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Barcelona mayor's tourism crackdown puts Airbnb in firing line

By Adrian Croft BARCELONA (Reuters) – Barcelona's new mayor is picking a fight with home rental websites as she tries to crack down on uncontrolled tourism that she fears could…

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14 arrested in anti-jihadi raids in Morocco, Spain

RABAT, Morocco (AP) — At least 14 suspected members of a cell that recruited jihadi fighters for the Islamic State group in Iraq & Syria were arrested Tuesday in a…

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Pedro reveals Mourinho and Fabregas inspired Chelsea switch

London (AFP) – Chelsea's new winger Pedro Rodriguez has revealed conversations with Jose Mourinho & Cesc Fabregas persuaded him to swap Barcelona for the Premier League champions. Pedro chose the…

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Spain's Rajoy under pressure to row back on healthcare cuts

MADRID (Reuters) – Several Spanish regions have begun to reinstate free primary healthcare for illegal immigrants, piling pressure on Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to extend the aid his government had…

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Animal rights activist beaten with duck in Spain

An animal rights activist was beaten with a duck by a Spanish woman defending one of the country's most bizarre & controversial festival traditions. The man was whacked with the…

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Spanish Police Find 2kg Hash Haul Stashed Inside Wheelchair Cushion

A man tried to smuggle 2kg of hashish into mainland Spain by stuffing it inside a wheelchair cushion. The suspect, who has not been named, allegedly stashed the drugs without…

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Spain investigates how migrants escaped from holding centers

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government is investigating how more than 40 migrants escaped from two internment centers in the south of the country where they were being held. The…

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Three Africans found critically ill in car's hidden compartments: Spain

View gallery A young African man, who squeezed into tiny hidden compartment in a car to try to enter Spanish Nort … MADRID (Reuters) – Three young African men who squeezed…

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Spain court drops case against police who beat migrant

Madrid (AFP) – A human rights group vowed Wednesday to appeal after a Spanish court dismissed a case against eight police who beat a migrant trying to illegally enter Spain's…

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Spain detains 34 suspected members of Colombian drug ring

Madrid (AFP) – Police in Spain have arrested 34 suspected members of a gang based in Colombia that smuggled drugs between the two countries, police said Saturday. The arrests were…

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