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Spain: PM urges Christmas caution as hospital staff infected

Dec. 06, 2021 12:35 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister on Monday urged people to “remain prudent” about COVID-19 over the holidays, as Christmas festivities at one Spanish hospital are suspected of infecting dozens of staff. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez told reporters that Spaniards can't...

Live updates: Obama, Fauci encourage vaccinations at clinic

Nov. 30, 2021 19:10 PM EST

WASHINGTON — Former President Barack Obama and Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, visited a children’s vaccination clinic in Washington Tuesday to encourage kids to get a COVID-19 shot. Speaking to kids and parents at Kimball Elementary...

The Latest: CDC says ages 18 and up should get booster shot

Nov. 29, 2021 18:36 PM EST

WASHINGTON — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday broadened its recommendation for COVID-19 booster shots for all adults as the new omicron variant is identified in more countries. The agency had previously approved boosters for all adults, but only...

Spanish researchers allow others to make their COVID test

Nov. 23, 2021 07:19 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Spanish government researchers have agreed to allow other manufacturers to make their coronavirus antibody test, in a move that could significantly boost testing in poor countries with limited COVID-19 surveillance. In a statement on Tuesday, the World...

Leading Cuban activist, wife make surprise trip to Spain

Nov. 17, 2021 14:58 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After days of mounting pressure by Cuban authorities, Yunior García, a leading activist against the communist regime who was trying to organize banned pro-democracy marches, unexpectedly left the country and flew to Spain on Wednesday with his wife. ...

Turkey, Spain discuss sale of aircraft carrier, submarine

Nov. 17, 2021 13:16 PM EST

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday that his country hopes to increase defense cooperation with NATO ally Spain through the purchase of a second aircraft carrier and possibly a submarine. Erdogan said Turkey and Spain had already...

Striking workers in Spain clash with police, seek pay hikes

Nov. 17, 2021 08:36 AM EST

CÁDIZ, Spain (AP) — Metalworkers burned street barricades for a second straight day in Spain's southern city of Cádiz on Wednesday, as trade unions demanded wage increases in line with a recent spike in inflation across the European Union. Workers cut some roads...

Spain expands IVF to lesbians, single women, trans people

Nov. 05, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s health minister signed an order Friday granting single women, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people access to medically assisted reproduction in the public health system, where it is performed free of charge. The measure had long been...

Spanish court rules on conservative party's slush fund use

Oct. 28, 2021 09:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A top Spanish court has given a 2-year prison term to the former treasurer of Spain's powerful conservative party for using a slush fund to pay for the renovation of the party's headquarters more than a decade ago. In Thursday's ruling, Spain's National...

Spain presses Algeria to guarantee natural gas supply

Oct. 27, 2021 14:59 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For the second time in a month, a Spanish minister met with Algerian officials on Wednesday to guarantee the European country’s supply of natural gas after Algeria closes a pipeline that runs through Morocco this weekend. While a leader in wind...