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The will of a Japanese man who went overseas as a slave on the same boat as the 16th-century Tensho Embassy to Europe has been found in Spain. Lucio de Sousa, a specially appointed associate professor of Age of Discovery history at the Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, found the document at the ...
There have been some improvements for the welfare of horses, with Barcelona banning the use of horse-drawn carriages last year, but horses in Spain are still at risk of falling under fire, literally. A petition on Care2 explains that in a 500-year old custom during the festival known as Las Luminarias in San ...
Madrid, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) -- A new route on a Spanish-administered archipelago off the west coast of Morocco in the Atlantic Ocean will soon be opened for Chinese travelers in commemoration of late influential writer Sanmao, according to local tourism authorities. The route, located on the Canary Islands ...
Two migrants have died after their boat sank while trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea to European shores, Spain's maritime rescue service said Sunday. The service said that both were men of sub-Saharan origin and that their boat was located late Saturday about 10 miles (16 kilometers) west of the ...

Madrid (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecution service said on Sunday it would seek the arrest of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont if he traveled ... Puigdemont fled to Brussels in October after his regional government declared independence from Spain on Oct. 27 following a referendum ruled ...
Madrid, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish island of Ibiza, located in the east, has launched a new website in Chinese to promote its tourist sector among Chinese population, Ibiza's authorities announced in an ongoing tourism fair in Madrid. The island, which is the third largest of the archipelago of the ...
A decade ago, the Spanish government made strident appeals for the European Commission to take action against Belgium after it emerged that a cheese manufacturer there was selling an "imitation" product, Queso Manchego. That is a brand name that since 1996 has been tied to cheeses made in Spain.
Madrid, Jan. 19 (Xinhua) -- The Gregorio Maranon hospital here on Friday said it successfully carried out a heart transplant on a five-month-old baby despite the donor and the receiver having incompatible blood types. The operation means Spain is the third European country to carry out this kind of ...
FILE PHOTO: Spain's government spokesman, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, speaks during an interview with Reuters at education Ministry in Madrid, Spain, October 28, 2017. REUTERS/Sergio Perez Reuters. MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont will not become the Spanish ...
Ryanair pilots in Spain have threatened to take legal action against the airline over their employment rights under Spanish law if they do not receive certain assurances within the next week. The Spanish pilots' union SEPLA has written to Ryanair accusing management of failing to negotiate in good faith ...
Leggeri also said a system in place in Italy and Greece to register those arriving will also be implemented in Spain. The system makes it easier to identify migrants so they can be repatriated if they are denied residency in Europe. It also allows European law-enforcement authorities to compare criminal ...
Britain has suffered another Brexit blow after the EU decided to relocate a key satellite monitoring centre from the UK to Spain. The UK won the contract in 2010 to provide the backup monitoring centre for the galileo satellite navigation system, which was launched by the EU in late 2016 and will eventually ...
LUSAKA, Jan. 18 (Xinhua) -- Zambia on Thursday signed a Tourism Memorandum of Understanding with Spain aimed at boosting cooperation in the tourism sector. Minister of Tourism and arts Charles Banda signed on behalf of the southern African nation while his counterpart Matilde Pastora Asian ...
Spain's Interior Minister has revealed that the special deployment of thousands of Civil Guards and state police in Catalonia last autumn to stop a banned referendum on independence ultimately cost the state €87m (£76.6m). Juan Ignacio Zoido strongly defended the police operations around the 1 October ...
The EU is to relocate a satellite centre from Britain to Spain "as a consequence of the UK's withdrawal from the EU," the European Commission said on Thursday (18 January). It said a large majority of member states backed the move on the galileo Satellite Security Monitoring Centre (GSMC).

The Canary Islands archipelago off the coast of Morocco were once a prized destination for migrants hoping to reach Spain's shores and access Europe to begin new lives. But migrants are increasingly favouring the so-called western Mediterranean trail, which sees migrants making the sea crossing ...
He's known as the patron saint of animals, and in Spain the fiesta ends with people bringing their pets to be blessed in church. RACHEL MARTIN ... And in Spain, the festivities culminate in a Catholic Mass where people bring their pets to church - dogs, cats, even lizards in the church pews. NPR's Lauren ...
A crash involving a B-52 Stratofortress bomber over Spain in 1966 resulted in four nuclear bombs being lost for 81 days. The bombs were not armed, meaning there was no chance of a nuclear detonation. The US personnel involved in the search and Spaniards in the area have lived with the legacy of the accident in the ...
... decision to outlaw an independence referendum and crack down on the separatist movement were a significant motivating factor for voters. An opinion poll compiled by Metroscopia and published in the Spanish "El Pais" newspaper on Friday suggested that if a general election were held in Spain today, ...
But Rajoy says Madrid would not recognise an in-absentia government, and any attempt to restore Puigdemont by proxy would put Catalonia on a new collision course with Spain. "If Mr. Puigdemont is elected by the Catalan parliament, the Spanish Constitutional Court would suspend the result of this ...
Spain holidays have long been a firm favourite with Brits looking for a cheap getaway - and no wonder. With some of its popular hotspots just a short flight away you don't need to use up all of your annual leave, but the best part is there's always a bargain to be had - even during the school holiday dates.
Spain has replaced the United States as the No. 2 tourism destination in the world, according to a United Nations agency. While France has retained the top spot with the most visitors, the United States has lost out to Spain for second place, according to the World Tourism Organization, a U.N. agency.
He has dismissed attacks by anti-tourism groups in various parts of Spain, including Mallorca and Barcelona, as "vandalism" and says the trend must be stamped out and not allowed to grow. The Minister made his remarks at the opening of the Exceltur tourist excellence forum which highlighted Spain's ...
The announcement by Britanny Ferries that it is to begin a ferry service from Cork to Santander will not be the first time Irish travellers have taken this route to northern Spain. Centuries ago, a traditional route from Dingle to Spain formed part of the journey for pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Once again ...
Ireland and Spain are to be linked by a direct ferry service for the first time. The route will enable businesses to bypass Britain in transporting freight between the countries, which could be useful after Brexit. There are fears that the UK's ports could experience long queues at customs after it withdraws from ...
The series is only available to those in France and Spain, and will begin on Jan. 28 and conclude Feb. 11. PokerStars hasn't released the full FRESH schedule, but we do know the series will include a Main Event and daily satellites. Players will have an opportunity to qualify for the Main Event for free.
Madrid - Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat, Spanish authorities said. A rescue crew found five of the men dead in the boat drifting off Bastian beach on Lanzarote island, about 130km from the Moroccan coastline, ...
The service, linking Cork and Santander, will start at the end of April and make two return trips a week. A new ship will be chartered to serve the route, and to deliver an additional weekly return sailing between Cork and Roscoff in northwestern France. The Port of Cork company has welcomed the ...
This is an emerging story which needs expansion if you wish to EDIT to add information or discuss it in TALK. Tariffs, quotas, and balance sheets may be the dull gristle of international trade, but a disagreement over a beloved cheese has sparked sharp words and delayed sealing of an important trade deal ...
Now Barcelona is Spain's most powerful economic engine, a bastion of manufacturing, trade, winemaking, fashion and the arts. With 18 million international visitors in 2016, it is Spain's premier tourist destination. (The Spanish islands of Mallorca and Ibiza and the Canary Islands off northwest Africa rank ...
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in terms of visitor numbers, Spain is "expected" to surpass the U.S. as the world's second most popular country for tourists in 2017. (The Independent reports that while the official numbers won't be released until spring 2018, Spain's second-place ...
Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism location, with France retaining top spot, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Overall, the number of international tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017 to 1.3 billion, according to latest estimates. It said this "strong momentum" was ...
In one corner, strong-tasting cured manchego sheep's cheese from central Spain; in the other, a softer cow's milk product from Mexico, also called manchego, but used to stuff quesadillas, rather than savoured with a glass of Rioja. Spanish cheesemakers' demands that this "chalk and cheese" row over ...
The time to withdraw Spanish troops from Iraq has not come yet, the head of the team of Spanish military trainers in Iraq Brigadier General Luis Zaldumbide said yesterday. Iraqi media quoted the official saying the Iraqi Army is now able to maintain the country's security. Spanish forces have supported the ...
In Spain, however, some old habits die hard, and that includes the country's preference for physical currency. No matter what new payments tech comes along -- or how convenient or secure it claims to be -- Spain still likes to pay with cash. Other nations may have been won over by technology, and the ...
It's a familiar cry from visitors to Spain, from the ancient city of Salamanca to the major metropolis of Madrid, from the medieval town of Avila to the beaches of Malaga. While some find the persistence of the habit of a daily siesta charming and colourfully quaint, many others find it a downright inconvenience.
BARCELONA -- Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain threatened on Monday to prolong his government's direct rule over Catalonia if separatists lawmakers try to allow Carles Puigdemont to run the region from exile. Mr. Rajoy ousted Mr. Puidgemont and his government in October for leading Catalonia's ...
Spain is set to replace the US as the world's second most popular tourism location, with France retaining top spot, according to the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Overall, the number of international tourist arrivals grew 7% in 2017 to 1.3 billion, according to latest estimates. It said this "strong ...
Following the opening of Nobu Hotel Ibiza Bay--which welcomed its first guests in June of last year--is the much-anticipated Nobu Hotel Marbella, a sensuous adults-only escape along Spain's southern coast and home to the iconic Japanese-centric restaurant Nobu. The hotel is set to open on March 29, ...
The elections to the Catalan Parliament were just over 3 weeks ago but rather than lead to any settled political outcome in Barcelona problems look set to continue. Pro-independence parties again won an overall majority of seats but will the Spanish establishment permit all of those deputies to take up their ...
Junqueras May Not Attend Parliament: Supreme Court judge Pablo Llarena has ruled the former Deputy First Minister of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, must remain physically in prison on remand and may not be allowed out to attend sessions of the new Catalan Parliament. (Read now). 2017 Hottest Year ...
Madrid, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- Spain's consumer prices rose by 1.1 percent in December when compared with the same month of 2016, according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) published on Friday by Spain's Statistical Office (INE). The figure is 0.6 percentage point lower than the annual inflation rate of ...
The pound has surged to its highest level against the dollar since the UK's vote to leave the EU following reports that Spain and the Netherlands are willing to back a soft Brexit deal. Sterling hit a high of $1.3691, a gain of almost 1.5 cents - more than 1% - after Bloomberg reported that the two countries ...
Spain has overtaken the US to become the second most-visited country in the world after it welcomed an estimated 82 million visitors in 2017, up from 75.3 million visitors in 2016. While it was in third place in 2016 in the United Nations World Tourism Organization rankings, Spanish prime minister, Mariano ...
Britain and Spain say they held their first informal Brexit-related talks this week in Madrid touching on how future departure accords with the European ... The EU's guidelines on negotiations for Britain's future relationship with the bloc granted Spain veto rights over the issue of Gibraltar, the tiny outcrop at ...
Nairobi, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Olympic 3,000m steeplechase champions Conseslus Kipruto of Kenya and Ruth Jebet of Bahrain will compete in the Cross de Elgoibar in Spain on Jan 14. Kipruto will skip the Kenya cross country championships on Friday to focus on his assignment in Spain. He also does not ...
Madrid, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Spanish housing sales rose by 18.1 percent in November 2017 compared with the same month of a year earlier, Spain's Statistical Office (INE) reported on Thursday. A total of 40,579 operations were registered in the 11 month of the year, with sales of second-hand houses ...
Madrid, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- Spain broke its own record for the number of organ transplants carried out in 2017, according to figures published by the country's National Transplant Organization (ONT) on Thursday. The ONT reports 2017 saw a total of 5,259 transplant operations, of which the majority were ...


 

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