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Burial site for Black Death victims a first in Spain

Barcelona - When the Black Death plague hit Spain back in the 14th century, the population reportedly plummeted from around six million to a mere 2.5 million people. However, the first mass grave from that period has only now been discovered, in Barcelona.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Don’t let driving law changes dent your vacation abroad

London - Whether hiring a car abroad or taking your own vehicle, there's a whole forest of road traffic laws. Worse, a different country means a different set of laws ready to catch out the unwary driver.
In the Media by Robert Myles - 1 comment

Spanish psychologist suggests suicide as an option for pedophiles

San Sebastian - Javier Urra, a leading psychologist in Spain, admitted to guests at a book seminar held in San Sebastián, northern Spain on Monday, that he has recommended suicide to various recurring pedophiles and rapists who were his patients.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 9 comments

German Chancellor Merkel to walk Spanish pilgrimage with PM Rajoy

Santiago De Compostela - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is gearing up for a hike in the next few days, when she will join Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for at least part of the famous "Camino de Santiago" (Way of St James) pilgrimage in north-western Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Woman busted in Madrid with cocaine in breast implants

Madrid - A Venezuelan woman was arrested at Madrid airport Friday with 1.7 kilos (3.74 pounds) of cocaine concealed in her breast implants. Due to her suspicious behavior, officials searched her baggage but found nothing. Then they performed a body search.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 7 comments

Ex-Catalan leader hit with corruption lawsuit in Spain

Madrid - A right-wing Spanish public sector union filed a lawsuit Wednesday against an ex-president of the autonomous region of Catalonia, accusing him of graft involving up to 18 million euros ($24 million).
In the Media by AFP

Spain mourns priest who died from Ebola

Madrid - Several hundred mourners joined a funeral service on Wednesday for a Spanish priest who died from Ebola after being infected in Liberia, becoming the first European victim of the worst-ever outbreak of the virus.
In the Media by AFP

Spain, Italy struggle with surge in African migrants

Madrid - Spain and Italy struggled to cope Wednesday with a huge surge of African immigrants, plucking more than 2,300 people from flimsy vessels in just 24 hours as they made desperate attempts to reach the shores of southern Europe.
In the Media by Laure Fillon (AFP)

Irish man arrested after throwing €3.3M cocaine from hotel window

Valencia - A 39-year-old Irish man, possibly suffering from paranoia, has been arrested by police in Valencia, Spain for possession of 55 kgs of cocaine. He made it known he possessed the drugs by throwing a suitcase full of cocaine from his hotel window.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Missionary with Ebola repatriated to Spain has died

Madrid - Miguel Pajares, 75, was recently brought home to Spain from Liberia, suffering from the deadly Ebola virus. Despite being treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, he has reportedly passed away from the disease on Tuesday morning.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Ebola: First European dies from deadly disease in Spain

Madrid - A Spanish priest, working as a missionary who contracted the Ebola virus while working in Liberia has died in a hospital in Madrid.
In the Media by Kev Hedges - 1 comment

Megabus passengers stranded in Spain when driver arrested

Girona - Sixty-two tourists were en route from London to Spain Sunday, when they were left stranded in Girona for seven hours after their driver was arrested. He was accused of falsifying his travel documents, which meant he was not allowed to carry passengers.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Spanish tax office summons ex-Catalan leader

Madrid - Spain's tax office summoned a former president of the economically powerful and rebellious region of Catalonia for questioning on Friday after he admitted to concealing undeclared money in secret foreign bank accounts.
In the Media by AFP

Spanish Navy finds 127 Kg of cocaine on board training tall ship

Cadiz - The Spanish training ship "Juan Sebastián Elcano" is at the center of a messy controversy after authorities found on board a cargo of 127 kilos of cocaine. Three crew members were arrested and are being investigated for drug trafficking.
In the Media by Igor I. Solar - 5 comments

The witches cave of Zugarramurdi, Spain (Video)

Zugarramurdi - You missed the ceremony during this year's summer solstice, but it would be worthwhile planning to visit Zugarramurdi in 2015. Home of witchcraft and other pagan practices, the past is brought back to life in this town every year.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Thomson & Thomas Cook sued by 70 tourists after stomach bug

A group of 70 British tourists, who traveled to Mallorca and Menorca through the services of travel companies Thomson and Thomas Cook, are now suing after becoming seriously ill from stomach bugs due to food served at the hotels as well as poor hygiene.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

French law eases abortion limits and pushes gender equality

French authorities recently passed a new law which brings significant changes to how men and women interact with each other and handle their families. However another section of the law which deals with abortion is getting the most discussion.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Hike the 'Route of the Faces' at Buendía, Spain (Video)

Cuenca - Curving along next to the Buendía dam in the Cuenca province of Castilla la Mancha is a fascinating hiking route, unlike any other in Spain. This is the "Ruta de las Caras," or in English, the "Route of the Faces" and it is well worth the hike.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Spanish priest with Ebola arrives in Madrid for treatment

Madrid - An elderly Spanish missionary infected with the deadly Ebola virus in Liberia landed in Madrid Thursday, the first patient in the fast-spreading outbreak to be evacuated to Europe for treatment.
In the Media by Gabriel Rubio-Giron (AFP)

Catoira, Spain and the annual attack of the Vikings (Video)

Catoira - Every year a hoard of "bloodthirsty" Vikings head down the Ulla River and disembark at Catoira in Galicia in northern Spain. While this might sound a little terrifying, its actually a whole load of fun and the blood tastes suspiciously like red wine.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments
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