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UK father and children who drowned in Costa del Sol pool named

Gabriel Diya, his son Praise-Emmanuel and daughter Comfort died at holiday resort Police in Spain have named the three members of a British family who drowned in a hotel swimming pool on the Costa del Sol on Christmas Eve. They were identified as Gabriel Diya, a 52 year-old London-based pastor, his son Praise-Emmanuel Diya, 16, […]

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Spanish king asks socialists to form new government

King Felipe has tasked acting prime minister Pedro Snchez with pulling together a coalition won a general far-right Vox have already resigned themselves to being in opposition. The Spanish parliaments speaker, Meritxell Batet, told a news conference on Thursday that the king had asked Snchez to attempt to create a coalition that can govern. The […]

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Julian Assange: WikiLeaks says spies at work in Ecuadorian embassy

Spanish police uncover videos, documents and photos taken from inside embassy in sting operation WikiLeaks has said it has uncovered a surveillance operation at the Ecuadorian embassy against Julian Assange and that images, documents and videos gathered have been offered for sale. Spanish police mounted a sting operation against unnamed individuals in Madrid who offered […]

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How to be human: the man who was raised by wolves

The long read: Abandoned as a child, Marcos Rodrguez Pantoja survived alone in the wild for 15 years. But living with people proved to be even more difficult The first time Marcos Rodrguez Pantoja ever heard voices on the radio, he panicked. Fuck, he remembers thinking, those people have been inside there a long time! […]

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Portugals skies turn orange as desert air sends temperature soaring

Heatwave affecting parts of southern Europe reaches new intensity, with temperatures rising to 45C Marcelino Raimundo, 68, has seen many summers in Amareleja, the small Portuguese town that is consistently one of the hottest places in Europe. Every year we see temperatures rise above 40C, said Raimundo, his long-sleeved shirt unbuttoned, as the chirps of […]

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Protests in Spain as five men cleared of teenager’s gang rape

Men found guilty of lesser offence of sexual abuse of 18-year-old during Pamplona festival Protests are being held across Spain after five men accused of the gang rape of a teenager during the running of the bulls festival in Pamplona were found guilty of the lesser offence of sexual abuse. The attack two years ago […]

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Spain honours Ladino language of Jewish exiles

Royal academy sets up Judeo-Spanish branch dedicated to preserving language spoken by people expelled 500 years ago More than five centuries after King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled Spains Jewish population, the still-spoken language of the exiles is to be formally honoured by the countrys leading linguistic authority. The Association of Spanish Language Academies. Through […]

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‘It’s pretty high’: climber tells how he scaled Everest twice in a week

Kilian Jornet made climbs without fixed ropes or oxygen and suffered illness on first ascent but is laid back about his exploits Forty-eight hours after 29-year-old Spaniard to the summit without fixed ropes and supplementary oxygen on both occasions last month. Despite suffering from food poisoning on his first ascent and coming within minutes of […]

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Murder of Spanish wildlife rangers spurs calls for armed service

Double shooting a stark reminder of dangers facing agents who monitor hunting and fishing and protect endangered species Paco Morales brings his patrol car to a halt on a windy and almost deserted stretch of road smack in the heart of Spain. In the hot spring sky overhead, eagles, vultures and kites wheel, idly scanning […]

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Russian computer programmer held in Spain ‘under US warrant’

Pyotr Levashov reportedly suspected of being involved in hacking attacks linked to alleged interference in 2016 election A Russian computer programmer has been arrested in Barcelona, a spokesman for the Russian embassy in Madrid said on Sunday. It was unclear why Pyotr Levashov was arrested. The embassy spokesman declined to give details and Spanish police […]

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