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Two more journalists go missing in northeast Colombia

Estanzuela - Five journalists covering a colleague's suspected kidnapping by leftist guerrillas in northeast Colombia were attacked and detained by unknown assailants, and two of them are still missing, officials said Tuesday.

Spanish journalist feared kidnapped by Colombia rebels

Estanzuela - Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said Monday his security forces had launched a sweeping operation to find a Spanish-Colombian journalist feared kidnapped by a leftist guerrilla group.

Spanish Olympic team members robbed at gunpoint in Rio

Rio De Janeiro - Three members of Spain's Olympic sailing team were robbed at gunpoint in a popular tourist area of Rio de Janeiro, where the Summer Games will start in less than three months, officials said Saturday.

Spanish region bans bull killing in traditional festivals

Madrid - Authorities in the Spanish region of Castilla y Leon on Thursday announced a ban on the killing of bulls during traditional festivals, in a partial victory for animal rights activists.

Catalonia pushes ahead quietly with independence plan

Barcelona - Catalonia is pushing ahead more slowly than expected with its independence plan as separatist leaders change tactics and avoid direct confrontation with Madrid in their bid to break away from Spain.

Spain's Rajoy eyes tax cuts despite EU deficit sanctions threat

Madrid - Spain's acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a Wednesday interview he was eyeing more tax cuts if re-elected, just as Brussels mulls sanctions against Madrid for breaking deficit rules.

Spanish tyre fire 'could take 10 more days to extinguish'

Madrid - It could take another 10 days to put out a huge fire at a tyre dump near Madrid, regional authorities said Monday, though residents have already been allowed to return to the area.

Spaniards march on anniversary of Indignados movement

Madrid - Thousands took to Madrid's streets to mark the fifth anniversary of the birth of Spain's Indignados movement, which shook the country's political system and sparked "occupy" movements around the world.

Spanish foreign minister visits Cuba

Havana - Spain's foreign minister was in Cuba on Saturday for a bilateral visit that comes two months after the European Union and the communist-run country signed a deal to normalize relations.

Residents near Madrid return home as toxic tyre blaze controlled

Madrid - Spanish authorities allowed residents near a giant tyre dump blaze to return home Saturday, saying that the risk from toxic fumes billowing from the rubber heap had reduced although the fire had yet to be extinguished.

Huge tyre dump fire near Madrid releases toxic cloud

Madrid - A huge waste ground near Madrid where millions of tyres have been dumped was on fire Friday, releasing a thick black cloud of toxic fumes that officials worry could harm nearby residents.

EU-Turkey migrant deal is 'botched job', says Spain

Madrid - Spain's foreign minister on Wednesday described the EU's deal with Turkey to stem the influx of migrants as a "botched job", blasting Europe's "inadequate" response to its worst migration crisis since World War II.

Freed Spanish journalist feared being sold to IS in Syria

Madrid - One of three Spanish journalists released after nearly a year held hostage in Syria by an Al Qaeda-linked group said Tuesday he feared being sold to the Islamic State group, which regularly kills captives.

Spain's Podemos forms election alliance with far-left party

Madrid - Spain's anti-austerity party Podemos has formed an alliance with its smaller far-left rival Izquierda Unida to run together in June 26 elections, boosting the chances they will become the nation's main opposition group.

Spanish reporter freed from Syria feels like 'walking on air'

Madrid - One of three Spanish journalists released after nearly a year held hostage in Syria by an Al Qaeda-linked group said Monday he feels like he is "walking on air", after being reunited with his family.

Spain court allows exhumation of bodies at Franco mausoleum

Madrid - A Spanish court has for the first time authorised the exhumation of bodies from the Valley of the Fallen, a vast mausoleum where dictator Francisco Franco is buried along with thousands of victims of Spain's civil war, according to a ruling published M...

Spanish police arrest man who live-streamed driving at 195 kph

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested a young man who live-streamed video of himself driving at nearly twice the speed limit, forcing other drivers to swerve out of the way to avoid being hit.

Three journalists return to Spain after Syria kidnapping

Madrid - Three Spanish journalists taken hostage in Syria by an Al Qaeda-linked group returned on Sunday to Madrid where they were welcomed by overjoyed family members after nearly a year in captivity.

Spain police seek child victims of 'porn king' director

Madrid - Police in Spain said Saturday they were trying to identify children who had been forced to appear in pornographic videos after they arrested the country's "king of porn".

ETA member jailed 92 years over plot to kill Spanish king

Madrid - A Spanish court on Friday sentenced a member of Basque separatist group ETA to 92 years in prison over a failed plot to kill Spain's king at the opening of Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum in 1997.

Spain reports first case of Zika-related microcephaly

Barcelona - Spanish health authorities said they had detected the country's first known case of the microcephaly birth defect in the foetus of a pregnant woman infected with the Zika virus.

Spanish court recognises bullfighter is son of legendary matador

Madrid - A Spanish court said Tuesday it had officially recognised a popular matador as the illegitimate son of legendary bullfighter Manuel Benitez "El Cordobes", who had long denied being related to him.

Spain to hold elections on June 26

Madrid - Weary Spaniards will head to the polls for the second time in six months after King Felipe on Tuesday called fresh elections for June 26, which surveys suggest may result in yet another hung parliament.

Spain to hold new elections on June 26

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI on Tuesday signed a decree dissolving parliament and calling elections for June 26, a parliament spokesman said, in what will be the country's second general election in six months.

Spain bristles at Eurovision ban of Basque flag... alongside IS

Madrid - Spain reacted with fury Friday at the Eurovision's inclusion of the Basque regional flag on a list of banned banners during the song contest, alongside the Islamic State group flag.

600 kilos of Roman coins discovered in Spanish town

Seville - Construction workers have found 600 kilos (1,300 pounds) of ancient Roman coins while carrying out routine work on water pipes in southern Spain, local officials said Thursday.

Spanish government in tug-of-war with family over Lorca archive

Madrid - Spanish authorities and the family of the late poet Federico Garcia Lorca, who was killed during the civil war, are engaged in a fierce battle over what to do with his archive.

Spain closer to new election after coalition talks fail

Madrid - Spain inched closer to a fresh election Tuesday as a deadline to form a government loomed with political parties unable to reach an agreement despite a surprise 11th-hour coalition proposal that provided a brief glimmer of hope.

Thai court sides with foreign gay couple in surrogacy row

Bangkok - A Thai court on Tuesday granted a foreign same-sex couple full custody of their surrogate baby daughter following a legal battle with the mother who refused to hand her over after giving birth.

Spanish king makes final bid to broker deal on new government

Madrid - Spain's King Felipe VI met political leaders on Monday in a last bid to get them to form a coalition government -- and avoid calling the country's second general election in six months.
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La Tomatina, festival in Buñol, Valencia, Spain each August.
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Horse and carriage in Mijas Pueblo.
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Autumn colours in the Spanish countryside - sunrise.
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Lionel Messi - 2012 European Match Day Against Hunger.
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Police busted a cocaine ring in Benidorm, Spain including the notorious UK drug dealer Brian Carrington.
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18J - Spaniards in 30 cities across Spain protested against Government corruption and called for Rajoy's resignation.
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Fuengirola's annual "Feria del Rosario" (fair) - Flamenco toddler.
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Held in October each year, the fair in Fuengirola is a feast of entertainment and fun.
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