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Oil from Russian trawler wreck reaches Canaries' beaches

Madrid - Oil from the wreck of a Russian trawler that sank off the Canary Islands last week has washed up on the beaches of the picturesque tourist islands, Spain said.

Spain locates sunken Russian trawler off Canaries

Madrid - A Russian fishing trawler that sank last week off Spain's Canary Islands has been found and is still losing fuel, Public Works Minister Ana Pastor said Wednesday.

Boy in Spain attack 'burst into tears' after killing teacher

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife who killed a teacher at his school in Spain "burst into tears" after he realised what he had done, the gym teacher who subdued him said Tuesday.

Bomb explodes outside Spanish embassy in Libya: Security source

Tripoli - A bomb exploded outside Spain's embassy in the Libyan capital on Monday night without causing injuries, a security source told AFP, an attack later claimed by the Islamic State (IS) group.

Six tourists, pilot killed in Dom. Republic plane crash

Santo Domingo - Six tourists from Britain and Spain and their local pilot were killed Monday when their small plane crashed into a golf course after takeoff from Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, authorities said.

French police end Germanwings debris recovery in Alps

Digne - French military police said Monday they had wrapped up an operation to recover debris from the crash site in the Alps where a Germanwings plane smashed into the mountainside, leaving 150 people dead.

Student armed with crossbow kills teacher at Spain school

Barcelona - A 13-year-old boy armed with a crossbow and knife killed a teacher and wounded four others at his school in Barcelona on Monday before being subdued, police and witnesses said.

Nobel writer Vargas Llosa backs Islam critic Hirsi Ali

Madrid - Nobel-winning writer Mario Vargas Llosa on Sunday praised Somali-born Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women's rights advocate and leading critic of Islam, calling her "one of the most valuable" adversaries of "Islamic fanatics".

Spanish authorities search ex-IMF chief Rato's office for 2nd day

Madrid - Spanish tax authorities carried out new searches of former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato's Madrid offices in a money-laundering probe as the country questioned whether he had been made a scapegoat in the ruling Popular Party's anti-corruption drive.

Mourners join memorial service for Germanwings crash victims

Cologne - Grieving relatives joined political and religious leaders Friday at a sombre German memorial service for the victims of last month's Germanwings crash in the French Alps, blamed on a depressed co-pilot.

EU urges Spain to allow migrants to present asylum requests

Brussels - The EU urged Spain on Thursday to allow migrants trying to enter its north African enclaves to present their asylum requests without having to scale border fences.

Podemos leader gives Spanish king 'Game of Thrones' DVD

Brussels - The leader of the Podemos party that has shaken up Spanish politics gave Spain's King Felipe VI a DVD from the cult television series "Game of Thrones" when the two met in Brussels on Wednesday.

Russia trawler sinks off Canary Islands

Madrid - A Russian trawler that had been accused of illegal fishing sank near the Canary Islands on Wednesday, without causing casualties, Spanish rescuers said.

40 percent of hate crimes in Spain targeted gays

Madrid - Forty percent of the 1,285 hate crimes reported to police across Spain last year targeted gays and lesbians, the interior ministry said Tuesday.

Gunter Grass warned of 'sleepwalking' into world war in final interview

Madrid - Germany's Nobel-winning author Günter Grass said he feared humanity was "sleepwalking" into a world war, in the last interview he gave before his death on Monday.

EU urges more Mediterranean cooperation to tackle terrorism

Barcelona - EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini called Monday for stepped up cooperation and dialogue between Europe and its Mediterranean neighbours in North Africa and the Middle East to fight terrorism.

Spain jihadists suspected of planning kidnaps, execution: Judge

Madrid - A gang suspected of links to the Islamic State group planned possible kidnappings, an execution and attacks on Jewish shops and public buildings in Spain, an investigating judge said Friday.

Expedition members slam Moroccans over caving disaster

Madrid - Members of an expedition in which two Spaniards died rock climbing in Morocco accused Moroccan authorities on Thursday of letting the climbers perish by obstructing rescue efforts.

Spain court rejects 'frivolous' paternity suit against ex-king

Madrid - Spanish judges rejected as "false and frivolous" a paternity suit against Spain's ex-king Juan Carlos by a woman claiming to be his daughter, court documents revealed Thursday.

Spain upholds W.Sahara genocide case against Moroccans

Madrid - A Spanish judge Thursday upheld genocide charges against 11 Moroccan ex-officials accused of killings and torture in Western Sahara -- a penultimate step towards calling them to trial.

Spain's surprise election challengers 'Citizens' fire up voters

Madrid - Hundreds of people are queueing outside a Madrid theatre, but not to see a play. They are here for the latest spectacle in Spain's fast-unfolding election drama.

Spain arrests 10 over alleged Islamic State links

Madrid - Spanish police arrested 10 people in the Catalonia region on Wednesday suspected of links to the Islamic State group, authorities said, the latest such raids as European nations seek to stop jihadist recruitment.

Survivor of Morocco caving tragedy returns to Spain

Madrid - A Spanish caver trapped for days in a ravine in Morocco, along with two companions who died there, flew home Tuesday as Spain's government faced calls to explain why the climbers were not rescued sooner.

German pilots' doctors urge more tests in light of crash

Berlin - German aviation industry doctors said Tuesday that pilots should undergo more extensive medical checks in the wake of the Germanwings crash in the French Alps that killed 150 people.

Spain's PM Rajoy to stand for re-election

Madrid - Spain's conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday he will seek re-election in this year's national polls, despite facing criticism after his party was trounced in a key regional vote last month.

France puts the smackdown on anorexia, bans ultra-skinny models

Paris - In an effort to crackdown on anorexia, France is banning exceptionally thin fashion models. Modeling agents and the fashion houses who hire them will be subject to possible fines and even prison, as a result of a new law passed on Friday.

Morocco rescue effort criticised in Spain after two cavers die

Madrid - Family and friends of two Spanish cavers who died after being trapped for days in a deep ravine in Morocco criticised Rabat on Monday over the rescue effort, while the sole survivor was said to be in good condition.

German regulator says unaware of co-pilot's depression

Berlin - Germany's aviation regulator said Sunday it had no previous knowledge of Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz's struggle with severe depression before the disaster in the French Alps.

EU 'aware of German air safety lapses' before deadly Alps crash

Berlin - The European Aviation Safety Agency had voiced concerns over Germany's "non-conformity" with air safety rules before the Germanwings air crash which killed 150 people, especially on air crew health monitoring, a spokesman told AFP Saturday.

Loved ones of Germanwings victims gather near crash site

Le Vernet - Loved ones of victims in the Germanwings plane crash that killed all 150 people aboard arrived Saturday at a memorial near the disaster site to honour the dead.
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