After frustrated migrants on board the Open arms started jumping ship Tuesday, Spain decided the bloc could no longer wait for Italy to change its mind. Italy’s political heavyweight interior minister and deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, whose anti-immigration policies have won him increasing popularity, refused to let the migrants disembark. He accuses other European countries of shirking their responsibilities regarding the migrant crisis, but Spain’s Acting Defense Minister says he’s gone too far.
Spain’s caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has admitted defeat in his bid to be confirmed as the country’s premier after he failed to draw enough support to secure a post-election parliamentary vote of confidence.
Spain’s deeply fragmented parliament will vote on whether to confirm Pedro Sanchez as prime minister on July 23, a date he picked despite still lacking majority support in a decision that could lead to a snap election.
Spain's foreign minister on Wednesday lashed out at Washington's decision to lift a ban on lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, calling the move an "abuse of power" that would lead to a "legal battle".
Spain faces weeks of coalition talks after Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's Socialists won snap elections without a majority, splitting the right-wing bloc but letting ultra-nationalists into Parliament.
Four Catalan leaders on trial over a 2017 bid to split their region from Spain said separatists should be more flexible about entering negotiations on forming the next Madrid government after a April 28 national election.