Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez promised amnesty to two Catalan separatist parties whose support he needs for another term in office. Right-wing parties argue the move is unconstitutional and are demanding new elections.
After a fruitless 10-hour search in stomach-churning waves, the Senegalese navy patrol boat, Walo, had started its long journey back to port on Thursday evening when its radar picked up a neon blip - another vessel was moving fast through the dark seas.
Four people have died after the Spanish coast guard intercepted four boats on Friday night and Saturday morning. The Canary Islands is becoming an increasingly popular migration route into Europe.
Authorities in Spain logged a record number of illegal migrant entries this weekend, with 1,325 sub-Saharan Africans reaching the Canary Islands off the coast of West Africa. One boat alone carried 321 people.
The Spanish company PLD Space launched a reusable rocket in what is seen as a breakthrough for European space ambitions. The blast off occurred in the early hours of Saturday morning in Andalusia.
Emergency services in southeastern city of Murcia said at least 13 people were killed after a fire at a nightclub in the early hours of Sunday. People reported missing were accounted for by Monday, officials said.
Spain's Popular Party leader Alberto Nunez Feijoo did not win enough votes to form a coalition, in spite of his party taking the most seats in the July general election.
Many Catalans have long called for an independent Catalonia. The dispute over the region’s future divides not only Spanish but also Catalan society.
A journalist was allegedly groped by a man in Spain as she was live on air for a broadcaster, sparking outrage among people. Isa Balado was reporting a robbery in Madrid when a man passing by her appeared to touch her bottom in an incident that was recorded on camera.
Prosecutors have requested a restraining order against the former Spanish football boss. Meanwhile, Spanish women footballers maintained their strike pending more changes at the federation.
Spanish suspended football federation chief Luis Rubiales could face a sexual assault charge, after player Jenni Hermoso filed a criminal complaint over the unsolicited kiss he gave her at the Women's World Cup final.
The Spanish men's soccer team on Monday criticised the country's football chief Luis Rubiales for his “unacceptable behaviour” towards women's player Jenni Hermoso. Rubiales forcibly kissed Hermoso on the lips after Spain won the Women's World Cup two weeks ago.