Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Tag Archives: Spain

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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Ryanair cabin crew in Spain vote for recognition agreement

IRELAND-based carrier Ryanair said on Tuesday its cabin crew in Spain had voted in favour of a recognition agreement with SITCPLA and USO workers’ unions. Ryanair suffered a number of strikes last year by pilots and cabin crew, forcing it to cancel hundreds of flights across Europe, after the airline ...

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Vodafone says to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain

MADRID: Vodafone said it planned to cut up to 1,200 jobs in Spain as it streamlines its organisation to cope with a drop in revenue and profits in a fiercely competitive telecommunications market. In a statement, the group said it would kick off consultations with worker representatives at the end ...

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17 die attempting to cross Mediterranean to Spain

MADRID: At least 17 people have died while attempting to cross from Morocco to Spain, Spanish Maritime Rescue Services confirmed on Tuesday. The Government Delegate in the Spanish North-African enclave of Melilla reported that the bodies of 13 people, who were attempting to cross the Mediterranean from Morocco to Spain ...

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