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Ex-king's former lover says Spain spy chief threatened her life

Madrid - The ex-lover of Spain's king emeritus testified Friday that her life had been threatened by a former spy chief on orders from the exiled monarch himself in a conversation that "terrified" her.

Big freeze complicates snow-clearing efforts in Spain

Madrid - Extremely low temperatures, in some areas reaching record-breaking levels, swept central and eastern Spain on Tuesday, with the big freeze complicating efforts to clear countless roads blocked by snow.

Snowstorm chaos hits Spain, with more forecast

Madrid - A day after snowstorms caused chaos across much of Spain, forecasters warned there was more to come on Saturday as five regions were put under red alert.

Chaos on the roads as Spain sees heaviest snowfall in decades

Madrid - Heavy snow continued to fall across much of Spain on Friday, causing chaos on the roads, particularly in the centre of the country, with the capital Madrid seeing its heaviest snowfall in 50 years.

Spain surprised and delighted by rare snowfall

Madrid - Heavy snow was falling across parts of Spain on Thursday which could cover up to half of the country in the coming days, forecasters said on Thursday "If the forecasts are confirmed, we could be facing one of the most extensive snowfalls in recent year...

Pandemic rains on Spain's glittering Epiphany parades

Madrid - For children, it's the most wonderful time of the year, when Spaniards turn out to welcome the gift-laden Three Kings. But this year's glittering parades have been torpedoed by the pandemic.

Spain, UK agree 11th-hour border deal for Gibraltar

Madrid - Gibraltar will become part of Europe's passport-free zone to keep movement fluid on its border with Spain in a landmark deal reached just hours before Britain leaves the EU custom's union and single market, Spain's top diplomat said Thursday.

Small delay in Pfizer vaccine deliveries to 8 EU nations: Spain

Madrid - Pfizer has postponed the delivery of new batches of its coronavirus vaccine to eight European nations including Spain, the Spanish health ministry said Monday, a day after the EU began its immunisation campaign.

Spain passes budget in boost for minority government

Madrid - Spain's Senate approved Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's budget for 2021 on Tuesday, boosting his minority Socialist-led government after years of political instability.

Virus bites into profits at Europe's top restaurants

Madrid - An elegant Madrid institution known for exquisite souffle potatoes, Zalacain closed its doors last month, the latest top European restaurant to have its fate sealed by the coronavirus pandemic.

Three dead as fire ravages Spanish warehouse housing migrants

Badalona - Three migrants were killed when a fire ripped through a warehouse near Barcelona, injuring around 20 including several who jumped from the three-storey building to flee the flames, Spanish officials said Thursday.

Two dead as fire ravages Spanish warehouse housing migrants

Badalona - A fire ripped through a warehouse occupied by migrants near Barcelona killing at least two people and injuring 19, including several who jumped from the building to escape the flames, Spanish officials said Thursday.

Jihadism in Spain: a silent but real threat

Madrid - Europe's latest jihadist attacks may have targeted France and Austria, but Spain, like the rest of the continent, remains within the sights of extremists and the threat level is still "severe", experts say.

Brexit casts shadow over Gibraltar's future

Gibraltar - With its traditional British red phone boxes, pubs serving fish-and-chips and tax-free shopping, Gibraltar has long drawn day-trippers from neighbouring Spain.

Without tourists, some Barcelona hotels get creative to survive

Barcelona - Sergi Pino recently moved to Barcelona, but rather than renting a flat, he's staying at a hotel which has been forced to get creative to compensate for the absence of tourists.

For young Senegalese, perilous journey to Europe worth the risk

Mbour - Djiby Dieng packed just a tiny backpack when he boarded a brightly coloured wooden boat at the Senegalese port of Mbour to seek his fortune in Europe.

Battered in first wave, Spanish town emerges scarred but safer

Tomelloso - Standing outside the hospital morgue, Lourdes Visus Cedrian shivered as she remembered the endless procession of hearses pulling up to collect the dead Covid-19 patients she'd been nursing just hours before.

For Canary Isles tourism, migrant surge a new nightmare

Amadores - In a normal year, it would be high tourist season for the Canary Islands, but a huge influx of migrants has given the archipelago "a bad image," bar owner Miguel Gonzalez grumbles.

Spain to set up camps for 7,000 migrants in Canaries

Madrid - Spain will set up emergency camps for up to 7,000 migrants as part of a plan to tackle the huge influx of arrivals in the Canary Islands, the government said Friday.

Meet Spain's new flamenco prodigy 'El Yiyo'

Madrid - "El Yiyo", a flamenco dancer whose real name is Miguel Fernandez, honed his skills by watching YouTube videos. Now, aged just 24, he made his debut at Spain's main opera house with a show he developed during the country's virus lockdown.

Fate of ETA prisoners a minefield for Spain's government

Madrid - Two years after ETA disbanded, Spain's government is accelerating moves to transfer jailed Basque separatist militants to prisons closer to home, angering families whose lives were shattered by their violence.

Trio on trial for aiding 2017 Barcelona attackers

San Fernando De Henares - Three men went on trial Tuesday for helping the jihadists behind the 2017 attacks in Barcelona and a nearby town that killed 16 people and left 140 wounded.

Trio go on trial over 2017 Barcelona jihadist attacks

San Fernando De Henares - Three men go on trial in Spain on Tuesday for helping the perpetrators of a double jihadist attack in 2017 in Barcelona and a nearby seaside town that killed 16 people.

Trio on trial for helping Barcelona jihadist attack cell

Barcelona - Three men go on trial at Spain's top criminal court Tuesday for helping the perpetrators of twin jihadist attacks in 2017 that killed 16 in Barcelona and a nearby seaside town.

Spain's scandal-hit former king faces credit card probe

Madrid - Spanish prosecutors have opened an investigation into whether former king Juan Carlos I used credit cards linked to accounts not registered in his name in a possible money-laundering offence, judicial sources said Wednesday.

Spain under pressure to impose virus lockdown

Madrid - With coronavirus infections rising, Spain's central government was under pressure Wednesday to follow the example of other European nations and impose a new national shutdown.

Madrid funeral workers strike during pandemic

Madrid - Madrid municipal funeral home workers staged a 24-hour strike Sunday to demand more staff to face an expected rise in coronavirus deaths during the second wave of the pandemic.

Clashes in Spain over virus restrictions for second night

Madrid - Police in Spain made dozens of arrests during clashes with protestors for a second consecutive night as demonstrators took to the streets to denounce the new coronavirus restrictions.

Clashes in Barcelona over virus restrictions

Madrid - Protesters clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday after hundreds gathered to demonstrate against new coronavirus restrictions, including a curfew and a ban on leaving the city over the holiday weekend.

Spain regions seal off perimeter to avoid new lockdown

Barcelona - One by one, Spain's regions have announced regional border closures in the hope of avoiding a new lockdown like in France, but the move may not be enough.
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