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AFP to launch fact-checking sites in English, Spanish and Portuguese

24 May 2018 | 0 comments

Agence France-Presse (AFP) will launch fact-checking sites in English, Spanish and Portuguese with financial support from Facebook, the international news agency announced on Thursday.The new websites,...

Spain's ruling party sentenced in major graft trial

24 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Spanish court said Thursday it had found Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Popular Party (PP) guilty of benefiting from a vast kickbacks scheme that saw PP politicians take bribes in exchange for contracts.The...

Spanish rapper given jail for 'glorifying terrorism' vows to 'disobey'

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Spanish rapper whose three-and-a-half-year sentence for "glorifying terrorism" and insulting the crown caused an outcry said Wednesday he would defy authorities just a day before he was due in prison,...

Spain PM gets backing for budget despite Catalan crisis

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's minority government won parliamentary approval Wednesday for its 2018 budget after Basque nationalists made a last-minute U-turn on a vow to withhold their crucial support unless Madrid lifts...

Chef Adria to reopen Spain's El Bulli as food lab in 2019

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Ground-breaking Spanish chef Ferran Adria said Wednesday he planned to open a food laboratory in what used to be his legendary former restaurant El Bulli which he closed in 2011.The lab, a centre for...

Dutch soldier buried with full honours - 400 years on

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

A Dutch colonel was on Wednesday getting a burial with full military honours, almost 400 years after his death, in a unique funeral in a tiny Frisian town.Colonel Schelte van Aysma died in 1637 during...

Spain PM gets support from Basque party to pass 2018 budget

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

After months of suspense, Spain's government finally got the guarantee it needed that the 2018 budget would be approved after a Basque nationalist party said Wednesday it would vote in favour of the spending...

Luxury home purchase haunts Spain's far-left Podemos party

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Accusations of hypocrisy have rained down on the couple that heads Spain's far-left Podemos party for buying a 600,000-euro luxury home with a swimming pool after previously condemning such extravagance.The...

Catalonia postpones swearing in new regional government

23 May 2018 | 0 comments

Catalonia's new separatist president on Wednesday postponed the swearing in of his administration after Madrid rejected four regional minister who are in jail or exile over the region's independence push.Catalan...

Spanish judges strike to demand greater independence

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish judges and prosecutors stopped work Tuesday in an unprecedented strike to call for greater judicial independence and better working conditions.Seven associations of judges and prosecutors said...

Javier Bardem sounds free speech warning in Spain

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's Oscar-winner Javier Bardem warned Tuesday that the country risked a return to the era of dictator Francisco Franco as concerns mount over freedom of expression with artists probed or jailed for...

German court again refuses to jail Puigdemont

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

A German court on Tuesday rejected a second request from prosecutors to put deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont behind bars pending a decision on his extradition to Spain.Prosecutors had re-applied...

Spain's generous 2018 budget

22 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's 2018 budget, for which parliamentary approval has been delayed due to Catalonia's separatist crisis, boosts spending despite promises made to Brussels to reduce the deficit.- Pension increase...

Israel summons envoys for Spain, Slovenia, Belgium over UN Gaza vote

21 May 2018 | 0 comments

Israel has summoned the ambassadors of Spain, Slovenia and Belgium over their votes at a UN body calling for an international probe of the deadly shootings of dozens of Palestinians on the Gaza border,...

Spain PM urges Catalonia to form 'viable' government

21 May 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's prime minister on Monday urged Catalonia to form a "viable" government after rejecting the region's new administration which includes jailed and exiled former ministers who backed its independence...



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