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Spanish man says he saved his daughter from Madeleine McCann's alleged kidnapper
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 17:22:03 +0200
In May 2007, Madeleine McCann, a 4 year-old British girl on holiday with her parents in the Algarve, disappeared from her hotel room. She was never found, but a Galician man claims to have saved his own daughter from Scotland Yard's chief suspect in the...
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Five migrants found dead en route to Spain as police arrest 19 smugglers
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 16:17:13 +0200
Five migrants have died trying to cross the Mediterranean, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday after rescuing more than 180 others, while they searched for another two boats with dozens aboard.
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As it happened: Spain expresses outrage as 'wolf pack' rapists given only nine-year sentence
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:16:31 +0200
The five Spanish nationals accused of having raped C., the 20-year-old victim, during the 2016 festivities of San Fermin, the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, received a leaner sentence than called for by the local and Spanish public prosecutors,...
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As it happened: Spain expresses outrage as 'wolf pack' aggressors given only nine-year sentence
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 13:16:31 +0200
The five Spanish nationals accused of having raped C., the 20-year-old victim, during the 2016 festivities of San Fermin, the annual Running of the Bulls in Pamplona, received a leaner sentence than called for by the local and Spanish public prosecutors,...
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Spain and Catalonia take rift to reefs
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 12:01:42 +0200
As Catalan political prisoners remain behind bars and pro-independence and nationalists continue to disagree on the future of Catalonia, the power dispute is now being played out on a fishier level.
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280 suspected jihadists apprehended by Spanish police since 2015
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:08:08 +0200
Two men arrested in three days in separate incidents for allegedly spreading Islamic extremist propaganda has brought the total number of jihadists apprehended by Spanish police since 2015 to nearly 300.
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ETA hand over more weapons as dissolution dawns
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:53:10 +0200
Basque separatist group ETA has handed over several cases of weapons and munitions as a confidence-building measure ahead of its expected disbanding, a French prosecutor said Wednesday.
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Vueling pilots go on strike, 246 flights cancelled
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:41:23 +0200
Pilots working for Spanish airline Vueling started a two-day strike Wednesday to demand better work conditions, leading to the cancellation of 246 flights, the low-cost company said.
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Cifuentes resigns over face cream shoplifting video
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:10:41 +0200
Cristina Cifuentes, the president of the Madrid regional government, announced her resignation on Wednesday morning hours after CCTV emerged that purported to show her stealing face cream.
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10 reasons why a Spanish person might be staring at you
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:47:57 +0200
Planning a trip to Spain involves a lot of sightseeing—mostly of Spanish people staring at you.
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Palma becomes first Spanish city to ban holiday rentals
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:43:55 +0200
The Mallorcan capital, Palma, will become the first city in Spain to ban private holiday rentals in a bid to curb mass tourism and keep the city ‘habitable’ for residents.
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Healing wounds in Spain's Basque Country after ETA
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:41:39 +0200
Ivan Ramos often sees the ETA-linked murderer of his mother in his Basque town of Portugalete and has had to learn to live with it.
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Eight things I miss most about teaching in Madrid
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:35 +0200
Kate Boyle spent two and a half years in Madrid teaching business and conversational English to adults. Now back in London, she reflects on what she misses most about her time there.
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The things I miss most about teaching in Madrid
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:35 +0200
Kate Boyle spent two and a half years in Madrid teaching business and conversational English to adults. Now back in London, she reflects on what she misses most about her time there.
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IN PICS: Sant Jordi Day marked with yellow ‘protest’ roses
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:44:57 +0200
Politics overshadowed celebrations of Catalonia’s patron saint’s day on Monday with many swapping the traditional red rose for a yellow one to campaign for the release of the region’s ‘political prisoners’.
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Spain begins to exhume bodies from Valley of the Fallen
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:53:39 +0200
Experts on Monday began inspections of a vast mausoleum where dictator Francisco Franco is buried along with thousands of victims of Spain's civil war, in preparation for the first exhumations of some of the bodies
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Barcelona air traffic controllers announce summer of strikes
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:42:21 +0200
Air-traffic controllers at Barcelona’s El Prat have announced a series of 24-hour strikes over the summer in an ongoing dispute over short staffing.
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Why St George's Day is marked in Catalonia with roses and books
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:51:36 +0200
Red roses and books flooded the streets of Barcelona as Spain's Catalonia region celebrated its patron saint on Monday, with a tradition which is vying for a place on a prestigious UN list.
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Spanish authorities under fire over cup final yellow ban
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:12:01 +0200
Spanish authorities are facing a backlash after Barcelona supporters were forced to ditch yellow T-shirts ahead of the club's Spanish Cup final victory over Sevilla.
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Thousands rally for ETA prisoners in Basque city
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:32:54 +0200
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bilbao in northern Spain on Saturday, urging better conditions for jailed members or collaborators of ETA just weeks before the Basque separatist group is due to disband.
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Andres Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barça
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:24:30 +0200
Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.
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No economic risk for Spain from Catalan dispute: IMF
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:08:50 +0200
There is no current risk to Spain's solid economic growth from the separatist crisis in the country's Catalonia province, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Friday.
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Could a mural in Galicia be the first Bansky artwork in Spain?
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:17:19 +0200
A painting daubed on a wall in the Galician town of Ferrol de Coruña has caused excitement with the hope that it might actually be a genuine artwork by the anti-establishment artist, Banksy.
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Barcelona air traffic controllers announce summer of strikes
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 10:42:21 +0200
Air-traffic controllers at Barcelona’s El Prat have announced a series of 24-hour strikes over the summer in an ongoing dispute over short staffing.
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Spanish authorities under fire over cup final yellow ban
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:12:01 +0200
Spanish authorities are facing a backlash after Barcelona supporters were forced to ditch yellow T-shirts ahead of the club's Spanish Cup final victory over Sevilla.
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Andres Iniesta says 'emotional' final may be his last for Barça
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:24:30 +0200
Andres Iniesta hinted he may have played his last final for Barcelona after they crushed Sevilla 5-0 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday.
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No economic risk for Spain from Catalan dispute: IMF
Sat, 21 Apr 2018 10:08:50 +0200
There is no current risk to Spain's solid economic growth from the separatist crisis in the country's Catalonia province, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Friday.
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Thousands rally for ETA prisoners in Basque city
Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:32:54 +0200
Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bilbao in northern Spain on Saturday, urging better conditions for jailed members or collaborators of ETA just weeks before the Basque separatist group is due to disband.
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Could a mural in Galicia be the first Bansky artwork in Spain?
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:17:19 +0200
A painting daubed on a wall in the Galician town of Ferrol de Coruña has caused excitement with the hope that it might actually be a genuine artwork by the anti-establishment artist, Banksy.
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Ten delicious Spanish dishes you must try before you die
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:18:11 +0200
If you thought Spanish food was all paella and pinchos then think again. Get ready as The Local takes you on a mouth-watering tour of some of the country's lesser known but equally fabulous culinary highlights.
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Could a mural in Galicia be the first Banksy artwork in Spain?
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:17:19 +0200
A painting daubed on a wall in the Galician town of Ferrol de Coruña has caused excitement with the hope that it might actually be a genuine artwork by the anti-establishment artist, Banksy.
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Spain accuses CaixaBank of laundering Chinese money
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:05:31 +0200
Spanish authorities announced Thursday they have pressed charges against CaixaBank, the nation's third largest lender, for breaching money laundering laws by turning a blind eye to dubious transfers by Chinese companies.
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IN PICS: Sant Jordi Day marked with yellow ‘protest’ roses
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 10:44:57 +0200
Politics overshadowed celebrations of Catalonia’s patron saint’s day on Monday with many swapping the traditional red rose for a yellow one to campaign for the release of the region’s ‘political prisoners’.
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Why St George's Day is marked in Catalonia with roses and books
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:51:36 +0200
Red roses and books flooded the streets of Barcelona as Spain's Catalonia region celebrated its patron saint on Monday, with a tradition which is vying for a place on a prestigious UN list.
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ETA begs forgiveness for 'pain and harm' it caused victims and families
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:47:55 +0200
The Basque separatist group ETA apologised Friday for the "pain" and "harm" it caused during its decades-long campaign of violence, and appealed to its victims for forgiveness.
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Vueling pilots go on strike, 246 flights cancelled
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:41:23 +0200
Pilots working for Spanish airline Vueling started a two-day strike Wednesday to demand better work conditions, leading to the cancellation of 246 flights, the low-cost company said.
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Eight things I miss most about teaching in Madrid
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:35 +0200
Kate Boyle spent two and a half years in Madrid teaching business and conversational English to adults. Now back in London, she reflects on what she misses most about her time there.
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Spain begins to exhume bodies from Valley of the Fallen
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:53:39 +0200
Experts on Monday began inspections of a vast mausoleum where dictator Francisco Franco is buried along with thousands of victims of Spain's civil war, in preparation for the first exhumations of some of the bodies
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10 reasons why a Spanish person might be staring at you
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 12:47:57 +0200
Planning a trip to Spain involves a lot of sightseeing—mostly of Spanish people staring at you.
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Healing wounds in Spain's Basque Country after ETA
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:41:39 +0200
Ivan Ramos often sees the ETA-linked murderer of his mother in his Basque town of Portugalete and has had to learn to live with it.
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The things I miss most about teaching in Madrid
Tue, 24 Apr 2018 12:55:35 +0200
Kate Boyle spent two and a half years in Madrid teaching business and conversational English to adults. Now back in London, she reflects on what she misses most about her time there.
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Palma becomes first Spanish city to ban holiday rentals
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:43:55 +0200
The Mallorcan capital, Palma, will become the first city in Spain to ban private holiday rentals in a bid to curb mass tourism and keep the city ‘habitable’ for residents.
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280 suspected jihadists apprehended by Spanish police since 2015
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 10:08:08 +0200
Two men arrested in three days in separate incidents for allegedly spreading Islamic extremist propaganda has brought the total number of jihadists apprehended by Spanish police since 2015 to nearly 300.
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ETA hand over more weapons as dissolution dawns
Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:53:10 +0200
Basque separatist group ETA has handed over several cases of weapons and munitions as a confidence-building measure ahead of its expected disbanding, a French prosecutor said Wednesday.
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Cifuentes resigns over face cream shoplifting video
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 13:10:41 +0200
Cristina Cifuentes, the president of the Madrid regional government, announced her resignation on Wednesday morning hours after CCTV emerged that purported to show her stealing face cream.
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