tries to stop regional leaders from pressing ahead with independence.

Spain-Catalan standoff facing tense deadline

Catalonia's lawmakers meet in Barcelona Thursday for a session many fear will lead to a unilateral declaration of independence by the region facing a takeover from Madrid for its secessionist push by week's end.

Regal Ronaldo tipped for Best FIFA award

Cristiano Ronaldo's stunning exploits with Real Madrid make him the strong favourite to win the 2017 Best FIFA Men's Player Award at Monday's ceremony in London.

Volvo Ocean flotilla leaves Alicante

New Zealand's Olympic champion Peter Burling and the rest of the crew on board the seven boats in the Volvo Ocean race embarked on a gruelling eight-month round the world odyssey from Alicante on Sunday.

Spain's far-right gains visibility in Catalonia crisis

As Catalonia's separatist challenge heats up, far-right groups are increasingly taking to the streets in their quest for Spanish unity, sparking fears they will grow stronger after decades on the margins, analysts say.

Number of migrants arriving in Spain soars

The number of migrants arriving in Spain so far this year has soared more than 88 percent from the same period in 2016, Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido said Tuesday.

Battle for control of Barcelona overshadows Juventus reunion

A 5-0 derby win, an assist for 105 million euro ($126 million) purchase Ousmane Dembele on his debut and a four-point La Liga lead over Real Madrid ought to have brought some semblance of relief to Barcelona's beleaguered board.

Froome loses ground after Vuelta crash

Chris Froome saw his Vuelta a Espana lead cut to 59 seconds over Vincenzo Nibali after suffering a mechanical problem and crashing towards the end of Thursday's 12th stage.

Enigmatic Alonso considering rival team offers

A frustrated Fernando Alonso claimed on Sunday that he is considering offers from rival teams after another Honda power failure saw him retire his McLaren at the Belgian Grand Prix.

Dominant Froome climbs to Vuelta stage 9 win

Chris Froome took another huge step towards a historic Tour de France-Vuelta a Espana double by claiming stage nine of the Vuelta on Sunday to extend his race lead.

Barcelona seeking 8.5m euros from Neymar over contract breach

Barcelona are seeking at least 8.5 million euros ($10 million) in compensation from Neymar for breach of contract, the club said on Tuesday as the bitter fallout rumbles on from his world record 222 million-euro move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Nadal back as number one

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

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