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The Latest: Navajo Nation issues weekend stay-at-home order

Apr. 09, 2021 22:27 PM EDT

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. -- The Navajo Nation has issued a stay-at-home order for the weekend after reporting 26 more confirmed COVID-19 cases. The latest figures bring the total number of cases on the tribe’s reservation, which includes parts of Arizona, New Mexico and...

Senegal, Spain leaders seek to encourage legal migration

Apr. 09, 2021 14:06 PM EDT

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Senegal and Spain signed a memorandum of understanding on Friday to discourage illegal migration that has been increasing amid the coronavirus pandemic. “Spain wants to order migratory flows through legal channels,” Spanish Prime Minister...

Zidane hopes Messi’s 45th ‘clásico’ is not his last

Apr. 09, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi is set to play his 45th - and possibly final - “clásico” match against Real Madrid. The star status of the Barcelona forward, whose contract expires this summer, has been built on numerous titles and scoring records, as well as...

Spanish police investigating migrant boat deaths detain five

Apr. 09, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police say they have detained five men for allegedly navigating two migrant boats to the Canary Islands and being responsible for the deaths of some of its passengers. The men are being investigated for “favoring illegal immigration”...

Spain: Work due for auction from $1,800 may be a Caravaggio

Apr. 08, 2021 12:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have slapped an export ban on a painting a day before it was due to be auctioned with a starting price tag of 1,500 euros ($1,780), saying it could be a lost work by Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. The...

Spain's Sánchez tries to contain migration with Africa visit

Apr. 08, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is on a mini-tour to two African nations that are key in the European country's new push to bolster ties with the neighboring continent and mitigate the migration flows that many fear could increase as a consequence of the coronavirus...

Madrid riot police keep protesters away from far-right rally

Apr. 07, 2021 22:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police used batons on Wednesday to prevent protesters from clashing with supporters of the far-right Vox party, which chose to hold a campaign rally in a traditional left-wing Madrid district. Scuffles started when the national leader of Vox,...

Spain limits AstraZeneca vaccine to 60 years and up

Apr. 07, 2021 18:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain joined other European nations on Wednesday in limiting the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the elderly due to concerns over links to extremely rare blood clotting. Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias announced after meeting with...

8 detained in clashes at crowded Spanish migrant camp

Apr. 07, 2021 12:24 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Riot police detained eight people and reportedly fired rubber bullets to break up clashes between migrants at a camp in Spain’s Canary Islands on Tuesday. Authorities said the migrants were taken into custody after police were called to Las Raices, the...

Spain prepares vaccine rollout surge as supplies gather pace

Apr. 06, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain is stepping up its vaccination drive, with Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez saying Tuesday that a steep rise in deliveries over coming months will allow the country to inoculate 70% of its adult population -- some 33 million people -- against COVID-19 by the end of August....