Barcenas slush fund trial puts spotlight on Spain’s rightwing Popular Party

Barcenas slush fund trial puts spotlight on Spain’s rightwing Popular Party

The trial of a key figure in an illegal funding scandal involving Spain's rightwing Popular Party opened Monday with the defendant pledging a full confession directly implicating the former premier.

Operation Kitchen: What you need to know about the latest spying scandal engulfing Spain’s right

Operation Kitchen: What you need to know about the latest spying scandal engulfing Spain’s right

Partido Popular: Spanish conservative party acquitted of destroying evidence

Partido Popular: Spanish conservative party acquitted of destroying evidence

All the words you need to know to understand Spain’s general election

All the words you need to know to understand Spain’s general election

Conservatives form government in Andalusia with support of far-right Vox

Conservatives form government in Andalusia with support of far-right Vox

Spain’s conservatives shock with PM death wish tweet for Reyes

Spain’s conservatives shock with PM death wish tweet for Reyes

Pablo Casado: Spain’s new PP leader hit by degree scandal

Pablo Casado: Spain’s new PP leader hit by degree scandal

Race to replace Rajoy as head of embattled Spanish conservatives

Race to replace Rajoy as head of embattled Spanish conservatives

Spain’s ousted PM Rajoy says he plans to quit politics entirely

Spain’s ousted PM Rajoy says he plans to quit politics entirely

Spain’s ousted PM Rajoy to quit as conservative party leader

Spain’s ousted PM Rajoy to quit as conservative party leader

PROFILE Mariano Rajoy: Spain’s great survivor… until now

PROFILE Mariano Rajoy: Spain’s great survivor… until now

Rajoy poised to fall in no-confidence vote

Rajoy poised to fall in no-confidence vote

Adios Rajoy: It’s all over for Spanish PM

Adios Rajoy: It’s all over for Spanish PM

Rajoy battles for political survival during no-confidence debate

Rajoy battles for political survival during no-confidence debate

Embattled Spanish PM rules out quitting over graft case

Embattled Spanish PM rules out quitting over graft case

Luis Barcenas sent directly to jail after graft sentence

Luis Barcenas sent directly to jail after graft sentence

What next? Scenarios after Rajoy’s no-confidence vote

What next? Scenarios after Rajoy’s no-confidence vote

Spain’s Socialists pledge ‘elections within months’ if vote succeeds

Spain’s Socialists pledge ‘elections within months’ if vote succeeds

What next: Could a no-confidence vote oust Rajoy?

What next: Could a no-confidence vote oust Rajoy?

Spain’s Socialists file no-confidence motion against Rajoy over graft

Spain’s Socialists file no-confidence motion against Rajoy over graft

Gürtel: Spain’s ruling party sentenced in major corruption trial

Gürtel: Spain’s ruling party sentenced in major corruption trial

Cifuentes resigns over face cream shoplifting video

Cifuentes resigns over face cream shoplifting video

Derision as Madrid leader ‘gives up’ scandal-hit degree

Derision as Madrid leader ‘gives up’ scandal-hit degree

False diploma row deepens at the heart of ruling Popular Party

False diploma row deepens at the heart of ruling Popular Party

ANALYSIS: How fake degree scandal is provoking a new crisis in Spain’s government

ANALYSIS: How fake degree scandal is provoking a new crisis in Spain’s government

Madrid’s regional president accused of forging grades for degree

Madrid’s regional president accused of forging grades for degree

Spain’s ruling party apologises over ‘illegal financing’

Spain’s ruling party apologises over ‘illegal financing’

Prosecutor accuses Spanish government’s party of benefitting from kickbacks

Prosecutor accuses Spanish government’s party of benefitting from kickbacks

Calling election in Catalonia wouldn’t put Puigdemont in the clear, Spain’s justice minister warns

Calling election in Catalonia wouldn’t put Puigdemont in the clear, Spain’s justice minister warns

Spain’s ruling conservatives hit by yet more graft allegations

Spain’s ruling conservatives hit by yet more graft allegations

Spanish PM’s ex-minister testifies in corruption case

Spanish PM’s ex-minister testifies in corruption case

Ex-PP officials and businessmen cronies jailed in corruption case

Ex-PP officials and businessmen cronies jailed in corruption case

Spain ruling party’s ex-treasurer tells court of slush fund

Spain ruling party’s ex-treasurer tells court of slush fund

Spain proposes fines for parents of underage drinkers

Spain proposes fines for parents of underage drinkers

Rita Barberá dies of heart attack in Madrid hotel

Rita Barberá dies of heart attack in Madrid hotel

Ex-PP foreign minister slams Rajoy’s Catalonia strategy

Ex-PP foreign minister slams Rajoy’s Catalonia strategy

Spain’s party leaders clash in pre-election debate

Spain’s party leaders clash in pre-election debate

Are these the weirdest political campaign ads ever?

Are these the weirdest political campaign ads ever?

Man jailed for driving car with bomb into political party HQ

Man jailed for driving car with bomb into political party HQ

Podemos to block Socialist bid to form Spanish govt

Podemos to block Socialist bid to form Spanish govt

Spain still doesn’t have a govt. So what happens now?

Spain still doesn’t have a govt. So what happens now?

Socialist chief faces uphill battle in bid to lead Spain

Socialist chief faces uphill battle in bid to lead Spain

Spain faces long difficult road to form new government

Spain faces long difficult road to form new government

Adios Esperanza: Spain’s ‘Iron Lady’ quits amid graft scandal

Adios Esperanza: Spain’s ‘Iron Lady’ quits amid graft scandal

Ex Spanish minister testifies in televised graft inquiry

Ex Spanish minister testifies in televised graft inquiry

Police raid conservative party HQ in yet another graft probe

Police raid conservative party HQ in yet another graft probe

‘I’m an honest politician’ insists PM in televised head-to-head with rival

‘I’m an honest politician’ insists PM in televised head-to-head with rival

Mariano Rajoy: ‘We are party of the moderates in the face of extremists’

Mariano Rajoy: ‘We are party of the moderates in the face of extremists’

Poll gives PP strong lead but far short of a majority

Poll gives PP strong lead but far short of a majority

Hot or not? Politicans in Spain are rated on looks

Hot or not? Politicans in Spain are rated on looks

Fractured politics sees pacts for new mayors

Fractured politics sees pacts for new mayors

Madrid’s Aguirre pleads for anti-Podemos pact

Madrid’s Aguirre pleads for anti-Podemos pact

Debt is poisoned chalice of Spain’s regional vote

Debt is poisoned chalice of Spain’s regional vote

Madrid goes mad for radical mayor Manuela

Madrid goes mad for radical mayor Manuela

Spain ushers in new era of political pact making

Spain ushers in new era of political pact making

Elections will be critical test for fractured system

Elections will be critical test for fractured system

Traditional parties on the ropes ahead of vote

Traditional parties on the ropes ahead of vote

Balance of power lies with undecided voters

Balance of power lies with undecided voters

Is this the worst election campaign video ever?

Is this the worst election campaign video ever?

Spain ruling party ran illegal slush fund: judge

Spain ruling party ran illegal slush fund: judge

Regional vote proves political game-changer

Regional vote proves political game-changer

Andalusia warm-up sees parties jostle for power

Andalusia warm-up sees parties jostle for power

Aguirre aide named a suspect in graft probe

Aguirre aide named a suspect in graft probe

Spanish politics now a four horse race:poll

Spanish politics now a four horse race:poll

Radical centrists spook Spain’s populists

Radical centrists spook Spain’s populists

Scandal: 40 to stand trial in Gürtel case

Scandal: 40 to stand trial in Gürtel case

‘I could be PM of Spain’: Venezuelan leader

‘I could be PM of Spain’: Venezuelan leader

Spanish politician wears SS uniform to carnival

Spanish politician wears SS uniform to carnival

Cock fighting escapes animal cruelty ban

Cock fighting escapes animal cruelty ban

Barcenas: Stop my trial, I need a holiday

Barcenas: Stop my trial, I need a holiday

PP youth leaders quit over Nazi salute photo

PP youth leaders quit over Nazi salute photo

Podemos leap ahead in new poll

Podemos leap ahead in new poll

‘Spain’s PM knew of slush fund from the start’

‘Spain’s PM knew of slush fund from the start’

Spanish town eyes limit on kebab shops

Spanish town eyes limit on kebab shops

Podemos chief top pick for Spanish PM: poll

Podemos chief top pick for Spanish PM: poll

Government ‘won’t rule out’ grand coalition

Government ‘won’t rule out’ grand coalition

I paid for ‘love flights’ to Canaries: Politician

I paid for ‘love flights’ to Canaries: Politician

‘Maybe they’ll shoot you’: Podemos chief warned

‘Maybe they’ll shoot you’: Podemos chief warned

Politicians slammed over Facebook fascist salute

Politicians slammed over Facebook fascist salute

‘It’s you who’s damaging Spain’: Socialists

‘It’s you who’s damaging Spain’: Socialists

Political rivals thrash out joint EU position

Political rivals thrash out joint EU position

‘Artistic’ fascist symbol saved from scrapheap

‘Artistic’ fascist symbol saved from scrapheap

Spanish debt soars despite contested cuts

Spanish debt soars despite contested cuts

Government defends tribute to Nazi volunteers

Government defends tribute to Nazi volunteers

Spain’s voters shun scandal-hit major parties

Spain’s voters shun scandal-hit major parties