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    MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish antitrust watchdog said on Tuesday it had determined that U.S. giant Amazon operates as a mail service in the country and has to comply with specific rules within one month. The CNMC, as the regulator is known, opened a probe in February as it sought to find out whether...
    ADAMA TRAORE will be forced to decide which country he wishes to represent after being called up by Spain and Mali. The two countries are involved in a tug-of-war ahead of international fixtures next month. 1Adama Traore has been called up by Spain and MaliCredit: PA:Press Association Mali want the rapid Wolves winger to star...
    Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Spain’s National Court has acquitted 34 people who were tried over the stock market listing of financial firm Bankia, including former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato. Rato, who is serving a 4 1/2-year prison sentence for a separate case involving the misuse of Bankia's corporate credit card, was the...
    The ex-mistress of Spain's scandal hit former King Juan Carlos I has opened up about their tumultuous relationship and admitted she avoided his children because meeting them made her 'uncomfortable'.  Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein, 56, who lives in London, had an affair with the 82-year-old royal between 2004 and 2009.  Juan Carlos, who is married to...
    MADRID – After ending a meeting with Madrid regional officials without agreeing on how to tackle a worrying wave of coronavirus infections, Spain’s health minister has pleaded for the third time in four days for tougher measures in the capital. The national government wants to see existing restrictions against the spread of the virus extended...
    MADRID (AP) — After ending a meeting with Madrid regional officials without agreeing on how to tackle a worrying wave of coronavirus infections, Spain’s health minister has pleaded for the third time in four days for tougher measures in the capital. The national government wants to see existing restrictions against the spread of the virus...
    By Silvio Castellanos and Raul Cadenas MADRID (Reuters) - A clash between Madrid's regional authorities and the Spanish government over how to contain the city's surging coronavirus caseload is provoking growing discontent among residents in poorer areas who say they have been unfairly targeted. "The politicians can't agree among themselves and the poor are always...
    Monday At Stade Rolan Garros Paris Purse: €18,209,040 Surface: Red clay PARIS (AP) _ Results Monday from French Open at Stade Rolan Garros (seedings in parentheses): Men’s Singles First Round Jack Sock, United States, def. Reilly Opelka, United States, 6-4, 6-4, 6-3. Dominic Thiem (3), Austria, def. Marin Cilic, Croatia, 6-4, 6-3, 6-3. Pierre-Hugues...
    MADRID has rejected calls for a new coronavirus lockdown as hospitalisations hit 350 a day amid a surge in cases. City authorities have dismissed calls to once again shut down the capital despite pressure from national Spanish health chiefs. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 7People wear masks in...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Supreme Court barred Monday Catalonia’s regional president from his office for refusing to remove a banner that called for the release of imprisoned separatist leaders and was displayed on a public building ahead of the 2019 general election. The ruling that Quim Torra disobeyed Spain’s electoral law triggers a new period...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez is concerned about the recent escalation in hostilities between Armenia and Azerbaijan and called for a ceasefire during a press conference on Monday. Her comments come after 21 people were killed earlier on Monday during a second day of heavy clashes over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh....
    Associated Press Spain's Supreme Court has barred Catalonia’s regional president from his office for refusing to remove a banner calling to release separatist leaders from prison that was displayed ahead of the 2019 general election at a public building. A panel of judges unanimously agreed Monday to confirm a decision by a lower court last...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court on Monday upheld an 18-month ban from public office for Catalonia's separatist, regional head of government Quim Torra on charges of disobedience. The case stems from Torra's refusal to follow the orders of Spain's electoral committee to remove symbols supporting jailed and self-exiled independence leaders from his government palace...
    The Spanish government and authorities are locked in a tussle over how to deal with the second wave of Covit-19 in and around the capital, where a third of the country’s 716,481 cases have been detected. As the number of epidemics continues to rise in Spain – the Western European country most affected so far...
    MONTMELÓ, Spain (AP) — Fabio Quartararo won the Catalonia Grand Prix on Sunday to retake the points lead in the MotoGP championship. It was the third victory of the season for Quartararo, who hadn’t been on a podium since his consecutive victories in Spain to start the year. “I suffered a lot the last...
    SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, scooping up four of its top prizes including best film and best director. The story about a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in a isolated village in Georgia amid the aftermath of an extremist attack...
    SAN SEBASTIÁN, Spain (AP) — Georgian writer-director Dea Kulumbegashvili’s first feature film “Beginning” triumphed at Spain’s San Sebastian International Film Festival, scooping up four of its top prizes including best film and best director. The story about a community of Jehovah’s Witnesses in a isolated village in Georgia amid the aftermath of an extremist...
    JACK WILSHERE has thrown the door open to a move abroad. The 28-year-old looks set to leave West Ham after boss David Moyes made it clear the midfielder is not part of his plans. 2Jack Wilshere is ready to move abroad to kickstart his careerCredit: Getty Italian side Genoa are one of those believed to...
    Trump to name SCOTUS pick, Breonna Taylor protests, California wildfires: 5 things to know this weekend An angry woman wrecked the wine display at a supermarket after being asked to follow COVID-19 one-way system KKR is Refinancing Telxius Deal Debt, Cinco Dias Reports (Bloomberg) -- KKR & Co. is refinancing the bank debt taken...
    This is the shocking moment a fountain of red wine erupted from a 50,000-litre tank at a winery in Spain. Footage shared on social media yesterday shows a group of large metal wine tanks at the Bodegas Vitivinos winery in Villamalea, Spain. At the start of the video, a large jet of red wine is...
    (CNN)Countries should not ease coronavirus lockdown restrictions until they meet five criteria -- and many nations are not even close, according to a new analysis published in The Lancet medical journal. The research, published Thursday, said that the prerequisites for easing Covid-19 measures are: knowledge of infection status, community engagement, adequate public health capacity, adequate...
    MADRID (AP) — Health authorities warned Madrid residents Thursday to brace for tough weeks ahead as a sustained coronavirus spread that is hitting the Spanish capital hard brought the country’s total infections over the 700,000 mark. With over 10,600 new infections confirmed on Thursday, in line with the average for the past week, Spain’s total...
    MADRID — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer gospel group, rehearsed on Sept. 11 ahead of an open-air performance two days later for a...
    MADRID — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer gospel group, rehearsed on Sept. 11 ahead of an open-air performance two days later for a local...
    SAILING boats under have been banned from a stretch of Spain’s northern coastline after killer whales badly battered boats in the area sparking fears for crew's safety. Spanish officials have banned sailing for boats under 15 metres in the areas of coastline near Prioriño Grande and La Punta de Estaca de Bares for one week...
    A leading Spanish epidemiologist has said the country 'deserves' to go back into a full national lockdown after easing measures caused a spike in Covid infections.  Juan Martinez, the ex-director of public health for Madrid which is at the heart of the new wave of infections, said the harsh measures are 'probably' the only way...
    Associated Press MADRID (AP) — At least 30 of 41 members of a gospel choir in northeastern Spain have contracted coronavirus following a rehearsal indoors with little air circulation, local authorities and the chorus say. The River Troupe Gospel, a volunteer gospel group, rehearsed on Sept. 11 ahead of an open-air performance two days later...
    London (CNN)At first glance, the outlook doesn't seem too grim. While reported coronavirus cases are reaching record highs as Europe endures a "second wave," deaths are still well below their peak in April.But experts warn the signs point to more tragedy ahead this winter.Europe's hospitals are now better equipped for treating Covid-19. Measures such as...
    MADRID – Spain has temporarily prohibited yachting across 100 kilometers (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after orca whales apparently got carried away while playing and damaged several sailboats. Spain’s transport ministry issued the week-long prohibition for sailboats under 15 meters (49 feet) long starting Tuesday. It said the area covered by the ban meant...
    By ARITZ PARRA, Associated Press MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid want to hire more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections that might force them into expanding restrictions on free movement that are already controversial. The Spanish capital needs Spain's central government to...
    MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Madrid want to hire more doctors and get urgent help from Spain’s military and police to fight a second wave of coronavirus infections that might force them into expanding restrictions on free movement that are already controversial. The Spanish capital needs Spain’s central government to relax regulations so it can...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Authorities in Spain's Madrid region on Wednesday requested urgent help to hire hundreds of foreign doctors and reinforce police, as they mulled widening a partial coronavirus lockdown to more areas as cases rise. The region is the hardest-hit in Spain by a second wave of the coronavirus and has restricted movement between...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain has prohibited yachting across 100 kilometers (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after a number of sailboats have been damaged by orca whales knocking their hulls. Spain’s transport ministry issued the week-long prohibition for the vessels under 15 meters (49 feet) long starting on Tuesday night. It said the area covered...
    MADRID (AP) — Spain has prohibited yachting across 100 kilometers (62 miles) of its northwestern coast after a number of sailboats have been damaged by orca whales knocking their hulls. Spain’s transport ministry issued the week-long prohibition for the vessels under 15 meters (49 feet) long starting on Tuesday night. It said the area...
    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish government says it will from next week start to hear requests for the pardon of the imprisoned leaders of Catalonia’s secessionist movement. Justice Minister Juan Carlos Campos said Wednesday that the requests to pardon the politicians and activists, who were found guilty last October of sedition while leading...
    CASES of the coronavirus could be "doubling every 20 days", Prime Minister Boris Johnson has admitted. It comes after government advisers claimed that there could be over 50,000 cases of the virus a day by mid-October. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates 6Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday claimed...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's cumulative tally of confirmed coronavirus infections rose by nearly 10,800 on Tuesday from the previous day to reach 682,267, health ministry data showed. That included 3,125 cases diagnosed in the last 24 hours, but these daily figures tend to end up much higher after retroactive updates of the infection tally, having...
    JET2 has cancelled more flights and holidays to the Canary Islands as Spain shows no sign of being removed from the UK's quarantine list. The country, along with the islands, has been on the quarantine list since July 26 as coronavirus cases become the worst in Europe. 2Jet2 has cancelled more flights to Spain due...
    My usual daily look at COVID-19 deaths was posted a few minutes ago, but I thought it might be worthwhile to also give you a quick look at COVID-19 cases. As you can see, they’re going up all over the place. Spain, France, and the Netherlands are skyrocketing. The United States skyrocketed back in July...
    MADRID'S nearly seven million residents have been urged not to leave their homes unless they have to following a rise in coronavirus cases. The plea came as 855,000 people in the region were put under a renewed lockdown and told they will face fines if they leave their neighbourhoods without good reason. ⚠️...
    By Vincent West LAGUARDIA, Spain (Reuters) - All wine industry workers in Spain's Rioja-producing region of Alava must undergo a coronavirus test before they start work to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks putting the grape harvest at risk. Grape pickers, who have dubbed 2020 the "harvest of the masks", will be given their own equipment, including baskets...
    Madrid residents were told to limit their movements 'to the maximum' today as police checkpoints returned and the army prepared to fight the coronavirus outbreak at the epicentre of Europe's second wave.   Health minister Salvador Illa urged people to avoid non-essential contact across the city - not just in the poorer areas where new restrictions...
    MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government and regional authorities are set to cut the quarantine imposed on those who have had contacts with people tested positive to coronavirus to 10 days from a previous 14 days, Cadena SER radio station reported on Tuesday. Spain has the highest number of COVID-19 cases in western Europe and...
    GOVERNMENT advisers have been slammed for their coronavirus estimations after they claimed that there could be over 50,000 cases of the virus a day by mid-October. Chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance yesterday said the epidemic in the UK was doubling every seven days. ⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news &...
    A Spanish triathlon competitor was praised on social media last week after his act of decency during an event went viral. Diego Mentrida, of Spain, let James Teagle, of Britian, cross the finish line ahead of him at the 2020 Santander Triathlon on Sept. 13. Word of Mentrida’s graciousness didn’t trickle out until last week....
    Spain's main opera house has come under fire after a show had to be canceled amid loud protests from spectators complaining about the lack of social distancing in upper-circle seats. Videos shared online by several attendees to Sunday's performance of Giuseppe Verdi's "Un ballo in maschera" at the Royal Theatre in Madrid showed some full...
    MADRID (Reuters) - Spain has recorded 31,428 more coronavirus cases since Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed infections to 671,468, health ministry data showed on Monday. (Reporting by Inti Landauro; Editing by Gareth Jones) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Coronavirus patients are filling up wards in French and Spanish hotspots where intensive care units could be 'saturated' within three weeks - but hospital cases nationwide are nowhere near the disastrous levels of March and April.   French hospital cases have risen by 28 per cent in a month, with 5,800 people currently being treated, while...