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Explained: What it means to host UN convention on climate change

Chile has pulled out as hosts of annual climate change event, citing unrest at home, and Spain has now stepped in. How is the host decided, and why are some countries not enthusiastic about that role?

Spain likely to host COP25 climate change summit after Chile's withdrawal

A formal decision on hosting the summit in Madrid will be taken on Monday, the source said on Thursday. "It is nearly done, we have every chance of getting it," the source said.


Spain set to exhume ex-dictator Francisco Franco's remains

The exhumation takes place just ahead of a general election on November 10. A Supreme Court ruling last month allowing the exhumation ended decades of controversy over his burial place.

Spain's Catalan region rocked by third day of violent unrest

Catalonians enraged over the imprisonment of separatist leaders are presenting Madrid with one of its biggest challenges in months. The latest violence came as protesters began a three-day march to the regional capital.

Tourism decline casts shadow over Spain's summer paradises

Many of the top holiday destinations of the Mediterranean country fear the damaging consequences that a hard Brexit and a recession in Germany could have on their economic perspectives.

Explained: Gen Franco, and the exhumation of a brutal phase in Spain's history

The memory of Franco’s 36-year-long regime between 1939 and 1975, and the Spanish Civil War (1936-39) which brought him to power, continue to remain emotive topics in Spain today.


Video: Bull escapes ring, leaps into stands and charges spectators in Spain

One person is still in critical condition after the incident. Police personnel later shot and killed the animal.

Barcelona: Mystery bomb discovery sparks beach evacuation

Spanish police cleared a long stretch of the Sant Sebastia beach after a bomb, likely dating from the Spanish Civil War, was found at sea. Navy specialists will deactivate the device on Monday.

Explained: Will Spain's Pedro Sanchez stay on as prime minister?

Leaders of the main parties are at odds with each other in a country with no recent experience of coalition governments and an increasingly fragmented political landscape, meaning it may take many more weeks, and possibly a repeat election, to find a deal.

Spain: Three gored among six hurt on last day of Pamplona bull-running festival

Each morning from July 7-14 thousands of people, many wearing traditional white shirts with red scarves, line the narrow streets of the medieval city to take part in the centuries-old tradition of running with the bulls.

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Inside Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya's fun getaway in Spain

Nagarjuna recently celebrated his birthday with daughter-in-law Samantha Akkineni and son Naga Chaitanya in Spain.

Spain’s annual bull running festival kicks off amid fireworks and protests

During the festival, Pamplona's population swells from nearly 200,000 residents to around a million visitors, who are attracted by the adrenaline boost of bull runs along an 850-meter (930-yard) street course to the city's bullring and seamless nights of partying.


Spain’s annual bull running festival kicks off amid heavy rain

Participants drank and sprayed sangria ahead of the opening of the festival which draws tourists from around the world for its daily bull runs in the city’s narrow streets.

Running of the bulls: San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain in full swing

Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona to take part on the eight days of San Fermin fiestas.