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Spanish village 'purifies' horses with fire in age-old ritual

17 January 2018 | 0 comments

Thick smoke fills the cobbled streets of San Bartolome de Pinares as the clip-clop of galloping hooves edges ever closer to a bonfire crackling nearby.Suddenly a horse and its rider burst through the...

Pretty dresses are no longer just for women

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Why should women get to wear all the pretty dresses? Why can't men also flounce about in the feathers, lace or fine embroidery if they fancy?These are the questions being posed by the daring young Spanish...

Catalan separatist party funded itself illegally: court

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

The separatist party of Catalonia's former presidents Carles Puigdemont and Artur Mas received illegal commissions in exchange for public work contracts, a Barcelona court ruled Monday after a lengthy...

Two Morocco female porters die in border stampede

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

Two women carrying goods between Morocco and Spain's Ceuta enclave were killed on Monday in a stampede at the border between the two countries, a rights group and officials said.The stampede took place...

Spain expected to replace US as 2nd tourism destination

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

Spain is set to replace the United States as the world's second tourism destination while France has retained the top spot, the UN World Tourism Organization said Monday."It is expected" that Spain will...

Seven migrants die trying to reach Lanzarote: police

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

Seven African migrants, some of whom "could be minors," were found dead Monday as they tried to reach Lanzarote in Spain's Canary Islands, authorities said.Authorities found an inflatable boat off a beach...

Salmonella scandal casts harsh light on France's secretive dairy giant

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

Emmanuel Besnier, scion of the secretive family behind one of the world's biggest dairy groups, is often called "the invisible billionaire", unknown to the French public and even to his own employees.But...

Lactalis Salmonella cases suspected in Spain, Greece

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

An infant who fell sick after drinking milk from the French group Lactalis contaminated with Salmonella bacteria has been reported in Spain and another case is being investigated in Greece, French health...

Ex-Catalan leader's party pledges to re-elect him remotely

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

The separatist party behind Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont said Friday it is determined to re-elect him remotely as the region's leader, even though he is in Belgian exile and Madrid...

Spain surpassed US as tourism destination in 2017: Rajoy

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Spain last year surpassed the United States to become the world's second most visited country after France, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said during a visit to Italy.Rajoy, speaking late Wednesday,...

Spain to oppose ex-Catalan leader being re-elected from Belgium

11 January 2018 | 0 comments

Spain's government will go to the country's Constitutional Court if Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont, in exile in Belgium, attempts to be re-elected into office from abroad, a government...

Spain transfers migrants from jail after suicide

10 January 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had transferred migrants being controversially accommodated at a jail just two weeks after an Algerian man was found hanging in his cell in an apparent suicide...

Concern as Spanish activist probed for saving drowning migrants

10 January 2018 | 0 comments

For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting the treacherous crossing to Europe.But although many view...

Declared dead, Spanish prisoner wakes up just before autopsy

10 January 2018 | 0 comments

Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities said Wednesday.In...

Racy Spanish magazine born after fall of Franco to close

8 January 2018 | 0 comments

The explosive Spanish magazine Interviu, launched after the fall of dictator Francisco Franco, will close after suffering "dramatic" financial losses, its publisher announced Monday. Communications group...



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