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World Aug 17Iranian tanker to leave Gibraltar soon despite US pressure
The shipping agent for an Iranian supertanker caught in a diplomatic standoff says the vessel is ready to depart Gibraltar on Sunday or Monday, as the U.S. made a last-minute effort to seize it again.
World Aug 15Gibraltar frees Iranian oil tanker that U.S. sought to seize
The tanker's release could potentially defuse tensions between London and Tehran as a British-flagged tanker remains held by the Islamic Republic.
World Jul 04Gibraltar detains supertanker with Iranian oil, believed to be Syria-bound
Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted an Iranian supertanker Thursday that was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria.
World Apr 28Deeply divided, Spaniards vote with eye on far-right’s rise
A divided Spain voted Sunday in its third general election in four years, with all eyes on whether a far-right party will enter Parliament for the first time in decades and potentially help unseat the Socialist government.
World Mar 08Photos: International Women’s Day marked by strikes, protests and celebrations
Women across the globe held marches and protests to mark International Women's Day as they called for a more gender-balanced world.
World Feb 12Trial of Catalan separatists begins in Madrid amid protests
A politically charged trial of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders got underway Tuesday in Spain's Supreme Court amid protests and the possibility of an early general election being called in the country.
World Oct 01Pro-Catalan activists march in Barcelona
The anniversary of the event that sparked Spain's gravest political crisis in decades was marked by a fractured Catalan independence movement amid delicate talks on the region's future with the country's the center-left Socialist government.
World Jun 11Spain offers to take in migrant ship amid Italy-Malta standoff
Spain stepped up Monday and offered to take in a rescue ship carrying more than 600 migrants after Italy and Malta refused.
World Jan 17Catalan parliament reconvenes, elects pro-secession speaker
BARCELONA, Spain — Catalonia's new parliament on Wednesday elected a pro-secession speaker, virtually guaranteeing that the push for independence for Spain's northeastern region will continue as its lawmakers prepare to elect a new government.
World Dec 20New blow for Uber as top EU court says it’s a taxi company
BARCELONA, Spain — Ride-hailing service Uber suffered a new blow Wednesday as the European Union's top court ruled that it should be regulated like a taxi company and not a technology service, a decision that crimps its activities around Europe…