Spanish Lawmakers Pass Bill Allowing Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

The draft law goes to the Senate, where it is likely to pass. The country would join a handful of others allowing terminally ill patients to obtain aid to end their lives.

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French President Emmanuel Macron Tests Positive for the Coronavirus

European leaders who have been in contact with the French president will isolate and be tested. Mr. Macron has experienced symptoms, but showed no signs of illness in a video appearance.

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Using a Law It Hates, Far Right in Spain Takes Aim at Franco’s Rivals

Vox, an ultranationalist party in Madrid, is working to remove memorials to Socialist figures of the 1930s, calling the effort a warning that a “law of historical memory” should be abolished.

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Where’s Juan Carlos? Exit of Scandal-Plagued Former King Grips Spain

His decision to leave Spain amid investigations related to his wealth has outraged many Spaniards and caused tensions within the country’s fragile coalition government.

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Spain’s Coronavirus Crisis Accelerated as Warnings Went Unheeded

The Spanish epidemic has become a painful example of the tendency of one government after another to ignore the experiences of countries where the virus has already struck.

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Bullfighting, Already Ailing in Spain, Is Battered by Lockdown

A storied tradition has been weakened by animal rights concerns. With the pandemic halting bullfights, breeders and others face hard choices.

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In Europe, Travel Returns, but Not Confidence About What Comes Next

Borders and businesses are reopening, even as politicians and scientists warn that new waves of coronavirus infection might be on the way.

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Spain Recounts Coronavirus Deaths

No country is really sure how many people it has lost to the pandemic. But in Spain, it has become bitterly political.

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Spain’s Lethal Secret: We Didn’t Have ‘the Best Health Care in the World’

It took Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez too long to bring coherence to the pandemic’s response. Overconfidence in our health care capacity took care of the rest.

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