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  • Friday, July 20th 2018 - 10:11 UTC

    Double miss for a redesigned Spanish submarine

    Newspaper El Pais reports that after the changes, the docks at Cartagena no longer fit the submarine. The cost for each has almost doubled, close to €1bn

    An attempt to deploy a new submarine for Spain's navy has run aground again, after it emerged it cannot fit in its dock, Spanish media report. The S-80 boat was redesigned at great expense after an earlier mistake meant it had problems floating, and it was lengthened to correct the issue.

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  • Thursday, July 12th 2018 - 02:39 UTC

    Spanish fishing boat “Dorneda” sunk in Argentine Waters

    The Navy issued a statement saying it was alerted Tuesday night that the Dorneda was in trouble

    A Spanish fishing trawler sank in rough weather off Argentina’s coast and at least one crewmember died, Argentina's Navy said Wednesday. Twenty-five crewmembers were rescued and one was missing.

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  • Thursday, June 28th 2018 - 13:11 UTC

    Berlin and Paris angry with UK over Brexit, a “pain in the ass” distracting from major issues

    Borrell said that Berlin and Paris were “angry” with Britain over Brexit, which he described as a “pain in the ass”, distracting energy from issues such as immigration

    Influential EU states such as Germany, France and Spain will block any attempt by the UK to remain within the single market for goods without freedom of movement, the Spanish Foreign Minister has said. Josep Borrell said that some smaller EU states might privately be willing to negotiate reform of the bloc’s free movement rules in order to keep easy access to UK products.

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

    Cuba actively promotes foreign investment to prop the economy

    Minister of Industry Salvador Pardo, highlighted that the meeting is being attended by delegations from some 30 countries, including China, Russia, Spain, Germany

    The Cuban government opened on Monday the 3rd Edition of International Convention and Exhibition of Cuban Industry (CubaIndustria 2018), seeking to attract foreign investors to revitalize the country's economy.

  • Tuesday, June 19th 2018 - 07:15 UTC

    Spain receives hundreds of rescued migrants but warns they will be dealt “according to our laws”

    Spain’s maritime rescue service pulled 986 people from 69 small boats its rescue craft reached in waters near the Strait of Gibraltar between Friday and Saturday

    Hundreds of migrants were rescued by Spanish authorities in the Strait of Gibraltar in recent days, with authorities in Tarifa having to equip a municipal gym to accommodate them once on land. With reception centres increasingly under strain, Tarifa’s municipal authorities, working alongside the Guardia Civil, the police, the Red Cross and the Spanish maritime rescue service, have again stepped up to give the migrants shelter and ensure their basic needs are met.

  • Saturday, June 16th 2018 - 10:09 UTC

    Despite a last minute Spanish fiscal surprise, Ronaldo scored a hat trick

    The Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, 33, was accused last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m, charges he denies.

    Footballer Cristiano Ronaldo has reportedly agreed to accept a €18.8m fine and a suspended jail term to settle tax evasion charges. The Real Madrid and Portugal footballer, 33, was accused last year of defrauding tax authorities of €14.8m, charges he denies.

  • Thursday, June 14th 2018 - 07:01 UTC

    Turmoil in the Spanish national team: coach fired

    “We have been forced to dispense of the national coach,” Rubiales said. “You can't do things this way, two or three days before the World Cup”

    The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) sacked head coach Julen Lopetegui two days before Spain’s opening match in the World Cup against Portugal. One day earlier Lopetegui agreed to succeed Zinedine Zidane as the new Real Madrid boss after the World Cup. This decision was made without the knowledge of RFEF.

  • Wednesday, June 13th 2018 - 08:32 UTC

    Italy/Spain insist Europe must share the burden of migrants

    The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry.

    Italy has dispatched two ships to help take 629 migrants stuck off its shores to Spain after the new populist government refused them safe port in a bid to force Europe to share the burden of unrelenting arrivals. The rescue ship Aquarius has been stuck since Saturday in international waters off the coast of Italy and Malta, both of which have refused it entry. The ship is carrying 629 migrants including 123 unaccompanied minors, 11 children and six pregnant women.

  • Monday, June 11th 2018 - 19:33 UTC

    Spain accepts rescue boat with stranded migrants in the Mediterranean

    Spain's new Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez agreed to allow the ship to dock in its eastern port of Valencia.

    Spain will welcome a ship with 629 migrants aboard after Italy and Malta refused to let the vessel dock in their ports. The migrants were saved by the French charity SOS Mediterranee on Saturday and were stranded in the Mediterranean Sea when Matteo Salvini, the new Italian interior minister, reportedly refused to allow the vessel to dock at Italian ports.

  • Thursday, June 7th 2018 - 08:15 UTC

    “Feminist cabinet” in Spain, 11 of 17 women ministers including defense, economy and finance

    Sánchez mix of party colleagues and experienced figures from outside politics is being described in Spain as a “feminist cabinet”.

    Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has given 11 of his 17 cabinet posts to women, a higher proportion than anywhere else in Europe. A self-styled feminist, Sánchez' choice was in marked contrast to the male-dominated executives of ex-PM Mariano Rajoy, ousted last week.