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Protests as Pamplona gang-rapists released on bail
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Protests as Pamplona gang-rapists released on bail

PROTESTS are set to be staged all over Spain now that the men who gang-raped an 18-year-old girl at Pamplona's Sanfermines bull-running festival have been released on bail. In another bitter blow for the victim and...

Top Spanish athletes arrested over doping racket
Sport Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Top Spanish athletes arrested over doping racket

SIX Spanish athletes have been arrested in a massive anti-doping operation after huge quantities of performance-enhancing drugs were seized in Madrid, Valencia and the town of Calatayud (Zaragoza province). Growth...

Mario Vargas Llosa hospitalised after fall
Culture Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Mario Vargas Llosa hospitalised after fall

NOBEL Prize-winning author and former presidential candidate Mario Vargas Llosa has been admitted to hospital after a fall at his home in Madrid. The 82-year-old Peruvian had not long returned home from the island of La...

Seven Spanish restaurants in World's 50 Best
Food & Drink Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Seven Spanish restaurants in World's 50 Best

LUXURY Girona eatery El Celler de Can Roca is a step closer to reclaiming its world number one throne after rising to second this year behind Italy's Osteria Francescana, based in Modena, north-west of Venice. This...

UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum
Culture Thu, Jun 21, 2018

UK's Norman Foster to extend El Prado museum

BRITISH architect Norman Foster is behind plans to extend Madrid's iconic El Prado art museum, one of the capital's 'big three' along with the Reina Sofía and the Thyssen-Bornemizsa. Foster &...

Drug gangs hurl molotov cocktails at police cars
Crime/Incidents Thu, Jun 21, 2018

Drug gangs hurl molotov cocktails at police cars

POLICE at the Gibraltar border town of La Línea de la Concepción were ambushed by drug-smugglers who pelted their patrol cars with molotov cocktails. Inspectors say that until now, nothing had ever surprised them, not...

Father loses custody of 11 of his 30 children
Society Wed, Jun 20, 2018

Father loses custody of 11 of his 30 children

A FATHER in Andalucía who bragged about never having worked a day in his life has lost custody of 11 of his 30 children. Social services, escorted by the Guardia Civil and the child prosecution service, collected the...

El Mundo reporter's son killed on Brixton railway
Crime/Incidents Wed, Jun 20, 2018

El Mundo reporter's son killed on Brixton railway

THE 19-year-old son of a Spanish newspaper reporter has been killed on the London underground, his family reveals. Alberto Fresneda was run over at Loughborough Junction in Brixton when he and two friends – who were...

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed
Environment Tue, Jun 19, 2018

Earthquake of 3.3 in Granada province goes unnoticed

AN EARTHQUAKE measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the province of Granada in the early hours of this morning (Tuesday) – but failed to wake the neighbours. According to the National Geographical Institute (IGN),...

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