Category: National

Ex-President of Catalunya Banned from Public Office

Ex-Catalan President Artur Mas has been barred from holding public office for two years after organising an illegal independence referendum in 2014. The 61-year-old was convicted in Catalunya’s Superior Court of Justice of civil disobedience for organising the symbolic, non-binding poll. Spain’s Constitutional Court had banned the vote at the time. The pro-independence Esquerra Republicana

Huge firearms depot seized

The Spanish National Police has exposed the arsenal of war seized in January in Spain during operation Portu, supported by Europol. Over 10 000 assault rifles, anti-aerial machine guns, 400 shells and grenades, as well as pistols, revolvers and parts to reactivate weapons, have been catalogued. Operation Portu, against illicit firearms trafficking, was carried out

Spanish King to Visit the UK

Spanish State Visit will celebrate close ties between our two countries and our two peoples, says British Ambassador Simon Manley The British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, has welcomed the announcement of a State Visit to the United Kingdom from the 6th to the 8th of June 2017. “In this Sapphire Jubilee celebration year for Her

Religious Diners Flee from Bill

120 diners celebrating a baptism at a restaurant in a north-western Spanish town all fled the restaurant at once without paying, according to the owner. The Romanian diners, who had paid a deposit of 900 euro left the El Carmen restaurant in Bembibre as dessert was due to be served, Antonio Rodriguez said. “It happened

Unemployment in Healthy Decline

The number of unemployed people in Spain fell by just over nine thousand to three point seven million in February, according to official government figures. Overall, the number of people out of work has gone down by over 402 thousand over 12 months. On a month-to-month basis, the Murcia region’s total of 117 thousand people

Passenger Train in False Bomb Threat

Passengers were thrown into panic after a man threatened to detonate a bomb on the AVE service between Barcelona and Girona yesterday evening. The Moroccan national told them that he was carrying explosives, and the alarm was sounded by the travellers who phoned the emergency services. Armed police arrested the man him at gunpoint at

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