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Pamplona festival gang rape case angers Spain

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

"I believe you": Spaniards have adopted the slogan to support the victim of an alleged gang rape at the Pamplona bull-running festival, a case that has shocked the country just as the world reels from...

Jailed Catalan leaders could be freed as probe changes hands

24 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's Supreme Court said Friday it had taken over the investigation of all deposed Catalan separatist leaders, a move that could see those jailed by another court set free.Until now, Judge Pablo Llarena...

Thousands of Spaniards urge ban on foundation exalting Franco

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

More than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament on Thursday asking the government to ban the National Francisco Franco Foundation (FNFF), which glorifies Spain's former dictator."In...

Ousted Catalan leader's party shelves 'unilateral' independence push

23 November 2017 | 0 comments

The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the...

Ecuador warns Assange over support for Spain's Catalonia

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Ecuador has told WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to avoid making statements that could affect the country's international relations after he expressed support for Catalonian independence from Spain,...

Package trips: Bikes and drones give faster delivery

22 November 2017 | 0 comments

Whether bikes or drones, delivery firms are looking for ways to get packages to customers quicker as electronic commerce is revolutionising the retail market.Geopost, the parcel delivery unit of France's...

US slaps import duties on Spanish olives, citing subsidies

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

The United States on Tuesday imposed import duties on ripe Spanish olives, saying preliminary findings indicated they were subject to unfair subsidies that harmed producers in California.The action is...

Hundreds of migrants held in jail in Spain

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spain on Tuesday defended holding in prison nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat.Following criticism by rights groups, the Spanish government said it was due to a lack of space at immigration...

Spain, Portugal struggle with extreme drought

21 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spain and Portugal are grappling with a devastating drought which has left rivers nearly dry, sparked deadly wildfires and devastated crops -- and experts warn that prolonged dry spells will become more...

Madrid, Catalan separatists spar over failed bid for EU agency

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's central government and Catalan separatists traded the blame Monday after Barcelona failed to be picked to host the European Medicines Agency, which is leaving London after Britain's decision to...

In Madrid, Caracas mayor vows to fight Venezuela regime

20 November 2017 | 0 comments

The mayor of Caracas, a staunch opponent of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro who fled to Spain over the weekend, vowed Monday to battle against the president's regime, warning him to "get ready".Antonio...

Spain's top prosecutor Maza dies in Argentina

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spain's top prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza, fresh off the drama of the Catalonian independence bid, died unexpectedly Saturday during a working visit to Argentina.Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy confirmed...

600 African migrants rescued near Spain

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Around 600 African migrants were rescued off the coast of Spain in 24 hours, a sea rescue patrol said Saturday.The Guardia Civil and Salvamento Maritimo rescue service added that operations to recover...

Spanish police shoot Frenchman who 'shouted Allahu akbar'

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Police in Spain shot and injured an unarmed Frenchman on Saturday at a toll station near the French border, who officers said was shouting 'Allahu akbar'.The officers mistakenly suspected he had a weapon,...

Online exhibit shows hidden depths of Picasso's 'Guernica'

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spray-painted in murals, wielded on anti-war banners, and even once hung as a tapestry at the United Nations, Pablo Picasso's "Guernica" might be the world's most famous political artwork.Now organisers...



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