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Don't let it flow: Tourists to Spain's Catalonia may soon see water restrictions in the dry season

Apr. 16, 2024 12:04 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s drought-stricken northeastern Catalonia is considering imposing water restrictions on tourists in the driest parts of the region if domestic consumption is not curtailed, the Catalan government said Tuesday. The restriction of 100 liters (26...

Naomi Osaka, Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu pick up victories in the Billie Jean King Cup

Apr. 12, 2024 15:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Grand Slam title winners Naomi Osaka, Iga Swiatek and Emma Raducanu all earned victories for their countries in Billie Jean King Cup qualifying Friday. Osaka hit 15 aces and put Japan a step away from reaching the BJK Cup Finals with a 6-2, 7-6 (5) win over...

EU, Britain and Spain say significant progress made in talks on post-Brexit status of Gibraltar

Apr. 12, 2024 11:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — British and Spanish foreign ministers said a new round of talks held Friday over the status of the disputed territory of Gibraltar following Britain’s exit from the European Union were productive and significant progress was made. The meeting was between Spain's...

The bodies of 4 women have been found in a migrant-type boat off Spain's Mediterranean coast

Apr. 12, 2024 06:37 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The bodies of four women have been found in a rubber-dinghy boat off the coast of southeast Spain, authorities said Friday. The government office in the southeast city of Murcia said the boat was towed by marine rescue services to the port of Cartagena early Friday...

Spain to deport dozens of Bolivians whose false visas held up cruise ship in Barcelona

Apr. 11, 2024 11:10 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain will on Thursday deport more than 60 Bolivians who arrived last week by cruise ship in the northeastern port of Barcelona but were not allowed to disembark because their visas were false. The Spanish government’s office in Barcelona said 65 of the 69 Bolivians...

Czech man dies after falling into sea while taking photos of huge waves in Spain's Canary Islands

Apr. 11, 2024 05:37 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Czech tourist died after falling into the sea while apparently taking photographs of huge waves during a storm on the Canary Island of Tenerife, authorities said Thursday. A Canary Island local government statement said the 53-year-old man died Wednesday afternoon...

Raphinha scores twice as Barcelona beats PSG 3-2 in 1st leg of Champions League quarterfinals

Apr. 10, 2024 18:29 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — With his team trailing 2-1 and Paris Saint-Germain pushing hard for another goal, Barcelona coach Xavi Hernández’s substitutions paid off immediately. Midfielder Pedri set up the equalizer for Raphinha within a minute of coming on at Parc des Princes stadium. ...

Arsenal rescues 2-2 draw with Bayern in Champions League after Kane scores against old rival

Apr. 09, 2024 18:22 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Harry Kane got his customary goal against Arsenal on his return to north London, but Bayern Munich couldn't leave with the win this time. Leandro Trossard’s second-half equalizer rescued a 2-2 draw for Arsenal against Bayern in the first leg of the Champions League...

Spanish parliament will consider a bill to grant residency to undocumented immigrants

Apr. 09, 2024 15:50 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's parliament agreed Tuesday to consider legislation that could grant residency and work permits to hundreds of thousands of foreigners living in Spain without proper documentation. The proposal was brought to the Congress of Deputies in Madrid by...

Spain will scrap 'golden visas' that allow wealthy non-EU residents to stay if they buy real estate

Apr. 08, 2024 11:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government said Monday it plans to scrap so-called “golden visas" that allow wealthy people from outside the European Union to obtain residency permits on investing more than half a million euros (dollars) in real estate. Socialist Prime Minister Pedro...