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Spain votes as new forces seek 'historic' change

Madrid - Spaniards voted Sunday in elections that could see the anti-austerity protest movement conquer city halls and transform Spanish politics.

Spain's 'Indignados' out to conquer city halls

Madrid - The Spanish "Indignado" protesters who inspired the worldwide Occupy movement are out to conquer city halls and regional governments across Spain in elections on Sunday.

Spain's 'Indignados' have ruling party on ropes in vote

Madrid - The Spanish "Indignado" protesters who inspired the worldwide Occupy movement are out to conquer city halls and regional governments across Spain in elections on Sunday.

Boy smuggled into Spain in suitcase allowed to stay

Madrid - An African boy found hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spain has been granted temporary permission to stay so he can be reunited with his mother, officials said Thursday.

Sun, sea, corruption: Valencia, hub of Spain voter rage

Valencia - With huge public works projects blighted by cost overruns and corruption scandals, the beachside Valencia region embodies Spain's ills -- and voters' hunger for change in looming elections.

Singer among 19 held in Spain for 'glorifying' attacks

Madrid - Spanish police on Tuesday arrested 19 people, including the lead vocalist of a rap rock band, suspected of praising and encouraging attacks by three radical groups, officials said.

All 150 Germanwings crash victims identified: Statement

Marseille - Investigators have identified the remains of all 150 people aboard a Germanwings flight that was deliberately crashed into the French Alps, a prosecutor said Tuesday, allowing them finally to be laid to rest.

Serb gangster in Spain 'tried to buy immigrant's kidney'

Madrid - A Serb gangster in Spain was arrested after he attempted to buy a poor immigrant's kidney for 6,000 euros ($6,835) and threatened to kill him if he pulled out of the deal, police said Monday.

Airbus continues A400M tests, crash victims honoured

Madrid - Airbus said Monday it would carry on with test flights of its A400M military transport plane despite the crash of one of the aircraft in Spain that killed four employees.

Airbus shares hit following A400M crash in Spain

Paris - Shares in European aerospace giant Airbus fell more than three percent in opening trade Monday after one of its A400M military planes crashed in Spain over the weekend, killing four.In opening trades, shares in Airbus were down 3.

EU ministers urge intelligence sharing on migrant crisis

Lorient - EU defence ministers on Sunday discussed the sharing of intelligence to stop human traffickers behind the flow of migrants from North Africa, but said a UN mandate was necessary to do more.

Black boxes of crashed A400M plane found in Spain, aircraft grounded

Madrid - Spanish authorities on Sunday found the two cockpit recorders of the Airbus A400M military plane that crashed near Seville airport, killing four people, as Britain, Germany and Turkey grounded their models of the aircraft.

Spain hails passersby who helped military air crash survivors

Madrid - Spanish authorities on Sunday hailed as heroes three people who helped rescue two survivors from an Airbus A400M military plane crash near Seville airport that killed four people the previous day.

European ministers hold talks on stemming tide of migrants

Lorient - Defence ministers from five EU countries will meet Sunday for talks on a military campaign to stop human trafficking and reinforce the region's defences against the flow of migrants from North Africa.

After 252 years, English warship to be recovered off Uruguay

Colonia Del Sacramento - A sunken English warship, perhaps holding a treasure chest of gold coins onboard, will be raised from its watery grave off the coast of Uruguay after being submerged for some 252 years, a treasure hunter announced.

At least four killed in Spain military air crash

Seville - At least four people were killed when an Airbus A400M military plane crashed near Seville airport in southern Spain during a test flight, the first fatal incident involving the new transport craft.

Eight-year-old smuggled into Spanish territory in suitcase

Madrid - Police found an eight-year-old Ivorian boy hidden in a suitcase that was smuggled across the border into Spanish territory in north Africa, an official said on Friday.

After Podemos, new party Ciudadanos emerges as force in Spain

Madrid - Spain's new party Ciudadanos and its promise of "reasonable change" has shuffled the cards in an election year following the emergence of the more radical Podemos by attracting the most sought-after voters -- those of the centre.

Spanish zoo hit with criminal complaint over chimp deaths

Madrid - An animal rights group filed a criminal complaint Thursday against a Spanish zoo after two chimpanzees named Adam and Eve that escaped from the facility died, one shot by police.

EU sets up cockpit safety task force after Germanwings crash

Brussels - The European Commission announced Thursday it had set up a special task force to review cockpit safety rules after the co-pilot deliberately crashed a Gemanwings flight in March, killing all 150 on board.

Spain's Podemos seen watering down fiery policies

Madrid - Spanish protest party Podemos has ditched its most radical policies and seems to be shifting towards the centre as it struggles to maintain momentum ahead of elections, analysts say.

Germanwings co-pilot 'practised descent on previous flight'

Le Bourget - The co-pilot of the doomed Germanwings flight deliberately crashed the plane into the French Alps after "rehearsing" the descent on an earlier flight, French investigators said on Wednesday.

Outrage after Spain police shoot escaped chimp dead

Madrid - Animal rights groups slammed Spanish police Tuesday for shooting dead a chimpanzee named Eve who escaped from a zoo on the holiday island of Mallorca with her companion Adam.

Spanish rebel party Podemos seeks second wind

Madrid - Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, whose meteoric rise has upended the country's politics, is seeking a second wind as an internal crisis over strategy hits and polls show its popularity may have peaked.

Spanish rebel party Podemos seeks second wind

Madrid - Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos, whose meteoric rise has upended the country's politics, is seeking a second wind as an internal crisis over strategy hits and polls show its popularity may have peaked.

Podemos co-founder resigns in Spanish rebel party's first crisis

Madrid - One of the founders of Spain's anti-austerity Podemos party unexpectedly resigned, plunging the poll-topping upstart into its first major crisis ahead of key elections this year.

Over 150 rescued from fire-stricken ferry off Spain, three injured

Madrid - A fire broke out on a ferry off Spain's Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean on Tuesday, forcing the evacuation of 156 passengers and crew in lifeboats and injuring three crew members, officials said.

Germanwings victims remembered in Barcelona memorial service

Madrid - Some 1,500 people attended a memorial service Monday at Barcelona's iconic Sagrada Familia Cathedral, and paid homage to the 150 people killed in last month's Germanwings plane crash.

Oil from Russian trawler wreck reaches Canaries' beaches

Madrid - Oil from the wreck of a Russian trawler that sank off the Canary Islands last week has washed up on the beaches of the picturesque tourist islands, Spain said.

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.
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