Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Royals attend military parade marking Spain’s Day

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over Spain’s annual military parade in central Madrid Tuesday, in celebration of the country’s national day. The royal couple were joined by their daughter the Princess Sofia and Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, on a crisp morning in the Spanish capital. A large crowd watched on, […]

Pedro Sánchez calls for unity as Spain celebrates National Day

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has called for unity as the country celebrates its national day. In a tweet, the Socialist leader expressed hope that Spanish citizens would celebrate “commitment, solidarity, cooperation, multilateralism”. “Let us claim what unites us, what makes us great as a society, what makes Spain a welcoming, open, diverse country … […]

Spain’s government eyes rent controls in new housing bill

Spain’s left-wing ruling coalition wants to rein in soaring housing costs by imposing rent increase caps on landlords who own 10 or more residential properties. Opposition parties and leaders of business organisations have criticised the proposal as an improper intervention in the free market by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s government. Government ministers approved draft […]

DNA Analysis of Spain’s Segorbe Giant Reveals Ancient Ethnic Cleansing

Genetic experts have completed a full sequencing of a DNA sample obtained from a 1,000-year-old skeleton unearthed in 1999 in an ancient Islamic cemetery near the village of Segorbe, Spain, which is located a short distance inland from the Mediterranean coastal city of Valencia. Nicknamed “the Segorbe Giant” because of his unusual height (74 inches […]

Constitutional Lawyer: “Federal Gov’t is a Foreign Power as Much as Spain or France”

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Thousands Flee as Volcano Erupts on Spain’s La Palma Island, Homes Destroyed

LA PALMA, Spain—The Canary Islands’ first volcanic eruption in 50 years has forced the evacuation of about 5,000 people, including about 500 tourists, officials said on Monday, adding they were hopeful they would not need to evacuate more people. The volcano erupted on Sunday, shooting lava hundreds of metres into the air, engulfing houses and […]

Volcano erupts on Spain’s island of La Palma

A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for 1,000 people as lava flows crept toward isolated homes on the mountain. Video from the National Geographic Institute of Spain showed dramatic images of huge red streams of lava […]

Volcano Erupts On La Palma In Spain’s Canary Islands

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Spain (AP) — A volcano on Spain’s Atlantic Ocean island of La Palma erupted Sunday after a weeklong buildup of seismic activity, prompting authorities to speed up evacuations for 1,000 people as lava flows crept toward isolated mountain homes. The Canary Islands Volcanology Institute reported the eruption near the southern end […]

French actor Marion Cotillard wins award at Spain’s top film festival

French actor Marion Cotillard has been honoured with a lifetime achievement award at Spain’s most important film festival. Spanish film favourite Penelope Cruz gave a tearful Cottilard a hug after the win was announced on Friday night in San Sebastian. After receiving her Donostia award, the star of La Vie en Rose spoke of the […]

Spain to cut energy taxes amid anger over soaring electricity costs

Spain’s government has introduced a series of measures in an attempt to drive down household electricity costs. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said he wants to curtail the “exceptional benefits” for energy companies under current regulations. Wholesale electricity prices have surged to record highs in recent months and triggered outcry from consumer associations across Spain. Spanish […]

Netherlands, Belgium supplant Spain as main gateways into Europe for cocaine

Belgium and the Netherlands have become the main hubs for cocaine trafficking to Europe, supplanting Spain as the main route of entry into European countries, Europol said on Tuesday. The report from the European police agency noted that criminal organisations, from Colombia especially, are using the ports of Rotterdam (Netherlands), Hamburg (Germany) and especially Antwerp […]

Suspected homophobic attack prompts Spain to convene commission on hate speech

Spain has been left in shock after a violent homophobic assault on a man in broad daylight in central Madrid. The 20-year-old victim was attacked by eight masked men in the lobby of his apartment building in the fashionable Malasaña district on Sunday evening. Police said the attackers used homophobic language, slashed the man’s mouth […]

Spain and Portugal brace for wildfires amid forecasts for a scorching heatwave

Spain and Portugal are bracing for wildfires in the coming days with temperatures forecast to exceed 40°C on the Iberian peninsula. Portugal’s prime minister warned on Wednesday that the hot weather increases the threat of blazes, which in 2017 killed more than 100 people in his country. Spain’s weather service forecast a heatwave until Monday […]

Spain mulls ban on expressions of support for dictator Franco

Spain’s government has approved draft legislation to outlaw expressions of support for the former dictator Francisco Franco. The proposed “Law on Democratic Memory” would also ban organisations that praise the policies and leaders of Spain’s 20th-century dictatorship. The Socialist-led coalition has long-sought to outlaw anyone who supports Franco’s rule and demean “the dignity of the […]

Spain’s top court rules pandemic lockdown ‘unconstitutional’

The ruling said that the limitations on movement violated citizens’ basic rights July 14, 2021 (Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Last year’s stay-at-home lockdown order by the government under a state of emergency was unconstitutional, Spain’s constitutional court has ruled on Wednesday. The court ruling was in response to a suit filed […]

Europol announces 13 arrests in police crackdown on Romania-Spain sex trafficking gang

A network of human traffickers who lured victims into prostitution using the so-called ‘lover boy’ method has been broken up by Spanish and Romanian police. Thirteen people were arrested and 16 buildings raided in two crackdowns by the Policía Nacional and Poliția Română, which took place in Spain in February and Romania in June 2021. […]

Call for fresh restrictions as Spain’s unvaccinated youth bear brunt of COVID cases

A huge resurgence of coronavirus cases have hit Spain in recent weeks – and the young are bearing the brunt. Despite a relatively successful vaccination campaign in the context of other European countries – Spain is nearing 50 per cent of the population fully vaccinated – other factors have conspired to send the number of […]

Italy advance to Euro 2020 final after shootout win over Spain

Jorginho converted the decisive penalty kick on Tuesday night to give Italy a 4-2 shootout win over Spain and a spot in the European Championship final. Italy will face either England or Denmark on Sunday, depending on who wins Wednesday’s semi-final. The match finished 1-1 after extra time and provided Italy with its toughest test […]

Spain protest against homophobia after gay man murdered

More than three thousand people gathered in central Madrid to protest a suspected homophobic attack in which a 24-year old man died last week . Protesters demanded justice for Samuel Luiz Muñiz, 24, who died on Saturday in Coruña after being brutally beaten. According to the Government Delegation, some 3,000 protesters carried banners bearing slogans […]

Spain’s government approves tougher laws on sexual consent and harassment

Spain’s government approved legislation that aims to crack down on sexual violence and harassment with new punishments. The bill — known as the “Only yes means yes” law — has also set out offences related to sexual consent. “Consent is recognised only when a person has freely demonstrated it through actions which, in the context […]

Nationwide protests held in Spain over suspected homophobic killing

The brutal killing of a 24-year-old man in northwestern Spain has sparked nationwide demonstrations from LGBT+ groups. Samuel Luiz was found unconscious at the weekend outside a nightclub in A Coruña, after being beaten. Emergency services failed to revive him and he died on Saturday morning. Major protests have been held in a number of […]

Bizarre own-goal helps Spain advance to last 16 at Euro 2020

A bizarre blunder by the goalkeeper helped Spain find its scoring touch at the European Championship. And it also helped them advance to the round of 16. An embarrassing own-goal by goalkeeper Martin Dúbravka in the first half put Spain on its way to a 5-0 victory Wednesday, coming only minutes after the hosts had […]

4 UK Pilots DEAD After Cow Runa 19 Stings While Spain and Russia Prohibit the Stung from Flying

Home » Disasters, Europe, Health » 4 UK Pilots DEAD After Cow Runa 19 Stings While Spain and Russia Prohibit the Stung from Flying     A man claiming to be a friend with a British Airways pilot has stated that 3 pilots have just died within the past week shortly after receiving COVID-19 injections, […]

Euro 2020: Lewandowski gives Poland 1-1 draw against Spain

Robert Lewandowski helped keep Poland alive at the Euro 2020 on Saturday by scoring a second-half equalizer in a 1-1 draw with Spain. Álvaro Morata ended his scoring drought by putting Spain ahead in the 25th minute. But Lewandowski evened the score in the 54th with a header that marked his third-ever goal with the […]

Activists from Italy, Spain, Slovenia protest treatment of migrants on Bosnia-Croatia border

Activists briefly blocked the Croatia-Bosnian border on Saturday in a protest to highlight the European Union’s migration policies. About 100 people from different human rights organizations across Europe gathered near the border in Maljevac, Croatia and held up traffic for about two hours. Police attended the protest but no incidents were reported. The demonstrators, who […]

4 British Airways Pilots DEAD Following COVID-19 Injections – Spain and Russia Prohibit ‘Vaccinated’ from Air Travel

by Brian Shilhavy A man claiming to be a friend with a British Airways pilot has stated that 3 pilots have just died within the past week shortly after receiving COVID-19 injections, and his recording has gone viral on social media. Image source from social media and on Rueters.com Here is the recording (let us […]

EURO 2020: This is your quick guide to Spain – form, fixtures and players to watch

Nearly a decade on from Spain’s third consecutive tournament victory in 2012, their squad has gone through a dramatic rebuild. Only Sergio Busquets remains from the side that won the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and a new crop of Spanish players have the country dreaming once again. Despite falling short in their last […]

Spain Releases Skin-Tone Stamps To Combat Racism, Makes Lighter Ones More Expensive

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s postal service is feeling a backlash from its attempt to highlight racial inequality. State-owned Correos España this week issued a set of four stamps in different skin-colored tones. The darker the stamp, the lower the price. The lightest color costs 1.60 euros ($1.95). The darkest one costs 0.70 euros ($0.85). Consigue […]

Spain begins vaccinating 30,000 homeless people

A COVID-19 vaccination programme begins today for thousands of homeless people in Spain. Around 30,000 have been left behind in the inoculation rollout. The administration has begun a tailored plan to make sure everyone gets the vaccine, even if they live on the streets. At one of the largest homeless shelters in the country, nearly […]

Ancient Roman Baths in Spain Discovered in Pristine Condition

The Battle of Trafalgar, right off the coast from Cape Trafalgar is the site of one of European history’s most famous battles – Napoleon’s fleet, with his Spanish allies, getting routed by the British Royal Navy in 1805. The sand dunes of Cape Trafalgar have recently emerged as the site of the latest Roman baths […]

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