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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Woman's leg broken as Spanish navy rams Greenpeace boat in oil rig protest

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 08:48pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian Woman's leg broken as navy rams protest boat Spanish navy boats protecting an oil drilling ship rammed a Greenpeace boat during a protest, leaving one activist ... they didn't look like they were in control." The protest against oil drilling in the Canary Islands follows the Spanish government's approval in August of oil exploration, which is opposed ...

  2. News - World - SPAIN

    Catalan leader calls independence referendum, defying Madrid

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

    ... in Scotland this month, 1.8 million people protested in Barcelona on September 11 demanding to be allowed to hold their own vote. “We want to vote,” Mas said after he signed the decree calling ...

  3. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish government buys anti-riot gear amid protest fears

    Posted Sep 09th 2014, 08:37pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in Madrid Amnesty calls the purchase of items such as water cannon a worrying development Government buys anti-riot gear amid protest fears The Spanish government is readying itself for an autumn of discontent, spending nearly €1 billion (HK$10 billion) on riot gear for police units as disparate protest groups prepare a string of demonstrations. Since June, ...

  4. News - World - SPAIN

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

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

    ... Not everyone joined in the party. Police blocked off Puerta del Sol square to prevent a rally by protesters who want a referendum on Spain becoming a republic. "It is shameful. It is a breach ...

  5. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police hold pair over revenge shooting of Leon council leader

    Posted May 13th 2014, 09:07pm by AFP

    ... is out of work, sparking noisy street protests. ...

  6. News - World - SPAIN

    March on Madrid over economic woes turns violent

    Posted Mar 24th 2014, 04:48am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Madrid protest over economy turns violent Violence flared as tens of thousands descended on Madrid, some having trekked from the furthest corners of Spain, ... converged on the capital at the culmination of nearly a month of walking for some of the protesters. They were carrying flags from Andalucia in the south, Catalonia in the east, or the Asturias ...

  7. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish protesters rally against tougher abortion law

    Posted Feb 02nd 2014, 08:49am by Associated Press in Madrid

    ... marched to Spain’s parliament on Saturday to protest against the conservative government’s new law that aims to restrict abortion, allowing the practice only in cases of rape or serious risk to health. The rally was organised by dozens of women’s groups and entities that fight for reproductive rights. Protesters carried banners saying, “Because I decide,” “Allow mothers to decide,” ...

  8. News - World - SPAIN

    Lawmakers vote to reduce the global reach of Spanish courts

    Posted Feb 28th 2014, 01:37am by AFP

    ... of a probe into alleged genocide in Tibet. That prompted a diplomatic protest from China, a significant economic partner of Spain, which said it was "strongly dissatisfied and firmly ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    A courtroom fit for Princess Cristina … and a HK$63 million fraud case

    Posted Feb 08th 2014, 06:59pm by AFP

    ... as she headed into the closed-door hearing into allegations of tax fraud and money-laundering. Scores of pro-republican protesters rallied just outside a police-patrolled exclusion zone, ... more," said one protester, 70-year-old Rafaela Garcia. The rare royal spectacle unfolded on a warm winter's day under sunny skies, on an island where for decades Cristina's family ...

  10. News - World - SPAIN

    Spains bows to Chinese pressure, moves to curb trials of atrocities committed abroad

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 11:45am by Agence France-Presse in Madrid

    ... minister Li Peng and three other top Chinese officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide in Tibet. That prompted a diplomatic protest from China, a significant economic partner of Spain, ...




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