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Wildfire toll hits 41 in Portugal and Spain but rain brings respite

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PORTUGAL WILDFIRES. Firefighters inspect a burnt house in Lufreu near Penacova following wildfires on October 17, 2017. Photo by Francisco Leong/AFP

Portugal’s civil protection agency says the 15 biggest fires, which had raged through the center and the north of the country, had been brought under control. In Spain, the death toll rises to 4 from the fires

PENACOVA, Portugal – Overnight rain and calmer winds on Tuesday, October 17, helped firefighters tame a spate of deadly wildfires that broke out over the weekend, devouring homes and killing 37 people in Portugal and another 4 in northern Spain. Continue reading Wildfire toll hits 41 in Portugal and Spain but rain brings respite

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

World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

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‘TERRORIST ATTACK.’ Policemen stand together on the Rambla boulevard after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/AFP

Spanish and world leaders condemn the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims

BARCELONA, Spain (Aug. 18, 2017) — Spanish and world leaders on Thursday, August 17, condemned the Barcelona van attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims. Continue reading World voices solidarity with Spain after terror attack

Spain seaside city attacks: What we know

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TERROR. The van who ploughed into the crowd, killing at least 13 people and injuring around 100 others is towed away from the Rambla in Barcelona on August 18, 2017 Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Here’s what we know so far about the two separate attacks that happened in Barcelona and Cambrils

BARCELONA, Spain (Aug. 18, 2017) — At least 13 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after drivers slammed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks on Barcelona’s most popular street and in another busy Spanish seaside city. Continue reading Spain seaside city attacks: What we know

Philippines condemns Barcelona terror attack

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DENOUNCING TERROR. Malacañang lends its voice to condemnation of the Barcelona attack. Malacañang file photo

Malacañang condoles with the families and friends left behind by the victims of the attack which was claimed by ISIS

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 18, 2017) — The Philippines on Friday, August 18, joined the international community in condemning the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, which killed at least 13 people. Continue reading Philippines condemns Barcelona terror attack

13 dead, 100 injured in 2 Spanish seaside city attacks

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VAN ATTACK. Medical staff members and policemen stand in a cordoned off area after a van plowed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona on August 17, 2017. Photo by Josep Lago/ AFP

Spain, the world’s 3rd tourism destination, has until now been spared the kind of extremist violence that has rocked nearby France, Belgium and Germany

BARCELONA, Spain (Aug. 18, 2017) — Drivers have plowed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city, leaving 13 people dead and injuring more than 100 others. Continue reading 13 dead, 100 injured in 2 Spanish seaside city attacks

Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

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At least 35 minors, including a baby, are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea as they fled unrest or poverty in their countries

At least 35 minors, including a baby, are among the flow of migrants crossing the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea as they fled unrest or poverty in their countries

MADRID, Spain (Aug. 17, 2017) — Spanish coastguards rescued nearly 600 people from 15 boats and a jet ski on Wednesday, August 16, in the waters between Morocco and Spain, a route increasingly used by migrants trying to reach Europe. Continue reading Spain rescues close to 600 migrants at sea in one day

30 injured in blast at chemical recycling plant in Spain

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The blast in Arganda del Rey sends up a huge column of black smoke, but emergency services say several air quality measuring stations in the area showed normal readings, easing concerns about toxic pollution

MADRID, Spain (May 4, 2017) — At least 30 people were injured Thursday, May 4, three of them seriously, in an explosion at recycling site for hazardous chemical waste near Madrid, forcing the evacuation of nearby schools, authorities said. Continue reading 30 injured in blast at chemical recycling plant in Spain

At Least 800 Migrants Attempt To Cross Into Spain From Morocco

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The border fence which separates Morocco and Spain’s north African enclave of Ceuta is seen as it is illuminated, Spain, December 11, 2016. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Dozens of migrants made it to the top of the six-meter barbed wire fence early on Sunday before being lifted down by cranes

MADRID (Jan. 1, 2017) — At least 800 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish and Moroccan governments said.  Continue reading At Least 800 Migrants Attempt To Cross Into Spain From Morocco

Madrid bans half of cars from roads to fight air pollution

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Madrid’s deputy mayor said the car ban was not about traffic restrictions but about public health. Photograph: Paul Hanna/Reuters

Odd- and even-numbered vehicles will swap use of roads in Spanish capital until smog eases

January 1, 2017 — Madrid has ordered half of most private cars off the roads on Thursday to tackle worsening air pollution, a first in Spain.  Continue reading Madrid bans half of cars from roads to fight air pollution