Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Spain’s Covid-19 death toll could be 60% higher than reported, El Pais claims

An El Pais investigation published on Sunday found that the official figure of 28,432 deaths is likely far less than the true number of people who have died with the virus.  Spain’s official death toll only includes people who had a confirmed Covid-19 diagnosis, and not those who were suspected of having it but were never […]

Untold Tales: Sephardic Jewry in Spain and the Ottoman Empire, Where White Slavery Flourished

Sencha MacRae takes a deeper look at the Moorish Conquest of Spain and the rise of the Ottoman Empire as well as slavery in the Ottoman Empire. Source Article from http://www.renegadetribune.com/untold-tales-sephardic-jewry-in-spain-and-the-ottoman-empire-where-white-slavery-flourished/ FacebookTwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

China Is Openly GeoEngineering The Weather Over An Area Three Times The Size of Spain

Since 2013 China has been creating 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year. The country is now embarking on its biggest rainmaking project ever. In terms of the plan, announced this month, Chinese authorities intend to force rainfall and snow over 1.6 million sq km (620,000 sq miles), an area roughly three times the […]

Study finds half of ‘terror suspects’ arrested in Spain are Moroccan

     Almost half of people arrested in Spain on terrorism charges are Morocco-born or of Moroccan descent, a study by Spanish think tank Elcano Royal Institute has found. Based on information from their database of terrorist activities between 2013 and 2017, the study found that approximately 46 per cent of the 233 people arrested or […]

Iran, Spain ink oil deal

SHANA– The international department of the Iranian Ministry of Petroleum signed a memorandum of understanding with the representative board of Spanish firms in Tehran with the aim of enhancing oil and gas relations. The deal was signed on the sidelines of the 23rd Iran oil and gas show on Monday between Hossein Esmaeili Shahmirzadi, director […]

Donald Trump’s Doppelganger Spotted in Spain

It looks like Donald Trump has a twin, a female potato farmer from rural Spain Dolores Leis Antelo from Nanton, La Coruna, has become a viral sensation after a photo revealing her uncanny resemblance to the US president was shared online. Se llama Dolores Leis, es gallega y se dedica a la agricultura, su foto […]

China To Make It Rain Over Area 3 Times The Size of Spain

Since 2013 China has been creating 55 billion tons of artificial rain a year. The country is now embarking on its biggest rainmaking project ever. In terms of the plan, announced this month, Chinese authorities intend to force rainfall and snow over 1.6 million sq km (620,000 sq miles), an area roughly three times the […]

Storm hits Cadiz, Spain destroys cars, boats and buildings but reveals long lost Roman ruins

     Even the southwestern most tip of Spain was not immune to a battering as Storm Emma swept across Spain last week. While much of the rest of the peninsula was covered in a blanket of snow last week, the province of Cadiz was buffeted by torrential rains, strong winds, high seas, and even a […]

‘Feminist strike’: International Women’s Day sees transport & work chaos in Spain

It is the first time there has been a nationwide “feminist strike” in Spain and organizers say it aims to highlight sexual discrimination and domestic violence. The rail network and Madrid’s underground is disrupted as 10 unions participate in 24 hour work stoppages. The country’s two largest unions, Workers’ Commissions and the General Union of Workers, […]

Top court insists fugitive Catalan leader must return to Spain to be re-inaugurated

Puigdemont, who faces charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement of funds for his role in the Catalan referendum and subsequent declaration of independence from Spain, cannot assume presidential duties in absentia, Spain’s Constitutional Court ruled on Saturday. The deposed Catalan President must be present for his inaugural ceremony in Barcelona after he secures a permit […]

Spain’s foreign minister falls ill during Davos debate (VIDEO)

Dastis was in the second row of the audience watching a World Bank Live talk on tackling inequality when he fell ill. According to Spain’s El Mundo, after receiving medical aid from a doctor, the foreign minister regained full consciousness. The incident was caught on a World Bank livestream of a discussion which included Colombia’s […]

Former Catalonian president threatened with arrest if he returns to Spain, says he’ll work from "afar"

     Catalonia‘s former president, a fugitive sought by Spain over a foiled secession bid, will travel to Denmark next week for a university debate despite the possible risk of arrest, officials said Friday. Carles Puigdemont plans to make the trip to Copenhagen as he tries to get his old job back and step up the […]

Slow-moving meteor fireball filmed over Spain

     This beautiful meteor, which resembles a Christmas star, was spotted over Spain on Dec. 23, at 22:07 local time (21:07 universal time). It was produced by a fragment from a comet that hit the atmosphere at about 43000 km/h. The meteor overflew the Mediterranean Sea. It began at a height of around 93 km, […]

Navy Commander: Iran to send fleets of warships to Italy, Spain, Algeria

FNA- Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi announced the country’s plans to dispatch flotillas of warships to Italy, Spain and Algeria. “The Italian fleets of warships have made several visits to Bandar Abbas (a Southern port city in Iran) so far and we have friendly relations with the Italian Navy now and […]

Spain running out of jamon after Chinese develop taste for it, prices soar

Jamón ibérico – the culinary pride of Spain – has finally found its “right place in the market, alongside high-end caviar and truffles,” René Lemée, the head of exports for the Cinco Jotas brand, told El Pais on Saturday. He said that the economic crisis in Spain has pushed the country’s exports, allowing many people, […]

Nightclub dancefloor collapses in Spain injuring 22 (VIDEOS, PHOTOS)

The floor of the Butterfly gay club gave away at around 2.30am Sunday. Revellers plunged one storey and crashed into the basement below. The island’s fire brigade released photos and videos showing the extent of the damage. The footage shows that the floor caved in entirely, leaving pulverized concrete and rubble piled up on the […]

The Price of Chaos Rises in Spain

During a visit yesterday to Barcelona, the organizers of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile event, warned the City Council that unless the political situation stabilizes in Catalonia, they will be looking for an alternative venue after 2018. Barcelona has hosted the annual event every year since 2006 and it brings in billions of […]

COMMENTARY: Freemasonry In Spain – Why Did General Franco Hate The Freemasons So Much?

A few weeks later, a Spanish bishop suspended a priest for being a mason, while the Catholic Church’s Infovaticana magazine accused the organization of a range of crimes, including murder. Spain’s Grand Lodge brushed off the incidents in a humorous article in its publication, El Oriente, pointing out that the founders of three of the […]

Catalonia’s leaders should be jailed pending probe – Spain’s state prosecutor

The prosecutor’s office requested the jailing of Catalonian Vice-President Oriol Junqueras and seven other officials charged with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement of public funds, while the probe is ongoing, La Vanguardia reports. The prosecutor requested, however, that counselor Santi Vila, who resigned from government before Catalonia declared independence, be released on bail of €50,000. On […]

Spain’s constitutional court cancels Catalonia declaration of independence

READ MORE: Catalonia’s Puigdemont vows to respect December 21 election in Brussels speech The news came as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont was giving a speech in Brussels, his first since Madrid filed charges against him and he fled to Belgium. Earlier the Spanish attorney general filed a lawsuit against the secessionist leaders over their push […]

Thousands rally for unity with Spain in Barcelona (WATCH LIVE)

The pro-unity demonstration on Sunday was organized by the Catalan Civil Society group. The same organization was behind a similar mass rally in Barcelona three weeks ago, when police estimated around 350,000 people took to the streets. Organizers then claimed the figure was over 900,000. The current march aims to defend Spain’s unity and reject […]

Catalonians Celebrate Independence Vote, Spain Dissolves Cabinet

People held up signs in favor of independence, but also demanding the release of the two civil society leaders imprisoned since Monday last week on sedition charges. It was not only in the Catalan capital that pro-independence supporters looked forward to seeing their long-awaited political goal achieved. Other cities and towns around Catalonia also saw […]

Spain Sacks Catalan Government For Declaring Independence

The Spanish government is to seize control of Catalonia after the region’s parliament voted to establish an independent republic. BREAKING: Catalan parliament votes in favor of declaring independence from Spain https://t.co/ad177buIdI pic.twitter.com/tjoPGjTMdT — RT (@RT_com) October 27, 2017 The country’s worst political crisis in 40 years has now reached new and dangerous heights. Spain’s central […]

Catalonia and Spain Enter Dangerous Uncharted Territory

Today was one of the strangest days of my life. I woke up in a constitutional monarchy called Spain and will go to bed, the same bed, in a newly proclaimed republic. Catalonia’s impossible dream has finally come true, but it could be extremely short lived, and it could have very damaging long lasting […]

Spain & Catalonia headed for a collision course

The Catalan crisis is nearing its culmination as Madrid and Barcelona make bold moves against each other, increasing the possibility of a violent conflict and “tanks on the streets” of Catalonia, politicians and analysts warn. Friday’s events in Spain represents the rubicon – with the Catalan Parliament unilaterally declaring independence and […]

Spain tries to impose Francoesque rule after Catalonia declared independence

nsnbc : The central government of Spain on Saturday moved to seize direct control of Catalonia, sacking its government institutions and police chief a day […]

Ripples From Catalan Referendum Could Extend Beyond Spain

Above Photo: A man waves an estelada, or Catalonia independence flag, during a gathering at Plaza Catalonia in Barcelona on the day of the referendum. Photograph: Emilio Morenatti/AP Catalonia is not unique: all over Europe groups are seeking to redefine identity and rejecting the centralised state The Spanish government’s attempted suppression of Catalonia’s independence referendum by brute […]

Spain: Catalonia To Be Abolished

The Spanish government declared on Saturday that Catalonia is to be completely abolished and its parliament will be absorbed into The Congreso de los Diputados. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said at a press conference Saturday that Catalonia will be administered directly from Madrid and has called for a snap election to restore order in the region. […]

Catalonia Crisis: Spain Moves to Suspend Autonomy

Catalonia Crisis: Spain Moves to Suspend Autonomy October 19th, 2017 Via: BBC: Spain is to start suspending Catalonia’s autonomy from Saturday, as the region’s leader threatens to declare independence. The government said ministers would meet to activate Article 155 of the constitution, allowing it […]

Deadly wildfires sweep across Portugal and northern Spain killing at least 39 (UPDATE)

     Hurricane Ophelia’s strong winds are blamed for fanning flames of deadly forest fires in Portugal and Spain At least six people have been killed and around 25 others injured – mainly firefighters – during Portugal’s worst day of the year for forest fires. Around 500 blazes were reported in the country’s central and northern […]

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