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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police raid jihadist recruitment cell in Madrid

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:26pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Spanish police raid jihadist recruitment cell Spanish police arrested eight people in pre-dawn raids in Madrid yesterday against a jihadist recruitment ... propaganda videos. A court will decide on his extradition to France in the coming weeks. European authorities have stepped up their cross-border co-operation since four people were killed in Belgium ...

  8. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain's King Felipe promises to clean up scandal-tainted monarchy

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:10am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid New monarch hopes to win over nation wearied by recession and graft Felipe vows his reign will be clean Spain's King Felipe VI vowed to clean up the scandal-tainted monarchy as he launched his reign yesterday, cheered on by crowds of revellers waving red and yellow flags. Thousands of Spaniards put aside their World Cup misery to line the sun-splashed ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Spain's little Leonor, eight, is Europe's youngest heir

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:56am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid High hopes for Europe's youngest heir Like many eight-year-old girls, she eats in the school canteen and goes to ballet class. Her friends know her as Leonor, but soon they will have to call her "Highness". Her childhood will not be the same now that her grandfather Juan Carlos is stepping down as king of Spain. Once her father Felipe ...

  10. News - World - SPAIN

    King Felipe and his commoner queen herald new era for Spain’s monarchy

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 10:21pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Serious son and commoner queen herald new era He is a tall former Olympic yachtsman who will take the throne largely unscathed by scandals that have battered the royal family. She is a former television presenter from a modest background who will break the mould of the classic royal. Together, they are the new king and queen of Spain. Frequently smiling ...




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