Category: National

Nuclear Warning System Being Overhauled

The Interior Ministry has signed a contract with the Madrid-based company VEMEC, to overhaul and manage the nation´s warning system that activated in the event of a nuclear disaster. Despite the five operational nuclear...

Teacher Acquitted of Sexual Assault

A court has acquitted a physical education teacher at a school in Finestrat (Alicante) who was accused of molesting five girls aged between 6 and 10 years old. The tenth section of the Audiencia...

Seven Drownings this Spring

Seven people have drowned across the Comunitat Valenciana in the first 4 months of the year, according to the National Drowning Report from the Spanish Royal Federation of Rescue and Rescuers. The Valencia figure...

Syrian Refugees Arrive in Spain

A total of 56 Syrian refugees have arrived in Spain from Turkey in compliance with the National Resettlement Program, as reported by the Interior Ministry. They will be welcomed in Sevilla (7), Malaga (25),...

Prime Minister Rajoy Ordered to Testify in Gurtel Corruption Case

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been ordered to testify in proceedings relating to corrupt practices by a number of companies, which are suspected of bribing leading officials of Rajoy’s ruling Partido Popular in exchange for contracts as part of the so-called Gurtel scandal. It is not yet clear on what date exactly Rajoy is to take the

Prime Minister Rajoy Ordered to Testify in Gurtel Corruption Case

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has been ordered to testify in proceedings relating to corrupt practices by a number of companies, which are suspected of bribing leading officials of Rajoy’s ruling Partido Popular in exchange for contracts as part of the so-called Gurtel scandal. It is not yet clear on what date exactly Rajoy is to take the

Whatsapp Child Pornography Distribution Ring Busted with 17 Arrests in Spain

The National Police say that 17 people have been arrested in Spain as part of an international operation against a major group that distributed child pornography via the online chat application WhatsApp.  The police said the network operated some 100 chat groups with 135 identified users in 18 countries in Europe, Central and South America,

World’s Biggest Ever Street Dinner Held in Northern Spain

The northern town of Avilés is a potential world record breaker by staging what they claim is the biggest-ever street dinner on Monday. A group of notaries acted as witnesses for the Guinness Book of Records, with 11,836 diners partaking of a meal at the food fair held at the Asturias Province town. The record

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