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Legal woes of former Catalan leader's family deepen

Madrid - The legal woes of the family of a former longtime leader of Spain's independence-minded region of Catalonia deepened Thursday after police arrested his son on fraud charges.

Spain nurse definitively cured of Ebola: doctors

Madrid - A Spanish nurse who was the first person to catch Ebola outside Africa has been cured of the deadly virus, doctors confirmed Tuesday, easing fears of it spreading in Europe.

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola (Updated)

Madrid - Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who was thought to be the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa, has tested negative for the virus. A further test within the next 48 hours was to confirm the diagnosis. Latest update: Romero is clear of Ebola.

Peace process deadlocked 3 years after ETA's farewell to arms

Madrid - Three years ago, Basque separatist group ETA declared it was ending a more than four-decade secessionist campaign in Spain, but lasting peace is not exactly around the corner.

Spain to train Iraqi troops to fight Islamic State

Washington - Spain will begin training Iraqi forces later this year to battle Islamic State fighters but has ruled out taking part in ground operations in Syria, officials said Saturday.

Fuengirola resident fined for calling for help for 'drowning men'

Fuengirola - A young woman in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol in southern Spain has been hit with a 300 euro ($385) fine for calling out the Coast Guard in what turned out to be a false alarm. She thought two men were drowning out at sea.

Two of six new Ebola suspects in Spain test negative

Madrid - Two of six new Ebola suspects admitted to hospital for monitoring in Spain have tested negative for the deadly virus, the government said Friday.

Judge sets 3-mn-euro bail for ex-IMF head in credit card scandal

Madrid - A Spanish judge on Thursday ordered ex-IMF head Rodrigo Rato to pay a three-million-euro bond as a court probes allegations that former bank bosses spent millions on nightclubs, safaris and other treats using company credit cards.

Venezuela, New Zealand win UN seats but Turkey rebuffed

New York - Angola, Malaysia, New Zealand, Spain and Venezuela won coveted seats on the UN Security Council Thursday, but Turkey suffered a humbling defeat in its bid to join the world's "top table.

IRB Barcelona dances for biomedical research (Video)

Barcelona - Scientists from the Institute for Research in Biomedicine (IRB) based in Barcelona, Spain are starring in a five-minute music video, dancing and making the moves to raise funds for Alzheimer’s, cancer and diabetes research.

Catalan parties urge snap election over independence

Barcelona - Opposition parties in Catalonia on Wednesday demanded a snap regional election after pressure from Madrid forced leaders to water down plans for a vote on independence from Spain.

Catalonia leader shifts tack on independence vote

Barcelona - Catalonia's president Artur Mas said Tuesday a snap election could be held to let the Spanish region vote on independence, watering down plans for a referendum under pressure from authorities in Madrid.

Spain's Catalonia calls off independence referendum

Barcelona - The Catalan government on Monday decided to call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for November 9 which has been fiercely opposed by Madrid.

Catalan government member opens door to delay in independence vote

Barcelona - A top member of the Catalan government on Monday opened the door to a possible delay in a contested referendum, set for November 9, on separation from the rest of Spain.

Thousands march in Barcelona against Catalonia independence

Barcelona - Thousands took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday, Spain's national day, to oppose moves to make their Catalonia region an independent state.

Authorities try to prevent panic as Ebola toll passes 4,000

Madrid - Authorities worldwide were trying to prevent panic Saturday as the death toll from Ebola passed 4,000 and a Madrid nurse infected by the deadly virus continued to fight for her life.

'A Lannister always pays his debts,' even in Spain it seems

Seville - The motto of a certain family of 'Game of Thrones' fame is that a Lannister always pays his debts. Well, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime, got to prove that motto recently, while filming Season Five of the popular TV series in Seville, Spain.

Ebola panic fears grow as A Madrid nurse fights for her life

Madrid - A Madrid nurse infected with Ebola was fighting for her life Friday as authorities worldwide tightened screening of travellers and tried to prevent panic over the deadly disease spreading.

Ebola panic fears grow as Spanish nurse fights for life

Madrid - A Madrid nurse infected with Ebola was fighting for her life Friday as authorities worldwide tightened screening of travellers and tried to prevent panic over the deadly disease spreading.

U.S. warns Ebola could become next AIDS

Madrid - A top U.S. health official urged swift action Thursday to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next AIDS epidemic, while a Spanish nurse was at "serious risk" of dying.

Spain Ebola patient at 'serious risk' of dying

Madrid - The Spanish nurse infected with Ebola is at "serious risk" of dying from the disease after her condition worsened on Thursday, officials said.

US urges action to keep Ebola from becoming 'next AIDS'

Washington - A top US health official urged swift action Thursday to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from becoming the next AIDS epidemic, as the health of an infected Spanish nurse deteriorated.

Ebola quarantines mount in Spain, as nations add airport screenings

Madrid - Worries over the worldwide spread of Ebola grew Thursday after three more health workers were quarantined in Spain and North America threw up border controls at main ports of arrival from the plagued African states.

US, Canada increase Ebola screenings as toll nears 3,900

Washington - The United States and Canada announced stepped-up airport screening measures Wednesday to look for passengers carrying Ebola, as the deadly virus killed a man in Texas and the worldwide toll neared 3,900.

Scuffles in Spain as Ebola victim's dog put down

Madrid - The dog of a Spanish nurse infected with Ebola in Madrid was put down Wednesday by health authorities who feared it could spread the deadly disease, despite a campaign to spare him by animal rights activists.

Man dies of Ebola in Texas, as world toll nears 3,900

Washington - A Liberian man who was the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the United States died in a Texas hospital Wednesday, as deaths from West African epidemic neared 3,900.

Six hospitalised in Spain as Ebola scare hits Europe

Madrid - Spain's government urged calm on Wednesday over the case of a nurse who caught Ebola in a Madrid hospital as the World Health Organization warned other isolated infections in Europe were "unavoidable".

Ebola contagion in Spain raises fears for Europe

Madrid - Doctors in Spain hospitalised four more people and rushed to identify dozens of others at risk on Tuesday after a nurse was infected with the deadly Ebola virus, raising fears of contagion in Europe.

Ebola contagion in Spain raises fears for Europe

Madrid - Doctors in Spain hospitalised three more people and rushed to identify dozens of others at risk on Tuesday after a nurse was infected with the deadly Ebola virus, raising fears of contagion in Europe.

Catalan govt to decide by Oct 15 whether to pursue independence vote

Barcelona - The Catalan government said Monday it will decide by October 15 whether to push ahead with a contested referendum on separation from the rest of Spain called for November 9.
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Local police & firefighters protest in front of the Town Hall in Fuengirola on 19 February 2013.
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