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THU PM OCT 25

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Sabotage
Police have arrested six people in Murcia for sabotage attacks on new works for the AVE high- speed train network.
The first attacks were launched in December last year and the following month the police arrested the alleged leaders a 55-year-old man and youths aged 17 and 14.
However, another wave of attacks happened in February when explosive cartridges packed with shrapnel were thrown at security staff.
The National Police say those now detained have links with extreme left wing groups.… Read all the news

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THU AM OCT 25

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Drugs
A Spanish official says police have arrested at least 15 people in an anti-drug operation that saw authorities seize more than five tons of cocaine concealed in a banana shipment.
Civil Guard and National Police agents took part in yesterday’s crackdown in Malaga. The official requested anonymity because the operation is still ongoing.
Dozens of police cars were seen at an industrial park in Malaga where the drug bust took place.
Sportsman
A CLIMBER from Crevillent on the Costa Blanca has died in the Himalayan mountain range.… Read all the news

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WED PM OCT 24

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Arms Deals
The High Court is investigating 23 years’ worth of arms sales to Saudi Arabia during which
executives at a state-owned company allegedly paid millions in bribes to secure contracts.
Judge José de la Mata is examining five transactions made from 1992 to 2004 between Riyadh and
a company named Defex, as well as 11 other contracts signed more recently.
The company is 51% owned by the Spanish state while the other 49% is in the hands of private
businesses whose main activity is arms sales.… Read all the news

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WED AM OCT 24

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Saudi Arabia
The defense committee of Spain’s lower house of parliament yesterday rejected a bill that would suspend arms sales to Saudi Arabia following an international outcry over the disappearance and suspected murder of a journalist at the Middle Eastern kingdom’s consulate in the Turkish capital Istambul.
The proposal was submitted by Podemos and backed by Catalonia’s two nationalist parties – the Republican Left the (ERC) and the Catalan European Democratic Party (PDCat) – while the ruling Socialist Party (PSOE) and the right-wing Popular Party voted the measure down.… Read all the news

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TUE PM OCT 23

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Migrants
Morocco said yesterday it would deport 141 migrants arrested on Sunday as they tried to storm a border fence with the Spanish enclave of Melilla.
The Interior Ministry said in a statement that the incursion resulted in “the death of a person after falling from the top of the fence and wounding 22 injured by barbed wire in the fence, were taken to the hospital.”
Twelve members of the security forces were injured and taken to hospital for treatment.
Spanish authorities said about 200 migrants had climbed the fence and were taken to a reception center in Melilla.… Read all the news

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TUE AM OCT 23

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Migrants
Spain sent 55 migrants back to Morocco yesterday a day after they forced their way into Melilla during an assault on the border in which two migrants died and 19 were injured.
A total of 208 migrants entered Melilla on Sunday after climbing over two barbed wire fences which separate the territory from northern Morocco.
Another 140 migrants have requested asylum, 10 are recovering from their injuries and three are minors.
One man who took part in the mass storming of the border died shortly after he entered Melilla of a suspected heart attack.… Read all the news

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MON PM OCT 22

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Floods
PARTS of Malaga including Estepona are expected to be declared a disaster area after devastating floods which left one man dead.
The floods claimed the life of a 47-year-old fireman who died when the engine he was driving overturned and ended up in a swollen river.
Some areas received more than half the rain they normally get in a year in just a few hours, with local reports describing the deluge as “historic”.
Alfonso Rodriguez, the Spanish government spokesman for the Andalucia region, said work was now underway to evaluate the damage so parts of Malaga could be declared a disaster zone.… Read all the news

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MON AM OCT 22

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Migration
Authorities say one migrant has died and 200 others entered Spain when a large group of migrants attacked a fence separating the enclave of Melilla from Morocco.
A representative of Spain’s government in Melilla says the migrant appears to have died from a heart attack. Officials are waiting for an autopsy to confirm the cause of death.
The representative says at least three other migrants were injured when some 300 sub-Saharan Africans tried to climb the high border fence yesterday.… Read all the news

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FRI PM OCT 19

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Weather
Spain has been hit by another bout of extreme weather, with the east coast and the Balearic Islands battered by torrential rain and flooding. The conditions are the result of the gota fría – or “cold drop,” a term used to describe a sudden drop in temperatures along the east coast caused by the arrival of cold polar air.
The weather event hit yesterday and will continue to escalate today in Aragón, the north of Catalonia and the south of Valencia.… Read all the news

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FRI AM OCT 19

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Weather
National Weather agency AEMET counted over 4 thousand lightning bolts on the Costa Del Sol yesterday as weather alerts were raised from yellow to Amber with many towns across the Med coast implementing emergency flood protection plans.
The local emergency control centres recieved many calls for assistance as heavy rain fell asross the region .. there’s more heavy rain forcast this weekend .. especially Saturday.
Missing Mum.
A SPANISH judge who shelved the case against prime suspect Simon Corner in the Lisa Brown murder investigations in April has reopened the case.… Read all the news