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How were Neanderthals different? New remains give pointers

Leioa - A review of remains, originally recovered from a leading Neanderthal archaeological site in France over 40 years ago, highlights the differences between Neanderthals and humans.

Suspect package prompts Madrid post office evacuation

Madrid - A package containing "a suspicious white substance" on Saturday prompted the evacuation of a Madrid post office, with 23 people undergoing decontamination as a safety precaution, the emergency services said.

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz said: 'I will be remembered forever'

Andreas Lubitz, the co-pilot accused of deliberately crashing Germanwings flight 4U 9525, is reported to have shared with former girlfriend his plans to "go down in history."

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Nice - Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

Spain approves security laws decried by rights groups

Madrid - Spain's lower house of parliament on Thursday approved two new security laws which rights groups warn will curb the right to protest, freedom of the press and the right to asylum.

Op-Ed: Worker-owned co-ops—An alternative to unions v. ‘right to work’

A worker-owned business that gives workers a share of the profits and a say in how the company is run is better than a union, better than right-to-work legislation.

'Shocked' Spaniards mourns air crash victims

Madrid - Flags flew at half-mast and workplaces fell silent Wednesday as Spain grieved the 150 people, including at least 51 Spaniards, killed in a plane crash in the French Alps.

Tearful crash victims' relatives gather at airports

Barcelona - Tearful relatives of passengers of the German airliner that crashed in the French Alps Tuesday gathered grieving at Barcelona and Duesseldorf airports to learn that none of the 150 people on board survived.

Spanish PM 'shocked' by French Airbus crash

Madrid - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday he was "shocked" by the crash of a Germanwings Airbus plane in the French Alps with 150 people aboard which had departed from Barcelona in Spain and had set up a crisis cell.

One of most wanted ETA separatists held in France

Madrid - One of the most wanted members of the armed Basque separatist group ETA was arrested Monday in southwestern France, officials said.

Spain ruling party ran secret slush fund: judge

Madrid - A judge found Monday that Spain's ruling party ran a secret slush fund for 18 years, reviving a corruption scandal that has embarrassed the government ahead of a general election.

Spain's Podemos fails to break two-party hold in key Andalusia vote

Seville - Spain's anti-austerity Podemos party took third place in a regional vote in Andalusia seen as a crucial test for the political newcomer ahead of the country's most unpredictable general election in decades.With 99.

Thousands flock to anti-austerity 'dignity march' in Madrid

Madrid - Thousands of people took part in a "march for dignity" in Madrid on Saturday to protest against austerity measures on the eve of a closely-watched regional election in southern Spain.

Spain's school dropout zone Andalusia votes for jobs

Spain - Daniel, Alejandro and Adrian had never had a real job before, but a few days before an election in their Andalusian home region one landed in each of their laps as if by magic.

Spain parties joust in Andalusia warm-up vote

Seville - A regional vote on Sunday in Andalusia, one of the poorest parts of Spain, will be a key test ahead of the country's most unpredictable general election in decades.

Shocked tourists abandon cruise after Tunis massacre

Barcelona - Hundreds of shocked tourists disembarked Friday in Spain after their luxury cruise was cut short by a jihadist massacre in a Tunisian museum that killed 12 of their fellow passengers.

The enduring literary legacy of 'Don Quixote' writer Cervantes

Madrid - Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, who died in 1616 and whose apparent remains were identified Tuesday, is considered the father of the modern novel, with his "Don Quixote" often listed as one of the world's greatest works of fiction.

Spain finds apparent remains of Quixote writer Cervantes

Madrid - Spain said Tuesday it had unearthed the apparent remains of a literary giant, "Don Quixote" author Miguel de Cervantes, in a Madrid convent almost 400 years after his death.

Spain anti-abortion rally flags vote challenge to govt

Madrid - Thousands of Spaniards marched in Madrid on Saturday warning the government that its decision to abandon plans to restrict women's access to abortion will cost it conservative votes in this year's general election.

AFP photo stringer freed after Spain migrant centre arrest

Madrid - A photographer who works for AFP was arrested Wednesday and later released pending charges of transporting illegal immigrants in her car in Spain's north African territory Melilla, which she denied.
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