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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police ordered to stop hurting migrants trying to enter Melilla

    Posted Oct 23rd 2014, 10:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Police face orders to stop hurting African migrants Police guarding Spain's borders with Morocco are being ordered to take care to prevent injuries when tackling migrants who scramble over the fences into Spanish territory, after evidence of abuse sparked outrage. A video filmed by a rights group on October 15 showed Spanish Civil Guards beating ...

  2. News - World - SPAIN

    Catalonia calls off referendum on seeking independence from Spain

    Posted Oct 15th 2014, 05:12am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona Regional government decides against poll after court says it will hear Madrid's objections to it Catalonia calls off independence referendum Catalonia is looking for alternatives after an independence referendum was called off with the region's president suggesting a snap election could be held to let the Spanish region vote ...

  3. News - World - SPAIN

    Catalan leader calls independence referendum, defying Madrid

    Posted Sep 27th 2014, 07:14pm by Agence France-Presse in Barcelona

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona The Spanish region of Catalonia has voted to call a referendum on its proposed independence from Madrid in a widely predicted move following the recent poll in Scotland Catalonia’s president on Saturday formally called a referendum to decide whether Spain’s richest region should be independent, defying Madrid which has vowed to block the move. ...

  4. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police catch mafia gang stealing luxury watches on Ibiza

    Posted Aug 28th 2014, 03:26am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Ibiza police hold mafia luxury-watch snatch gang Spanish police said they had broken up a gang run by Italy's Camorra crime group that stole luxury watches on Spain's holiday island of Ibiza. Police arrested two leaders of the Camorra, a mafia network based in the Naples area, as well as three other Italians who were experts in stealing ...

  5. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police arrest two teens for trying to join Islamic State

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 05:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Teenage girls detained for trying to join jihadis Spanish police said yesterday they had detained a 14-year-old girl and a 19-year-old woman suspected of trying to join Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria. Security personnel stopped the teenagers on Saturday as they tried to enter Morocco, allegedly to join Islamic State, whose fighters have ...

  6. News - World - SPAIN

    Pamplona cracks down on bull run daredevils who try to snap the action

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 09:04pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Pamplona Camera crackdown on bull run daredevils Spanish authorities are cracking down on daredevils who shoot camera footage even as they risk their lives by running with half-tonne fighting bulls at the annual San Fermin festival. Police routinely stop people carrying cameras from taking part in the electrifying early morning runs, in which crowds ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    Amorous bear in Pyrenees faces castration or segregation

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 11:25pm by GDN

    ... is threatening the species' survival in the region by limiting genetic diversity. Pyros, one of the oldest of the 30 or so bears who roam the mountains between France and Spain, is the father, ... Arro, the councillor who oversees environmental issues in the Val d'Aran, told La Vanguardia. Officials in Spain and France have been working for more than a decade to reintroduce brown ...

  8. News - World - SPAIN

    Teenager arrested after video of alleged racist attack on Barcelona train goes viral

    Posted Jul 01st 2014, 11:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Barcelona Video of alleged racist attack goes viral Spanish police have arrested a teenager suspected of beating up a Mongolian man inside a Barcelona subway train in an alleged racist attack after a video of the incident posted online went viral. The 56-second video shows a blond youth, dressed in a black T-shirt and jeans and whose face is pixellated, repeatedly ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain puts HK$3b of shipwreck silver on display after battle in US courts

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 09:52pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid HK$3.7b trove goes on show after long battle with treasure hunters in US courts Spain displays shipwreck silverware Spain has proudly put on show tens ... in France. They fired cannons at the Mercedes, blowing up its powder kegs and sinking it- a moment captured in a contemporary oil painting in the exhibition. In 2007, deep-sea search specialists ...

  10. News - World - SPAIN

    Judge rules that Spanish king’s sister should face fraud charges

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 10:53pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid King's sister to face fraud charges A Spanish judge has ruled that King Felipe VI's sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband must face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial. Less than a week after Felipe, 46, took the Spanish throne promising an "honest and transparent" monarchy, the ruling ...




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