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Ex-Catalan chief stripped of pension after admitting hiding cash

Madrid - Catalonia's elder statesman, and a leading advocate of its independence from Spain, will be stripped of his pension and privileges after admitting hiding money abroad for more than 30 years, the region's government said Tuesday.
In the Media by Anna Cuenca (AFP)

Tools dating back 1 million years found in Cuenca province, Spain

Researchers are excited after a find of stone tools dating back 1 million years in the Cuenca province of Spain. They say this find dates back to the first humans living on the peninsula and will shed new light on the origins of humankind.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Gross! — Rat dines on vending machine snacks

Barcelona - Well that's disgusting. Video footage of a rat eating a package of biscuits inside a Barcelona subway vending machine has the Internet buzzing.
In the Media by Mike Rossi - 3 comments

Man gets 6 months' jail for driving from passenger seat

Barcelona - A 20-year-old man posted a YouTube of himself, driving from the passenger seat of his car on a highway near Barcelona in Spain. He has now received a six-month suspended sentence for his stupidity.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Spanish priest flamenco dances from the pulpit (Video)

For those who think the Catholic church is, well, a bit stuffy, news comes from the southern Spanish city of Málaga of a flamenco dancing priest, attracting new followers to his church in an unusual way.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments

New Spain opposition leader vows to get country 'back on track'

Madrid - The new leader of Spain's main opposition Socialist Party vowed Sunday during his inaugural speech to lead the party back to power and get the crisis-hit country "back on track".
In the Media by Sylvie Groult (AFP) - 1 comment

Veteran Catalan leader reveals family kept money abroad

Madrid - A former premier of Spain's Catalonia region and one of its biggest political powerbrokers said Friday his family kept undeclared money abroad for over 30 years and apologised for the "mistake".
In the Media by AFP

Things just got dicey for noisy domino players in Seville, Spain

Seville - It seems players of dominoes and dice games on café and bar terraces in the southern Spanish city of Seville have been making just too much noise. Now authorities are cracking down, banning the games from outdoor areas.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Spanish airline Iberia cancels flights to Tel Aviv for security

Madrid - Spain's Iberia has joined other airlines worldwide, suspending flights into Tel Aviv, Israel as the security situation worsens in the region. Vueling, another Spanish airline is also not flying to Tel Aviv.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 1 comment

Event protests 'genocide' in Ukraine and Palestine held in Spain Special

Fuengirola - Tuesday, July 22, 2014 saw a demonstration on the beachfront in Fuengirola, Spain, with protesters publicly denouncing the genocide currently happening in both Palestine and Ukraine.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 17 comments

Firefighters battle wild blazes in Spain

- Spanish firefighters on Saturday battled forest blazes that have destroyed hundreds of hectares of parched land and forced scores of people from their homes, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Amateur flamethrower torches Mallorca apartment building

Palma De Mallorca - Maguluf on the Balearic Island of Mallorca in Spain is a popular destination for British tourists and is infamous for its drunken brawls and bar-crawls. One such tourist took things too far Wednesday morning, setting an apartment block ablaze.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Man arrested for death of neglected 92-year-old grandmother

Zaragoza - In what was described by the judge as "inexplicable," "horrifying" and of "unimaginable suffering," a Spanish man and his girlfriend are to be charged for murder after his bedridden grandmother died of starvation and dehydration.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Woman returns home after 20 years to find house gone

Las Palmas De Gran Canaria - A 69-year-old woman returned home to Las Palmas on Spain's Gran Canaria island after 20 years' absence to find that her three-story home was no longer there. It had been demolished back in 1999.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 5 comments

Two Australians gored in final Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Two Australians and a Spaniard were gored Monday in the final and longest bull run of this year's San Fermin festival as it wound up in Spain's northern city of Pamplona.
In the Media by AFP

Horror wasp attack kills 89-year-old in Spain's Asturias region

Arriondas - The family dog dug up a nest of wasps in Spain's Asturias region on Saturday and an 89-year-old man, who was strolling with his family at the time, died in a horror attack by the swarm.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Spanish bomb squad removes 75-year-old bomb from tree

Teruel - Spain's Guardia Civil has been systematically defusing explosive devices recently in the Aragon region, left over from Spain's Civil War, including one that has been stuck in a pine tree for 75 years and another, still live, at the bottom of a pond.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Spain's battered Socialists seek new leader

Madrid - After humiliating election defeats, Spain's Socialists choose a new leader this weekend to help them win back government in 2015, and many are pinning their hopes on a surprise new frontrunner nicknamed Pedro the Handsome.
In the Media by Ingrid Bazinet (AFP)

Stunning video: Visit Barcelona in 'flow-motion'

Barcelona - Rob Whitworth is an urban film-maker and is responsible for some of the most amazing video projects. He recently completed and filmed a walkabout of Barcelona, and the results will simply astound you.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 6 comments

Bulls gore two in Spain's San Fermin festival

Pamplona - Half-tonne fighting bulls gored two men and sent another six to hospital Thursday as they thundered down narrow, dew-slicked streets packed with thrill seekers in Spain's northern city of Pamplona.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Management of 'naturalist' town in Spain accidentally bans nudity

Vera - Sometimes "red tape" can go a tad too far. Vera, in Almeria province, southern Spain, is well-known and advertises itself as “the best naturist beach resort in the world." However, the local PP government banned the practice recently.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Straggling bull gores Pamplona survival guide author

Pamplona - A huge fighting bull gored the American author of a survival guide for Spain's famed Pamplona bull-running festival on Wednesday when it turned its horns on him and other panicked daredevils.
In the Media by Daniel Silva (AFP)

Airbnb fined by Catalonia, Spain for 'illegal' property listings

Barcelona - The US-based website, Airbnb, was set up for people to offer their homes, apartments and even individual rooms, as vacation accommodations worldwide. Gathering strength and attracting investment, the website has suddenly hit a roadblock.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 2 comments

Three hurt, one seriously, in quick Pamplona bull run

Pamplona - Half-tonne fighting bulls trampled and knocked over runners on a breakneck bull run in Spain's San Fermin festival on Tuesday, injuring three people, one of them seriously, officials said.
In the Media by Daniel SILVA (AFP)

Review: Ginger — Tasty treats near the beach in Fuengirola, Spain Special

Fuengirola - A new eatery has opened up in Los Boliches in Fuengirola on the sunny Costa del Sol in southern Spain. Named Ginger Food and Drinks, they are an international restaurant, offering delicious meals to suit all tastes.
Digital Journal Report by Anne Sewell - 4 comments

Bull skewers man in Spain's opening Pamplona run

Pamplona - Sharp-horned fighting bulls thundered through the slippery, cobbled streets of Pamplona on Monday, skewering one daredevil in a fast, adrenaline-charged opening run of Spain's San Fermin festival.
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Huge crowds launch Spain's Pamplona bull-run festival

Pamplona - A red-and-white sea of revellers soaked each other with wine in a packed Pamplona square on Sunday to kick off Spain's most famous fiesta, the San Fermin bull-running festival.A shout from the City Hall balcony of "Viva San Fermin!
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Spaniards sign up in the thousands for a part in Game of Thrones

Seville - An upcoming episode of the HBO hit series, Game of Thrones, is to be filmed in the city of Seville in southern Spain. Thousands are now hoping for a part as an extra, as their heroine Khaleesi is filmed on location at Seville's Alcázar Palace.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Freak accident with train causes driver to be killed by own van

Monforte De Lemos - A woman had the misfortune of her vehicle stalling on a rail crossing near the town of Monforte de Lemos Wednesday evening, just as a freight train was incoming. She immediately fled the vehicle, but the flying wreckage of her van struck and killed her.
In the Media by Anne Sewell

Conchita Wurst conquers Madrid at opening of Gay Pride (Video)

Madrid - Thousands of people in Madrid's downtown Chueca plaza went wild Wednesday evening, as Eurovision winner Conchita Wurst opened the annual Gay Pride (MADO) festivities.
In the Media by Anne Sewell - 3 comments
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Two Spanish entrepreneurs have designed ION glasses to help you keep up to date with your incoming calls, texts, and emails.
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Held in October each year  the fair in Fuengirola is a feast of entertainment and fun.
Held in October each year, the fair in Fuengirola is a feast of entertainment and fun.
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Views of the countryside near Coin in Andalucia, Southern Spain.
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Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
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Remains of a Stone Age man in Spain have been established as having blue eyes and dark skin.
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Views of the Coin countryside.
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Estepona on the Costa del Sol, Spain
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Dog and cat friends in Fuengirola, Spain - dog on a wall.
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Baelo Claudia - Roman city from the 2nd Century near Tarifa, Spain - Sun dial in the museum.
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Benalmádena Cableway (Teleférico Benalmádena) and Eagle Valley
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Fuengirola beach
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A Nazi, Franco and fascist memorabilia market was held in Quijorna, on the outskirts of Madrid, shocking Spaniards countrywide.
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Spain celebrates
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Christmas in Fuengirola, Spain
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Arab Baths, Ronda, Spain
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Café Yanx - Marbella  Spain - Breakfast pancakes.
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Café Yanx - Marbella, Spain - Breakfast pancakes.
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Setenil de las Bodegas in Cadiz province, Spain
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Fishermen working on nets, Fuengirola port.
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"Night of sport" - Madrid's 2020 Olympic bid
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