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2021

09

Mar

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EU strips Puigdemont, Catalan MEPs of immunity, paving way for extradition

The European Parliament has voted to strip immunity from prosecution from Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont and two of his associates Spain has charged with sedition. The chamber announced on Tuesday that EU lawmakers had voted clearly in favour of waiving the immunity of Catalonia’s former regional head of government and two former cabinet members, Toni […]

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Country: Spain
Source: , TRT WORLD

2020

26

May

Spanish health workers protest over PPE shortages

Spanish health workers on the front line of the fight against coronavirus gathered on Monday outside hospitals in the Madrid region to rally against shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE). Nurses, doctors and other workers protested in their uniforms, some in scrubs, under the slogan “health workers essential.” They stood silently for two minutes at […]

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Country: Spain
Source: TRT HABER , CGTN

25

Mar

Coronavirus: Spanish army finds care home residents ‘dead and abandoned’

Spanish soldiers helping to fight the coronavirus pandemic have found elderly patients in retirement homes abandoned and, in some cases, dead in their beds, the defence ministry has said. Spanish prosecutors said an investigation had been launched. The military has been brought in to help disinfect care homes in Spain, one of Europe’s worst hit […]

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Source: BBC , BBC

23

Jan

Spain debates bill to scrap forced sterilisation of disabled people

Cristina Paredero was 18 when she was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome, a form of autism. The diagnosis came as a relief to the young woman, who had been struggling for years to pinpoint the causes of her difficulties. But it was a shock to her parents, who misunderstood its meaning. From then on, they stopped […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Euro News , Euro News

2019

12

Nov

French riot police clear Catalan protesters at highway blockade on border with Spain

As the protests mobilised by Tsunami Democratic went into the second day, the French police force took action to clear the busy border crossing where the AP7 joins France’s A9 dismantling a field kitchen set up by protesters. French police began the operation to clear the highway on the French side, firing canisters of tear […]

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Country: Spain
Source: TRT Haber , The Local

11

Nov

Spain’s far right gains in election

A Spanish far-right party doubled its standing in a national election Sunday that made clear just how polarized Spanish politics has become and did little to help end the government’s long deadlock. The results were a setback for Pedro Sánchez, the caretaker Socialist prime minister, who had hoped the election might strengthen his hand as he tries […]

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Country: Spain
Source: Euro News , NY Times

29

Aug

Babies develop ‘werewolf syndrome’ after medicine mix-up in Spain

At least 17 children developed so-called “werewolf syndrome” after a major medicine mix-up, Spain’s health ministry has said. The children – some of them babies – began growing hair all over their body after being given what was thought to be omeprazole, a drug that helps with gastric reflux. After investigating, authorities discovered the treatment […]

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Country: Spain
Source: TRT Haber , The Guardian

29

Apr

The right-wing Vox party gained in popularity

Spain’s governing Socialists have won the country’s third election in four years, but are short of a majority. PM Pedro Sánchez’s party polled 29% and will need the help of either left-wing Podemos and regional parties, or the centre right, to form a government. For the first time since military rule ended in the 1970s, […]

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Country: Spain
Source: TRT Haber , BBC

2018

20

Dec

Eleven migrants found dead in boat off Spain

Eleven migrants have been found dead in a boat in the sea off southern Spain along with 33 survivors, the Spanish coastguard said Thursday. A coastguard spokeswoman told AFP that rescuers had taken the migrants, who came from sub-Saharan Africa, to the Spanish port of Almeria early Thursday. She said rescue services had been searching […]

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Country: Spain
Source: France 24

03

Dec

Spain far-right Vox party gains foothold in Andalusia election

A far-right party has won seats in a Spanish regional election for the first time in decades. The Vox party took 12 parliamentary seats in Andalusia on Sunday, beating expectations that it would win five. Tough on immigration, Vox could be a kingmaker in a coalition in Andalusia. Its breakthrough is the latest in a […]

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Country: Spain
Source: TRT Haber , BBC