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Spanish court charges letter bomb suspect with terrorism

Jan. 27, 2023 09:54 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court said Friday it had charged a 74-year-old retired man with terrorism for allegedly sending six letters containing explosive material to Spain’s prime minister and the U.S. and Ukrainian embassies in the country. The as-yet-unidentified man...

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...

Spanish National Court says judge opens investigation into possible act of terrorism over church attack that left 1 dead

Jan. 25, 2023 16:01 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Spanish National Court says judge opens investigation into possible act of terrorism over church attack that left 1 dead.

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...

Spaniards spending record high on private health insurance

Jan. 18, 2023 14:44 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spaniards spent a record high amount on private health insurance last year, according to data released Wednesday, amid growing discontent with the country’s once-prized public health system. Spending in 2022 hit a total $11.36 billion, an increase of 7% over 2021,...

Spanish health workers march against Madrid regional govt

Jan. 15, 2023 08:59 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Several thousand health workers returned to the streets of Spain’s capital Sunday to protest what they claim is the dismantling of Madrid's public health care system by its conservative regional government. Carrying homemade signs with slogans that translated into...

Spain repatriates 2 women, 13 children from Syrian camps

Jan. 10, 2023 10:36 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spain has repatriated two women and 13 children from refugee camps in Syria, the European country's foreign ministry said Tuesday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs gave no personal information about the 15 individuals. Spanish newspaper El País said that women, both...

Bale retires at 33 with 5 CL titles, many Wales memories

Jan. 09, 2023 14:40 PM EST

Gareth Bale announced his retirement from soccer on Monday at the age of 33, ending the career of one of Britain’s greatest players after winning five Champions League titles and finally getting to play in a World Cup for Wales. Bale was once the world's most expensive player when...

7th body discovered after bus plunged into Spanish river

Dec. 26, 2022 08:44 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities announced Monday that they had recovered another body after a bus plunged 30 meters (100 feet) from a bridge into a river on Christmas Eve, raising the toll of the fatal crash to seven dead and two injured. The search was resumed when a surviving...