Tag Archives: Spain


Spain: Floods triggered by heavy rain claim sixth victim

09 September, 2019 3:36 am 3:36 am

ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – A 41-year-old man was found dead in southeastern Spain on Saturday, the local government said, bringing to at least six the death toll inflicted over the past two days by record-breaking rain. More than 1,100 military personnel have been deployed to the regions of Murcia and Valencia to help rescue people … Read More

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Six people killed, thousands evacuated as floods hit southeast Spain

09 September, 2019 11:08 pm 11:08 pm

PILAR DE LA HORADADA/ORIHUELA, Spain (Reuters) – Six people have been killed and over 1,500 evacuated in two days of torrential rains in southeastern Spain, with many roads, train networks and an airport closed on Friday and emergency services rescuing people stuck in flooded highway tunnels. Floods swept away cars and debris in the regions … Read More

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Elderly couple killed as torrential rains sweep away cars in Spain

09 September, 2019 11:16 pm 11:16 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – An elderly couple died on Thursday when floodwaters caused by torrential rain dragged their car and flipped it over in eastern Spain, local emergency services said. The victims, both aged 70, were killed in the region of Castilla La Mancha, the 112 service said on Twitter. In the neighboring Valencia region, at … Read More

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Spain’s missing Winter Olympic medallist Blanca Fernández found dead

09 September, 2019 3:07 am 3:07 am

MADRID, Spain – The body of former Spanish alpine skier Blanca Fernández Ochoa has been found after days of searches involving hundreds of police and volunteers. Ms Fernández, 56, was discovered in a mountainous area near Madrid. She had been missing since 23 August. The authorities are now investigating the cause of her death. Ms … Read More

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Mallorca island: At least seven killed in copter-plane collision in mid-air

08 August, 2019 2:45 am 2:45 am

MALLORCA, Spain – A helicopter and an ultralight plane collided mid-air in Spanish island Mallorca, killing at least seven people including two minors. The crash took place near Inca, in the north of the popular tourist island off the coast of mainland Spain. Two of the victims were under 18, the regional government said. Five … Read More

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France roasts heatwave Spain PARIS MADRID

France roasts in record heatwave, two die in Spain

06 June, 2019 9:50 am 9:50 am

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) – France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe. The mercury hit 45.9 degrees Celsius (114.6 Fahrenheit) in Gallargues-le-Montueux, in the southern Provence region, weather forecaster Meteo France said, nearly two degrees above the previous high of 44.1 Celsius … Read More

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France, record, heatwave, Spain

France roasts in record heatwave, two die in Spain

06 June, 2019 8:36 pm 8:36 pm

PARIS/MADRID (Reuters) – France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe. The mercury hit 45.1 degrees Celsius (113.2 Fahrenheit) in Villevieille, in the southerly Provence region, the weather forecaster Meteo France said, a whole degree above the previous high of 44.1 … Read More

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Morata, Spain, Malta, Euro 2020

Morata double gives Spain win over defensive Malta

03 March, 2019 11:58 am 11:58 am

TA’QALI, MALTA (Reuters) – Spain’s Alvaro Morata scored a goal in each half as they beat a highly defensive Malta side 2-0 away on Tuesday to move top of their Euro 2020 qualifying group with two wins out of two games. Spain coach Luis Enrique was absent from the sidelines as he had to return … Read More

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Nerveless Ramos gives Spain winning start

03 March, 2019 9:49 am 9:49 am

VALENCIA (Reuters) – Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored another “Panenka” penalty to give his side a 2-1 home win over Norway on Saturday in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier but it was a far from convincing display from Luis Enrique’s side. Spain made a slick start and took the lead at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium when … Read More

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Madrid Uber drivers Uber Protest Spain

Madrid taxis block major road in biggest anti-Uber protest yet

01 January, 2019 10:38 pm 10:38 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Hundreds of taxis blocked a central traffic artery in Madrid during Monday’s morning rush hour, in their biggest show of strength yet as a protest seeking tighter regulation of Uber and other ride-hailing services entered its second week. Anti-riot police backed by a fleet of tow trucks took several hours to clear … Read More

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Spain police shoot man trying to attack police station with knife

08 August, 2018 1:51 pm 1:51 pm

MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish police said on Monday they had shot a man armed with a knife as he tried to attack a police station in the north-eastern region of Catalonia. Regional Mossos police said on Twitter the man had entered the police station in Cornella just before 0400 GMT “with the aim of attacking … Read More

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Hundreds hurt as Spanish festival boardwalk collapses into sea

08 August, 2018 9:25 am 9:25 am

MADRID (Reuters) – Hundreds of people were hurt, two seriously, when a wooden platform collapsed at a seaside music festival in northwestern Spain on Sunday night, local authorities said. There were no reports of any fatalities from the incident which the Galicia regional government said left 316 people injured at the O Marisquino festival in … Read More

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US, Saudia and Spain condemn terrorist attacks in Balochistan, KP

07 July, 2018 10:41 am 10:41 am

WASHINGTON (92 News) – The United States (US), Saudi Arabia and Spain have strongly condemned two separate attacks on election candidates in Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces. In a statement, US State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said these attacks are cowardly attempts to deprive the people of their democratic rights. She said Washington will continue … Read More

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Putin congratulates Russia for World Cup win over Spain

07 July, 2018 9:55 am 9:55 am

MOSCOW (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin congratulated Russia’s World Cup team for its win over Spain in a phone call to the manager, the Kremlin said on Sunday, as the host country marked the surprise victory with raucous street celebrations. Russia entered the soccer World Cup ranked by FIFA as the tournament’s weakest side, but … Read More

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Migrant rescue boat heads for Spain after Italy, Malta reject it

07 July, 2018 11:12 pm 11:12 pm

ROME (Reuters) – A humanitarian boat carrying 59 migrants rescued off Libya was heading for Barcelona on Sunday after Italy and Malta, both much closer to the place of rescue, had refused to let it dock in their ports. The boat Open Arms, run by the Spanish Proactiva Open Arms charity, said late on Saturday … Read More

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