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Spanish Armed Forces promotes its first female General
Society Fri, Jul 12, 2019

Spanish Armed Forces promotes its first female General

OVER 30 years since Spain first allowed women to join its Armed Forces, a female soldier has been promoted to General for the first time in the country's history. Patricia Ortega, 56, from Madrid, was due to have...

Children's sunscreen under scrutiny confirmed safe
Society Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Children's sunscreen under scrutiny confirmed safe

HEALTH authorities have confirmed that the sunscreen a leading consumer organisation had doubts about was 'correctly labelled' and does not need to be withdrawn from sale. The OCU said the ISDIN Fotoprotector...

Alcohol-free beaches? Lifeguards call for safer shores
Society Mon, Jul 8, 2019

Alcohol-free beaches? Lifeguards call for safer shores

LIFEGUARDS on Spanish beaches want to see alcohol banned to keep bathers safe, pointing out the dangers of drinking and then going into the sea. In the same way as the public is now conscious of the extreme risk of...

Where are they now? A year on from the Aquarius rescue
Society Sun, Jun 30, 2019

Where are they now? A year on from the Aquarius rescue

IT IS NOW a year this month since Spain's president Pedro Sánchez took the unprecedented and compassionate step to allow 629 migrants rescued from the Mediterranean to dock in Spain after the ports of the nearest...

Migrant rescue boat 'Open Arms' returns to Mediterranean
Society Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Migrant rescue boat 'Open Arms' returns to...

SPANISH migrant rescue charity Proactiva Open Arms has set sail on the Mediterranean once more where it will be the only vessel saving would-be refugees from drowning. It is not clear whether the charity has been...

Princess of Asturias Award for dad who secured equal custody in Arab nation
Society Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Princess of Asturias Award for dad who secured equal...

A SPANISH dad who successfully gained shared custody of his children in his home city of Dubai – the first case ever in an Arab country – will be granted the Princess of Asturias Award for Concordance this November....

Correos to operate in south-east Asia
Society Mon, Jun 17, 2019

Correos to operate in south-east Asia

SPAIN'S national post office has branched out into south-east Asia, investing €5.7 million in creating a new joint-venture company with Kerry Logistics and GFS. The first of these is an international logistics...

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