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Spanish climber sets new Everest record: team

Kathmandu - Spanish mountaineer Kilian Jornet has set a record for the fastest ascent of Mount Everest without fixed ropes or supplementary oxygen, climbing the world's highest peak in just 26 hours, his team said Tuesday.

Spanish PM accuses Catalan separatists of 'blackmail'

Barcelona - Spain's prime minister on Monday accused Catalonia's separatist government of blackmail after a newspaper reported it was planning to declare independence unless Madrid allows the wealthy region to hold a referendum on secession.

Pedro Sanchez, Spain's redeemed Socialist chief

Madrid - Pedro Sanchez, re-elected Sunday as leader of Spain's Socialists just seven months after he was ousted, has vowed to step up opposition to the country's minority conservative government.

Spain's Socialists pick govt critic Sanchez as leader

Madrid - Spain's opposition Socialists re-elected Pedro Sanchez, a fierce critic of the ruling conservatives, as their leader Sunday, in a political revival likely to threaten the country's shaky minority government.

Spain's labour reform delivers jobs but at a cost

Madrid - Spain's labour market reform has helped bring down sky-high unemployment but critics complain the bulk of the jobs it created offer lower salaries and less security.

Spain's divided Socialists choose new leader

Madrid - Spain's bitterly divided Socialist party will choose a new leader Sunday in a party primary that may determine whether or not conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's minority government will last.

Spain's deeply divided Socialists pick new leader

Madrid - Spain's deeply divided Socialists will elect a new leader on Sunday in a party primary whose outcome could threaten the stability of conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's minority government.

Several Spanish firms targeted in cyber attacks

Madrid - Telecom giant Telefonica and several other Spanish companies were targeted in cyber attacks Friday, the government said.

Spain parliament calls for Franco's remains to be moved

Madrid - Spanish lawmakers approved Thursday a motion calling for the remains of General Francisco Franco to be removed from a controversial mausoleum near Madrid that was built by prisoners during his dictatorship.

Spanish police smash ring that exploited Nicaragua boxers

Barcelona - Spanish police said Wednesday they had busted a ring that allegedly exploited boxers they brought to Spain from Nicaragua and forced to take part in competitions across Europe.

Narcos in southern Spain increasingly brazen

Algeciras - Attacks on police, unloading drugs in broad daylight... Drug traffickers in southern Spain are operating in an increasingly brazen manner that has authorities worried.

37 injured in blast at chemical recycling plant in Spain

Madrid - Several explosions ripped through a recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid on Thursday, injuring 37 people, three of them seriously, and forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, officials said.

Blast at Spanish chemical recycling plant injures 30

Madrid - At least 30 people were injured Thursday, three of them seriously, in an explosion at recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid, forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, authorities said.

Spain to challenge low-tax Gibraltar post-Brexit: report

Madrid - Spain will challenge "unfair competition" from Gibraltar after Brexit, a foreign ministry report seen Wednesday said, singling out a low-tax regime operated by the British overseas territory to attract foreign investors.

Thousands march in Madrid against corruption

Madrid - Thousands of people at the traditional May Day rally in Madrid vented their anger at rampant corruption, as Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) finds itself embroiled in a new scandal.

Thousands march in Madrid against corruption

Madrid - Thousands of people at the traditional May Day rally in Madrid vented their anger at rampant corruption, as Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) finds itself embroiled in a new scandal.

Thousands march in Madrid against corruption

Madrid - Thousands of people at the traditional May Day rally in Madrid vented their anger at rampant corruption, as Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) finds itself embroiled in a new scandal.

A Spanish quest to hand down prehistoric secrets

C - It's dark and surprisingly warm in a cave in western Spain that hides our most intimate connection to the prehistoric past -- hand silhouettes painted tens of thousands of years ago.

Assad meet sees European rights group leader censured

Strasbourg - A controversial meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad led Europe's foremost human rights group to say it had no confidence Friday in its Spanish president as he had tarnished his office.

Suspect jihadists admit being at Brussels airport during attack

Madrid - Two suspected jihadists arrested in Spain have admitted being in Brussels airport at the time of the deadly March 2016 attack but deny involvement, a court spokesman said.

Cautious optimism as Spain graft-busters gain ground

Barcelona - For years, Spaniards watched angrily as corruption-hit politicians appeared to benefit from a get-out-of-jail-free card, but the mood is cautiously changing as the once-powerful find themselves behind bars.

Man held in Spain spotted at Bataclan band concert venue

Barcelona - A man held in a Spanish anti-jihadist raid was spotted in September in front of a Barcelona concert hall where the band that was playing during the Bataclan attack in Paris was due to perform, police said Wednesday.

Spain's Guernica marks 80th anniversary of bombing

Guernica - Some 200 people gathered at a cemetery in the northern Spanish town of Guernica Wednesday to mark the 80th anniversary of its bombing by Nazi warplanes during the Spanish civil war.

Rajoy pushes for EU-Mercosur deal by end of year

S - Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy called Tuesday for the European Union to sign a free trade deal by the end of the year with South American bloc Mercosur.

Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Madrid - A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said.

Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Madrid - A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said.

Canvas credited to Velazquez sold for 8 mln euros in Madrid

Madrid - A painting that had been in the same family for generations and was only recently credited to Spain's famed artist Diego Velazquez was sold Tuesday in Madrid for eight million euros, auction house Abalarte said.

Spain's Canary Islands battles slick after ferry accident

Madrid - Spanish coast guard crews worked Sunday to clean up a three-kilometre (1.9-mile) long diesel slick off the holiday island of Gran Canaria after a passenger ferry slammed into a pier.

Brazil's Temer vows Brazil to survive corruption scandal

Bras - President Michel Temer insists that a growing corruption scandal in his government will not paralyze Brazil as it struggles to emerge from its deepest recession in history.

Fascist salutes as Franco minister is buried

Madrid - Mourners raised their arms in a fascist salute as one of the last ministers to serve under former Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, Jose Utrera Molina, was buried Saturday.
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An event to protest the ongoing genocide in both Ukraine and Palestine was held on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain on July 22, 2014.
Views of the beach and promenade from the Hotel El Puerto in Fuengirola  Spain
Views of the beach and promenade from the Hotel El Puerto in Fuengirola, Spain
Views of the countryside near Coin in Andalucia  Southern Spain.
Views of the countryside near Coin in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
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Bioparc Fuengirola - Cheeky chimp who sat blowing "raspberries" and then grinning, the entire time I was there
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The Alcázar of Seville is a royal palace in Seville, Spain, originally a Moorish fort. The palace will be used as a set in an upcoming episode of Game of Thrones.
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Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal  Toro de la Vega  event in Tordesillas - Saturday  Sep...
Madrid: Protest against the medieval & brutal 'Toro de la Vega' event in Tordesillas - Saturday, September 14, 2013.
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Town Hall  Guardamar del Segura  Alicante  Spain.
Town Hall, Guardamar del Segura, Alicante, Spain.
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File photo: One of Renfe's trains plying Santiago de Compostela route
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Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Scenes around Benalmadena Costa on the Costa del Sol in Southern Spain.
Views of the Hotel El Puerto in Fuengirola  Spain
Views of the Hotel El Puerto in Fuengirola, Spain
Sun tan  or mist tan?  Fuengirola  Spain.
Sun tan, or mist tan? Fuengirola, Spain.
Darío Barrio  Spanish TV chef and BASE jumper
Darío Barrio, Spanish TV chef and BASE jumper
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Viking Festival in Catoira  Spain
Viking Festival in Catoira, Spain
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Lemur from Madagascar
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Fuengirola port.
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Fuengirola held a bicycle ride to "move for clean air" on the last day of the European Mobility Week - "0% CO² 100% OK".
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Spring in the Spanish countryside
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Christmas in Fuengirola, Spain
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Busker in Malaga, Andalucia, Spain
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona s Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Greenpeace activists protested on behalf of the Arctic 30 on Barcelona's Sagrada Familia cathedral.
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