Socialist Party Leader Sworn In As Spain's New Prime Minister
The transition of power comes after a no-confidence vote forced out the former prime minister Friday.
Spain has a new prime minister. Socialist Party leader Pedro Sanchez was sworn in Saturday.
The transition of power comes a day after former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was forced from the position by a no-confidence vote following scandals within his Popular Party.
Sanchez faces significant pressure as he enters office. His party holds 84 of the 350 seats in Parliament, so he'll need to maintain his tentative alliance with far-left and regional parties if he wants to pass legislation.
CNN reports Sanchez has said he wants to hold a snap general election soon but hasn't set a date.
Sanchez also will likely have to deal with the Catalonia independence question. Separatist leaders there took back the region's Parliament on Saturday and immediately pledged to secede from Spain.
Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.
Strikes, protests hit France in round 2 of pension battle
Labor unions aimed to mobilize more than 1 million protesters to kill a bill that would raise the retirement age from 62 to 64.By Christophe Ena / AP
UK leader fires party chairman over tax bill allegations
He had faced days of pressure to sack Nadhim Zahawi amid allegations he settled a multimillion-dollar unpaid tax bill while in charge of the Treasury.By Alastair Grant / AP
Russian attacks on Ukraine reported; tank training to start
The attacks came after Germany and the United States announced they would send advanced battle tanks to Ukraine.By Daniel Cole / AP
What does it cost to have cancer?
An oncologist and parents of kids with cancer share how the costs of treatment can hinder or even completely prevent a patient from getting care.By San Francisco Chronicle / AP
Life-saving drugs costs thousands in the US. Can laws change that?
Prescription drugs are often priced higher in the U.S. than in other countries, but some legislation is trying to cut costs.By AP
Meet Hal, a robot helping future nurses treat patients in real time
Nursing students are using artificial intelligence and robots to train for real life patients' symptoms and concerns.By Scripps News