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Spain: Police raid home of suspect in church machete attacks

Jan. 26, 2023 14:38 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...

Spain hits delivery app with new fine for labor violation

Jan. 24, 2023 07:55 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s labor ministry issued app-based food delivery company Glovo a new fine of 57 million euros ($62 million) on Tuesday for violating labor laws. The ministry said that Glovo was being punished for not contracting its riders as employees and for giving gigs to...

Hells Angels organized crime trial begins in Spain

Jan. 23, 2023 15:26 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Prosecutors on Monday sought a 13-year prison sentence for a former leader of the Hells Angels in Europe who is accused of running a chapter of the motorcycle club linked with organized crime on the Spanish island of Mallorca. German national Frank Hanebuth appeared...

NGO: 2,390 deaths on migrant routes to Spain in 2022

Jan. 23, 2023 07:41 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nonprofit organization said Wednesday that the number of migrants who died or were reported missing while trying to reach Spain was 2,390 last year, a decrease on 2021 but in line with the past five years. Caminando Fronteras (Walking Borders) said that the...