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British, Spanish PM urge 'real' reform of eurozone

Madrid - The prime ministers of Britain and Spain called for a "real reform of the eurozone" that makes growth and free trade a priority, in a joint newspaper column published Friday ahead of their talks in Madrid.

Hordes of seized marijuana makes Spanish police 'dizzy'

Barcelona - Huge stashes of seized marijuana are piling up at police stations across Spain, leaving officers dizzy and feeling like "they smoked something illegal", a police union said Thursday.

Spain police search home of France train suspect's parents

Madrid - Police in Spain on Tuesday searched the family home of an alleged jihadist accused of launching a foiled attack on a French express train last month.

Death toll in Spain fireworks factory explosion rises to six

Madrid - The death toll from an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain rose to six after police found a body in the ruins of the plant, local authorities said Tuesday.

Spain to extradite Belgian diamond trafficking suspect

Madrid - A US-Belgian businessman accused of enslavement and diamond trafficking during Sierra Leone's civil war will be extradited to Belgium, a Spanish court official said Monday.

Five dead in explosion at Spain fireworks factory

Madrid - At least five people died and another six were injured on Monday in an explosion at a fireworks factory in northeastern Spain, local authorities said.

Spanish bull run deaths rise to 12

Madrid - A man in his 60s died on Sunday after being gored in a bull run in Spain, bringing the total number of deaths to 12 this year, the deadliest in 15 years.The man died on the spot at the start of the run in the central town of Cuellar.

15 held in Spain for smuggling migrants on water scooters

Madrid - Fifteen people were arrested this month in Spain for smuggling Moroccan migrants into the country on water scooters, authorities said Saturday, terming it a "very dangerous practice.

Graft probe taints Catalan separatists ahead of election

Centro - An anti-corruption operation targeted Catalonia's ruling CDC party on Friday, tainting a separatist coalition that wants the wealthy region to secede from Spain if it wins a regional election next month.

Google Street View car damaged in 'La Tomatina' festival in Spain

Google made a big mistake when they decided to capture the "La Tomatina" food fight festival in Spain this week. Their Google Street View car was engulfed by enthusiastic revelers and virtually destroyed.

Hunting Moroccan hashish in the Strait of Gibraltar

Algeciras - As the powerful motors of their speedboat roared, Spanish police used a thermal imaging camera to scan the sea in the Strait of Gibraltar for traffickers smuggling hashish from Morocco.

Catalonia prepares for key vote on its future in Spain

Barcelona - Catalan political parties sharpened their knives on Thursday one month ahead of a key regional election which separatists want to use as a plebiscite on secession from Spain.

Eyeing election, Spain's retirees battle foreign pension tax

Madrid - Eyeing a year-end general election, Spanish retirees who worked abroad have stepped up their protests against the cash-strapped government's bid to collect back taxes on their foreign pensions.

Annual tomato battle paints streets of Spanish town red

Bu - Thousands of half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes on Wednesday in the town of Bunol in eastern Spain, bathing the streets with red goo in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

Tanorexia: when getting a tan becomes an addiction

Madrid - On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction.

Gibraltar accuses Spanish customs officers of firing at fishermen

Gibraltar - Gibraltar on Tuesday accused Spanish customs officers of firing four shots in the direction of one of its fishing boats in the tiny British territory's waters.

Spain detects first case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Madrid - Spain has detected its first domestic case of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya in a 60-year-old man in the eastern province of Valencia, officials said Tuesday.

14 suspected IS recruiters arrested in Spain, Morocco

Madrid - Spain and Morocco on Tuesday arrested 14 people on suspicion of belonging to a network that recruited and sent fighters to the Islamic State group.

French train gunman was 'minor hash dealer'

Madrid - Ayoub El Khazzani, a Moroccan man accused of a foiled attack on a crowded Amsterdam-Paris train, was a small-time hashish dealer who liked to play football, two young men from his former Madrid neighbourhood said Monday.

Spain's passion with bull runs claims 10 lives this year

Madrid - A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said Sunday, bringing to ten the number of people killed in bull runs in Spain this year, one of the deadliest ever for the sport.

Archives reveal UK concern over Spanish Civil War fighters

London - Archived British files on high-profile Britons fighting in the Spanish Civil War, released Friday, reveal that radicals returning from foreign wars have long been a cause for concern for security services.

MSF says rescued over 11,000 migrants in Med since May

Madrid - Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF) said on Thursday it has rescued over 11,000 migrants from the Mediterranean since the start of May.

Animal rights activist beaten with duck in Spain

Madrid - An animal rights activist was beaten with a duck by a Spanish woman defending one of the country's most bizarre and controversial festival traditions.

Chile to try former secret police for diplomat's death

Santiago - Fifteen former members of Chile's dictatorship-era secret police must stand trial for the 1976 kidnapping and killing of a Spanish diplomat, the country's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday.

Animal charity hails Spanish woman who jumped into bullring

Madrid - The word's largest animal rights group, PETA, on Wednesday hailed the "bravery" of a Spanish woman who jumped into a bullring to comfort a bull just before it was slaughtered.

Spain detains 20 for swindling drunk tourists in Majorca

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested 20 suspected members of a ring that swindled tens of thousands of euros from drunken tourists on the holiday island of Majorca by stealing their credit card numbers, officials said Tuesday.

Fraud scandal around ex-IMF head deepens with Spain arrest

Madrid - A fraud probe into former IMF head Rodrigo Rato, which has embarrassed Spain's conservative government, made headlines again Tuesday following the arrest of a suspect in the case as he was about to board a plane for Mexico.

Spanish police find hashish in wheelchair cushion

Madrid - Spanish police have arrested a man who tried to smuggle two kilos (4.4 pounds) of hashish stuffed inside a wheelchair cushion, the interior ministry said Monday.

Four killed in string of gorings at Spanish bull runs

Madrid - An 18-year-old man has died after being gored by a bull in the abdomen, the fourth person killed during a string of deadly weekend bull runs in Spain, authorities said Monday.

Spanish corruption scandals cast shadow ahead of general election

Madrid - Spain's interior minister will be questioned in parliament on Friday as a constant flow of corruption scandals casts a shadow over the next general elections expected at the end of the year.
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Planes of Iberia airline at Barajas Airport, Madrid.
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