Wednesday, 18 July 2018

Tag Archives: Spain

EU border agency warns Spain may be new migrant hotspot

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AP – FILE BERLIN: The head of the EU’s border agency warned Sunday the western Mediterranean route from Morocco to Spain might develop into the next key pathway for migrants seeking to reach Europe. “If you ask me what is my current biggest worry, I would say Spain,” Frontex chief ...

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FIFA World Cup group qualifying scenarios for knockout rounds

MOSCOW: With the second round of World Cup group games completed on Sunday, qualification for the knockout rounds is now clearer. The top two teams in each group go into the last 16. In the case of teams finishing level on points, FIFA has put in place seven tie-breakers starting ...

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Anger Erupts in Spain Over 5 Men Cleared Of Rape Charges

PHOTO: AFP MADRID: Protests have erupted across Spain following a court’s decision to clear five men of rape charges. The men, who have been dubbed ‘La Manada’ or ‘The Wolf Pack’ by Spanish media are accused of gang raping an 18-year-old woman during the 2016 San Fermin running of the ...

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Iran, Spain pledge cooperation on solving Mideast issues

TEHRAN: A senior Iranian official has underlined the need for global cooperation to tackle the conflicts gripping the Middle East, stressing that people in the region should determine their own future free from any foreign meddling. Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed ...

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Spanish Police arrest family with 8,000 pounds of oranges

MILAN: Police in Seville, Spain, arrested five people last week after a high-speed chase led to the discovery of tons of stolen oranges that the crooks had packed into a couple of compact cars and a van. Cops got suspicious when they saw three vehicles ahead make sharp turns down ...

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Fashion brand Zara sells modern lungi

LONDON: If you thought lungi was a male dress mostly worn in hot tropical climes of South Asia, you might want to check out Zara’s new clothing outfit. Spanish fashion chain Zara has caught the attention of everyone with its new lungi-styled skirt for women. The checkered dress, which is ...

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Apple’s ‘Everyone Can Code’ program expands more broadly in EU

LONDON: Apple announced this morning it’s bringing its “Everyone Can Code” program to 70 more colleges and universities across Europe. The program, which Apple designed to help students learn how to build apps, launched in May 2017 but was initially limited to the U.S. before expanding to other markets, including ...

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Pakistan becomes visa-free for many foreign tourists

ISLAMABAD: Encouraged by the positive response from foreign tourist organisations and backpackers, Pakistan has now decided to allow tourists from 24 countries to visit the country without visas. According to an official statement issued here on Friday by Pakistan’s Ministry of Interior group, tourists from the UK, the US, China, ...

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Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU

BARCELONA: Catalonia’s separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections, deepening the nation’s political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union leaders who backed him. With nearly all votes counted, separatist parties won a slim majority in Catalan parliament, a ...

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50,000 Catalans march in Brussels to support exiled president

BRUSSELS: Around 50,000 protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of Catalan independence. The demonstration is partly in solidarity with exiled and disputed president Carles Puigdemont, who has himself fled to the EU capital in Belgium and is resisting extradition attempts. But the Thursday ...

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