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Graham Keeley

Protesters call for end to Spanish monarchy after former king's exit

10 Aug 2020

BARCELONA Protesters on Sunday called for an end to the Spanish monarchy after the sudden departure of the former king Juan Carlos from the country this week amid a corruption scandal.

Catalan parliament passes motion against monarchy

08 Aug 2020

BARCELONA/MADRID Catalonia's regional parliament on Friday passed a non-binding motion condemning the monarchy in the wake of the abrupt departure abroad by Spain's former king Juan Carlos amid a cloud of scandals.

UK quarantines travellers from Spain in sudden blow to Europe's revival

26 Jul 2020

LONDON/BARCELONA Britain abruptly imposed a two-week quarantine on all travellers arriving from Spain after a surge of coronavirus cases, a dramatic and sudden reversal on Saturday to the opening of the European continent to tourism after months of lockdown.

Spain to build camp for migrant strawberry pickers after U.N. criticism

25 Jul 2020

BARCELONA Spanish soldiers have been sent to build a camp for migrant strawberry pickers after a U.N. official criticised authorities for allowing seasonal farm workers to live in "inhumane" conditions, the government said on Saturday.

Spain to build camp for migrant strawberry pickers after U.N. criticism

25 Jul 2020

BARCELONA, July 25 Spanish soldiers have been sent to build a camp for migrant strawberry pickers after a U.N. official criticised authorities for allowing seasonal farm workers to live in "inhumane" conditions, the government said on Saturday.

Spanish village makes its own rainbow after council's gay pride flag banned

29 Jun 2020

BARCELONA When police ordered a local mayor in southern Spain to take down a rainbow flag put up to celebrate gay pride on Friday because it was illegal, more than 300 households in the village rallied to the cause and flew their own flags.

IAG reviewing planned acquisition of Air Europa -Iberia CEO

28 Jun 2020

BARCELONA, June 28 International Consolidated Airlines Group is reviewing its planned 1 billion euro ($1.1 billion) acquisition of Air Europa because of the harsh economic climate caused by COVID-19, the CEO of IAG-owned Iberia was quoted on Sunday as saying.

Spanish nightclub industry draws up code to allow safe partying

01 Jun 2020

MADRID Dancing with masks on, sipping drinks with straws and keeping to marked off areas of the dance floor are among post-lockdown safety proposals aimed at helping Spain's nightclubs reopen their doors in time for the summer season.

Belgian prince tests positive for coronavirus after attending gathering in Spain

01 Jun 2020

BARCELONA A nephew of Belgium's King Philippe, Prince Joachim, has tested positive for coronavirus after attending a party in Spain, which Spanish media said broke lockdown rules because of the number of people there. | Video

Spanish PM Sanchez to extend lockdown a final time to June 21

31 May 2020

BARCELONA Spain's prime minister said on Sunday the country needed 15 more days of lockdown until June 21 "to finish with the pandemic once and for all", and he would ask parliament to approve a final two-week extension to the stay home rule. | Video

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