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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),...

State Visit to the UK by Spain’s King and Queen Postponed Until July Due to General Election

State Visit to the UK by Spain’s King and Queen Postponed Until July Due to General Election

The state visit to the UK by the King and Queen of Spain has been postponed because of the General Election that has been called for Thursday 8 June. The visit will now take place from 12 to 14 July. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia were to visit London and stay at Buckingham Palace

Prime Minister Rajoy Ordered to Testify in Gurtel Corruption Case

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 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

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

European Police Investigation Leads to Five Arrests for Cyber-Hacking Crimes

European Police Investigation Leads to Five Arrests for Cyber-Hacking Crimes

The National Police have linked up with their UK colleagues to arrest five men on cyber-hacking charges, with three people detained in Spain in swoops in Barcelona and the Canary Islands. The group were developing and selling sophisticated software to provide ‘invisibility’ to all types of malicious computer malware which had the potential to affect countless computers around the

Eight Detained in Malaga for Intentionally Creating Panic at Good Friday Parades

Eight Detained in Malaga for Intentionally Creating Panic at Good Friday Parades

Eight people were arrested after allegedly intentionally causing stampedes during last week’s Good Friday parades in Malaga, whilst a similar incident last Friday in Sevilla, also saw arrests and panic, after somebody shouted “Allah is Great” and slogans in support of the Basque terror group ETA. The solumn parades feature large and elaborate floats and attract

ONE OF EUROPE’S BIGGEST ILLEGAL IPTV DISTRIBUTORS DISMANTLED

ONE OF EUROPE’S BIGGEST ILLEGAL IPTV DISTRIBUTORS DISMANTLED

The crime group owned two Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Spain and Bulgaria, that illicitly offered more than 1000 TV channels to clients across Europe using Internet Protocol television (IPTV) technology. Eight suspects were arrested and the servers used to provide illegal access to the channels shut down. A joint investigation led by the Spanish

Significant Drop in Spain’s Unemployment Rate in Last Month

Significant Drop in Spain’s Unemployment Rate in Last Month

Spain’s unemployment rate fell by just 48 thousand between February and March, according to official figures published on Tuesday. The total number of people registered on the dole now stands at 3.7 million, which is a fall of over 392 thousand over a year. The number out of work in Alicante Province is just below

Child Porn and Sex Abuse Operation Results in Over 100 Arrests Nationwide

Child Porn and Sex Abuse Operation Results in Over 100 Arrests Nationwide

The Guardia Civil say they have detained 102 alleged paedophiles accused of watching and sharing images of child sex abuse, under Operation Pilumnus, with five arrests in Alicante Province, which included a swimming coach. A man was also detained in Los Alcázares.   Agents swooped across the country after catching men downloading explicit content online, some involving infants

Spain’s 2017 Draft Budget Is the First in Nine Years Without Austerity Measures

Spain’s 2017 Draft Budget Is the First in Nine Years Without Austerity Measures

Spain’s government has published its long-delayed draft budget for 2017 which boosts social spending and moves away from austerity in a bid to win opposition support for the spending plans. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said the budget would “fuel growth and employment” while at the same time allowing Spain to meet the deficit targets agreed with

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