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Backed by far right, conservatives take over Spain's southern region

Seville - With far right backing, the candidate of Spain's mainstream conservative Popular Party (PP) was Wednesday invested as the head of the regional government in Andalusia, a former Socialist fiefdom.

Spanish far-right party backs formation of conservative govt in Andalusia

Madrid - Tiny far-right party Vox, which sent shockwaves through Spain after winning a surprise 12 seats in Andalusia last month, said Wednesday it would vote in favour of forming a conservative government in the southern region.

Spanish far-right party backs formation of conservative govt in Andalusia

Madrid - Tiny far-right party Vox, which sent shockwaves through Spain after winning a surprise 12 seats in Andalusia last month, said Wednesday it would vote in favour of the formation of a conservative government in the southern region.

Spanish politics rocked by far-right win in Andalusia

Madrid - The first success of a far-right party in a regional election since Spain's return to democracy in 1975 has shaken national politics ahead of a busy electoral season.

Tiny Spanish far-right party gaining ground

Granada - With its tough line against immigration and Catalan separatism, Spain's tiny far-right party Vox is starting to make waves and on Sunday could win seats in a regional election for the first time.

At least 8 people have died from heatwave in U.S. and Canada

Six people died in Montreal, Canada over the Canada Day long weekend, while in the U.S., two people died as an intense heat wave gripped large parts of North America.

In southern Spain, concern and rejection of Catalan referendum

Archidona - He lives far away, but Jose Jimenez is convinced that Catalonia's independence referendum "won't result in anything," one of many Spaniards in the sprawling southern Andalusia region following the separatist crisis with concern.

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.

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.

Escape to a rural bed & breakfast in Spain this spring Special

Holidays on the coast can often turn into a "been there, done that, got the t-shirt" kind of scenario. Yes, its great every now and then to visit the coastal resorts, but how about finding out more about the real-life Spain by venturing inland?

Benalmádena Costa — A little sunshine on the Costa del Sol Special

Just a little way down the coast from Málaga city is the lovely seaside resort of Benalmádena Costa. Perfect for a little sun, sand and sangria!

Photo essay: Fuengirola, Spain — A springtime beachfront stroll Special

Fuengirola - Spring officially sprang (or is that sprung?) around a month ago, but it was hard to know it. With endless rain, cold winds and chilly nights, it seemed to have gone forever. But now, it seems spring is officially back!

Bioparc Fuengirola, Spain revisited (photo essay and video) Special

Fuengirola - After months of wintry weather, spring has arrived on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain. The spring weather tempted the writer to take a stroll to the Bioparc Fuengirola to catch up with the residents there.

Photo essay: A little bit of life in the countryside of Spain Special

Even in winter, the countryside in southern Spain has something to offer. Warm sunshine, wildflowers blooming and farmers working the fields.

Photo Essay: 'PictoParque' — Art in the park in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - The Councillor for Culture in Fuengirola, Rodrigo Romero, has come up with a great idea. Artists will be able to display their work and discuss art in the Parque de España every Sunday, at no charge.

Torrential rains and flooding in Málaga city, Spain (video)

Heavy rains for the last two days, together with waterspouts on Saturday morning, have caused flooding in Málaga province, with the worse incidences being in the capital city of Málaga.

Op-Ed: Autumn light in the southern Spanish countryside (video/photos) Special

While southern Spain doesn't experience the glorious splash of autumn colours experienced elsewhere in the world, there are some attractive sights to see in the countryside. This article shows some views near Coín in the province of Málaga, Spain.

Op-Ed: Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen — A special event in Fuengirola Special

Fuengirola - Monday is a public holiday on the south coast of Spain, for a very good reason. The annual Fiesta de la Virgen del Carmen is on the agenda.

Op-Ed: Málaga, Spain: 12m protest May 12, 2012 (video) Special

While the subject of the protest was a serious one, members of the 15m movement from Málaga and the surrounding towns protested in true Malagueñan style. They partied.

Review: Hotel Los Castaños — Boutique hotel in Andalucía, Spain Special

Nestled among the rolling hills of the Serranía de Ronda, this charming Moroccan themed hotel is the perfect place to relax.

Op-Ed: Sunday travel — Tarifa, Spain — Chill out with cows on the beach Special

Tarifa - Tarifa is world-famous for its wind-surfing and beaches and is one of the best chill-out locations on the Costa de la Luz. While visiting Tarifa pop down to the dunes of Bolonia.

Op-Ed: Sunday travel ― 'Life's a beach' in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol is famous for its 5 km stretch of sandy, well-kept beaches, running from the Sohail Castle all the way through to Torreblanca.

Op-Ed: Protest in Málaga against public health cuts — Zombie flash mob

With the government pushing yet more austerity measures on the people of Spain, protesters have been out in the streets against the cuts in the social health system.

Op-Ed: Sunday travel — Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Torremolinos has been popular since the late 50's and early 60's, especially amongst the rich and famous, including John Lennon and Frank Sinatra.

Op-Ed: Ronda, Spain — Historic city perched on a mountain top Special

When visiting the Costa del Sol in sunny Spain, there's a magical place just waiting for you, just a short drive from Marbella and on top of a mountain.

Op-Ed: Mijas Pueblo — Traditional Spanish beauty on a hill with a view Special

Mijas - Mijas Pueblo is a traditional white village (or pueblo blanco) located in Andalucia in Southern Spain. The town nestles on the hillside with beautiful mountain and sea views.

Op-Ed: Ruling party PP's version of 'austerity' in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - While Mariano Rajoy, PP leader and current prime minister of Spain imposes harsher and ever more draconian austerity measures on the people of Spain, here in Fuengirola the PP Mayoress spends money like water.

Op-Ed: Nerja, Spain — Absolute charm, with a balcony overlooking the sea Special

Nerja - Perched on the rocky coastline, east of Málaga city, is the "The Jewel of the Costa del Sol", a small town called Nerja.

Op-Ed: Málaga, Spain ― Birthplace of Pablo Picasso and Antonio Banderas Special

The birthplace of Picasso and Banderas is a great mixture of ancient and modern. While most people just fly in and out of Málaga on their Costa del Sol holiday, the city has its own unique charms and history.

Op-Ed: Estepona — A calm place on the Costa del Sol, Spain Special

Estepona - While the teeming hordes flock to Fuengirola, Marbella and Torremolinos in the summer months, Spanish tourists prefer a much quieter place.
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Views from the top  Ronda  Spain
Views from the top, Ronda, Spain
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Hotel Los Castanos  Cartajima  Spain
Hotel Los Castanos, Cartajima, Spain
Hotel Los Castanos
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Eagle Valley - African Fish Eagle
Eagle Valley - African Fish Eagle
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol  Spain
Torremolinos on the Costa del Sol, Spain
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Views of Ronda  Spain
Views of Ronda, Spain
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Spring in the Spanish countryside
Scenes of Nerja  Costa del Sol  Spain
Scenes of Nerja, Costa del Sol, Spain
Nerja Today
Malaga  capital of Malaga Province  Andalucia  Spain
Malaga, capital of Malaga Province, Andalucia, Spain
Every April an international fair is held in Fuengirola with offerings of food  dance and goods by t...
Every April an international fair is held in Fuengirola with offerings of food, dance and goods by the multi-cultural society.
La Duna de Bolonia and Punta Camarinal  Tarifa  Spain
La Duna de Bolonia and Punta Camarinal, Tarifa, Spain
Mark Winston Sewell
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12  2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Málaga 12m - protest on May 12, 2012 - Plaza de la Merced
Mijas Pueblo - Plaza de Toros (bull fighting ring)
Mijas Pueblo - Plaza de Toros (bull fighting ring)

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