Spain’s newcomer parties challenging
TWO new political parties in Spain are mounting an unprecedented challenge to the governing Popular Party and the main opposition Socialist Party – which for four decades have dominated Spanish politics.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 4:11 pm
40 percent of hate crimes in Spain targeted
Forty percent of the 1,285 hate crimes reported to police across Spain last year targeted gays and lesbians, the interior ministry said Tuesday. There were a total of 513 hate crimes motivated by sexual orientation or sexual identity reported to police in 2014, a 13.5 percent increase over the previous year, the ministry said in a report. Hate crimes motivated by race accounted for 37 percent of ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 12:53 pm
Judge orders ETA militant extradited to
A judge ruled Tuesday that a convicted ETA militant who spent years in prison in Spain should be extradited back to the country. Antonio Troitino spent 24 years in Spanish prisons for his role in 22 murders by ETA, the armed Basque separatist movement. Spain requested his extradition on the grounds of counterfeiting documents and belonging to a "terrorist group". Judge Howard Riddle made the ...
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 7:51 am
Spain's leading parties feel voter anger
MADRID (AP) — Europe's political upheavals are knocking on Spain's door. Two upstart parties that hardly registered a year ago are mounting an unprecedented challenge to the governing Popular Party and the main opposition Socialist Party that have dominated Spanish politics for four decades.
Posted on 14 April 2015 | 4:03 am
Spain to Propose United Nations Set Up
Spain's foreign minister said today that Spain will propose that the United Nations create an international court specialised in terrorism crimes.
Posted on 13 April 2015 | 10:01 am
Mermaid School’ Makes a Splash in Spain
TARRAGONA, Spain—After Susana Seuma shattered her leg in a car accident a few years ago, she was physically unable to continue her job as a sales floor manager. Ms. Seuma’s partner asked her if she had ever dreamed of being anything other than a ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 3:28 pm
Residents of a barrio in Algeciras, Spain,
Flamenco guitars wail from open windows in this humid port city at Spain's southern tip, where the local Spanish is accented with Arabic and the mountains of Morocco loom on the horizon, just across the Mediterranean Sea. It's here in the Algeciras working ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 9:09 am
Google Street View Car Destroyed In ‘La
The search engine giant has been rolling out its Google Street View cars all over the world, mapping out cities, taking shots of famous landmarks, but this time it made a huge mistake. Recently, the Google Street View vehicles and their backpack camera ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:16 am
In Spain, Google Street View car targeted by
A Google car passes revellers during the annual "Tomatina" festivities in the village of Bunol, near Valencia on August 26, 2015 All it wanted was to capture the aftermath of Spain's annual Tomatina festival, but in the end, the Google Street View car ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 7:01 am
Spain judge accuses suspect of running IS
Madrid (AFP) - A Spanish judge on Thursday accused a 26-year-old man of running an Islamic State recruitment network in Morocco that sought fighters to go to Iraq and Syria. The suspect, a Moroccan national called Abdeladim Achriaa, had lived in Spain for ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:56 am