Posts Tagged ‘madrid’

Row between Madrid and Rabat heats up over Western Sahara rebel leader

The leader of Western Sahara’s independence movement, whose presence in Spain has angered the Moroccan government, will appear via video link before a Spanish court today to answer allegations of torture and genocide. Brahim Ghali’s treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital in Spain has soured relations between Madrid and Rabat. Ghali heads the Polisario Front, […]

Madrid election centers on virus response, rise of far right

Madrid residents are voting Tuesday for a new regional assembly in an election that tests the depths of resistance to virus lockdown measures and the divide between left and right-wing parties. Polling stations opened at 9 a.m. with strict requirements to prevent the spread of the coronavirus: double masks, separated entrance and exit paths for […]

Concerns about radical, anti-Zionist parties ahead of Madrid elections

Concerns are being raised about the possible ascent to power in the Spanish region of Madrid of far-left, anti-Zionist parties who have a history of ardent support for boycotting Israel and whose leaders have made troubling comments about Israel and the Holocaust. The regional elections for Madrid which has a population of 6.6 million people including between […]

Real Madrid beats FC Barcelona to take La Liga lead

Real Madrid beat rivals Barcelona 2-1 at home in an entertaining, rain-soaked ‘Clasico’ on Saturday to stretch their winning run to six games in all competitions and go top of La Liga for the first time in three months.Karim Benzema put the champions in charge at a soggy Alfredo di Stefano stadium with a delightful […]

Spain’s deputy PM resigns in high-stakes Madrid presidency bid after local govt calls snap election to avoid no-confidence vote

The left-wing deputy prime minister of Spain, Pablo Iglesias, has resigned and thrown his hat in the ring for the presidency of Madrid after the region’s government was forced out last week in a dramatic day for Spanish politics. On Monday, the Madrid-born leader of the Podemos party announced his resignation and intention to replace […]

Madrid will not shut its borders for Easter, region’s president says, defying Covid measures adopted by rest of Spain

The Madrid region will be the only one in Spain without a Covid-19 border shutdown for Easter, its President Isabel Diaz Ayuso said on Wednesday following a meeting of top-level health chiefs. Spain’s Interterritorial Council of the National Health System (CISNS) met to approve a number of health measures for Spanish regional and national holidays, […]

Madrid set for early elections after regional government collapses

Spain’s political landscape has been shaken after the regional government in Madrid split and called an early election. The region’s president, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, announced on Wednesday the right-wing coalition in the Spanish capital — consisting of the liberal Ciudadanos (Citizens) party and the conservative Partido Popular (PP) — had been dissolved, less than two […]

Jewish Youth in Spain Urge Madrid University to Expel Neo-Nazi Activist Who Delivered Antisemitic Rant at Far Right Rally

Antisemitic graffiti at the Jewish cemetery in Hoyo de Manzanares, near Madrid. Photo: Twitter. Jewish students in Spain this week demanded the expulsion from a Madrid university of a neo-Nazi activist who delivered a viciously antisemitic speech at a rally earlier this month. The Federation of Jewish Youth in Spain (FEJJE), supported by the European […]

Madrid RUNS OUT of Covid-19 jabs, halts vaccinations for two weeks

Spain’s capital region of Madrid has halted new inoculations against Covid-19 as it is running out of vaccine doses, its deputy president has revealed, adding that immunization goals are unlikely to be met due to low supply. The region has stopped administering vaccines to new recipients, and is instead keeping a small stockpile of doses […]

Madrid declared a ‘disaster zone’ after storm Filomena hammers the Spanish capital

The Madrid area has been declared a “disaster zone” by the national government after extreme weather and snowstorms left the city crippled. The move means the affected areas can receive financial aid to alleviate the storm damage. On Tuesday, Spain’s Council of Ministers approved the disaster declaration for the Community of Madrid and Castilla-La Mancha, […]

Spaniards SKIING & dog-sledding on Madrid streets as freak blizzards kill 3 (VIDEOS)

Scores of people in Madrid neglected calls by the authorities to stay home and flocked outside to engage in winter activities, as the Spanish capital was paralyzed by the biggest snowfall in half a century, leaving three dead. Storm Filomena, which buried Madrid under a record 50 centimeters of snow on Friday, became a disaster […]

Madrid Enforces Emergency Measure Even After Court Rejects Lockdown

Sam JonesThe Guardian © Manu Fernández/APA customer sits inside a bar in Madrid on Friday. The Spanish government has declared a state of emergency to keep Madrid in partial lockdown as countries across Europe struggle to deal with the continuing surge in new coronavirus cases. The move came as Italy logged more than 5,000 new […]

Madrid clashes with central government over tougher COVID restrictions

Madrid is clashing with Spain’s central government over whether to impose tighter COVID-19 lockdown restrictions. Spain’s health ministry on Thursday gave regions two days to implement strict new limits. They include limits on social gatherings and shop opening hours and restricts trips in and out of any large cities that have recorded a two-week infection […]

Shoplifting scandal forces Madrid premier to resign

CCTV footage published by OK Diario Wednesday showed Cristina Cifuentes emptying her handbag in front of a supermarket security guard after being accused of taking two pots of anti-aging cream worth €40 ($50). The 53-year-old politician from the ruling People’s Party (PP) said taking the cream was an “involuntarily error.” The incident took place in […]

Deepening Tehran-Madrid ties beneficial to both nations

president.ir- President of the Islamic Republic of Iran referred to the ample opportunities and potentials for deepening ties between Iran and Spain and stressed efforts to develop and cement relations between the two countries in all fields of mutual interest. President Hassan Rouhani met with Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain Alfonso Dastis […]

Catalonia Defies Madrid – Goes to Polls to Vote for Independence

Despite various efforts by the Spanish central government in Madrid, Polls opened in the province of Catalonia. Prior to the opening of the polls today, fears were palpable that the vote could lead to confrontations between demonstrators and an estimated 5 million – with some 17,000 police deployed to “maintain public order.” Madrid opposed election […]

Far-right demonstrators give Nazi salute at Madrid march (VIDEO)

On Friday, crowds took part in the march to commemorate Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of Falange Espanola, who was executed by the Spanish Republican government on November 20, 1936. Created in 1933, Falange Espanola was a nationalist party inspired by Italian fascism. People were seen lighting torches, holding their right arms aloft […]

Thousands rally for Spanish unity in Madrid (VIDEO, PHOTO)

“Prison for Puigdemont!” opponents of Catalonia’s independence shouted, referring to Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, whose government was sacked by Madrid on Friday following the region’s declaration of independence. Crowds gathered at the Plaza de Colon in Madrid. They waved Spanish flags and shouted pro-unity slogans such as “Long live Spain!” and “Catalonia is […]

MADRID SEIZES CONTROL OF CATALONIA AFTER INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION

MADRID SEIZES CONTROL OF CATALONIA AFTER INDEPENDENCE DECLARATION October 27th, 2017 Via: AFP: Spain was plunged into crisis Friday as Madrid seized power from independence-seeking Catalonia, the first curtailment of regional autonomy since the brutal dictatorship of Francisco Franco. After regional lawmakers voted to […]

Catalan President sacked by Madrid calls for peaceful resistance to Spain’s power takeover

In a televised address on Saturday, Puigdemont said Madrid’s decision to suspend the autonomy of the province and appoint Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria as Catalonia’s provisionary head goes against the will of the people. “It’s very clear that the best form of defending the gains made up until now is democratic […]

Madrid Imposes Direct Rule Over Catalonia

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Deadline expired: Madrid on collision course with Barcelona

nsnbc : Spain’s federal government in Madrid has insisted that it will suspend Catalonia’s autonomy after the Catalan government refused to drop the bid […]

Catalonia declared independence; Suspends it for talks with Francoesque Madrid

Christof Lehmann (nsnbc) : Catalonia’s Carles Puigdemont, Tuesday evening, made a formal declaration of independence from Spain to then have it suspended to allow talks […]

Jail and execution: Madrid makes veiled threat to Catalan leader by raising predecessor’s fate

“History should not be repeated. Let’s hope that nothing is declared tomorrow because perhaps the one who declares it will end up like the one declared it 83 years ago,” spokesman for Spain’s ruling People’s Party (PP) Pablo Casado said on Monday. The statement came less than 24 hours ahead of Carles Puigdemont’s address to […]

Madrid sends 20 trucks with beds, kitchens & showers to riot police deployed to Barcelona – media

Catalan leader vows to proclaim independence within days as King Felipe VI blasts ‘disloyalty’ The Spanish Defense Ministry sent aid to the Civil Guard and National Police deployed in the region on Tuesday, Spanish media reported.  “The 41st Logistics Support Group [AALOG 41] of the Spanish Army located in [the city of] Zaragoza has sent […]

Madrid struggles to close Catalonia polling stations on eve of referendum

Catalans have staged numerous protests and occupied polling stations to secure their right to vote. Over six thousand ballot boxes will be used, and there are more than 2,300 polling stations across the region. Google blocks Catalan independence info app following Spanish court ruling The referendum was not authorized by federal authorities and the country’s […]

Madrid Police’s “Diversity Unit” to Work 24/7 During Global Faggot Summit

SpartacusDaily Stormer June 28, 2017 Only people filled with hatred can think this is wrong So they’re holding some grand orgy called the World LGBT Pride 2017 in Madrid, and the authorities are very concerned someone might say mean things about the disease-ridden pedophiles who’ll participate. I can’t imagine why anyone would […]

Madrid Protestors Demand Spain To Take In More Refugees

Amnesty International Communists and useful idiots gather in Madrid to demand that the government opens the borders so more refugees can come in. Spain is next on the list. The Spanish Empire who played such an important role in the history of the world is now being attacked for the last time before our world […]

Madrid: Feminist campaign leads to ‘manspreading’ ban on public transport

     The Spanish capital’s state-owned public transport company, EMT Madrid, has introduced a new manspreading sign which forbids men from spreading their legs too wide while sitting on buses it operates. “The mission of this new icon is to remember the need to maintain civic behavior and to respect the space of everyone on board […]

Thousands march against government austerity policies in Madrid (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Anti-austerity protesters flocked to the city’s streets on Saturday to demand a higher minimum wage, job security, and an end to corruption. The demonstration, calling for improved workers’ rights and a stable pension system, was staged by dozens of trade unions and left-wing political groups. The protesters marched through the city in four columns, dubbed […]

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