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Tag Archives: Spain

Tens of thousands march in Barcelona urging Spanish unity

BERCELONA : Tens of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the separatist movement in the northeastern Catalonia region that has created Spain’s worst political crisis in decades. Barcelona’s police said 80,000 people rallied, with many carrying Spanish and Catalan flags. One poster read in English: “We ...

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Spain jails nine Catalan separatist leaders for independence bid

MADRID: Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid. As the news broke, demonstrators turned out en masse, blocking streets in ...

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European heatwave sets new June temperature records

FRANCE: A heatwave affecting much of Europe is expected to intensify further with countries – including France, Spain and Switzerland – expecting temperatures above 40C (104F) later on Thursday. On Wednesday, Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic recorded their highest temperatures for June. Meteorologists say hot air drawn in from ...

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ReSet YouTuber found guilty of humiliating beggar

MADRID: An influencer in Spain was sentenced to 15 months in jail and 20,000 euros for posting a YouTube video in which he offered a homeless man biscuits stuffed with toothpaste, a court said. Kan-Hua Ren, known as ReSet, was found guilty of an offence against moral integrity in his ...

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Spain industrial output falls 3.1pc year-on-year

SPAIN’s calendar-adjusted industrial output fell 3.1 percent year-on-year in March, data from the National Statistics Institute showed on Thursday, below Reuters forecast for a 1.3 percent decrease. In February, output fell 0.2 percent year-on-year, revised from a previous reading of a 0.3 percent decrease.

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Spain dismisses US appeal for NATO personnel in Syria

MADRID: Two months ago, US President Donald Trump made a surprise decision to bring American troops back home from Syria, having declared victory over Daesh. Washington’s European allies, however, seem to disagree with the move. Spain’s Foreign Minister Josep Borrell has dismissed a US appeal for NATO member-states to fill the void ...

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Spain may hold snap parliamentary election on April 14

MOSCOW: Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez is considering the option of holding parliamentary election on 14 April, a year earlier than initially planned, state-owned EFE news agency reported on Monday, citing sources in the government. If this date is chosen, the law states that the government will have to dissolve ...

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Unemployment rises in Spain after Christmas

MADRID: Spain’s unemployment rose 2.61 percent in January from a month earlier, or 83,464 people, as employers cut temporary jobs for the Christmas season, official data showed Monday. READ MORE: Trump says US to build ‘human wall’ on Mexico border if necessary The end of the Christmas and New Year ...

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EU powers recognise Guaido as Venezuela’s leader

CARACAS: The UK, France, Germany, Spain and other European countries have officially recognised opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela. It comes after President Nicolás Maduro defiantly rejected the EU’s Sunday deadline to call snap elections. Russia – a backer of Mr Maduro – accused EU countries of ...

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