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Canaries even more popular for cruises as numbers increase

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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The number of cruise passengers received by the Canary Islands reached 1.4 million as at July, which represents an increase of ten per cent over the first seven months of last year. The Ministry of Development has highlighted “the growth of island destinations above the average” and “particularly” that of […]

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Woman freed from paying loans husband acquired without her ...

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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A woman whose husband signed up for credit without her permission or knowledge has been absolved from paying back the debt in a Supreme Court verdict that will set a precedent for similar cases. Generally, in financial terms, a married couple is treated as one body and is jointly liable for […]

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Spain joins in global climate strike: Demonstrations in almost ...

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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Hundreds of thousands of residents hit the street yesterday (Friday) across Spain, joining in with a global strike calling for urgent action to halt climate change. Although the climate march in Madrid was the largest – with over 100,000 joining in – almost every large or medium-sized town nationwide staged their […]

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Sanchez Calls on Catalan Leaders to Repudiate Acts of Violence

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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Spain’s acting Prime Minister called on leaders of Catalonia’s independence movement to repudiate violence in any form as the country braces for protests that could follow the trial of separatist leaders. “Their error has been total,” Pedro Sanchez told a meeting of Socialist Party officials in Madrid, referring to the […]

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Operation Puerto: Spanish legal system ‘thwarted’ ...

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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The “slow-paced Spanish legal system” has stopped anti-doping chiefs taking action against 11 drug cheats connected to a major blood-doping ring. The World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) was testing samples from athletes linked to Operation Puerto, which began in 2006. But it cannot name the 11 athletes identified because the 10-year […]

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Barcelona gets tiny fine over Griezmann signing

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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The Spanish soccer federation has given Barcelona what amounts to a token fine of 300 euros ($329) for negotiating with Antoine Griezmann while he was still under contract with Atlético Madrid. Barcelona paid the France forward’s buyout clause of 120 million euros ($131 million) this summer, but Atlético made a […]

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Dozens of migrants in a wooden canoe rescued off Canary Islands

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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ARGUINEGUIN, Spain – Dozens of African migrants attempting to reach the Canary Islands in a battered wooden canoe were rescued in waters off the Spanish archipelago on Thursday, emergency services said. The 37 migrants, including a child, were rescued by the Spanish coastguard six miles off the island of Gran Canaria […]

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7 Catalans jailed as judge opens probe on terrorism charges

Laura | September 30, 2019 close
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Seven Catalan separatists have been jailed as Spain’s National Court probes whether their alleged plans to commit violent acts with explosives amount to terrorism. An investigating judge on Thursday found signs that the activists could be part of a pro-secession organization that allegedly intends to use “any means, including violent ones” […]

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Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol rejects chance to return ...

Laura | September 26, 2019 close
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Former Barcelona captain Carles Puyol has rejected the chance to rejoin the club as a general manager in place of Pep Segura who left in July by mutual consent. President Josep Maria Bartomeu said this month he was hopeful of convincing Puyol to return to Camp Nou, where he played as a […]

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Rare albino tiger kept as trophy pet by drug runners at luxury ...

Laura | September 26, 2019 close
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Police were shocked to find the extremely rare animal being kept next to a swimming pool in a Spanish villa where a vast amount of weapons and drugs where found. A couple who bragged about owning one of only 20 albino tigers in the world as a caged pet have […]

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40 arrested after widespread drug gang smashed

Laura | September 26, 2019 close
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Policia Nacional have detained 40 people in connection with a widespread drug trafficking opertion which spanned Alicante, Madrid, Valencia and Barcelona. Officers carried out over a dozen raids and blocked 600 bank accounts related to the gangs activities, and were suspected of being used for money laundering. The operation – […]

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Sanchez commits national support to global climate change ...

Laura | September 26, 2019 close
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Acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez has committed government support of over €350m over five years in support of a number of international funds to tackle climate change. Speaking at the UN Climate Summit in New York, he said Spain would offer significant support to the UN’s Green Climate Fund. He […]