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Spain alarmed as White House Spanish website vanishes

Barcelona - Spain voiced alarm Monday as the US White House's Spanish-language website vanished after Donald Trump came to power, saying removing it was "not a good idea" in a country with millions of Hispanics.

Spanish village hurls turnips to drive away evil

Piornal - Residents of a Spanish town pelted a devil-like character portrayed by a young man with thousands of rock-hard turnips Thursday in a tradition that aims to drive away evil.

Catalan, Basque leaders snub Spanish regional talks

Madrid - Spain's regional tensions took centre stage Tuesday as Catalan and Basque leaders boycotted a major gathering attended by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, in a first.

Topless Madrid protester grabs crotch of Trump... waxwork

Madrid - A topless protester managed to get so close to Donald Trump on Tuesday that she grabbed his crotch... or rather that of his effigy, the latest addition to Madrid's Wax Museum.

Spain ruling party's ex-treasurer tells court of slush fund

San Fernando De Henares - The most high-profile suspect in a major Spanish corruption scandal took the stand Monday, admitting for the first time in public that the ruling conservative Popular Party (PP) once had a slush fund.

Catalan separatists launch new independence campaign

Barcelona - Eight months before a controversial -- and still theoretical -- planned independence referendum, Catalan separatists launched a new seduction campaign Sunday to woo voters.

Gloomy times in Spain's Podemos as divisions rage

Madrid - Spain's Podemos was born in 2014 out of rage over austerity politics and buoyed by its promises of change, but the mood has darkened as infighting ravages the far-left party.

Thousands rally in Spain for ETA prisoner amnesty

Madrid - Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Bilbao in northern Spain on Saturday, calling for amnesty for prisoners of the ETA Basque separatist group.

Spanish court reopens probe into drowning of 15 migrants

Madrid - A Spanish court has reopened a probe into the drowning of 15 migrants as they tried to swim from Morocco to Spain's North African territory of Ceuta while police in riot gear tried to stop them.

Spain, Hungary arrest five with alleged IS links

Madrid - Five people with suspected links to Islamic State jihadists were arrested Friday in separate incidents in Spain and Hungary, with several weapons also being seized, authorities said.

Spain govt accepts responsibility for 2003 military plane crash

Madrid - Spain's defence ministry took political responsibility for the first time on Wednesday for a 2003 air accident which killed 62 Spanish soldiers as they were returning from Afghanistan.

Germany closes Germanwings crash probe

Berlin - German prosecutors said Monday they had closed a criminal probe into the Germanwings plane crash in March 2015 after concluding that the suicidal co-pilot bore sole responsibility for the disaster that killed all on board.

The little something that makes France's New Year cake

Autreville - All over France this month millions of children will excitedly bite into a flaky pastry cake hoping to come upon a tiny toy or trinket.

Spain, Gibraltar police seize hashish after high-speed boat chase

Gibraltar - Spanish and Gibraltarian police on Thursday recovered hashish worth nearly five million dollars that was thrown into the Bay of Gibraltar by drug traffickers to escape a high-speed chase.

Spain readies for Epiphany under unprecedented security

Madrid - As Spain readies to celebrate Epiphany Thursday with hugely-popular parades, authorities have implemented unprecedented security measures such as banning trucks from Madrid and Barcelona to avoid attacks like those in Berlin and Nice.

A trip to the land of endangered ancient olive trees

Traiguera - The sun sets in eastern Spain and dozens of ancient olive trees cast long shadows on the ground.

Madrid to hold major Picasso exhibit for 'Guernica' anniversary

Madrid - Madrid's Reina Sofia museum said Tuesday it would stage a major Pablo Picasso exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of his famed "Guernica" painting, a universal symbol of the cruelty of war.

Archers to the rescue in Madrid as boars trespass

Spain - It's a scene straight out of mediaeval times set in modern-day Madrid: an archer dressed in camouflage gear, stationed in a tree at night, waiting for the kill.

More than 1,000 migrants storm border at Spain's Ceuta

Madrid - More than 1,000 migrants tried to jump a high double fence between Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Sunday in a violent assault that saw one officer lose an eye, local authorities said.

Anchovy-stuffed olives from Spain recalled in U.S., Canada

American Roland Food Corp. of New York, NY, in cooperation with the manufacturer in Spain, is recalling one lot of Roland Manzanilla Olives Stuffed with Anchovies due to a product quality issue. The recall covers the U.S. and Canada.

Catalan chief pledges 'binding' independence referendum

Madrid - Catalonia's separatist president said Friday that come what may, there would be a "legal and binding referendum" for independence from Spain next year despite fierce opposition from the central government.

Madrid party square appears in suspected jihadists' video

Madrid - Spanish police found videos at the home of a suspected jihadist detained this week showing armed men in front of an image of a central Madrid square where thousands will celebrate New Year's Eve, judicial sources revealed Friday.

In Spain first, Madrid bans half of cars to fight smog

Madrid - Madrid's city hall announced Wednesday it had ordered half of most private cars off the roads to fight a particularly bad bout of pollution, a first in Spain.

Spain detains two suspected jihadists, munitions found

Madrid - Spanish authorities said Wednesday they had arrested two suspected jihadists in Madrid and found bullets and weapon magazines while conducting raids linked to the detentions.

Catalan separatists gather, prepare independence vote

Barcelona - Catalonia's separatist government staged a summit on Friday to prepare an independence referendum it plans to stage in September, despite fierce opposition from Spain's central government.

Struggling town wins big in Spain's Christmas lottery

Madrid - Spain's annual Christmas lottery on Thursday showered 56 million euros ($58 million) on residents of a struggling town where nearly a third of the population is out of work.

Spain seeks to lure London financial firms post-Brexit

Madrid - Spain said Tuesday it has set up a commission charged with drawing up incentives to attract London-based financial firms looking to relocate after Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Rights groups slam Franco-Spanish ETA raid

Bayonne - Five people were arrested and arms seized in a police raid which France and Spain claimed dealt a "blow" to Spanish Basque separatists ETA, but which rights groups slammed Saturday as a "political" operation.

Ex-militant held in Spain wanted to commit suicide attack

Madrid - A former anti-ETA militant arrested this week in Spain for allegedly disseminating jihadist propaganda had said he wanted to self-immolate in a bus, a court document revealed Friday.

Spanish court acquits councillor over taking top off in chapel

Madrid - A Spanish court on Friday acquitted on appeal a spokeswoman for Madrid's city council who was fined over 4,000 euros for taking her top off in a chapel in a 2011 protest.
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A forest fire rages out of control on Mallorca in the Balearic Islands, Spain - July 2013.
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No Job Land is a short film documenting the lives of unemployed people in Madrid, Spain.
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15m protesters in Málaga, Spain against cuts to the social health system
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Spanish holiday island of Tenerife
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Views of the Sanctuary of A Virxe de Barca, Muxía, Galicia, Spain - destroyed by fire on December 25, 2013.
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Greenpeace Spain painted an illegal hotel in a protest in the Cabo de Gata natural park in southern Spain.
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Every April an international fair is held in Fuengirola with offerings of food, dance and goods by the multi-cultural society. Jordan.
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first truck full of tomatoes begins to roll down the street
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Two Spanish shepherds discovered a strange object lying in a field. It turned out to possibly be part of a rocket.
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Fuengirola, Spain - flowers on the beachfront.
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Eagle Valley - African Fish Eagle
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Tagos of Ronda and Ronda New Bridge, southern Spain.
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(TV screen shot) The Spanish after the final game of EURO 2012, Kiev, Ukraine.
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La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Valencia, Spain
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Seagull eggs have hatched across the road in Fuengirola, Spain
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Christmas in Fuengirola, Spain
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