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Scary clown phenomenon hits Gijón in northern Spain

The scary clown phenomenon, doing the rounds in France, has now hit the streets of northern Spain. Whether it’s the copycat effect, upcoming Halloween, or maybe even the terrifying clown on “American Horror Story Freakshow,” the trend has spread.

Spanish man must continue child support to 29-year-old daughter

Cadiz - The current economic crisis in Spain, together with rife unemployment, is having its effect on Spaniards in many unusual ways. In this case, a man has been told he has to continue paying child support, despite the fact that his daughter is 29 years old.

Spain detains top drug trafficker after cocaine found with bananas

Madrid - Spanish police said Wednesday they had arrested nine people, including one of the country's biggest drug smugglers, after finding cocaine hidden among a shipment of bananas from Colombia.

Pressure grows on Spanish PM to tackle corruption

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy scrambled Wednesday to contain the fallout of a new graft scandal involving members of his conservative Popular Party which has outraged voters ahead of next year's general election.

Spain's National Police gain interest on Instagram with hunky cop

Madrid - Spain's National Police have been beefing up their social media presence recently. Having already gained a huge following on Twitter, they are now a great hit on Instagram, after posting a photo of a muscular and very attractive anti-riot police officer.

Spanish filmmaker from Beijing banned from entering North Korea

Pyongyang - A Spanish cinematographer and documentary film director, based in Beijing, has been banned entry into North Korea on business Monday, due to Ebola fears. Pyongyang apparently considers Spain to be a risk country.

Barcelona increasing number of public WiFi hotspots

Barcelona - Anyone visiting, or indeed living in, Barcelona who needs their online fix will be pleased to hear that the city will be expanding its WiFi service by adding hundreds more access points in public spaces and transport.

De Quinto named as new CMO at Coca-Cola

Marcos de Quinto, president of Coca-Cola Iberia and vice president of the Europe Group, has been named to take over the chief marketing officer from Joe Tripodi when he retires in February.

Op-Ed: Real Madrid vs Barcelona lives up to the hype

When two of the world’s best two clubs meet, a good match is always to be expected. But with the summer additions of South American superstars Luis Suarez and James Rodriguez, El Clasico has hit new heights.

While world focuses on Ebola, Chagas disease surges ahead

Bronx - While much of the world's attention has been focused on Ebola, another disease with equally devastating implications is surging. The CDC estimates that some 300,000 people throughout the U.S. may have Chagas disease, and many cases may remain undiagnosed.

Deadly virus is killing frogs throughout Spain

Several frog, toad, newt, and salamander populations are being attacked by an emerging pathogen in a major national park in Spain.

Nigerian drug mule dies at Madrid Airport over Ebola fears

Madrid - A drug smuggler of Nigerian origins was left to die at Madrid-Barajas airport, after the bags of cocaine inside his body burst, over fears he might be suffering from Ebola. An emergency alert was activated but the man died anyway.

Legal woes of former Catalan leader's family deepen

Madrid - The legal woes of the family of a former longtime leader of Spain's independence-minded region of Catalonia deepened Thursday after police arrested his son on fraud charges.

Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors

Madrid - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus, doctors confirmed Tuesday, easing fears of it spreading in Europe.

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola (Updated)

Madrid - Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who was thought to be the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa, has tested negative for the virus. A further test within the next 48 hours was to confirm the diagnosis. Latest update: Romero is clear of Ebola.

Peace process deadlocked 3 years after ETA's farewell to arms

Madrid - Three years ago, Basque separatist group ETA declared it was ending a more than four-decade secessionist campaign in Spain, but lasting peace is not exactly around the corner.

Fuengirola resident fined for calling for help for 'drowning men'

Fuengirola - A young woman in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain has been hit with a 300 euro ($385) fine for calling out the Coast Guard in what turned out to be a false alarm. She thought two men were drowning out at sea.

Two of six new Ebola suspects in Spain test negative

Madrid - Two of six new Ebola suspects admitted to hospital for monitoring in Spain have tested negative for the deadly virus, the government said Friday.

Judge sets 3-mn-euro bail for ex-IMF head in credit card scandal

Madrid - A Spanish judge on Thursday ordered ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato to pay a three-million-euro bond as a court probes allegations that former bank bosses spent millions on nightclubs, safaris and other treats using company credit cards.

IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Barcelona - Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.
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