Stories tagged: spain
Fri., April 12, 2019, 11:10 a.m.
Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief arrested in Madrid on U.S. arrest warrant for drug-trafficking offenses
A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.
Mon., Feb. 4, 2019, 12:12 p.m.
More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign …
Thu., Jan. 17, 2019, 7:58 p.m.
Spanish rescuers on the fourth day of a frantic race to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped in a borehole clung to hope of finding the toddler alive despite massive setbacks …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 9:39 a.m.
Spain’s Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer …
Sat., Dec. 22, 2018, 8:43 a.m.
Those holding the ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain’s bumper Christmas lottery.
Fri., Dec. 21, 2018, 9:03 a.m.
Thousands of pro-independence protesters angry about Spain’s Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia blocked roads across the region Friday and clashed with anti-riot police in its capital.
UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 6:04 p.m.
Separatist politicians on prison hunger strike say upcoming rebellion trial will be a platform to promote Catalonia’s independence from Spain.
Sat., Nov. 10, 2018, 9:30 a.m.
Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.
UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters saying the storm will bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2018, 3:56 p.m.
Spanish rescuers have found the bodies of a German couple who went missing after flash flooding on the island of Mallorca, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12. A young …
Wed., Oct. 10, 2018, 2:33 p.m.
At least 10 people died on the Spanish island of Mallorca after a torrential rainstorm caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:22 p.m.
Clashes between Catalan separatists and police in Barcelona left 14 people injured and led to six arrests Saturday as tensions boiled over days before the anniversary of the Spanish region’s …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 6:45 p.m.
Former Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards is heading to Spain for his first season of professional basketball.
Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 9:20 p.m.
Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is going home to continue his professional basketball career.
Sat., Aug. 11, 2018, 10:25 a.m.
The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more …
Sun., Aug. 5, 2018, 2:14 p.m.
Spain’s new center-left government says removing the embalmed body of Gen. Francisco Franco from a glorifying mausoleum will be the first among many symbolic moves aimed at coming to terms …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:52 a.m.
Residents and tourists in Portugal and Spain stayed in the shade or flocked to the beach Saturday as southern Europe sweltered in a heat wave that has produced near-record temperatures …
Sat., Aug. 4, 2018, 9:43 a.m.
Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 2, 2018, 5:55 p.m.
Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 116.6 Fahrenheit …
Sat., July 28, 2018, 9:58 a.m.
Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved nearly 1,000 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean to Europe from North Africa over the last two days.
Thu., July 19, 2018, 9:19 a.m.
A Spanish Supreme Court judge on Thursday dropped extradition requests for six politicians wanted on rebellion charges for their roles in promoting independence for Spain’s Catalonia region, including former regional …
Mon., July 16, 2018, 12:50 p.m.
Nearly 1,800 Amazon workers in Spain went on strike Monday during Prime Day, which has quickly grown into the company’s biggest-sales day of the year.
Sun., July 8, 2018, 5:43 p.m.
Fernando Hierro is out as coach of Spain’s national team after less than a month in charge and a disappointing four-game run at the World Cup.
Wed., July 4, 2018, 10:54 a.m.
Former Gonzaga Bulldog Kyle Wiltjer will spend next season with Unicaja Malaga, the Spanish professional team announced.
Sun., July 1, 2018, 8:01 p.m.
Igor Akinfeev saved two shots during the shootout, while all of his teammates scored to give Russia a 4-3 advantage after a draw that was dominated by Spain in every …
UPDATED: Sat., June 30, 2018, 3:06 p.m.
A Spanish rescue boat plucked 60 migrants Saturday from a patched-up rubber dinghy in the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, igniting another political row between Italy and Malta over who should …
Mon., June 25, 2018, 2:58 p.m.
Spain substitute Iago Aspas scored the late equalizer Monday in a 2-2 draw with Morocco. His clever deflection off a cross from Dani Carvajal was initially disallowed for offside, but …
UPDATED: Wed., June 20, 2018, 2:56 p.m.
Diego Costa scored on a deflection to lead Spain to a 1-0 win over Iran at the World Cup. Costa broke the deadlock in the 54th minute after being set …
Sun., June 17, 2018, 8:45 a.m.
Ships in the Aquarius aid convoy docked Sunday at the Spanish port of Valencia, ending a weeklong ordeal for hundreds of people who were rescued from the perilous Mediterranean only …
Sat., June 16, 2018, 11:51 a.m.
Spain’s maritime rescue service said it has saved 933 people and recovered four bodies from dozens of migrant boats attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea over the past …