Spain will go ahead with the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi
Arabia, a contract it had
decided to halt last week because of the Saudis’ role in the war in
Yemen .. so the El Periodico
newspaper said yesterday .. citing diplomatic sources.
The defense ministry declined to comment.
The newspaper said the defense ministry had told the Gulf kingdom
yesterday morning the contract
would be fulfilled.
According to Spanish media, Saudi Arabia had threatened to cancel a
1.8 billion euro contract to
buy warships if the bomb sale did not take place.
Amnesty International and other human rights groups have denounced
Western arms sales to Saudi
Arabia and its allies, fighting a war in Yemen which the United
Nations says has killed more than
10,000 people and left 8.4 million on the brink of famine.
A Spanish doctor faces trial in Sweden, charged with sexually abusing
52 child patients, including
several counts of aggravated rape, between 2015 and 2017.
The 29-year-old is accused of having assaulted a total of 70 patients,
including 18 adults, while
working in several hospitals and health facilities in Sweden.
He’s been held in custody since December.
The man, who denies the charges, is also accused of filming some of
the assaults, and of
possessing child pornography.
The doctor, whose trial starts on September 20th, faces up to 14 years
in prison if convicted.
THE GUARDIA CIVIL has arrested three hit-men who allegedly shot dead a
46 year-old man in
Mijas, and seriously wounded his girlfriend in August 2016.
The investigation established that the attack was a settling of scores
related to drugs trafficking,
and the assassins had links to an international criminal organisation
in the Netherlands.
The detainees have been charged with murder, attempted murder, illegal
possession of weapons,
drug trafficking and belonging to a criminal organisation.
Spain is reportedly considering a bid to host the 2028 European
Championship or the 2030 World
Spanish media reports say the idea was brought up yesterday in a
meeting involving FIFA President
Gianni Infantino, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and soccer federation
president Luis Rubiales.
Several reports said a bid to host the 2030 World Cup could possibly
be made jointly with Portugal
Spain hosted the 1982 World Cup. The city of Bilbao will host matches
during Euro 2020.