Mercury poisoning found in 5,000-year-old human remains, researchers say

Europe 11/18/21, 03:09

According to a study published on Oct. 13 in the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, the oldest evidence of mercury poisoning was discovered in 5,000-year-old human bones recovered from pits and caves in Spain and Portugal. Human bones were obtained from 23 different archaeological sites and studied by experts. Researchers believe that ...

Spain: flights cancelled and swimming banned

Europe 10/12/21, 20:46

Now may not be the best time to consider a holiday in Spain as some flights in the country were canceled and swimming is restricted. The flights are reduced following the volcano eruption in La Palma island, which has been active since Sept. 19, Glasgowlive reported. The airport on the island was ...

Spain: High Court rules that COVID passports ‘are not duly justified’

News 08/23/21, 17:04

Spain's High Court upheld a ruling by the High Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA) that denied the executive implementing the COVID passport. The passport would have required individuals to prove having received the coronavirus vaccine or a negative test within less than 72 hours. The measure was not justified ...

Spain’s highest court rules lockdowns are unconstitutional

Europe 07/14/21, 19:16

The Plenary of Spain's Constitutional Court ruled on Tuesday, July 14, that the lockdowns and some of the measures imposed by the Socialist government of Pedro Sanchez under the state of emergency are unconstitutional. The court's ruling is in response to a legal resource filed by the conservative Vox Party leader ...

Spain will implement a Universal Basic Income generating controversy

Europe 04/09/20, 10:38

The Spanish government announced a Universal Basic Income that, under the name of "minimum vital income," would redistribute part of the taxes collected, but this is generating controversy because of the possible adverse consequences. "We are going to implement the minimum vital income as soon as possible," announced Economy Minister Nadia ...

Villarreal to showcase its flair _ and ceramics _ in US

Europe 11/08/19, 05:27

A short drive through the narrow streets of Villarreal can give you an idea about what matters most in this small city in eastern Spain. Only a few buildings stand out — the large ceramics factories that fuel the local economy and the iconic La Cerámica Stadium that is home to ...

Protests paralyze Catalonia as marches head for Barcelona

Europe 10/18/19, 09:01

Catalonia and its riot-swept regional capital, Barcelona, were paralyzed Friday by a mix of strikes and marches as the northeastern Spanish region endured its fifth day of mass protests over the conviction of independence leaders. More than 200 people have been arrested and scores injured since separatist sentiment swelled on Monday, ...

Catalan protesters, police clash for second straight night

Europe 10/15/19, 17:03

Violent clashes erupted for a second night in Barcelona between police and protesters angry about the conviction of a dozen Catalan separatist leaders, as Spain launched an investigation Tuesday into an activist group organizing the demonstrations. Thousands of people held vigils near the Spanish government offices in Catalonia's four provinces. But ...

Update: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Europe 10/14/19, 14:27

The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme ...

Twitter deletes 4,800 accounts linked to foreign governments

U.S. 06/13/19, 09:33

Twitter says it has deleted nearly 4,800 suspect accounts linked to Iran that the company says secretly pushed that government's agenda. Twitter is adding those accounts and their tweets to a public database it launched last year to track its battle against government-linked misinformation. It is also adding a smaller number ...

UEFA tightens rules on Kosovo, but leaves loopholes

Soccer 05/29/19, 11:54

UEFA is tightening its rules to stop countries which don't recognize Kosovo from excluding its national soccer team, but left some loopholes."This policy obliges all other teams to accept to play against Kosovo national and club teams as the result of a draw, be it on their own territory or ...

UN working group asks for release of 3 jailed Catalans

Europe 05/29/19, 09:56

The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has asked Spain to seek the release from pre-trial jail of three Catalan separatists detained following Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt.In an opinion to be published later Wednesday but seen by The Associated Press, the working group says that former Catalan regional vice ...

Spaniards with little to cheer for in Champions League final

Soccer 05/29/19, 09:46

It will be an unusual Champions League final for Spain.Madrid will be hosting the final again after nearly a decade, but the country's streak of having at least one team playing for the European title ended this year after five straight seasons, giving home fans little to cheer for when ...

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