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THU AM NOV 22

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Gang Killing
THE latest victim of gangland warfare who was shot and killed outside his home on Tuesday night was French and middle aged.
The man was shot several times as he entered the garage of his home near Malaga.
The killer, believed to be hired by a criminal gang, sped away on a motorbike.
No further details were available as an investigation is on going.

Parliament Trouble
A pro-Catalan independence MP was ejected from the Spanish parliament Yesterday for causing a scene and breaching parliamentary norms during a heated debate with the foreign minister who complained of having been spat at.… Read all the news

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WED PM NOV 21

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Budget
The Governments 2019 budget blueprint that has ben sent to Brussels has failed to convince the EU executive.
The plan runs the risk of missing EU budgetary targets and could force Madrid to make big adjustments in 2020 . .so the European Commission said in a draft document.
The EU executive is warning about the risk of a significant deviation from the medium-term objectives .. a set of rules to coordinate sound fiscal policies across member states. The document also expects Spain to fail to meet its public debt-reduction goals.… Read all the news

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WED AM NOV 21

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Brexit
Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has said Spain will reject the draft Brexit withdrawal deal without a clarification of the text on future talks on the status of Gibraltar.
He wants to ensure that future EU talks with the UK do not cover Gibraltar.
Throughout the Brexit negotiations, Spain – along with Ireland and Cyprus – has conducted separate talks with the UK about specific border issues.
On Monday Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said that the draft Brexit deal had failed to make clear that talks on Gibraltar were “separate negotiations” and not part of future talks between the UK and EU.… Read all the news

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TUE PM NOV 20

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Train Crash
A PASSENGER has been killed after a train derailed this morning.
Some 41 others were injured when a train on the R4 line in Barcelona, derailed at around 6.15am.
Around 14 firefighters, 11 ambulances and police rushed to the scene to attend to the injured and evacuate the other passengers.
Only three of the injured have been transferred to hospital.
Some 150 people were traveling on the train when a landslide caused by recent heavy rain took out the last two carriages.… Read all the news

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TUE AM NOV 20

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Weather
Yesterday saw large amounts of rain across the East coast with some parts of the Northern Costa Blanca under a red alert from the Met office
Torrevieja experiencing severe flooding the City Council were forced to halt public transport after more than 100 litres of rain fell in the space of only a few hours.
Motorists accessing the N-332 towards Orihuela Costa were trapped in their vehicles as sections of the motorway were cut off.
One firefighter call-out involved an ambulance in Torrevieja, where the emergency vehicle was unable to transport a patient through a waterlogged area of the city.… Read all the news

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MON PM NOV 19

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Bad Weather
Huge waves destroyed seafront apartment balconies prompting a number of evacuations.
Footage shows waves reaching the third-floor of a block of flats in Mesa del Mar on Tenerife.
65 apartments in two blocks facing the ocean had been evacuated.
The incidents happened after regional government officials decreed a state of alert as a fierce storm battered the north of Tenerife and other parts of the Canary Islands over the weekend
Garichico was one of the worst-affected areas, with waves crashing over the sea wall and flooding streets.… Read all the news

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MON AM NOV 19

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Rain Warning
The Spanish Met Office was issued a Red Warning for the Orba area of Heavy rain possible today .. the warning is reduced to Amber from Mid Afternoon.

Environment Protest
Environment group Greenpeace said Saturday six of its activists boarded a tanker off Spain loaded with palm oil to protest against a product they claim is Dirty and Nature-damaging.
The activists were held by the captain of the ship after they boarded at sea.
Prior to that, “they unfurled banners reading ‘Save our Rainforest’ and ‘Drop Dirty Palm Oil’.… Read all the news

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FRI AM NOV 16

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Brexit
Spain has set up contingency plans in case there is no final deal on Brexit. Junior EU affairs minister Luis Marco Aguiriano said: “If the United Kingdom leaves without a deal, so does Gibraltar … what we want is an orderly exit.”
Spain welcomes the inclusion of a protocol on Gibraltar in the draft Brexit agreement but has not given up its claims on the British overseas territory, he added.
Mr Aguiriano told reporters the deal was “very positive” for workers and residents on Gibraltar.… Read all the news

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FRI AM NOV 16

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3 Life Sentences
A judge yesterday handed down three life sentences to a Brazilian man convicted of the gruesome
murders of his aunt, uncle and two young cousins.
A jury in Guadalajara found Patrick Nogueira guilty of premeditated murder earlier this month. The
judge announced Nogueira’s sentence yesterday saying parole reviews would be allowed.
Nogueira’s aunt and uncle were in their early 40s and his cousins were 1 and 4 years old at the
time of the 2016 killings. Nogueira was 19.… Read all the news

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THU PM NOV 15

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Pre Christmas Strike
Workers at Amazon’s biggest logistics centre in Spain are planning to strike for eight days in November, December and January, including on the online retailer’s “Black Friday” sales bonanza, a union said yesterday.
The employees at Amazon’s San Fernando facility near Madrid have been demanding better wages and work conditions for months and have already staged strikes this year, to no avail.
the CCOO union said 1,800 workers would have the opportunity to join the strike, although it is as yet unclear how many will take part.… Read all the news