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Thousands rally for ETA prisoners in Basque city

21 April 2018 | 0 comments

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bilbao in northern Spain on Saturday, urging better conditions for jailed members or collaborators of ETA just weeks before the Basque separatist group is...

No economic risk for Spain from Catalan dispute: IMF

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

The is no current risk to Spain's solid economic growth from the separatist crisis in the country's Catalonia province, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Friday.The Catalan dispute "is...

Basque separatist group ETA apologises for 'harm' it caused

20 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Basque separatist group ETA apologised Friday for the "pain" and "harm" it caused during its decades-long campaign of violence, and appealed to its victims for forgiveness."We have caused a lot of...

Spain accuses CaixaBank of laundering Chinese money

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish authorities announced Thursday they have pressed charges against CaixaBank, the nation's third largest lender, for breaching money laundering laws by turning a blind eye to dubious transfers by...

Basque group ETA to announce dissolution 'on May 5 or 6': mediator

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

The Basque militant group ETA will make the highly anticipated announcement of its dissolution on the first weekend in May, an international mediator told Basque radio Thursday.Alberto Spektorowski, one...

France, Britain, US want to regain 'prestige' with Syria strikes: dissident

19 April 2018 | 0 comments

Far from "saving Syrians from brutality", the United States, France and Britain were likely only trying to regain international "prestige" when they attacked Bashar al-Assad's regime, prominent Syrian...

Catalan parliament speaker opposes new elections

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

The speaker of the Catalan parliament said Wednesday that new elections were not in the region's "interest" while Spain persists in blocking a new president from taking office. Separatist politician Roger...

Spain court confirms 535 years jail for ETA militants

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's Supreme Court confirmed 535-year prison sentences for two ETA militants, it said Wednesday, just weeks before the Basque separatist group is expected to announce its dissolution after decades...

Trolleys bring relief for Moroccan 'mule women'

18 April 2018 | 0 comments

It's a form of hard labour that has provoked an outcry -- Moroccan women bent double, overburdened by goods approaching or exceeding their own bodyweight.For years, thousands of such porters have crossed...

Inflated CVs, dubious degrees: Spain in 'mastergate' scandal

17 April 2018 | 0 comments

Inflated CVs, degrees that may or may not be real... a scandal over how Madrid's leader obtained a law diploma has swept up other politicians in what has become Spain's "mastergate".For close to a month,...

Derision as Madrid leader gives up scandal-hit degree

17 April 2018 | 0 comments

Madrid's conservative regional president said Tuesday she was giving up a masters degree she is suspected of obtaining fraudulently and may never even have passed, sparking derision on social networks.Cristina...

Italian judge orders release of seized migrant rescue ship

16 April 2018 | 0 comments

An Italian judge ordered the release Monday of a migrant rescue ship, impounded since last month as part of an investigation in which three NGO officials are accused of aiding illegal immigration.The...

Controversial Spain 'terror' bar brawl trial opens

16 April 2018 | 0 comments

The trial of eight people accused of "terrorism" for allegedly beating up two policemen in the Navarra region began Monday amid sharp criticism from Amnesty International the charges are "inappropriate."Prosecutors...

World press photo of the year award

Venezuelan photographer Ronaldo Schemidt wins the World Press Photo of the...

16 April 2018 | 0 comments

The World Press Photo of the Year honours the photographer whose visual creativity and skills made a picture that captures or represents an event or issue of great journalistic importance in the last year.

'Drug flats' blight the heart of Spanish cities

16 April 2018 | 0 comments

A decade after Spain's property bubble burst, dozens of vacant apartments in Madrid and Barcelona city centres have turned into "drug flats", to the dismay of local residents who complain of abandoned...



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