Saturday, 17 March 2018

Tag Archives: Spain

Iran, Spain pledge cooperation on solving Mideast issues

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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

Spanish 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

Zara sells 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

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

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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Catalan leader’s party shelves independence push

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MADRID: The party of ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont now favours talks with Madrid to achieve independence instead of pushing to break away from Spain unilaterally, its coordinator said Thursday, the latest sign it was softening its position. Spanish media have reported that Puigdemont’s PdeCat party and its former government ...

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Spain issues arrest warrant for Catalonian separatist leader

Carles Puigdemont

MADRID: A Spanish judge issued an EU arrest warrant for Catalonia’s deposed separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Friday, a day after he failed to appear for questioning over his role in the region’s tumultuous independence drive. The announcement added to anger and dismay in a second straight night of demonstrations ...

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Catalan leaders to be tried for rebellion, says Spain state prosecutor


MADRID: Spain’s state prosecutor said on Monday that he would seek charges of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement against members of Catalonia’s ousted secessionist government, pushing the crisis over the region’s independence declaration into an uncertain new phase. Chief prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza said he would ask judges for preventive measures against the ...

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