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Spain breaks up 'main' hashish smuggling ring

20 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish authorities said Sunday they had broken up one of the "main" gangs that smuggles hashish from Morocco to southern Spain with the arrest of 12 people.It is the second major bust this month of...

Spain's Podemos head calls leadership vote over luxury home

20 May 2018 | 0 comments

The head of Spain's far-left party Podemos has put his leadership to a grassroots vote following an outcry over his purchase of a luxury home.Pablo Iglesias has been under fire since he announced Wednesday...

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in govt

19 May 2018 | 0 comments

Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers, jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.Torra...

Spain police smash migrants kidnap gang

17 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish police said Thursday they had broken up a gang suspected of kidnapping migrants shortly after they arrived in Spain by boat from Morocco and holding them for ransom.The gang allegedly waited for...

Saudi high-speed rail line to start operating in September

17 May 2018 | 0 comments

A high-speed railway linking Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, which has been plagued by delays, will finally start operating in September, the Spanish consortium building the project said Thursday.The...

Protests in Spain to demand funds to fight domestic violence

16 May 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of people took to the streets of Madrid and Barcelona on Wednesday to demand the Spanish government fulfil its promise to finance an ambitious plan to fight domestic violence."There is no lack...

Top Spain academics vow to boycott all male panel discussions

16 May 2018 | 0 comments

About 50 Spanish leading male academics announced Wednesday that they would no longer take part in panel discussions that do not include at least one woman, in a manifesto called "not without women"."The...

Belgium court rejects extradition of Catalan ex-ministers

16 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Belgian judge on Wednesday rejected the extradition request by Spain of three former Catalan ministers over their region's controversial independence drive, the court said.The trio, all former ministers...

Spain probes death of child in drug trafficking hotspot

16 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish police were on Wednesday investigating the death of a child in a collision between two boats in the southern port of Algeciras, where drug traffickers are operating in an increasingly brazen manner.The...

Madrid to keep control over Catalonia spending

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

The central government will keep control over spending by Catalonia to prevent the region from funding a fresh secession bid, Madrid said Tuesday after newly-appointed Catalan president Quim Torra vowed...

Anti-racism group slams new Catalan leader

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Catalan anti-racism group on Tuesday slammed past comments made by freshly-elected, fiercely separatist regional president Quim Torra and deemed offensive to Spaniards, as controversy grows over the...

Young migrants put European hopes in Spanish enclave

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

At 14 years old, Ismail said he is "ready for anything" as he tries to board a boat for Europe and leave his Moroccan homeland behind. While waiting to fulfil his dream, Ismail ambles around the port...

New Catalan leader asks to meet Spain PM, 'xenophobia' row grows

15 May 2018 | 0 comments

Catalonia's freshly-appointed separatist president Quim Torra on Tuesday asked Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for a meeting as he prepares to form a new government and keep fighting to break from...

Spain police union warns 'legions of youth' working for narcos

14 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Spanish police union warned Monday young people in the poorer south were flocking to work for flush narco gangs as they rise in power in an area where security forces are now reluctant to be posted.The...

Leave the movie at the bedroom door say Cannes couples

14 May 2018 | 0 comments

Hepburn and Tracy, Bogart and Bacall, Joel Coen and Frances McDormand: movie magic often has real-life love stories behind it, but star couples at Cannes say you must tread carefully when mixing work...



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