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Israeli foreign minister accuses Irish taoiseach of legitimising terror over hostage statement
Eli Cohen criticised Leo Varadkar’s description of nine-year-old Emily Hand as being ‘lost’, not ‘kidnapped’

Rory Carroll, Ireland correspondent, and Lisa O'Carroll in Brussels

26, Nov, 2023 @8:08 PM

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Terry Venables obituary
Chelsea, QPR and Tottenham player who as England manager displayed one of the sharpest football brains of his generation

Richard Williams

26, Nov, 2023 @3:55 PM

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‘They thought I had cancer’: painkiller banned in UK linked to Britons’ deaths in Spain
Patients’ group says reactions to metamizole can cause sepsis and organ failure – and British and Irish people are at higher risk

Jon Ungoed-Thomas and Sam Jones in Madrid

26, Nov, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Sea crossings, cleaning, and Connery’s coffee: memories of Galicians who came to Britain
Generations of families that left Franco’s Spain for London in a half-forgotten migration are to be celebrated in an exhibition

Sam Jones in Madrid

24, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Geert Wilders’ victory confirms upward trajectory of far right in Europe
Dutch general election results show how populist and far-right parties are advancing into political mainstream

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

24, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Number of Palestinians killed is ‘truly unbearable’, says Spanish PM
Pedro Sánchez says all civilians must be protected in Israel-Hamas war and reiterates call for two-state solution

Sam Jones

23, Nov, 2023 @3:23 PM

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‘Your wife wants to see you’: 18th-century Spanish letters seized at sea by British published online
Correspondence taken from 130 captured ships reveal details of the stories of seafarers and their families in the 1700s

Caroline Davies

23, Nov, 2023 @3:15 PM

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Three arrested over shooting of former rightwing politician in Madrid
British woman said to be among those held after Alejo Vidal-Quadras was shot in the face on a busy street

Sam Jones in Madrid and agency

21, Nov, 2023 @2:42 PM

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Not possible to return asylum seekers who arrived from Russia, Finnish president says – as it happened
Sauli Niinistö calls for close cooperation on border security during visit to Poland

Lili Bayer in Brussels

20, Nov, 2023 @4:47 PM

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Shakira due to go on trial in Spain over tax fraud claims
Colombian singer is accused of defrauding authorities of €14.5m and could face jail if found guilty

Stephen Burgen in Barcelona

19, Nov, 2023 @12:38 PM

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Pedro Sánchez’s election deal has too a high a price – it undermines democracy | Observer editorial
In promising an amnesty to Catalan separatists in exchange for power, the prime minister has been accused of mounting a coup

Observer editorial

19, Nov, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Pedro Sánchez is back … now Spain’s PM must make his daring gamble pay off
The socialist leader’s pact with separatist activists has returned him to power for now, but it’s a strategy fraught with political uncertainty

Sam Jones in Madrid

19, Nov, 2023 @5:00 AM

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