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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...

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,...

Ousted Caracas mayor arrives in Madrid after fleeing house arrest

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

The former mayor of Caracas, a staunch opponent of Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro, arrived in Madrid early Saturday after escaping house arrest and fleeing to Colombia.Antonio Ledezma, 62, managed...

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...

Sacked Catalan leaders get pride of place in electoral lists

18 November 2017 | 0 comments

Jailed and exiled figures from Catalonia's separatist movement feature prominently in party lists unveiled by the region's pro-independence factions, ahead of elections called for December 21. Of the...

Over 250 migrants rescued off Spain

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Over 250 migrants making the dangerous crossing to Europe were rescued Friday off Spain, with several other vessels still in need of rescue, authorities said. Spain is the third busiest gateway for migrants...

Anti-drug operation nets 4 tonnes of cocaine in Spain, Morocco

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spanish and Moroccan police have netted close to four tonnes of cocaine with a street value of over 100 million euros and arrested 40 people in a long-term anti-trafficking operation, Spain's interior...

Spain court orders ex-IMF head Rato to be tried for fraud

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

A Spanish court on Friday ordered former IMF head Rodrigo Rato to stand trial for fraud over the failed 2011 listing of Bankia, a bank he led which later needed rescuing by the state.Rato, a former Spanish...

Hezbollah holding Lebanon hostage: Saudi FM

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Friday accused Hezbollah, which Riyadh blames for the shock resignation of Lebanese premier Saad Hariri, of holding Lebanon hostage and using its banks to launder money.Adel...

Catalan ex-leader in Belgian court for extradition hearing

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont appeared in court in Belgium on Friday for a hearing on whether to send him back to Spain to face charges of rebellion and sedition over his region's independence...

Spain police suing Catalan satirists for 'insults'

17 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spanish police are pursuing legal action against satirists for insulting the thousands of officers that were sent to Catalonia to prevent last month's banned independence referendum, the comedians have...

Spanish police make Europe's 'biggest' tobacco seizure

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Spanish police said Thursday they had seized 250 tonnes of contraband tobacco leaves worth 40 million euros ($47 million) in the biggest such haul in Europe.They arrested four members of a family during...

Barcelona business slumps amid Catalan crisis: group

16 November 2017 | 0 comments

Sales and bookings in shops and hotels in one of Barcelona's most popular neighbourhoods dipped by up to 30 percent last month amid the region's independence crisis, an industry representative said Thursday.A...



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