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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced a temporary suspension of his public duties to decide whether to continue in office. This decision comes in the wake of a court’s start of a preliminary inquiry into his wife, Begoña Gómez. Sánchez expressed the urgency of determining whether to persist in leading the government or relinquish his position, stating it as a matter of honour.

Spanish Justice officials have accidentally released a billionaire Dutch drug lord from prison in a major bureaucratic mix-up. Karim Bouyakhrichan, allegedly a leader of the Mocro Maffia, was arrested in Marbella in January after a five-year money-laundering investigation.