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Spanish airline Iberia cancels flights to Tel Aviv for security

Madrid - Spain's Iberia has joined other airlines worldwide, suspending flights into Tel Aviv, Israel as the security situation worsens in the region. Vueling, another Spanish airline is also not flying to Tel Aviv.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Conchita Wurst conquers Madrid at opening of Gay Pride (Video)

Madrid - Thousands of people in Madrid's downtown Chueca plaza went wild Wednesday evening, as Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst opened the annual Gay Pride (MADO) festivities.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Spain's government says no to testicles for iconic lion statue

Madrid - Two iconic lion statues guard the Spanish Parliament in Madrid, Spain, at present without their "lionhood." Spain's history channel made an appeal for testicles to be added to one of the statues, but their appeal has finally failed.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Madrid cops bust back-street quacks (Video)

Madrid - A gang of Chinese origin, accused of performing illegal back-street abortions, dentistry and surgery in "deplorable" amateur clinics in private homes and other premises, was busted by Spain's National Police Friday.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Family with newborn baby evicted in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - In the latest in ongoing evictions in Spain, Spanish police arrested six people Friday who were trying to stop the eviction of a family with three children in Madrid, the youngest only 20 days old, from their home.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Results are in on Spain's peoples' referendum

Madrid - Following the abdication of King Juan Carlos I, a peoples' referendum was run in Spain between June 14 and 19. Over 80,000 people have made themselves heard with 96 percent wanting the right to decide whether to live in a monarchy or a republic.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Protests banned as 120 snipers line up to protect Spanish crown

Madrid - As Prince Felipe gets ready to be crowned the new King of Spain, two demonstrations and two concentrations planned for Thursday have been banned, thousands of extra police officers brought in and 120 snipers prepped to protect the ceremonial event.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Back-door cash for corpses at Madrid University

Madrid - In May, a scandal was uncovered involving hundreds of cadavers, piled up in a basement at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain. The scene, resembling a "chamber of horrors" or an episode of "The Walking Dead," is an ongoing scandal it seems.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Peoples' referendum moves through Spain

Madrid - A peoples' referendum is currently sweeping through Spain. It started on Saturday June 14, and runs through to June 19 to ask Spaniards their opinion on how they would like their country to be run.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

'No more monarchy' protests hit the streets of Spain (Video)

Madrid - Yesterday morning, King Juan Carlos I announced his abdication from the throne. By that evening, thousands were in the streets, demanding an end to the monarchy and a return to the republic.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Spain's King Juan Carlos abdicates the throne

Madrid - A surprise press conference was called Monday morning where Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the abdication of Spanish King Juan Carlos in favor of his son Felipe.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Corpses pile up in Madrid University 'Chamber of Horrors'

Madrid - Many people donate their corpses to science in Spain these days in order to avoid funeral costs. It turns out they are now piling up in a basement at the Complutense University, like something out of a horror television show.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Spanish police seize 2.5 tons of cocaine in pineapple shipment

Algeciras - Drug smugglers are always looking for better ways to smuggle their wares. In this case, they tried sending 2,500 kilograms (around 5,500 pounds) of cocaine in a shipment container of pineapples, sent all the way from sunny Costa Rica to southern Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Short Documentary 'Pieces of Madrid' on Spanish social crisis

Madrid - In this short documentary, we learn about the ongoing resistance by the Spanish people to the economic and social crisis, the effects of budget cuts and austerity measures and how people are self-organizing to survive.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Spain searches for the body of Miguel de Cervantes

Madrid - Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Spain's most famous novel 'Don Quixote,' died a poor man despite the huge success of the work and was buried in a convent in Madrid.
In the Media by Amanda Payne - 1 comment

Marijuana birthday cake sends 11 Madrid students to hospital

Madrid - Eleven students from Madrid’s Alfonso X University ended up in hospital on Saturday night after eating a birthday cake baked with marijuana. One student is still in a serious condition.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 23 comments

Day of St Anthony sees Spanish pets blessed for the year (Video)

Madrid - Every year on January 17, the day of Saint Anthony is celebrated in Spain. Known in Spanish as San Antón, he is the patron saint of animals in that country and on his day, the pets of the town receive his blessing.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Video: Wednesday is 'No Pants Day' on Madrid metro

Madrid - Commonly called the "No Pants Subway Ride", the idea apparently started in New York in 2002, and has caught on and become an annual event in Madrid, Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Around 60 percent of Spanish population is worse off from 2013

Madrid - Spain's center-right newspaper, El Mundo, published the results of a survey on Tuesday, showing that despite Prime Minister Rajoy's assurances that things are better, 60 percent of the Spanish population has less money coming in than they did a year ago.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Spanish petitions: Give us a black King Balthazar this year

The highlight of the festive season in Spain is the festival of the Three Kings, one of whom is King Balthazar, a black king. In recent years he has been appearing as a painted white person and residents are demanding that the status quo be returned.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

Spain to cameo in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' film

Looks like the Canary Islands are doing the Hollywood thing again in February 2014, as the honeymoon scenes in the film version of "Fifty Shades of Grey" are set to be filmed in Tenerife. This will be followed by a business meeting scene set in Madrid.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Short film: 'No Job Land' documents life in Madrid

Madrid - Until the crisis started, Spain was rich, everyone had a job and life was good. That was around five years ago. Things have changed drastically since. This short film documents life in Madrid as it is today.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Video of Spanish cops hitting pro-choice protesters goes viral

Madrid - This video footage has been released by the group "Periodismo Humano." It shows unarmed women, protesting in favor of abortion in front of the Ministry of Justice in Madrid, being beaten and knocked to the ground by police batons.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Circus tiger mauls trainer during act in Madrid (video)

Madrid - Halfway through a circus act in Madrid on Sunday, an animal trainer was viciously attacked by the performing tiger he was working with. He was then rushed to hospital with serious injuries.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Graphic anti-abortion bus doing the rounds in Madrid, Spain

Madrid - A bus, plastered with huge and graphic images of aborted fetuses, is currently doing the rounds of Madrid's main streets. The Center for Bio-Ethical Reform in Spain is trying to get the word out against abortion.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Madrid holds bargain basement sale of Olympic 2020 bid gear

Madrid - Anyone looking for a bargain is in luck. After its third-time-unlucky bid to host the summer Olympics in 2020, Spain's capital city of Madrid is busy selling all the gear they used during that bid, and it's going for a song.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Unlucky Madrid jeweler avoids robbery by fake police

Madrid - A jeweler who hails from Villaverde in Madrid has had a rough time. He has been robbed so many times, he has now developed virtually a sixth sense for anything suspicious, which paid off this time.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Monday morning commuters trapped in Madrid metro

Madrid - While the fact that it was Monday morning was quite bad enough, at 9:40 a.m. Madrid time, one of the subway trains on Madrid metro line 5 ground to a halt for over an hour-and-a-half, trapping the commuters inside, sometimes in the pitch dark.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Spain: Heavier fines for 'illegal protests' than serious crimes

Madrid - The government of Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy is about to impose heavier fines for protests in front of Congress and other government buildings, than for serious crimes such as prostitution in the presence of children or the cultivation of narcotic drugs.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Spain's 'anti-Banksy' train graffiti artist comes to end of line

Madrid - Some street artists, like Banksy, paint for a good cause. Others like "LOSE" just paint and paint. Now Spain's most prolific train graffiti artist has been arrested in Madrid, Spain.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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Debod Egyptian Temple in Madrid (Spain).
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Police brutally beat and knock women to the ground during a pro-abortion protest.
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Transhumance event in Madrid  Spain.
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Transhumance event in Madrid, Spain.
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Bullring (Plaza de Toros) Las Ventas  Madrid. View from Alcalá Street.
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Bullring (Plaza de Toros) Las Ventas, Madrid. View from Alcalá Street.
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Ceremonial guards on horseback await the arrival of dignitaries ast the gate of the Palacio Real de Madrid, the official residence of the King of Spain.
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Carnage and chaos abound as debris and bodies are strewn about. Dazed and wounded survivors sit on railway tracks or mill about while waiting for emergency assistance in the dreadful aftermath of a well-coordinated morning rush-hour terrorist bombing spree upon the Madrid Commuter Train System leaves 191 dead and another 1,800 wounded or maimed. Islamic extremists were responsible for the attack.
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Clash between protesters and police in Madrid  Spain  April 25  2013.
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Clash between protesters and police in Madrid, Spain, April 25, 2013.
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A police raid on an illegal medical clinic in Madrid  Spain
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A police raid on an illegal medical clinic in Madrid, Spain
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Giant panda in Madrid Zoo-Aquarium.
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Giant panda in Madrid Zoo-Aquarium.
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The world's first Google Glass monitored surgery will be performed in Madrid, Spain on Friday.
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Protest by Spanish police in Madrid.
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Protest by Spanish police in Madrid.
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Brunete near Madrid came up with novel ideas to solve a doggie poo problem in the town.
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Brunete near Madrid came up with novel ideas to solve a doggie poo problem in the town.
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Fountain at the Puerta del Sol (square) in Madrid (Spain).
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Fountain at the Puerta del Sol (square) in Madrid (Spain).
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Protest outside Russian embassy in Madrid about homophobia.
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Protest outside Russian embassy in Madrid about homophobia.
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Madrid, November 14, 2012
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23f anti-austerity demonstration in Madrid, Spain on 23 February 2013. "Enough austerity."
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