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Puigdemont accuses EU of not defending rights in Catalonia

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Catalonia's sacked president Carles Puigdemont on Monday repeated accusations that the European Union is failing to defend fundamental rights in the wealthy Spanish region.During his first foreign visit...

Puigdemont candidate for Catalan president as Spain seeks arrest

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

The speaker of the Catalan parliament on Monday proposed the region's ousted leader Carles Puigdemont as president of Catalonia, as Spanish prosecutors sought a European warrant for his arrest.Roger Torrent...

Palestinians seek EU support as row with US persists

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Palestinian leader Mahmud Abbas will seek EU support in Brussels on Monday amid bitter acrimony with the United States, but he looks unlikely to get much in the way of concrete commitments.In an interview...

Sacked Catalan leader flies to Denmark despite arrest threat: report

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has boarded a flight to Denmark despite a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence...

Sacked Catalan leader arrives in Denmark despite Spanish arrest threat

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrived in Copenhagen on Monday, defying a threat by Madrid to issue a warrant for his arrest if he leaves Belgium, where he has been in exile since a failed independence...

Sacked Catalan leader vows to lead despite Spain 'threats'

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on Monday vowed to form a new government despite "threats" from the central government in Madrid, after a Spanish judge refused to re-issue a European warrant for...

Several injured in stampede at Morocco-Spain border

22 January 2018 | 0 comments

Several people were injured, at least one seriously, during a stampede Monday on the border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, authorities and a rights group said.At least three were...

Spain wants exiled ex-Catalan leader arrested if he travels to Denmark

21 January 2018 | 0 comments

Spain wants ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont arrested if he travels to Denmark for a university debate from his Belgian exile, Madrid prosecutors said Sunday.The prosecution service said it would "immediately"...

Chinese, Russians shore up Middle East tourism

21 January 2018 | 0 comments

Chinese and Russian visitors boosted Middle Eastern tourism last year following a 2016 slump as Europeans gave the area a wide berth on security fears, according to the World Tourism Organization (WTO).The...

AI, virtual reality make inroads in tourism sector

21 January 2018 | 0 comments

A hotel room automatically adjusting to the tastes of each guest, virtual reality headsets as brochures: the tourism sector is starting to embrace new technologies, hoping to benefit from lucrative personal...

Assad regime promotes Syria as a 'tourist' destination

20 January 2018 | 0 comments

It is over a year since Bashar al-Assad's regime, with the help of Russian air strikes and barrel bombs, pounded the rebel-held east of Aleppo into submission.Buildings were flattened, those who survived...

Immunity won't save ex-Catalan leader from arrest: Spain prosecutors

20 January 2018 | 0 comments

Catalonia's ex-leader Carles Puigdemont, currently exiled in Brussels after a failed independence bid, faces arrest if he returns home despite having parliamentary immunity, Spanish prosecutors said Saturday....

Fitch lifts Spanish credit rating on rosier economy

19 January 2018 | 0 comments

Fitch ratings agency on Friday upgraded Spain's sovereign debt rating, pointing to the country's growing economy and improving fiscal health.The economic impact of the Catalonia region's effort to declare...

Placido Domingo headlines electric LA Opera season

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

Placido Domingo will grace the stage in two different productions in the Los Angeles Opera's upcoming season -- Verdi's "Don Carlo" and Penella's "El Gato Montes: The Wildcat," the company announced Thursday.The...

Neymar cost Barcelona over 200 mln euros: report

18 January 2018 | 0 comments

FC Barcelona shelled out more than 200 million euros ($245 million) for Neymar including his salary and the "countless hidden clauses of the transfer," Spain's El Mundo daily said Thursday.If confirmed,...



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