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Spanish police arrest 6 on suspicion of links to ISIS

2016-02-07 14:31

Spanish police say they have arrested six suspected members of a jihadi cell linked to Islamic State and Jabhat al-Nusra militants during raids in the eastern provinces of Valencia and Alicante.

Rescuers tow capsized cargo ship to safety

2016-02-02 16:59

Rescuers have begun towing a cargo ship that had been adrift for five days and was threatening to run aground in southwestern France.

Spain court finds captain, insurer liable for oil spill

2016-01-26 17:50

Spain's Supreme Court has found the captain of the Prestige tanker, the British ship insurer and its owner liable for a devastating 2002 oil spill.

British woman dies on Spanish holiday island, husband held

2016-01-23 20:04

Emergency services on the Spanish Balearic Island of Mallorca say they were called to attend a woman who appeared to have been strangled with a cellphone charger cable.

Two probed for 'killing' 72 piglets by jumping on them

2016-01-20 17:03

Spanish police say they are investigating two young farm workers for animal cruelty after they allegedly killed 72 piglets by jumping on them while the other filmed.

Pets head to church in Spain

2016-01-17 20:19

Dogs, cats, rabbits and even iguanas, many decked out in colourful sweaters to keep warm, have trooped into Spanish churches for a blessing on the Day of Saint Anthony, patron saint of animals.

Spain: Autopsy planned on US couple's child

2016-01-07 20:14

Spanish police say an autopsy is planned for the decomposed body of a seven-year-old that was found in the US couple's house.

Spain seizes 3 tons of cocaine

2016-01-05 14:52

Spanish police say they have seized three tons of cocaine and arrested 12 suspected drug smugglers from Spain, Britain and the Netherlands.

Siblings nabbed for keeping brother locked up

2015-12-29 19:05

Spanish police say they are detaining two people who kept their 59-year-old brother locked up in "inhuman conditions" in a tiny, roofless room.

100s of migrants storm Spanish border post

2015-12-25 15:27

Hundreds of African migrants have stormed a barbed wire-topped border fence between Morocco and the Spanish territory of Ceuta and 185 made it across, the Red Cross says.

 

Stricken 'moving mountain' ship towed into Spanish port

2016-02-04 05:14

A stricken cargo ship carrying timber from west Africa has been successfully towed into the northern Spanish port of Bilbao after a days-long salvage operation prevented it from crashing into the neighbouring French coast.

Coalition adapts Iraq training to breach ISIS defences

2016-01-27 22:38

US-led coalition troops have adapted their training for Iraqi forces to teach them how to breach Islamic State group defences in larger-scale combined assaults on jihadist strongholds.

Quake strikes under Mediterranean, 26 hurt

2016-01-25 20:47

At least 26 people have sustained light injuries in the Spanish enclave of Melilla, when an unusually strong earthquake struck under the Mediterranean Sea.

Mild winter sees Pyrenees brown bears stay up

2016-01-21 21:27

Several brown bears in the Pyrenees mountains that separate Spain from France have ditched their usual hibernation for food as winter temperatures remain unusually clement.

Mother, daughter go on trial in Spain for shooting of politician

2016-01-20 12:14

A mother and her daughter have gone on trial in Spain for shooting dead a ruling party politician in broad daylight after the younger woman lost her job with a local council, in a case that shocked the country.

Princess Cristina heads to court for tax fraud trial

2016-01-11 11:29

Princess Cristina and her husband heads to court for the start of an historic trial that marks the first time a member of Spain's royal family has faced criminal charges since the monarchy was restored in 1975.

Couple arrested in Spain after body of child found

2016-01-06 21:05

Spanish police say they have arrested an American couple after the decomposed body of a child was found under blankets in their family home.

Facade of warehouse collapses onto Spanish street, 5 injured

2016-01-02 15:58

Spanish emergency services say five people have been taken to a hospital with injuries after the front wall of a warehouse collapsed onto a street in the southwestern Madrid suburb of Fuenlabrada.

Spain deploys firefighting aircraft to combat wildfires

2015-12-28 09:56

The government says it has deployed firefighting aircraft to combat over 40 wildfires in remote mountaintop locations in northern and central Spain amid unseasonably warm weather and low rainfall.

African migrants hit it big in El Gordo lottery

2015-12-24 20:15

About 35 African migrants, including at least one rescued at sea from an overcrowded wooden boat, are among the top prize winners of Spain's "The Fat One" Christmas lottery.

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