Europe moves to limit social contact to household bubbles amid surge in coronavirus cases

The new restrictions are aimed at preventing a total lockdown and mean that people can only socialize with a limited number outside of their home


British armed forces complete military exercise in Gibraltar’s secret tunnels

The four-day mission in the Rock’s vast underground network was aimed at testing soldiers’ ability to fight in “complete darkness”


Chinese hackers accused of stealing information from Spanish centers working on Covid-19 vaccine

Intelligence service says computer systems have been repeatedly attacked in the health and pharmaceutical sectors


Spanish court sends ex-colonel to prison for 1989 Jesuit killings in El Salvador

Over three decades after a massacre that drew international attention, Inocente Orlando Montano was found guilty of "terrorist" crimes


US demands hinder Spanish probe into alleged CIA ties to security firm that spied on Assange

American prosecutors want to know the judge's information sources before cooperating in an investigation into whether the company provided the intelligence services with sensitive material on the cyber-activist while he was living at the Ecuadorean embassy in London


A ten-year-old girl aborts

Pregnancy alienates someone of that age from her own body; it is an extension of her perpetrator’s abusive acts. But extremists are not reasonable about either rights or science, and abortion inflames their feelings of hate

US-EU trade relations

US to maintain 25% tariffs on Spanish cheese, wine and other products

Washington will continue imposing duties on European Union exports despite calls from a bipartisan group of 13 US senators to suspend the measures


Why does Italy have fewer new Covid-19 cases than Spain?

Since the Italian government eased lockdown restrictions, the country has been reporting an average of 200 daily infections, while Spanish authorities are recording more than 1,500


UK advises against non-essential travel to Spain, including the islands

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called the UK's quarantine requirement "not well adjusted" to the epidemiological situation in the country


UK’s new quarantine rule spells disaster for Spanish travel industry

The tour operator TUI has canceled all flights from Britain to mainland Spain until August 9, putting more pressure on a sector that continues to struggle from impact of the coronavirus crisis


Rising number of coronavirus cases in Spain sparks concern in Europe

Quarantine measures and travel warnings have been introduced against the country, which now has the fifth-highest incidence of Covid-19 on the continent


Britain reimposes 14-day quarantine for travelers from Spain

The measure, which will come into effect on midnight Saturday, comes in response to the rising number of coronavirus cases in Spanish regions such as Catalonia and Aragón


The age of exploration: when Africa discovered Spain

During the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, encounters between African and Spanish kingdoms were largely a relationship of equals


The Three Amigos

Trump, Bolsonaro and López Obrador couldn’t be more different. Or more similar


Catalan parliamentary speaker’s cellphone was targeted with a spy program only available to governments

According to an investigation by EL PAÍS and ‘The Guardian,’ Roger Torrent was one of many people targeted in 2009 by software which can only be bought by national security forces to fight crime and terrorism


Switzerland investigates €3.5m transfer from account held by Spain’s emeritus king to The Bahamas

Prosecutors continue to probe allegations of money laundering involving a foundation linked to Juan Carlos I, who abdicated the throne in 2014


Italian and Spanish PMs meet in Madrid ahead of EU recovery fund summit

The two countries hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic have a shared interest in overcoming resistance by member states who want to hand out loans rather than grants


Spanish tourism industry feeling the loss of high-rolling visitors

The restrictions on travel into the EU have taken a toll on Madrid, Barcelona and Costa del Sol, which are popular with tourists from Russia, Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Brazil and the US


Couples separated by coronavirus travel ban: ‘If I’m hit by a car, he won’t be able to come see me’

EL PAÍS asked people who are desperately waiting to reunite with their partners how the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted their plans and relationships


Spain reopens border with Portugal after three-month closure due to coronavirus

The move comes after the EU began to reopen its borders to 14 countries that have been approved by member states


As EU prepares to reopen borders, Spanish experts stress importance of coronavirus safety measures

Epidemiologists share their recommendations to minimize the risk of contagion as the European Union agrees to allow visitors from 15 countries – but not the United States


Spain’s Canary Islands struggling to cope with rise in migrant arrivals

Local NGOs say they are completely overwhelmed as the number of people arriving by boat increases sixfold compared to last year


Spain expresses concern over toppling of historical statues in United States

The Foreign Ministry has told US authorities it is worried about the damage caused to figures like Christopher Columbus amid the anti-racism protests


Spain rejects EU migration plan for not including relocation quotas

Madrid feels that the project designed by the Commission could place an even heavier load on frontline countries


Spanish archaeologists recover new treasure from famed ‘Mercedes’ shipwreck

Thousands of artifacts, including bronze cannons, silverware and candelabras, have been excavated from the frigate which made headlines after a US treasure hunting company removed 600,000 coins from the wreck


European borders are reopening, but there is a lot of small print to digest

Travelers from EU and Schengen countries can now enter Spain once more, but there are still a number of limits to free movement