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Spain in crisis after police violence in Catalan vote

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IN PROTEST. People shout slogans as they wave Catalan pro-independence ‘Estelada’ flags during a protest in Barcelona on October 2, 2017 a day after hundreds were injured in a police crackdown during Catalonia’s banned independence referendum. Pierre-Philippe Marcou/AFP

Spain comes under international pressure to resolve a spiraling crisis with its Catalan region after a banned independence referendum was marred by shocking scenes of police violence

MADRID, Spain (Oct. 3, 2017) — Spain came under international pressure Monday, October 2, to resolve a spiraling crisis with its Catalan region after a banned independence referendum was marred by shocking scenes of police violence. Continue reading Spain in crisis after police violence in Catalan vote

Spain reports first known European case of Zika-infected pregnant woman

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AEDES AEGYPTI. A view in a macro lens of Aedes aegypti mosquito, at the epidemiology department of Guatemala city, Guatemala, February 1, 2016. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA
Spain’s health ministry seeks to ease concerns, pointing out that all 7 patients caught the disease abroad

MADRID, Spain (Feb. 5, 2016) — Spain said Thursday, February 4, that a pregnant woman who had returned from Colombia had been diagnosed with the Zika virus, in the first such known European case.

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