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Concern as Spanish activist probed for saving drowning migrants

2018-01-11 06:42

For years Helena Maleno made calls to the Spanish coastguards about migrant boats, potentially saving the lives of thousands of people attempting the treacherous crossing to Europe.

More than 200 migrants storm Morocco-Spain border

2018-01-07 12:37

More than 200 African migrants have stormed over a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, officials say, leaving some of them and a police officer injured.

Spain pulls police reinforcements back from Catalonia

2017-12-27 16:03

Spain's Interior Ministry says it is withdrawing thousands of police reinforcements who were deployed to its north-eastern region of Catalonia in the run-up to an attempted referendum on the region's independence.

Catalan separatists win absolute parliamentary majority

2017-12-22 07:43

Catalan separatists have won a crucial snap poll, plunging their region into further uncertainty after a failed independence bid rattled Europe and triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

Jailed or in exile, leaders wrap up Catalan election campaign

2017-12-20 12:44

Campaigning has drawn to a close in Catalonia's regional election, a potential turning point in Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

Worlds oldest man turns 113 - and celebrates with a glass of milk!

2017-12-14 16:57

A slice of cake and a glass of milk for breakfast was how a 113-year-old widower celebrated his birthday.

Catalan crisis paralyses Spanish politics

2017-12-06 14:31

A 2018 budget that has still not been approved, a constitutional reform left hanging in the air... Far from a mere territorial issue, the Catalan crisis has also paralysed Spanish politics as a whole.

Catalan leader Puigdemont faces Belgian extradition hearing

2017-12-04 14:30

Axed Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont faces an extradition hearing in Belgium on Monday as Spain seeks to have him sent back to face sedition charges over his region's independence drive.

Fate of jailed Catalan leaders to be decided

2017-12-01 17:26

A Spanish Supreme Court judge will decide whether or not to release 10 separatist leaders who were jailed pending a probe into their role in Catalonia's independence drive.

Lionel Messi's RS 5, Sergio Busquets' R8... FC Barcelona players sport new Audis

2017-12-01 09:59

Football juggernauts, FC Barcelona, received the keys to their new Audis that they will be driving for the 2017/18 season.

 

'Dead' prisoner wakes up just before autopsy

2018-01-10 17:39

Spanish morgue workers were given a major fright when a prisoner who had been declared dead after an apparent suicide attempt woke up just as they prepared to perform an autopsy, authorities say.

Storm Eleanor batters Europe, bringing chaos and destruction

2018-01-04 11:25

Winter storm Eleanor is sweeping across Europe, bringing death, damage and disruption, snarling transport networks and cutting power to tens of thousands of people.

Catalan separatists deal blow to Madrid

2017-12-22 21:07

With their leaders in exile or jail, Catalan separatists are scrambling to reap the benefits of defeating Spain's central government in a divisive regional election.

Catalans vote in bid to solve independence crisis

2017-12-21 17:16

Catalans have voted in a crucial election that could mark a turning point for their region, just two months after a failed secession bid triggered Spain's worst political crisis in decades.

Spain blasts Catalan independence drive as 'post-truth'

2017-12-18 21:09

Spain lambasted the Catalan independence bid as "post-truth" and "a big show" that cheated its supporters, accusing separatist leaders of knowing all along that their campaign was not viable.

Fernando Alonso's F1 race suit up for auction

2017-12-12 11:25

Fernando Alonso's race suit from the 2015 Russian Grand Prix will be auctioned off for charity.

Judge refuses to free 4 Catalan leaders as elections near

2017-12-04 18:14

Catalonia's sacked vice president Oriol Junqueras and three other separatist leaders will remain in prison during a probe over their role in the region's independence drive.

Rajoy pledges economic boost if 'normalcy' returns to Catalonia

2017-12-03 08:06

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says the country's economic growth could reach 3% next year if Catalonia returns to "normalcy" after the region's secessionist drive.

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FC Barcelona footballers were treated to new Audis for the remainder of the football campaign.

FC Barcelona footballers were treated to new Audis for the remainder of the football campaign.

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Volvo's new SA-bound XC40: We have prices, details

2017-11-28 15:16

The new Volvo XC40, the Swedish automaker's answer to the popular premium compact SUV segment, is on its way to South Africa. We have prices and details.

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