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Some German theaters are boycotting Avengers: Age of Ultron

Theaters have pulled the movie Avengers: Age of Ultron, before its release. It is said the boycott is to send a message to Disney regarding oppressive business practices.

Spain locates sunken Russian trawler off Canaries

Madrid - A Russian fishing trawler that sank last week off Spain's Canary Islands has been found and is still losing fuel, Public Works Minister Ana Pastor said Wednesday.

Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina, wakes from coma

A lawyer representing Bobby Brown releases a statement confirming that the singer's daughter has in fact opened her eyes after months in a medically induced coma. Brown was married to the late Whitney Houston from which Bobbi Kristina is their only child.

Boy in Spain attack 'burst into tears' after killing teacher

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife who killed a teacher at his school in Spain "burst into tears" after he realised what he had done, the gym teacher who subdued him said Tuesday.

Student armed with crossbow kills teacher at Spain school

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at his school in Barcelona on Monday before being subdued, police and witnesses said.

Student armed with 'crossbow' kills teacher in Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona - A student in Barcelona, Spain has been detained by police after allegedly killing a teacher at the Instituto Joan Foster on Monday morning. There are unconfirmed reports that the weapon wielded by the student was a crossbow.

Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic Hirsi Ali

Madrid - Nobel-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa on Sunday praised Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics".

Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day

Madrid - Spanish tax authorities carried out new searches of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's Madrid offices in a money-laundering probe as the country questioned whether he had been made a scapegoat in the ruling Popular Party's anti-corruption drive.

Russia trawler sinks off Canary Islands

Madrid - A Russian trawler that had been accused of illegal fishing sank near the Canary Islands on Wednesday, without causing casualties, Spanish rescuers said.

40 percent of hate crimes in Spain targeted gays

Madrid - Forty percent of the 1,285 hate crimes reported to police across Spain last year targeted gays and lesbians, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Iran vows 'irreversible steps' on nuclear programme if matched by West

Madrid - Iran will resume talks with world powers on a final nuclear agreement on April 21 and is ready to take "irreversible steps" if the West does the same, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday in Spain.

Iran proposes Yemen peace plan

Madrid - Iran has proposed a peace plan for Yemen that calls for a ceasefire followed by talks by all sides that would be mediated by foreigners, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tuesday.

Gunter Grass warned of 'sleepwalking' into world war in final interview

Madrid - Germany's Nobel-winning author G√ľnter Grass said he feared humanity was "sleepwalking" into a world war, in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday.

EU urges more Mediterranean cooperation to tackle terrorism

Barcelona - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Monday for stepped up cooperation and dialogue between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbours in North Africa and the Middle East to fight terrorism.

Spain jihadists suspected of planning kidnaps, execution: Judge

Madrid - A gang suspected of links to the Islamic State group planned possible kidnappings, an execution and attacks on Jewish shops and public buildings in Spain, an investigating judge said Friday.

Expedition members slam Moroccans over caving disaster

Madrid - Members of an expedition in which two Spaniards died rock climbing in Morocco accused Moroccan authorities on Thursday of letting the climbers perish by obstructing rescue efforts.

Spain court rejects 'frivolous' paternity suit against ex-king

Madrid - Spanish judges rejected as "false and frivolous" a paternity suit against Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos by a woman claiming to be his daughter, court documents revealed Thursday.

Spain upholds W.Sahara genocide case against Moroccans

Madrid - A Spanish judge Thursday upheld genocide charges against 11 Moroccan ex-officials accused of killings and torture in Western Sahara -- a penultimate step towards calling them to trial.

Spain's surprise election challengers 'Citizens' fire up voters

Madrid - Hundreds of people are queueing outside a Madrid theatre, but not to see a play. They are here for the latest spectacle in Spain's fast-unfolding election drama.

Spain arrests 10 over alleged Islamic State links

Madrid - Spanish police arrested 10 people in the Catalonia region on Wednesday suspected of links to the Islamic State group, authorities said, the latest such raids as European nations seek to stop jihadist recruitment.
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