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France arrests three linked to Barcelona attacks
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:38:19 +0100
Three people have been arrested in France for alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, the Spanish interior ministry said Tuesday.
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Spain's property market just recovered to pre-crisis levels
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:04:00 +0100
Spain's real-estate market, hit hard when a bubble burst in 2008, has recovered transaction levels last seen before the economic crisis even if property prices still remain lower, official figures showed Monday.
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Leading Catalan separatist flees to Switzerland to evade justice
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:24:04 +0100
A former Catalan lawmaker and major figure in the region's secession attempt has fled to Switzerland ahead of a court hearing in Madrid, comparing the situation in Catalonia to Turkey's post-coup crackdown.
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Spain beefs up policing to prevent south becoming 'dominated by narcos'
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:56:52 +0100
Spain's interior minister pledged Monday to send more police to the southern province of Cadiz, vowing the area would "not be dominated by narcos" who have openly defied security forces.
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Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:17:28 +0100
The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing.
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Spain's De Guindos in line for ECB job after Irish candidate withdraws
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:43:07 +0100
Irish central bank chief Philip Lane pulled out of the race for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank on Monday, leaving favourite Spanish Economy Minister Luis De Guindos the only candidate.
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Leading Catalan separatist walks free on bail
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:20:17 +0100
A Spanish judge on Monday allowed leading Catalan separatist Marta Rovira, who faces charges over her region's independence bid, to walk free but ordered her to post bail of €60,000 ($75,000), a source close to the case said.
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Police launch manhunt for British fugitive thought to be on run in Ibiza
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:03:28 +0100
Essex police are offering a reward of £10,000 for information to help them catch Bradley Blundell, a murder suspect thought to be hiding out in Ibiza.
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West Brom players ‘sorry’ after stealing Barcelona taxi from McDonald's drive-thru
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:05:14 +0100
Four players from British premiere league club, West Bromwich Albion have issued an apology after ‘borrowing’ a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona during a winter training visit.
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Abu Dhabi awards Spanish firm stake in offshore oil concession
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:20:32 +0100
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) said on Sunday it has awarded Spanish Cepsa firm a 20 percent share in a concession of two offshore oil fields in a deal worth $1.5 billion.
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Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican 'copy'
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:08:47 +0100
In central Spain, the arid plains of La Mancha are famous for their windmills and Manchego, a cheese made out of ewe's milk that is one of the best-known representatives of the country's gastronomy.
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Spain urged to stop 'torture' of unwanted greyhounds
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:57:00 +0100
With their narrow head and long legs, greyhounds are one of the fastest dog breeds on earth, making them the preferred choice of hunters in Spain to catch rabbits and hares. But instead of being rewarded, campaigners say greyhounds are often mistreated,...
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China fund takes control of Spanish football TV rights giant
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:39:04 +0100
Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital has taken control of Mediapro, best known for owning television rights to the Spanish and Italian football leagues, the Spanish media group said Friday.
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Teacher from Spain ‘hid in cupboard’ with pupils during high school shooting
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:24:43 +0100
A Spanish woman from Rioja, who was teaching at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, has described the ‘nightmare’ of being caught up in the shooting rampage.
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MEPs raise concerns over de Guindos as ECB candidate
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:15:50 +0100
Irish central bank chief Philip Lane, who is running for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank, on Thursday won the backing of a key European Parliament committee.
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Spain 'cruel' to migrants, ombudsman says
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:09:14 +0100
Spain's human rights ombudsman hit out Thursday at the often "cruel" treatment meted out to illegal immigrants, saying the system had to be changed.
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WATCH: Bus driver navigates through walls of snow in Catalonia
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:18:01 +0100
A video showing a driver manoeuvring a coach through four meter high walls of snow in rural Catalonia has gone viral.
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Snowboarder from Ceuta wins Olympic medal for Spain
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:36:17 +0100
A snowboarder from Ceuta has won Bronze in the Winter Olympics , the first medal for Spain for 26 years.
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Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:02:56 +0100
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to stun Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.
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Ryanair introduces 29 new routes to Spain
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:31:00 +0100
Budget airline Ryanair has announced 29 routes from Spain for the summer, and an increase in the frequency of existing routes, boosting destinations available from Valencia, Alicante and Seville.
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China's troubled Wanda sells stake in Atletico Madrid
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:53:50 +0100
Troubled Chinese conglomerate Wanda has decided to sell its 17 percent stake in Spain's Atletico Madrid to Israeli group Quantum Pacific but will remain a sponsor, the football club announced Wednesday.
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Grandfather, 80, becomes Spain’s oldest Erasmus student
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:53:49 +0100
He is 80 years old, has suffered a heart attack and quadruple bypass, but on Monday this Spanish grandfather will head off to start a new semester as an Erasmus student in Italy.
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Ryanair drops airfares to Catalonia over secession crisis
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:41:50 +0100
Ryanair said Tuesday it slashed airfares to Catalonia to continue filling its planes, blaming the secession crisis for keeping visitors away.
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ETA airport bombers win compensation victory
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:50:56 +0100
Europe's top rights court on Tuesday ordered Spain to compensate two ETA members convicted of the 2006 bombing of Madrid airport for the "inhuman and degrading treatment" they suffered in police custody.
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WATCH: Bus driver navigates through walls of snow in Catalonia
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 11:18:01 +0100
A video showing a driver manoeuvring a coach through four meter high walls of snow in rural Catalonia has gone viral.
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Snowboarder from Ceuta wins Olympic medal for Spain
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:36:17 +0100
A snowboarder from Ceuta has won Bronze in the Winter Olympics , the first medal for Spain for 26 years.
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Ronaldo scores twice as Real Madrid take control against PSG
Thu, 15 Feb 2018 10:02:56 +0100
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to stun Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 in the first leg of their heavyweight Champions League last-16 tie on Wednesday.
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Grandfather, 80, becomes Spain’s oldest Erasmus student
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 11:53:49 +0100
He is 80 years old, has suffered a heart attack and quadruple bypass, but on Monday this Spanish grandfather will head off to start a new semester as an Erasmus student in Italy.
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Ryanair drops airfares to Catalonia over secession crisis
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 09:41:50 +0100
Ryanair said Tuesday it slashed airfares to Catalonia to continue filling its planes, blaming the secession crisis for keeping visitors away.
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ETA airport bombers win compensation victory
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 08:50:56 +0100
Europe's top rights court on Tuesday ordered Spain to compensate two ETA members convicted of the 2006 bombing of Madrid airport for the "inhuman and degrading treatment" they suffered in police custody.
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Ryanair introduces 29 new routes to Spain
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 17:31:00 +0100
Budget airline Ryanair has announced 29 routes from Spain for the summer, and an increase in the frequency of existing routes, boosting destinations available from Valencia, Alicante and Seville.
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MEPs raise concerns over de Guindos as ECB candidate
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:15:50 +0100
Irish central bank chief Philip Lane, who is running for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank, on Thursday won the backing of a key European Parliament committee.
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Spain 'cruel' to migrants, ombudsman says
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:09:14 +0100
Spain's human rights ombudsman hit out Thursday at the often "cruel" treatment meted out to illegal immigrants, saying the system had to be changed.
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China's troubled Wanda sells stake in Atletico Madrid
Wed, 14 Feb 2018 14:53:50 +0100
Troubled Chinese conglomerate Wanda has decided to sell its 17 percent stake in Spain's Atletico Madrid to Israeli group Quantum Pacific but will remain a sponsor, the football club announced Wednesday.
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Spanish cheesemakers defend Manchego from Mexican 'copy'
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 14:08:47 +0100
In central Spain, the arid plains of La Mancha are famous for their windmills and Manchego, a cheese made out of ewe's milk that is one of the best-known representatives of the country's gastronomy.
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China fund takes control of Spanish football TV rights giant
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:39:04 +0100
Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital has taken control of Mediapro, best known for owning television rights to the Spanish and Italian football leagues, the Spanish media group said Friday.
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France arrests three linked to Barcelona attacks
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:38:19 +0100
Three people have been arrested in France for alleged links to a suspect in last year's deadly jihadist attacks in Barcelona and a nearby seaside resort, the Spanish interior ministry said Tuesday.
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Spain urged to stop 'torture' of unwanted greyhounds
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 16:57:00 +0100
With their narrow head and long legs, greyhounds are one of the fastest dog breeds on earth, making them the preferred choice of hunters in Spain to catch rabbits and hares. But instead of being rewarded, campaigners say greyhounds are often mistreated,...
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Teacher from Spain ‘hid in cupboard’ with pupils during high school shooting
Fri, 16 Feb 2018 10:24:43 +0100
A Spanish woman from Rioja, who was teaching at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland Florida, has described the ‘nightmare’ of being caught up in the shooting rampage.
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Spain's property market just recovered to pre-crisis levels
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:04:00 +0100
Spain's real-estate market, hit hard when a bubble burst in 2008, has recovered transaction levels last seen before the economic crisis even if property prices still remain lower, official figures showed Monday.
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Leading Catalan separatist flees to Switzerland to evade justice
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:24:04 +0100
A former Catalan lawmaker and major figure in the region's secession attempt has fled to Switzerland ahead of a court hearing in Madrid, comparing the situation in Catalonia to Turkey's post-coup crackdown.
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Spain beefs up policing to prevent south becoming 'dominated by narcos'
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:56:52 +0100
Spain's interior minister pledged Monday to send more police to the southern province of Cadiz, vowing the area would "not be dominated by narcos" who have openly defied security forces.
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Father of boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase on trial
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:17:28 +0100
The heart-rending photo went round the world in 2015, showing an eight-year-old boy from Ivory Coast crammed into a suitcase that was found at a Spanish border crossing.
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Spain's De Guindos in line for ECB job after Irish candidate withdraws
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:43:07 +0100
Irish central bank chief Philip Lane pulled out of the race for the vice-presidency of the European Central Bank on Monday, leaving favourite Spanish Economy Minister Luis De Guindos the only candidate.
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Leading Catalan separatist walks free on bail
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:20:17 +0100
A Spanish judge on Monday allowed leading Catalan separatist Marta Rovira, who faces charges over her region's independence bid, to walk free but ordered her to post bail of €60,000 ($75,000), a source close to the case said.
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Police launch manhunt for British fugitive thought to be on run in Ibiza
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 12:03:28 +0100
Essex police are offering a reward of £10,000 for information to help them catch Bradley Blundell, a murder suspect thought to be hiding out in Ibiza.
© The Local
West Brom players ‘sorry’ after stealing Barcelona taxi from McDonald's drive-thru
Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:05:14 +0100
Four players from British premiere league club, West Bromwich Albion have issued an apology after ‘borrowing’ a taxi from outside a fast-food restaurant in Barcelona during a winter training visit.
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Abu Dhabi awards Spanish firm stake in offshore oil concession
Sun, 18 Feb 2018 15:20:32 +0100
Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. (ADNOC) said on Sunday it has awarded Spanish Cepsa firm a 20 percent share in a concession of two offshore oil fields in a deal worth $1.5 billion.
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