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Tens of thousands march against abortion in Spain

Madrid - Tens of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Madrid on Saturday threatening to punish the government in elections next year unless it revives a plan to restrict women's access to abortion.

Op-Ed: The finest wines from France and California have lost to Portugal

Portuguese wines dominate the Top 10 ranking in the latest list of the world's 100 most exciting wines as judged from blind-tasting conducted by Wine Spectator magazine.

Spanish prosecutors to take legal action against Catalan president

Madrid - Spanish prosecutors said Wednesday they will take legal action against Catalan president Artur Mas after he went ahead with a symbolic independence referendum in defiance of a court injunction.

Today is National Unfriend Day on Facebook

A new trend that is now making people take long looks at their friend list and deleting those "extra" friends. With the encouragement of privacy and security, Today is National Unfriend Day. It reminds us all that cleaning your friend list is a good idea.

Catalan self-rule camp smaller than it looks: analysts

Barcelona - Although nearly two million people voted 'Yes' in Catalonia's symbolic ballot on independence, analysts say nationalists will struggle for a majority in their drive to break away from Spain.

Pablo Iglesias: Party leader tapping Spain's indignation

Madrid - Pony-tailed university lecturer Pablo Iglesias has caused a "political earthquake" in Spain, where his left-wing protest party Podemos is catching up with mainstream rivals ahead of next year's general election.

Pablo Iglesias elected to head Spain's leftist Podemos party

Madrid - Podemos, a fast-growing Spanish far-left party set up in January, on Saturday formally elected its 36-year-old founder Pablo Iglesias as secretary general.The pony-tailed university lecturer won 88.

Historic photos of dead Che Guevara resurface in Spain

Madrid - Lost for half a century, historic photographs of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara shortly after his execution taken by an AFP photographer have come to light in a small Spanish town.

Catalonia weighs early election after symbolic independence vote

Barcelona - The head of the Catalan government held talks with other senior politicians on Thursday on whether to hold early elections in the Spanish region after a symbolic weekend independence vote.

Spain brands Catalan breakaway vote a failure

Madrid - Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday branded the Catalonia region's symbolic vote on independence a failure and rejected its call for a full referendum on breaking away from Spain.

Spain rejects Catalan self-determination after vote

Madrid - Spain's government Tuesday rejected Catalonia's calls for self-determination after more than two million people took part in a symbolic vote on independence for the region.

Catalan independence opponents uneasy after vote

Badalona - Luis Guevara hoped politicians in Catalonia would turn their focus to the economy after Sunday's symbolic independence referendum, but now he fears a strong turnout at the poll means more wrangling with the Spanish government.

Catalans vote overwhelmingly for independence from Spain

On Sunday, the Spanish region of Catalonia held its own vote on whether to separate from Spain. The massive vote in favour is seen as a victory for separatists and poses increased difficulties for the Madrid government.

Fourteen dead in Spain's worst coach crash in 13 years

Bullas - Fourteen people died when a coach plunged into a ravine in southeastern Spain in the worst such accident in the country in 13 years, officials said Sunday.

Two million defiant Catalans vote on breakaway from Spain

Barcelona - Two million Catalans turned out Sunday to vote on independence from Spain in a symbolic ballot, defying challenges from the Spanish government.

Catalan leader warns against disrupting independence vote

Barcelona - Catalan leader Artur Mas warned that any move by Spain to disrupt Sunday's symbolic and much-disputed vote on independence in the wealthy region would be "a direct attack on democracy".

Story of Horror: Mexico learns of the fate of missing 43 students

Mexican Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam told media and his country a terrible story on Friday, one no one wanted to hear. He confirmed that all 43 missing students are dead, killed in a horrific manner, burnt, their remains thrown in a river.

'Catalanism' promotes differences from rest of Spain

Madrid - Catalonia has promoted its language and popular culture since the 1980s, cultivating a sense that it is different from the rest of Spain which has now turned to separatism, analysts said.

Facebook users often unable to tell real from fraudulent links

An exhaustive, multi-year study of malware and phishing scams present on Facebook reveals that users often have a hard time distinguishing between real Facebook links and harmful viruses.

Key charge dropped but Spain princess still risks trial

Madrid - Spanish judges on Friday dropped a money-laundering case against the king's sister Cristina but upheld tax fraud charges, leaving her still at risk of standing trial in a scandal unprecedented for Spain's royals.
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