Rights groups slam Franco-Spanish ETA raid

Rights groups slam Franco-Spanish ETA raid

Five people were arrested and arms seized in a police raid which France and Spain claimed dealt a "blow" to Spanish Basque separatists ETA, but which rights groups slammed Saturday as a "political" operation.

Spanish court acquits councillor over taking top off in chapel

Spanish court acquits councillor over taking top off in chapel

A Spanish court on Friday acquitted on appeal a spokeswoman for Madrid's city council who was fined over 4,000 euros for taking her top off in a chapel in a 2011 protest.

Catalan parliament speaker in court over secession debate

Catalan parliament speaker in court over secession debate

Hundreds of Catalan pro-independence supporters rallied Friday in support of regional parliament speaker Carme Forcadell as she appeared for questioning for allowing a debate on secession from Spain.