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Defence calls off multi-million arms deal with Saudi government
Politics Tue, Sep 4, 2018

Defence calls off multi-million arms deal with Saudi...

SPAIN'S ministry of defence has halted the sale of 400 laser-precision bombs to Saudi Arabia which are likely to have been used for attacks on combat-stricken Yemen. The deal had been struck by the previous PP-led...

Sánchez's 'Catalunya compromise' satisfies nobody
Politics Mon, Sep 3, 2018

Sánchez's 'Catalunya compromise' satisfies...

SPANISH president Pedro Sánchez's attempt to play devil's advocate over Catalunya has resulted in a proposal that both sides of the independence debate consider unworkable: a referendum on self-governing. Given...

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site
Politics Fri, Aug 24, 2018

Franco to be exhumed from war memorial site

DICTATOR General Franco's remains will be exhumed from Madrid's Valle de los Caídos ('Valley of the Fallen') before the end of the year now the government has approved a Bill of Law, or Royal Decree,...

No legal action for yellow 'protest parasols' on Catalunya beach
Politics Tue, Aug 21, 2018

No legal action for yellow 'protest parasols' on...

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE group who set up dozens of yellow parasols and towels on the beach in Blanes (Girona province) will not face legal action since the prosecution says it falls within the boundaries of 'freedom of...

Interior Minister denies immigration centres are at breaking point
Politics Sun, Jul 29, 2018

Interior Minister denies immigration centres are at...

Spain's Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, today denied that the country's facilities for rescuing and housing illegal immigrants who arrive by boat are at breaking point and insisted that the flow of...

Mariano Rajoy transfers from Santa Pola to Madrid
Politics Thu, Jul 26, 2018

Mariano Rajoy transfers from Santa Pola to Madrid

FORMER Spanish president Mariano Rajoy has moved back to Madrid after applying for a transfer from his job on the southern Costa Blanca. The ex-leader, who lost his position in early June after a no-confidence vote...

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