The breakaway-minded Spanish region had planned for a non-binding Nov. 9 vote on whether to start an independence process like that which Scotland culminated days ago. But Spain's top court put the referendum on hold for up to five months.
King Felipe VI took the throne today, in Spain's first post-dictatorship royal succession. Here are five things to know about the new king and his role in Spain.
The Spanish Senate approved legislation today that enables Prince Felipe's ascension to the throne. But many in Spain hold mixed feelings about the monarchy and its future.
Spain's King Juan Carlos announced his abdication today, nearly 40 years after overseeing the country's transition from dictatorship under Gen. Francisco Franco to democracy.
The Spanish capital is torn over Saturday's Champions League final, which pits crosstown rivals Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid against each other.
Madrid is trying to end Spain's universal jurisdiction law, which proponents say has helped human rights victims find justice – but has also caused major diplomatic headaches.
Prime Minister Rajoy is torn between placating his Popular Party's restive conservative faction and tacking to the center-right, where the party majority lies.
Corruption charges against King Juan Carlos's daughter look likely to further damage an institution already increasingly unpopular with the Spanish public.
Under a bill expected to pass, Spain will allow abortion only in cases of rape or danger to the mother.
The Catalonian government announced today that it will hold an independence referendum next November. But that may not even be legal.
Two Spanish journalists kidnapped in September near Syria's border with Turkey are believed to be held by an Al Qaeda-allied rebel group.
The austerity-driven shutdown of an indebted public broadcaster in Valencia has turned ugly amid accusations of cronyism, coverups, and censorship.
Pedro J. Ramirez, the founder of daily El Mundo and a key shaper of Spain's conservative narrative, appears to have set his sights on conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.
The revelations that the National Security Agency collected some 60 million Spanish communications in a month are just the latest involving America's European allies.
The country's unemployment also dropped for the second straight quarter. But experts warn that the majority of Spaniards will not feel the improvement any time soon.
Critics say Spain's fascist threat comes not from small groups like those set to march in Barcelona Saturday, but from the radical fringe that is part of Spain's governing Popular Party.
After years of economic malaise, Europe appears to be finally turning the corner. But a US default would change all that.
Experts say Spain has too many highly educated and undereducated workers, and not enough of the blue-collar workers it needs to help its economy rebound.
Spain's top-flight La Liga league, once the world's best, is seeing a mass exodus of talent amid rampant club debt and economic recession.
Spain has long, if grudgingly, tolerated corruption among its leaders. But economic woes and a rash of scandals may be changing that.