Jon Nazca

Another victim of coronavirus: Spain's religious statue-kissing

06 Mar 2020

MADRID/RONDA, Spain A Spanish pre-Easter tradition, where Catholics flock in droves to kiss statues of Jesus and Mary, fell victim to the coronavirus epidemic this week as churches with some of the most sought-after statues told worshippers not to touch or kiss them.

Protesting Spanish farmers fear countryside has no future

21 Feb 2020

MURCIA, Spain Thousands of farmers took to the streets of Murcia in Southern Spain on Friday, blocking streets with tractors and tossing vegetables to the ground in protest at low food prices and precarious working conditions.

Protest against separatists' sentencing sets Barcelona streets ablaze

17 Oct 2019

BARCELONA Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Wednesday, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who had sought to declare an independent state. | Video

Floods kills at least five in southeast Spain, thousands evacuated

14 Sep 2019

PILAR DE LA HORADADA/ORIHUELA, Spain At least five people have been killed and some 3,500 evacuated in two days of torrential rains in southeastern Spain, with many roads, railways and an airport closed on Friday and emergency services rescuing people stuck in flooded highway tunnels. | Video

Over 150 migrants break into Spanish North African enclave

30 Aug 2019

SAN ROQUE, Spain More than 150 migrants crossed the border fence at Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta and briefly clashed with police on Friday, the biggest attempt to enter across the heavily guarded barrier in a year. | Video

Spanish warship with migrants arrives in Spain after Italy row

30 Aug 2019

CADIZ, Spain, Aug 30 A group of 15 rescued migrants arrived in Spain on board a Spanish warship on Friday after Italy refused to allow the rescue vessel that had picked them up in the Mediterranean Sea to dock at an Italian port.

Iranian tanker at centre of standoff with West leaves Gibraltar, shipping data shows

19 Aug 2019

GIBRALTAR The Iranian tanker caught in a standoff between Tehran and the West left Gibraltar on Sunday night, shipping data showed, hours after the British territory rejected a U.S. request to detain the vessel further.

Iran tanker shifts position but still at anchor off Gibraltar

17 Aug 2019

GIBRALTAR An Iranian tanker caught in the standoff between Tehran and the West shifted position on Friday, but its anchor was still down off Gibraltar and it was unclear if it was ready to set sail soon.

One gored among dozens injured at bull-running in Spain

11 Jul 2019

PAMPLONA, Spain One man was gored in the arm among scores more injured on Thursday during Spain's centuries-old San Fermin bull-running festival where protesters complained new safety measures were spoiling the buzz.

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