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Police: Counterterror unit holds Spain church attack suspect

Jan. 27, 2023 14:36 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A counterterrorism intelligence unit on Friday questioned a suspect accused of killing a Catholic church officer with a machete and wounding four more people, including a priest, in the southern city of Algeciras, Spain's national police agency said. The Spanish...

Spain's govt under pressure to do more on gender-based crime

Jan. 27, 2023 13:46 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A spate of gender-based violence, coupled with the early release of several sex offenders, has increased pressure on Spain's left-wing government, which strongly plays up its feminist credentials, to do more to protect women from abuse. Following an urgent meeting...

Spanish ministry: 'Bomb workshop' found in retiree's home

Jan. 27, 2023 13:17 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Police in Spain discovered a bomb-making workshop in the home of a 74-year-old man charged with terrorism for sending six letters containing explosives to high-profile diplomatic and government targets, the Spanish Interior Ministry said Friday. Spain’s National...

Spain: Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

Jan. 26, 2023 19:35 PM EST

ALGECIRAS, Spain (AP) — Spanish police on Thursday raided the home of a young Moroccan man held over the machete attacks at two Catholic churches the previous night that left a church officer dead and a priest injured in the southern city of Algeciras. A police investigation...

Dummy of Vinícius Júnior hanged off bridge ahead of derby

Jan. 26, 2023 10:54 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A dummy of Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior was hanged from a highway bridge early Thursday, hours before the team's match against Atletico Madrid in the Copa del Rey. The perpetrators used a black figure with Vinícius Júnior’s name on it, tied a rope around...

Spain to end mandatory use of face masks on public transport

Jan. 26, 2023 10:32 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain is set to end the mandatory use of face masks on public transport nearly three years since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Spanish Health Minister Carolina Darias said Thursday that she would recommend that the government remove the health regulation when...

Spain: 1 dead in church machete attacks, terror link probed

Jan. 25, 2023 23:31 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A machete-wielding man killed a sexton and injured a priest at two Catholic churches in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday before being arrested, Spain’s interior ministry said. Authorities are investigating the attacks as a possible act of terrorism. The...

Conor McGregor investigated for physical assault in Ibiza

Jan. 25, 2023 15:25 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Conor McGregor is under investigation in Spain after being accused of physical assault in Ibiza, court officials said Wednesday. The case had been closed but a judge ordered it to be reopened after receiving more details about the alleged incident. The...

Spain: Police hold suspect for letter bombs to PM, embassies

Jan. 25, 2023 09:43 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities have arrested a retired man on suspicion he sent six letters containing explosive material to Spain’s prime minister and the U.S. and Ukrainian embassies in the country, police said in a statement. The 74-year-old Spanish national was arrested...

Spain: Defendant says Hells Angels left Mallorca in 2011

Jan. 24, 2023 14:50 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A German man accused of organized crime activities while allegedly leading the Mallorca chapter of the Hells Angels motorcycle club more than a decade ago testified in a Spanish court Tuesday. Frank Hanebuth, 58, is on trial with a dozen alleged chapter members and...