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In Madrid, the homeless dine out... for free

Madrid - It is early evening at a restaurant in central Madrid and Jose Silva sits down for a meal of rice, meatballs and vegetables as waiters flit from one table to another. All very normal, except for one crucial detail: Silva, 42, cannot afford to pay.

Spain rescues 92 migrants off the southern coast

M - Spanish authorities said 92 migrants travelling in five makeshift boats were rescued off Spain's coast on Saturday, as an increasing number of migrants seek to reach Europe via the country.

Spain arrests 45 over suspected Georgian burglary ring

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested 45 suspected members of a Georgian burglary ring that broke into more than 100 homes, a force spokeswoman said Wednesday after a coordinated nationwide sweep.

Spanish hometown of Castro's father proud of place in history

L - Historians will debate Fidel Castro's legacy for years, but the remote Spanish village of Lancara is proud to be the birthplace of the late Cuban president's father.

Spain issues arrest warrant for Ukraine oligarch

Madrid - Spanish police have announced an international arrest warrant against a powerful Ukrainian oligarch, identified by media Friday as controversial gas magnate Dmytro Firtash.

Spain 'obstructing' civil war, dictatorship probes: Amnesty

Madrid - Amnesty International on Wednesday accused the Spanish authorities of systematically obstructing probes into crimes committed during the 1936-9 civil war and Francisco Franco's subsequent dictatorship.

Graft-tainted Spanish politician Rita Barbera dies

Madrid - Veteran Spanish politician Rita Barbera, a prominent figure from Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party who was under investigation for alleged money laundering, died Wednesday at a Madrid hotel, emergency services said.

Spanish taxi driver returns 10,000 euros left in cab

Madrid - A Canadian tourist who left a suitcase containing 10,000 euros ($10,500) in cash in a Barcelona taxi has been reunited with his money thanks to an honest cab driver, police said Sunday.

No more corruption, Spanish king tells parliament

Madrid - Spain's king on Thursday urged an end to the graft scandals that have long plagued his nation, as he opened a new session of parliament after nearly a year of political paralysis.

Spain court probes far-right 'torture' claim in Gibraltar

Madrid - Spain's top criminal court said Wednesday it was probing claims members of far-right party Vox were subjected to "torture" when they were arrested in Gibraltar after one of them unfurled a Spanish flag on the Rock.

Barcelona cannabis club shut down for selling marijuana candy

Barcelona - Authorities in Spain closed down a cannabis club in Barcelona that sold marijuana candy and other similar products to more than 16,000 people, many of them tourists, police said Tuesday.

80,000 gather for Catalan pro-independence demo

Barcelona - Around 80,000 people rallied in Barcelona on Sunday in a show of support for Catalan leaders locked in a tug-of-war with Madrid over independence for their region, police said.

Spain king to visit Saudi with sale of warships on agenda

Madrid - Spain's king will begin his first state visit to Saudi Arabia on Saturday, with the possible sale of five warships to the oil-rich kingdom on top of the agenda, sparking protests from rights groups.

Spain vows to quickly ratify climate pact

Madrid - Spain will quickly ratify a global pact aimed at taming climate change, a step which had been delayed by months of political paralysis, Environment Minister Isabel Garcia Tejerina said Friday.

Hollande, Trump agree to try 'clarify positions'

Paris - US president-elect Donald Trump and French President Francois Hollande vowed in a telephone call Friday to try "clarify positions" on potentially thorny issues including climate change, French presidential sources said.

Dozens held in Spain over child, baby abuse images

Madrid - Spanish police said Thursday they had arrested 56 men suspected of sharing photos online of severe abuse on young children, some of them babies, in a nationwide crackdown on child pornography.

Suspected ETA leader charged in Paris

Paris - Suspected senior ETA leader Mikel Irastorza was charged in Paris on Wednesday with criminal association with a terrorist organisation and placed in detention, court sources said.

Criminal probe dropped after deadly Spanish coach crash

Barcelona - Prosecutors in Spain have dropped a criminal investigation into the driver of a coach that crashed in March killing 13 foreign students, a court source said Wednesday.

ETA leader taken to Paris for questioning after arrest

Paris - Senior ETA leader Mikel Irastorza, who was arrested over the weekend in southwest France, was transferred to Paris on Monday for questioning, judicial sources said.

Basque separatist group leader nabbed in France

Bayonne - The most senior ETA leader still at large was arrested Saturday in southwest France, Spanish authorities said, dealing another major blow to the embattled Basque separatist group.

Spain's new government vows to stick to deficit target

Madrid - Spain's new government said Friday it was confident it will respect the public deficit targets it has agreed with the European Commission.Madrid has vowed to reduce its deficit from 5.1 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 2015 to 4.

Opposition grows to Spain's migrant detention centres

Madrid - Opposition to Spain's controversial migrant detention centres is growing, with the left-wing mayors of Madrid and Barcelona leading calls to close the facilities, which have been likened to prisons.

Spain's Rajoy forms new EU-looking government

Madrid - Spain's leader Mariano Rajoy, who kicks off a second term after months of political paralysis, formed a new cabinet Thursday that looks set to maintain controversial economic reforms and cement EU ties.

In Spanish city, adults taught to give kids their space

Pontevedra - For many parents, the thought of letting their offspring walk to school alone is source of much angst. But the Spanish city of Pontevedra has decided to advocate giving children their space.

Spain ambassador to Afghanistan probed over embassy attack

Madrid - Spain's National Court said Wednesday it was investigating the country's ambassador to Afghanistan and his former deputy for alleged security flaws after an attack on the Kabul embassy last year that left six dead.

No more homework! Spanish parents go on strike

Madrid - Children have long complained about homework but parents in Spain are now joining in and have decided to go on strike against their offspring's school load for the whole month of November.

Over 200 migrants storm border in Spain's Ceuta

Madrid - Around 220 African migrants forced their way through a fence between Morocco and the tiny Spanish enclave of Ceuta Monday, clashing with police in an incident that injured 35, officials said."The migrants demonstrated a hostile and violent attitude.

New battles loom as Spain's PM Rajoy sworn in

Madrid - Spain's conservative leader Mariano Rajoy was sworn in Monday for a second term as prime minister, bringing a close to 10 months of political limbo.

Spain's Rajoy sworn in as prime minister

Madrid - Spain's conservative leader Mariano Rajoy was sworn in Monday for a second term as prime minister at a ceremony attended by King Felipe VI, bringing a close to ten months of political limbo.

Spain crisis gives way to new battles for PM

Madrid - When conservative political survivor Mariano Rajoy takes control of Spain once again this week he will be faced with unprecedented opposition as he grapples with painful economic reforms and resurgent Catalan separatism.
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