Latest Balearic Islands News

Spain investigates emergency landing, suspects migrant ploy

Nov. 09, 2021 07:06 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has ordered 12 men to be held without bail on suspicion they faked an in-flight medical emergency to make a plane land in Mallorca and give them a chance to enter Europe illegally. The court also said late Monday that the group allegedly...

Spain investigates 21 who fled plane after emergency landing

Nov. 06, 2021 12:32 PM EDT

PALMA, Balearic Islands (AP) — Spanish authorities on Saturday were investigating the unauthorized disembarkment of 21 people from a plane that made an emergency medical landing on the island of Mallorca. The incident under investigation occurred late Friday when an Air...

Ash from erupting volcano forces Spanish islanders indoors

Nov. 03, 2021 08:19 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — Authorities on the Spanish island of La Palma are telling people who live near an erupting volcano to stay indoors because of a heavy fall of ash that has forced the cancellation of flights and school classes. The Cumbre...

Strong field as PGA Tour goes from seaside course to another

Nov. 02, 2021 09:56 AM EDT

PGA TOUR WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY CHAMPIONSHIP AT MAYAKOBA Site: Playa del Carmen, Mexico. Course: El Camaleon GC at Mayakoba. Yardage: 7,017. Par: 71. Prize money: $7.2 million. Winner's share: $1.296 million. ...

Winther escapes bathroom, holds on to win Mallorca Open

Oct. 24, 2021 16:43 PM EDT

SANTA PONSA, Spain (AP) — Getting trapped in the bathroom didn't stop Jeff Winther from winning his first European Tour title at the Mallorca Open on Sunday. The 33-year-old Dane shot even-par 70 in the final round to finish 15 under for the tournament on the...

Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma volcano damage

Oct. 23, 2021 11:27 AM EDT

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — Spain’s prime minister announced Saturday that his government will speed up already promised aid to help the thousands of residents on La Palma island whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by a protracted volcanic eruption. ...

Injured Pulisic, Reyna left off US roster, McKennie returns

Sep. 29, 2021 13:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Pulisic and Gio Reyna were left off the U.S. roster for the next three World Cup qualifiers because of injuries, and Weston McKennie returned after being dropped for two games for violating team COVID-19 protocols. Pulisic, the team's star...

Volcanic ash cloud halts flights to and from Spanish island

Sep. 26, 2021 12:06 PM EDT

LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — A massive cloud of ash prevented flights in and out of the Spanish island of La Palma on Sunday as molten rock continued to be flung high into the air from an erupting volcano. No flights arrived or departed, despite emergency workers...

American Hoppe debuts with Mallorca in draw with Villarreal

Sep. 19, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American forward Matthew Hoppe came off the bench in the second half to make his debut with Mallorca in a 0-0 draw against Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday, missing out on the potential winner after his late goal was called off for offside. Hoppe...

2 American men die while rock climbing on Spanish island

Sep. 15, 2021 11:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two Americans have died while climbing rocks along the shoreline on the Spanish island of Majorca, local media reported. Spanish emergency services recovered the bodies of the men aged 25 and 35 on Tuesday afternoon, Spanish private news agency Europa...