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Gibraltar divided ahead of abortion referendum

Madrid - Rare divisions have emerged in Gibraltar over an upcoming referendum on easing the tiny territory's draconian abortion laws as a poll published on Thursday suggested 70 percent would vote in favour.

Police bust ring smuggling Moroccans to Spain via Gibraltar

Madrid - Police in Spain and Gibraltar have smashed an unusual migrant-smuggling network which flew Moroccans into the tiny British territory then sneaked them over the border to Spain, arresting 47 people.

Gibraltar to hold general election on eve of Brexit

Madrid - Gibraltar's chief minister on Monday dissolved parliament and called a general election next month, saying the territory needs "strong leadership" ahead of Britain's scheduled departure from the European Union on October 31.

Op-Ed: Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar in spite of US seizure warrant

Gibraltar - The Iranian oil tanker formerly the Grace 1 was seized back on July 4 off Gibraltar by UK marines allegedly on the request of the United State. Gibraltar announced it was free to leave as of Thursday but it left only on Sunday.

Iran tanker departs after Gibraltar rejects US demand

Gibraltar - The Iranian oil tanker at the centre of a diplomatic dispute has departed from Gibraltar after the British overseas territory rejected a US demand to seize the vessel.

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Washington - The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.

US issues warrant for seizure of Iranian tanker in Gibraltar

Washington - The US Justice Department issued a warrant Friday for the seizure of the Iranian oil supertanker Grace 1, one day after a Gibraltar judge allowed the release of the detained vessel.

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Tehran - A tanker carrying Iranian oil, released by Gibraltar authorities after being held since July 4, is preparing to set sail into the Mediterranean, a senior Iranian shipping official said Friday.

Iran says tanker freed by Gibraltar poised to set sail

Tehran - A tanker carrying Iranian oil, released by Gibraltar authorities after being held since July 4, is preparing to set sail into the Mediterranean, a senior Iranian shipping official said Friday.

Gibraltar orders Iranian tanker release despite US detention bid

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's Supreme Court on Thursday ruled in favour of releasing an Iranian supertanker seized on suspicion of shipping oil to war-torn Syria in breach of international sanctions, in a blow to the United States which had tried to block the vessel's d...

US 'piracy' attempt failed, Iran says after court orders tanker release

Tehran - Iran's top diplomat said a US attempt at "piracy" had failed after a Gibraltar court on Thursday ordered the release of a tanker carrying Iranian oil despite a US detention request.

Gibraltar, Iran officials hold talks on seized oil tanker

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said Thursday he had a "constructive and positive" meeting with Iranian officials in London aimed at defusing tensions around an oil tanker carrying Iranian oil being held in the British territory's waters.

Gibraltar to hold referendum on anti-abortion laws

Gibraltar - Gibraltar said Thursday it will hold a referendum next year on whether to ease the tiny British territory's laws against abortion, which are among the harshest in the world.

Iran condemns detention of oil supertanker in Gibraltar

Gibraltar - Iran on Thursday condemned the "illegal interception" of one of its oil tankers in Gibraltar where authorities said they suspected it was carrying crude to Syria in violation of EU sanctions.

Spain, Britain sign Gibraltar tax deal

Madrid - Spain and Britain signed Monday a fiscal treaty on Gibraltar as Brexit nears to fight tax fraud and money laundering via the British overseas territory.

Britain outraged at EU's Gibraltar 'colony' reference

London - Britain reacted with fury after a European Council document published on Friday described Gibraltar as a colony.

Disabled former British marine to attempt Atlantic solo challenge

Gibraltar - A former British marine on Tuesday launched his attempt to become the first physically disabled person to row solo and unsupported across the Atlantic from mainland Europe to South America.

Gibraltar rebuffs talk of joint sovereignty

Gibraltar - Gibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on Monday rejected talk of Spain sharing sovereignty of the tiny territory with Britain after Brexit, saying the concept was "as dead as a dodo".

Gibraltar rocks final stages of Brexit negotiation

Apo - Preparations for a summit to endorse Britain's deal to quit the European Union risked running aground on the rock of Gibraltar Friday, as Spain defended its veto over the fate of the tiny territory.

Gibraltar: Tiny, rocky outcrop risks derailing Brexit deal

Gibraltar - As Britain heads for a weekend summit designed to seal its impending departure from the European Union, Spain is threatening to throw a last-minute spanner in the works over the tiny peninsula of Gibraltar.

Spain's PM Sanchez repeats Brexit veto threat after May talks

Havana - Spain's Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez maintained his threat to scupper Britain's draft deal to exit the European Union following a meeting with UK counterpart Theresa May on Thursday.

Brexit dims outlook for both sides of Spain-Gibraltar border

Gibraltar - It's morning rush hour at the border between Spain and Gibraltar and virtually all the traffic is flowing from the downtrodden Spanish city of La Linea de la Concepcion into the wealthy British territory.

UK, Spain reach Brexit deal over Gibraltar: Spanish PM

Apo - Britain and Spain have agreed that any disagreements over Gibraltar will not delay Brexit talks with the European Union, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez said Thursday.

Panama says it will revoke flag from migrant rescue ship

Panama - Panama announced on Saturday it will revoke its flag from the migrant rescue ship Aquarius due to "non-respect" of "international legal procedures" relating to the rescue of migrants in the Mediterranean.

Spain pledges Brexit won't change daily Gibraltar life

Madrid - Spain's foreign minister pledged Thursday that daily life in Gibraltar would not be affected by Brexit, easing fears that Madrid would use Britain's exit from the EU to gain authority over the overseas territory.

Spain won't seek to recover Gibraltar in Brexit talks: minister

Madrid - Spain will not make its recovery of Gibraltar a condition in the Brexit taks, its foreign minister said in an interview Sunday that could ease tensions over the disputed British territory.

Brexit could threaten Gibraltar's online gaming sector

Gibraltar - Deep inside the Rock of Gibraltar are vaults harbouring a prized treasure: the servers that power the websites of online gaming companies, the territory's biggest source of income.And their future could be under threat from Brexit.

Gibraltar bets on holding online gambling top spot

Gibraltar - Gibraltar Friday vowed to do whatever it takes to keep its position as a leading online gambling jurisdiction despite Britain's looming exit from the European Union.

Spain to challenge low-tax Gibraltar post-Brexit: report

Madrid - Spain will challenge "unfair competition" from Gibraltar after Brexit, a foreign ministry report seen Wednesday said, singling out a low-tax regime operated by the British overseas territory to attract foreign investors.

Gibraltar traffic jams as Brexit row heats up

Madrid - Gibraltar on Wednesday accused Spain of causing long traffic jams with tightened border controls, saying it was "clearly a response" to rising political tensions over the British territory.
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