The bodies of 21 people thought to be migrants have washed up on the
shores of the
Mediterranean this month .. so the U.N. migration agency said earlier.
The latest deaths bring the total of Mediterranean migrant deaths this
year to 1,586.
The remains of nine sub-Saharan Africans were found on Sept. 4 on a
beach in Algeria about 200 km
from the Spanish coast.
The next day, four more bodies were recovered across the border in Morocco.
On Sept. 10, the remains of six migrants including two women and a
child washed ashore near
Nador.… Read all the news
A decree authorising the exhumation of late dictator Francisco Franco
from his tomb in the Valley
of the Fallen near Madrid was approved in congress yesterday.
The controversial move to transfer Franco’s remains from the monument
was tabled by the new
Socialist government and was approved by a vote of 172 in favour and
The vote drew 164 abstentions by lawmakers from the conservative
Popular Party and centre-right
The Francisco Franco Foundation, which receives state funding despite
some calls to end it, has
pledged to legally fight any moves to exhume Franco’s remains.… Read all the news
A BRITISH man has been rushed to hospital after being shot and
tortured in a suspected gang
The victim, who has not been named, suffered horrific injuries after
reportedly being tricked into
meeting with his attackers in Marbella.
He’s believed to have been knee-capped, suffered broken bones in his
lower body, and was cut
from the corners of his mouth up to his ears, known as the Glasgow smile.
Spanish police have not yet made any arrests and local reports say the
victim is showing little
cooperation.… Read all the news
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.… Read all the news
Spain’s health minister has resigned over irregularities found in her
master’s degree, the second
cabinet member to be replaced in the just over 100 days since Pedro
Sanchez came to power.
Carmen Monton announced her resignation late yesterday a day after
news website elDiario.es
published irregularities in her 2011 degree on gender studies. Her
final work, it later emerged, had
chunks of text copied from websites and other works.
Sanchez, who became prime minister in June promising to root out
corruption, lost a culture
minister over a tax fine.… Read all the news
Hundreds of thousands of Catalan separatists let out a collective shout as they marched along a main artery in Barcelona yesterday marking the first of a series of mass mobilizations demanding independence from Spain and the release of several high-profile secessionists from jail.
With the official slogan “Let’s Make the Catalan Republic” printed on pink T-shirts and signs, protesters went silent at 5.14 p.m., which on a 24-hour clock is 1714 – the year when Barcelona fell in the Spanish War of Succession.… Read all the news
A BRITISH man was shot dead by police on the Costa del Sol yesterday
afternoon after he allegedly
opened fire on them when they went to arrest him.
Officers had gone to arrest the man at an aparthotel in Estepona when
he allegedly pulled a gun on
The officers had gone there following an incident earlier in the day
in which a man, allegedly
carrying a weapon, fled the scene of a car accident in Puerto Banus.
Police said in a statement, “The officers were subjected to several
shots, forcing them to use their
weapon to repel the aggression in defence of their physical integrity
and that of third parties.”
Sources suggest the man had a history of drug trafficking and
possession of weapons.… Read all the news
A British man has died after “overdosing on cocaine ” on a flight heading for Ibiza.
Despite passengers on the Jet2 flight stepping in to perform CPR, the holidaymaker died in the air and the pilot had to make an emergency landing in Toulouse on Saturday night.
Fellow passengers claim the man, believed to be in his thirties, put a white substance into a vodka and coke before drinking it in front of cabin crew, after which his body began to shake furiously.… Read all the news