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May 26, 2023, 5:26 PM

Killer whales damage boats in Spanish, Portuguese waters in puzzling new behavior

A pod of killer whales repeatedly rammed a yacht in the Strait of Gibraltar this week, damaging it enough to require Spanish rescuers to come to the aid of its four crew members
May 26, 2023, 5:26 PM
Killer whales damage boats in Spanish, Portuguese waters in puzzling new behavior
May 26, 2023, 3:10 PM

Spain takes action against racism after Vinícius case but punishing fans remains a challenge

The attention brought by the latest case of abuse against Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior has taken Spain to what could be a turning point in the fight against racism in soccer
May 26, 2023, 3:10 PM
May 25, 2023, 9:58 PM

4 people accused of hanging Vinícius Júnior effigy released from custody

Four people accused of hanging an effigy of Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior off a highway bridge have been released from custody while still under investigation for perpetrating a hate crime
May 25, 2023, 9:58 PM
May 23, 2023, 11:02 PM

Racial abuse against Vinícius Júnior brings arrests and partial closure of Valencia stadium

Spanish police say they have arrested seven people accused of racially abusing Real Madrid player Vinícius Júnior
May 23, 2023, 11:02 PM
4 people arrested on suspicion of hanging Vinícius Junior effigy off bridge
May 22, 2023, 12:21 PM

New Madrid museum set to unveil five centuries of Spain's royal collections

Spain is set to unveil what is touted as one of Europe’s cultural highlights of the year with the opening in Madrid of The Royal Collections Gallery next month
May 22, 2023, 12:21 PM
May 21, 2023, 3:02 PM

Animal rights activists protest octopus farm plans in Spain

Animal rights activists have gathered in Madrid to protest plans for the construction of a large-scale octopus farm
May 21, 2023, 3:02 PM
May 20, 2023, 8:46 PM

F-18 fighter jet accident at Zaragoza airbase as pilot ejects successfully

The Spanish defense ministry says an F-18 fighter jet has crashed at an airbase in the Spanish city of Zaragoza but the pilot ejected successfully
May 20, 2023, 8:46 PM
F-18 fighter jet accident at Zaragoza airbase as pilot ejects successfully
May 19, 2023, 3:58 PM

Hundreds evacuated as suspected intentional wildfire hits western Spain

Some 700 people have been evacuated from four small towns in western Spain owing to a wildfire fanned by strong winds
May 19, 2023, 3:58 PM
May 12, 2023, 2:19 PM

Spain's Supreme Court upholds 135-year child pornography sentence of teacher who changed name

Spain’s Supreme Court has upheld the 135-year prison sentence of a British teacher and nanny who created and distributed pornography of children in his care after changing his name and moving to another country following previous convictions
May 12, 2023, 2:19 PM
Spain Supreme Court upholds 135-year child pornography sentence of teacher
May 9, 2023, 1:17 PM

Top Spanish court considers far-right challenge to LGBT law

Spain’s Constitutional Court will consider a legal challenge lodged by the far-right Vox party against a new law extending rights for transgender teenagers and encouraging tolerance for sexual diversity in schools
May 9, 2023, 1:17 PM
May 8, 2023, 12:47 PM

Spain records hottest and driest April on record

Drought-stricken Spain says last month was the hottest and driest April since records began in 1961
May 8, 2023, 12:47 PM
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Spain exhumes fascist party founder from Madrid mausoleum

The body of José Antonio Primo de Rivera, the founder of Spain’s fascist Falange movement, has been exhumed from a Madrid mausoleum and transferred to a city cemetery
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Rivalry between Barcelona and Madrid takes turn for worse

The days of a healthy rivalry between Barcelona and Real Madrid are over
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Alves tells judge he had consensual sex with alleged victim

Dani Alves has testified in court and told the judge investigating a sexual assault accusation against him that he had consensual sex with the alleged victim
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Spain's leader apologizes to victims of sexual consent law

Law to increase protection for women freed hundreds of convicted sex offenders.
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Spain: Court releases man charged with sending letter bombs

A magistrate in Spain has ordered the conditional release of a 74-year-old man charged with terrorism for sending six letters containing explosives to high-profile diplomatic and government targets
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Drought will cause crop failures in Spain, farmers warn

The main Spanish farmers' association says drought now affects 60% of the Spanish countryside and is causing “irreversible losses” to more than 3.5 million hectares of crops
1 month ago
Drought will cause crop failures in Spain, farmers warn
2 months ago

Pray for rain: Spanish farmers hold unique Mass amid drought

In drought-stricken Spain, around 250 villagers brought back the faded practice of a special Mass and procession to pray for rain
2 months ago
Pray for rain: Spanish farmers hold unique Mass amid drought
2 months ago

1500 evacuated as Spain's fire season starts early

More than 1,500 people have been evacuated as a major forest fire rages in Spain's eastern Castellon province, marking an early start to the nation’s fire season amid bone dry conditions
2 months ago
Hundreds evacuated as Spain's fire season starts early
2 months ago

Spain's government faces no-confidence vote brought by Vox

Spain’s parliament is debating ahead of a confidence vote brought by the nation’s far-right Vox party against the governing left-wing coalition
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Vinícius Júnior again target of racist insults in Spain

The Spanish league has filed another complaint to authorities following racial insults aimed at Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior
3 months ago
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Spain asks U.S. to begin cleanup of nuclear accident site

Spain says it has asked the United States to start removing soil contaminated with radioactivity after a mid-air collision in 1966 dumped four U.S. hydrogen bombs near the southern Spanish village of Palomares
3 months ago
Spain asks US to begin cleanup of nuclear accident site
3 months ago

Cyberattack hits major hospital in Spanish city of Barcelona

A ransomware cyberattack on one of Barcelona’ s main hospitals has crippled the center’s computer system and forced the cancellation of 150 nonurgent operations and up to 3,000 patient checkups
3 months ago
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Spain: police detain father of 2 sisters slain in Pakistan

Police in Spain have detained the father of two sisters who were victims of so-called “honor killings” while visiting family in Pakistan
3 months ago
Spain: police detain father of 2 sisters slain in Pakistan
3 months ago

Spain approves menstrual leave, teen abortion and trans laws

Spain's parliament has approved laws expanding abortion and trans rights for teenagers, while making Spain the first country in Europe entitling workers to paid menstrual leave
3 months ago
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Spanish filmmaker Carlos Saura dies at 91

Carlos Saura, Spain's celebrated filmmaker whose career spanned over seven decades during which he earned three Academy Award nominations for Best Foreign Language Film has died
4 months ago
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Barcelona mayor brands Israel apartheid state, cuts ties

The mayor of Barcelona has severed her city’s official ties with Israel, accusing the country of “the crime of apartheid against the Palestinian people.”
4 months ago
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Spanish PM urges end to EU reliance on imported food, energy

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is urging the European Union to “reindustrialize” to end its dependence on energy, microchips and food from outside the bloc
4 months ago
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Spanish government to close loophole in sexual consent law

Spain’s government has committed to modify a new sexual consent law that while intended to increase the protection of women has inadvertently allowed hundreds of sex offenders to get their prison sentences significantly reduced
4 months ago
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Spain: Machete attacker jailed until trial for terrorism

Spain’s National Court has ordered pre-trial imprisonment of a man suspected of killing a Catholic Church officer and injuring four more during a machete attack last week in the southern city of Algeciras
4 months ago
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Spain: Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

Spanish police have raided the home of a 25-year-old Moroccan man held over the machete attacks at two Catholic churches the previous day that left a church officer dead and a priest injured in the southern city of Algeciras
4 months ago
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Spain: Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

Spanish police have raided the home of a 25-year-old Moroccan man held over the machete attacks at two Catholic churches the previous day that left a church officer dead and a priest injured in the southern city of Algeciras
4 months ago
Community reels from Spanish machete church attack horror
4 months ago

Spanish museum returns 2 paintings looted by Nazis to Poland

A museum in northwest Spain has returned two 15th-century paintings to Polish officials after it was determined that they were looted by the forces of Nazi Germany during World War II
4 months ago
Spanish museum returns 2 paintings looted by Nazis to Poland
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Spain hits delivery app with new fine for labor violation

The app-based food delivery company was hit with a fine of 57 million euros.
4 months ago
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Spaniards spending record high on private health insurance

New data show that Spaniards spent a record high amount on private health insurance last year, amid growing discontent with the country’s once-prized public health system
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Regional abortion rights restrictions spark debate in Spain

A regional government’s move to restrict abortion rights in a large part of central Spain has reignited debate on the issue in the southern European country, in the runup to this year’s local elections
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Spain drops sedition charge against former Catalan leader

A Spanish judge has dropped sedition charges against former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont for his role in the region’s illegal secession push in 2017 that brought Spain’s most serious political crisis for decades
5 months ago
Spain drops sedition charge against former Catalan leader
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Six passengers killed when bus plunges into river in Spain

Authorities in Spain says rescuers have recovered the victims from a bus that ran off a bridge and plunged into a river on Christmas Eve, killing six passengers and injuring the driver and another passenger
5 months ago
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Spain kicks off festivities with 'El Gordo' bumper lottery

Spain has kicked off the winter holidays with its huge Christmas lottery known as “El Gordo.”
5 months ago
Spain kicks off festivities with 'El Gordo' bumper lottery
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Spain records hottest year ever in 2022

Spain’s national weather service said preliminary data indicates that 2022 will finish with average daily temperatures above 15 degrees Celsius (59 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time since records started in 1961
5 months ago
Spain records hottest year ever in 2022
6 months ago

France, Spain, Portugal to build hydrogen pipeline by 2030

Spain, France and Portugal have agreed to build a major undersea pipeline to transport hydrogen from the Iberian Peninsula to France and Europe by 2030
6 months ago
France, Spain, Portugal to build hydrogen pipeline by 2030
6 months ago

27 flee plane in Spain after pregnant woman simulates labor

Spanish police are searching for 14 people who ran from a plane at Barcelona’s airport after it made an emergency landing to obtain assistance for a pregnant woman who allegedly simulated that she was about to give birth
6 months ago
27 flee plane in Spain after pregnant woman simulates labor
6 months ago

Train collision in Spain hurts 155, no serious injuries

Spanish officials say two trains have collided near Barcelona and 155 people were hurt
6 months ago
Train collision in Spain hurts 155, no serious injuries
6 months ago

Spain: More animal eyes sent to Ukrainian Embassy, offices

Spanish police say parcels containing animal eyes and addressed to Ukraine’s embassy in Madrid and consulates in Barcelona and Malaga were intercepted at offices of the national postal company
6 months ago
Spain: More animal eyes sent to Ukrainian Embassy, offices
6 months ago

1 injured by small blast at Ukrainian embassy in Madrid

Spain’s Interior Ministry says police are investigating reports of a small blast at the Ukrainian embassy in Madrid
6 months ago
1 injured by small blast at Ukrainian embassy in Madrid
7 months ago

Spain appeases Catalans with planned reform of sedition law

Spain's coalition government has presented a proposal in Parliament to reform the centuries-old crime of sedition for one of public disorder which would carry lower sentences
7 months ago
Spain appeases Catalans with planned reform of sedition law
8 months ago

Catalan separatist movement in Spain at 'stalemate' 5 years after independence vote

In the five years since the referendum, tensions within the wealthy, autonomous region of Spain remain high, while the concerted effort to separate has waned.
8 months ago
Catalan separatist movement at 'stalemate' 5 years after independence vote
9 months ago

Fire crews confronted with 'smokenado' in Portugal

Fire crews in Portugal didn't just battle a blaze — they were also confronted with a "smokenado."
9 months ago
Fire crews confronted with 'smokenado' in Portugal
9 months ago

'Spanish Stonehenge' has reemerged amid Europe's sizzling drought

The "Spanish Stonehenge" has reemerged amid Europe's sizzling drought.
9 months ago
'Spanish Stonehenge' emerges from drought-hit reservoir
9 months ago

1 dead, over 20 injured at music festival in Spain

An “unexpected and violent gale” caused parts of a stage to collapse at the Medusa Festival in Spain early Saturday.
9 months ago
1 dead, over 20 injured at music festival in Spain