Why Spain's acting leader is offering a politically explosive amnesty for Catalan separatists
Spain's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s chances of forming a new coalition minority government following an inconclusive election in July have been greatly boosted by a deal with a tiny party he surely hoped he would never have to rely on.
Czech Republic wins doubles to beat United States 2-1 and reach Billie Jean King Cup semifinals
Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova have sent the Czech Republic into the semifinals of the Billie Jean King Cup by beating American duo Danielle Collins and Taylor Townsend 6-3, 7-5 in their decisive doubles match.
Protests turn ugly as pressure mounts on Spain's acting government for amnesty talks with Catalans
Clashes have erupted in Spain for a second night between police and protesters who oppose the acting government's negotiations with Catalan separatist parties over a possible amnesty for thousands of secessionists in the northeastern region.
Slovenia to introduce border checks with Hungary and Croatia after Italy did the same with Slovenia
Slovenia says it will introduce border checks with neighboring Hungary and Croatia following Italy’s decision to do the same with Slovenia because of security concerns due to violence in the Middle East.
Spain women's coach set to speak on eve of Sweden game amid month-long crisis at Spanish federation
Spain’s new women’s coach Montse Tomé is set to hold a news conference in Gothenburg on Thursday, a day before her soccer team tries to put off-field distractions aside to play Sweden in the Nations League.
Cisco buying cybersecurity firm Splunk for $28 billion, bolstering defenses as use of AI widens
Silicon Valley tech giant Cisco is buying cybersecurity firm Splunk in a $28 billion deal as it looks to keep up with potential security threats that could be brought about by the increasing use of artificial intelligence.
Most of Spain's women's players end boycott of national soccer team after government intervenes
Most of Spain’s World Cup-winning players have ended their boycott of the women’s national team after the government intervened to help shape an agreement to make immediate structural changes at the country’s soccer federation.
Rubiales denies wrongdoing to Spanish judge investigating his kiss of a player at Women's World Cup
Spain's state prosecutors' office says the former president of the Spanish soccer federation has denied any wrongdoing to a judge investigating his kissing a player on the lips at the Women’s World Cup.
Climate protesters around the world are calling for an end to fossil fuels as Earth heats up
From Europe to Africa to southeast Asia, tens of thousands of climate activists around the world launched protests Friday to call for an end to the burning of planet-warming fossil fuels as Earth suffers from dramatic weather extremes.
Spain's men's coach asks for forgiveness for applauding Rubiales' diatribe against 'false feminists'
The coach of Spain’s men’s national soccer team has asked for forgiveness for applauding the claim by Luis Rubiales that he was the victim of a smear campaign from “false feminists” following an uproar after he kissed a player on the lips at the Women’s World Cup.
Spain has condemned inappropriate World Cup kiss. Can it now reckon with sexism in soccer?
Spain has spoken loudly through its government, political parties, soccer clubs, players and ordinary citizens to condemn the kiss of a player by the head of its soccer federation that sullied its Women’s World Cup victory.
A Spanish soccer official’s kiss unleashed fury, soul-searching over sexism, and a hunger strike
Spain’s victory at the Women’s World Cup was a momentous occasion for the soccer-crazed country, but the joy on and off the field was soon sullied by the leader of the country’s soccer federation when he planted an unwanted kiss on the lips of a star player during the medal ceremony.
Novak Djokovic's US Open return will come against someone who's never played a match there
Novak Djokovic will face Alexandre Muller of France in the first match of his return to the U.S. Open, while defending women’s champion Iga Swiatek and Coco Gauff could be headed toward a women’s quarterfinal matchup.
Spain's acting prime minister criticizes federation head for kissing player from World Cup champs
Spain’s acting prime minister has greeted the country's Women’s World Cup champions at the presidential palace in Madrid and slammed the head of the Spanish soccer federation for kissing a team member on the lips without her consent.
Angry reaction after Spanish soccer leader kissed a Women’s World Cup star on the mouth
The leader of Spain’s soccer federation marred the country’s Women’s World Cup victory after kissing a player on the lips during the medal ceremony, drawing criticism for inappropriate conduct in a sport that has struggled to overcome sexism.
Socialist wins key Spanish parliament vote that could pave way for new center-left government
Spain’s newly elected Parliament has voted by a majority to elect a Socialist candidate as chamber speaker, breathing some life into acting Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez´s aspirations to form another leftist government.