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Former Spanish AG accuses Israel, Argentine Jews of killing his successor

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El partido de Puigdemont deja de lado la secesión "unilateral" de Cataluña

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Resurgent Spain showing signs of a reconquista in Russia

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Berizzo, entrenador del Sevilla, padece cáncer de próstata

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Real Madrid notch largest European away win in 39 years

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Catalonia crisis: Spain ready to discuss greater fiscal autonomy

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VIDEO: Who says Indians can’t sing in Spanish? This guy’s Despacito cover is as good as the original
The frenzy around popular song Despacito, by Luis Fonsi featuring Daddy Yankee, is ongoing. While, multiple covers, variations, mash-ups and choreographed videos of the original song have surfaced and created quite a buzz, how intrigued would you be with an Indian singing the Spanish song? Youtuber Aryan Pushkar, who is also the nephew of Politician Shashi Tharoor, seems to have taken the challenge   Read More ...
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Hierro named Spanish FA sporting director
MADRID: Fernando Hierro returned as the Spanish football federation's sporting director on Thursday six years after leaving the role to pursue a coaching career. "After a board meeting held today, Hierro has been named sporting director of the RFEF," the Spanish federation said in a statement. After leaving the federation in 2011, Hierro had brief spells as Carlo Ancelotti's assistant at Real and in charge of second division Real Oviedo   Read More ...
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Griezmann happy at Atletico Madrid, says Koke
Antoine Griezmann is happy at Atletico Madrid after returning to goalscoring ways, according to midfielder Koke. The France international also continues to be linked with a move away from Atletico to the likes of Barcelona and Manchestrer United, but teammate Koke said Griezmann was happy at the LaLiga giants. Related "Antoine is happy right now," Koke said after Atletico's victory   Read More ...
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Storytelling Day gets some Spanish flavour
NATIONAL Storytelling Day (NSD) was given a Spanish flavour this year with the work of late Spanish icon of children's literature, Gloria Fuertes, presented at libraries across the country. Hundreds of primary and secondary school students and teachers were introduced to stories and poems written by Fuertes. The day, which was observed on November 20 at the 13 parish libraries, was organised by the Storytelling Foundation of Jamaica, in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Jamaica and the Jamaica Library Service   Read More ...
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Manchester United boost as Real Madrid 'switch attention from David De Gea to La Liga stopper'
Manchester United could be boosted in their quest to keep hold of goalkeeper David De Gea. The 27-year-old stopper has been continuously linked with a move to La Liga giants Real Madrid as a replacement for current stopper Keylor Navas. But it seems that whilst President Florentino Perez is in the market for a new 'keeper, he is not so keen on De Gea   Read More ...
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Cops urge students who use Spanish Town bus park to dress appropriately
THE police are urging students who use the Spanish Town Bus Park in St Catherine to ensure that they are properly attired in their respective schools' uniform. Senior Superintendent of Police Beau Rigabie, who is in charge of the St Catherine North Division, made the appeal during a recent interview with the Jamaica Observer, after reports surfaced that the suspects who killed bus driver Ervin McLeggan in the park recently were dressed in khaki   Read More ...
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Former Spanish AG accuses Israel, Argentine Jews of killing his successor
BUENO AIRES (JTA) – A former Spanish government official has accused Israel and Argentine Jewry of being behind the untimely death of Spain’s attorney general while on a working trip to Argentina. Spanish Attorney General José Manuel Maza, 66, died Nov. 19 after being taken to a hospital in Buenos Aires, where he was attending an international law conference, with a kidney infection   Read More ...
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Spanish federation rehires Fernando Hierro as its sports director
The Spanish football federation has rehired former player Fernando Hierro as its sports director. Hierro had been in the job for four years from 2007-11, when Spain won the 2008 European Championship and the 2010 World Cup. The position had been vacant since he left. Hierro spent most of his career as a defender for Real Madrid, finished his playing days with Bolton Wanderers in England in 2005   Read More ...
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Valencia face Barcelona in early La Liga title showdown
Valencia have gone from being the laughing stock of La Liga a year ago to become the main challengers to Barcelona in the title race and face the biggest test of their credentials when they host Ernesto Valverde’s leaders on Sunday. Valencia, the six times Liga champions who last lifted the title in 2004 under Rafael Benitez, are on a club record run of eight straight wins and another victory in Sunday’s top-of-the-table clash would put them within a point of Barcelona   Read More ...
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How Simone Zaza went from Premier League flop to La Liga hotshot
Valencia forward Simone Zaza has overcome his Euro 2016 penalty shootout trauma and a disastrous campaign in the Premier League to become second top scoring striker in La Liga this campaign, only trailing Lionel Messi. The Italian has hit nine goals in 10 Liga starts and scored in six consecutive weeks, fuelling Valencia’s unlikely title bid which sees them host Messi with leaders Barcelona on Sunday with the chance to cut the gap with the Catalans down to one point   Read More ...
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Former Spanish AG accuses Israel, Argentine Jews of killing his successor
A former Spanish government official has accused Israel and Argentine Jewry of being behind the untimely death of Spain’s attorney general while on a working trip to Argentina. Spanish Attorney General José Manuel Maza, 66, died November 19 after being taken to a hospital in Buenos Aires, where he was attending an international law conference, with a kidney infection. Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page   Read More ...
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Spain climb two places in Fifa rankings
The top five remained unchanged with world champions Germany leading the way from Brazil, Portugal, Argentina and Belgium. Switzerland’s victory over Northern Ireland in the World Cup play-offs helped them move up, as did similar successes for Denmark and Sweden. Both Scandinavian countries moved up seven places to 12th and 18th respectively after ousting Republic of Ireland and Italy in the play-offs   Read More ...
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Omotayo fails to advance to main draw of Spanish Open
Despite starting campaigns on a good note, Olajide Omotayo failed to walk his talk as he was beaten by Kazakhstan’s Denis Zholudov in the seconmd group match of the ITTF Challenge Spanish Open. Listed at no.502 on the current Men’s World Rankings, on the opening day of action Olajide Omotayo beat Turkey’s Ibrahim Gündüz, named at no.230 (12-10, 11-5, 3-11, 11-8, 12-10)   Read More ...
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Madrid bringt Asylbewerber in Gefängnis unter und sorgt für Kritik
Newsticker Madrid bringt Asylbewerber in Gefängnis unter und sorgt für Kritik Die spanische Regierung hat eine Lawine der Kritik nach ihrer Entscheidung einstecken müssen, etwa 500 Asylbewerber in einem Gefängnis unterzubringen. Menschenrechtler und Nichtregierungsorganisationen brandmarkten diesen Schritt als "unfaire Kriminalisierung" der Migranten.   Read More ...
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El partido de Puigdemont deja de lado la secesión "unilateral" de Cataluña
El partido del presidente catalán destituido, Carles Puigdemont, deja de lado por ahora la ruptura “unilateral” con el resto de España, priorizando una negociación política con el Estado, declaró este jueves su coordinadora general. Tras elevar la tensión al máximo con el Estado español, los dos principales partidos independentistas, el conservador PDeCat de Puigdemont y el progresista Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC), se plantean renunciar a la ruptura unilateral y potenciar la negociación bilateral con el Gobierno español   Read More ...
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Madrid sous le feu des critiques après avoir décidé d'héberger des migrants dans une prison
Faute de place suffisante dans les centres de rétention, le gouvernement espagnol a décidé d'héberger près de 500 migrants dans le centre pénitentiaire d'Archidona, près de Malaga. Construit récemment, celui-ci devait commencer à accueillir des détenus en 2018. Les ONG appellent le gouvernement à «rectifier immédiatement» la situation Des arguments qui sont loin d'avoir convaincus les associations d'aide au migrants, les groupes de défenses des droits de l'homme et de nombreuses ONG   Read More ...
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Yaya Toure: If I was frustrated I would tell Guardiola I want to go home
Yaya Toure maintains that he is not looking for a way out of Manchester City despite being reduced to a bit-part role under Pep Guardiola. Having previously been moved out of Barcelona by the Catalan coach, the 34-year-old midfielder initially struggled to make his mark under new management at the Etihad Stadium last season. Toure was frozen out until returning to the fold to make a telling contribution and earn himself a 12-month contract extension   Read More ...
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Spain houses hundreds of migrants in a jail
Spain came under fire on Tuesday (November 21) for housing hundreds of migrants in a prison in the southern city of Malaga. Most migrants come from Algeria and arrived to Spain by boat. “The current internment centres are in fact prisons without the minimum requirements but housing them there directly in a penitentiary brings them a step closer to being considered criminals,” they told the Spanish ombudsman   Read More ...
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Ecuador warns Assange over support for Spain's Catalonia
QUITO (AFP) - Ecuador has told WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to avoid making statements that could affect the country's international relations after he expressed support for Catalonian independence from Spain, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. Assange, who initially moved into London's Ecuadorian embassy five years ago to avoid arrest over now-dropped Swedish rape charges, angered Madrid after addressing hundreds of people in Barcelona via video link in September   Read More ...
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Griezmann gives Atletico power of positive thinking
Madrid, Spain | AFP | Diego Simeone refused to be downhearted by Atletico Madrid’s slim chances of making the Champions League last 16 after Antoine Griezmann returned to form with a stunning overhead kick and assist for Kevin Gameiro to beat Roma 2-0 on Wednesday. Twice finalists in the past four seasons, Simeone’s men still need a minor miracle in the final two games in Group C on December 5 to progress as Atletico need to win away to Chelsea and hope Roma drop points at home to Qarabag   Read More ...
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Ecuador urges Assange not to interfere with other countries after Spain complains
Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the Wikileaks founder would continue enjoying political asylum in its London embassy. President Lenin Moreno is scheduled to visit Spain in December, and his government released a statement saying Assange’s comments do not reflect its own views   Read More ...
Places: Ecuador |  India |  Spain | 
¿Por qué España envía a prisión a cientos de inmigrantes argelinos sin papeles?
Esta semana se ha conocido que el Gobierno de España ha internado a casi 500 inmigrantes argelinos en la cárcel de Archidona, un centro penitenciario aún sin estrenar situado en la provincia de Málaga. La mayoría procedían de embarcaciones interceptadas cerca de las costas de Murcia y Almería (sudeste de España) que intentaban llegar al país. El motivo que ha aducido para ello el ministro de Interior español, Juan Ignacio Zoido, es que no existe espacio suficente en los Centros de Internamiento de Extranjeros (más conocidos como CIEs) para albergarlos a todos debido al aumento en la llegada de inmigrantes irregulares que se ha producido en lo que va de año, según declaró en una entrevista en la radio Onda Cero   Read More ...
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Hazard: I admire Madrid, but I'm happy at Chelsea
Chelsea star Eden Hazard insists he is happy at the Premier League club, but again admitted that he admires Real Madrid. Hazard, 26, is often linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge, where he arrived from Lille in 2012. The Belgium international has previously spoken about his admiration for Madrid and their coach Zinedine Zidane. Related "I am always very fine at this club   Read More ...
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Ecuador Warns Julian Assange Over Support For Catalonian Independence From Spain
Quito, Ecuador: Ecuador has told WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to avoid making statements that could affect the country's international relations after he expressed support for Catalonian independence from Spain, the foreign ministry said Wednesday. Assange, who initially moved into London's Ecuadorian embassy five years ago to avoid arrest over now-dropped Swedish rape charges, angered Madrid after addressing hundreds of people in Barcelona via video link in September   Read More ...
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Resurgent Spain showing signs of a reconquista in Russia
BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's dramatic fall from champions to a group stage exit was one of the main stories of the last World Cup but under Julen Lopetegui they look more like the side that won three straight international tournaments between 2008 and 2012. The old guard of Xavi Hernandez, Xabi Alonso and Iker Casillas, who led Spain to their only World Cup success in 2010 but had to suffer the team's fall from grace at the 2014 finals in Brazil, are gone though the backbone of their triumph remains   Read More ...
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Atletico Madrid 2 Roma 0: Griezmann returns to form with wondergoal
Antoine Griezmann kept Atletico Madrid's slight hopes of Champions League qualification alive with a sensational scissor-kick volley and a sublime assist to down 10-man Roma 2-0 on Wednesday. The Atleti talisman had not scored in his last eight matches in all competitions, but broke the deadlock in style at the Wanda Metropolitano to keep Atletico in the competition. Substitute Angel Correa performed miracles to keep the ball in at the byline, his cross hung up for Griezmann to launch himself into an unstoppable flying volley   Read More ...
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Police continue to hunt for boy, 11, thought to have been abducted by his mum in Spain
Police are continuing to hunt for a boy who is believed to have been abducted by his mother while on holiday in Spain. Alex Batty, from Oldham, flew to Malaga with his mum Melanie, 37, on Saturday, September 30. Melanie does not have parental guardianship of her 11-year-old son but the trip had been agreed to by his guardian. But Melanie failed to return home with Alex as planned on Sunday, October 8, and police were alerted   Read More ...
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UK guarantees on Border ‘reasonable and needed’ – Spanish minister
Securing guarantees on what happens to the Irish Border before Brexit talks move to future EU-UK arrangements was “not only reasonable but needed”, Spain’s minister for European affairs has said. Speaking on a visit to Dublin, Jorge Toledo, the Spanish secretary of state for European affairs, said it was important to reach an agreement with the UK on preserving the current Common Travel Area between Ireland and Britain and protecting the Belfast Agreement and the EU’s single market   Read More ...
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Barcelona team news vs Juventus: Messi rested for Champions League clash
Lionel Messi has been rested by Barcelona for the Catalans' Champions League clash away to Juventus. While the Argentine apparently is not suffering from any physical complaints, he only makes the bench for Wednesday's encounter. Barcelona put the surprise switch down to a "technical decision" prior to kick-off, but declined to give further information. Related Gerard Deulofeu therefore partners Luis Suarez up front, with Paulinho included in a packed Barca midfield to nullify the Juve threat   Read More ...
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Berizzo, entrenador del Sevilla, padece cáncer de próstata
MADRID (AFP) - El entrenador del Sevilla, el argentino Eduardo Berizzo, padece cáncer de próstata y en las próximas horas los médicos decidirán los pasos a seguir, informó este miércoles el equipo andaluz. "Los servicios médicos del Sevilla FC informan de que el entrenador del primer equipo, Eduardo Berizzo, ha sido diagnosticado de un adenocarcinoma de próstata", afirmó el Sevilla en un comunicado   Read More ...
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España aloja a cientos de inmigrantes en una cárcel
Los módulos de la cárcel de Archidona en Málaga, España, se han convertido en Centro de Internamiento de Inmigrantes (CIE) provisional. Allí han sido trasladados 500 inmigrantes argelinos que llegaron a las costas españolas en patera. Esta medida del Ministerio del Interior ha causado gran conmoción mediática. Una treintena de ONG han denunciado ante el Defensor del Pueblo español el confinamiento de personas en un centro de carácter penitenciario   Read More ...
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Chiellini to miss Barcelona match with thigh injury
Giorgio Chiellini has been ruled out of Juventus' key Champions League clash at home to Barcelona with a thigh injury. Juventus confirmed the 33-year-old will not be able to take his place in the back line for Wednesday's crunch Group D game, with Barca three points clear of Juve at the top of the pool. Related Chiellini is among five Juventus players nominated for a place in the 2017 UEFA Team of the Year, along with Gianluigi Buffon, Paulo Dybala, Alex Sandro and Miralem Pjanic   Read More ...
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Real Madrid's Carvajal faces UEFA investigation over APOEL booking
Dani Carvajal is facing a UEFA investigation after the defender was shown a yellow card late in Real Madrid's Champions League win over APOEL on Tuesday. Carvajal delayed a throw-in during stoppage time at the end of Madrid's 6-0 demolition, with referee Artur Dias Soares showing the full-back the only yellow card of the game. The UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body now plans to investigate the incident to examine whether Carvajal was guilty of breaching Article 15 of its Disciplinary Regulations by "receiving a yellow card on purpose"   Read More ...
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Police hunt mum who took son, 11, on holiday to Spain but never came home
COPS are hunting a mum who took her 11-year-old son on holiday to Spain but never came home. Missing Alex Batty, of Oldham, Greater Manchester, was supposed to land back in the UK more than six weeks ago. Police believe he and his mum, who does not have legal guardianship, may have travelled by boat to Morocco. The family flew out on the pre-agreed trip to the Benahavis area, near Marbella, on September 30   Read More ...
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I say one thing and you write something else - Angry Ronaldo brushes off media
Cristiano Ronaldo was in no mood to speak to the media following Real Madrid's Champions League victory over APOEL, with the frustrated star claiming he would say one thing and reporters would write another. Related As Ronaldo walked through the mixed zone post-match, the Portuguese told reporters: "How can I talk to you if I say one thing and you write something else?" Ronaldo and Ramos reportedly had a falling out over comments made by the former, who felt Madrid were not as strong as last season following the departures of stars Alvaro Morata and James Rodriguez   Read More ...
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Hundreds of migrants held in jail in Spain
MADRID (AFP) - Spain on Tuesday defended holding in prison nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat. Following criticism by rights groups, the Spanish government said it was due to a lack of space at immigration detention centres. "We feel it is better that the migrants be held in a centre with the latest technology, with sanitary facilities, showers, heating, beds, sports areas than to put them in camps like in other countries," Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido told radio Onda Cero   Read More ...
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El exalcalde de Caracas se fuga a España e inunda las redes sociales de comparaciones con Puigdemont
Las redes sociales no han dudado en comparar el caso del expresidente catalán Carles Puigdemont y el del exalcalde de Caracas Antonio Ledezma, ya que ambos se encuentran huidos de la justicia de su país. Algunos usuarios de la red social Twitter en seguida han comenzado a comparar la diferencia de trato que se ha dado a ambos políticos. Rajoy, Rivera y compañía, intentando alegrarse de que el "preso político" venezolano Antonio Ledezma huya al exilio sin contradecirse con lo de Puigdemont: pic   Read More ...
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Sevilla coach Berizzo has prostate cancer
SEVILLE, Spain: Sevilla coach Eduardo Berizzo has been diagnosed with prostate cancer Spanish radio station Cadena SER reported on Wednesday, just hours after his side staged a remarkable comeback against Liverpool in the Champions League. "He turned the situation around in the second-half."   Read More ...
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Hundreds of migrants held in jail in Spain
Madrid, Spain | AFP | Spain on Tuesday defended holding in prison nearly 500 migrants who arrived in the country by boat. Following criticism by rights groups, the Spanish government said it was due to a lack of space at immigration detention centres. “We feel it is better that the migrants be held in a centre with the latest technology, with sanitary facilities, showers, heating, beds, sports areas than to put them in camps like in other countries,” Interior Minister Juan Ignacio Zoido told radio Onda Cero   Read More ...
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Guardiola reaches half-century at Man City, but can't better Barcelona and Bayern records
Pep Guardiola has reached 50 victories as Manchester City manager, with that notable landmark hit in just 75 games. The Catalan coach took the reins at the Etihad Stadium in the summer of 2016, as he succeeded Manuel Pellegrini. He arrived boasting a reputation forged at Barcelona and Bayern Munich as one of the finest coaches in world football. Related A trophy-less debut campaign tarnished his image a little, but he and City have responded to that setback in some style this season to sweep aside all before them   Read More ...
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