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Spain boosts military spending to close gap with NATO goal

Jul. 05, 2022 09:02 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain is increasing military spending as it works toward meeting a NATO commitment by dedicating 2% of gross domestic product to defense, the Spanish government said Tuesday. Cabinet members approved a one-off expenditure of almost 1 billion euros ($1...

Activists protest over Spain's San Fermin bull-run festival

Jul. 05, 2022 08:47 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Dozens of animal rights activists dressed as dinosaurs were chased by fellow activists through the streets of the Spanish city of Pamplona on Tuesday to protest alleged animal cruelty in the world famous San Fermin Running of the Bulls festival. In the...

Thousands protest migrant deaths at Spain-Morocco border

Jul. 01, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of people in several Spanish cities protested Friday over the deaths of at least 23 migrants last week at the frontier between the Spanish enclave of Melilla in Africa and Morocco, amid growing calls for an independent, cross-border investigation. ...

Biden notched gains at summit; returns to turmoil at home

Jun. 30, 2022 16:47 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The dissonant realities of President Joe Biden’s second year in office were on display Thursday as he wound up a five-day trip to Europe that highlighted both the key U.S. role in mounting a strong allied response to Vladimir Putin’s aggression and the domestic turmoil that is...

Live updates | Trudeau: Canada to up Latvia troop presence

Jun. 30, 2022 15:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the final day of the NATO summit in Madrid: ___ Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government will increase Canada's troop presence in Latvia as part of NATO’s commitment to strengthen its deterrence measures along...

NATO vows to guard 'every inch of territory' as Russia fumes

Jun. 30, 2022 11:18 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An unstable world could get even more dangerous if NATO does not remain strong and united, the head of the alliance said Thursday at the end of a summit where Western leaders labeled Russia “a direct threat” to the security of their nations. During their...

Biden backs changing Senate filibuster rules to pass abortion, privacy protections as well as voting legislation

Jun. 30, 2022 09:27 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Biden backs changing Senate filibuster rules to pass abortion, privacy protections as well as voting legislation.

Biden says Supreme Court abortion decision overturning Roe is 'destabilizing,' threatens right to privacy

Jun. 30, 2022 09:12 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Biden says Supreme Court abortion decision overturning Roe is 'destabilizing,' threatens right to privacy.

Liz Weston: 3 lessons I wish I’d learned sooner about travel

Jun. 30, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

Almost every trip teaches me something about myself, the world and what not to do next time. Here are three hard-won travel lessons that may help you learn from my mistakes. COBBLING TOGETHER FLIGHTS ISN’T WORTH THE SAVINGS Whenever possible, I book nonstop flights....

Barcelona sells part of its TV rights for $215 million

Jun. 30, 2022 08:37 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona sold some of its television rights for more than 200 million euros to help its finances, the club said on Thursday. The Catalan club said investment firm Sixth Street will invest 207.5 million euros ($215 million) in exchange for 10% of the...