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Spanish and Moroccan Police Seize 2,600 kg of Drugs on Fishing Boat

MADRID, Dec 6 – Spanish police seized 2,575 kg of cocaine on a fishing boat in the Mediterranean and along with their Moroccan counterparts arrested 24 people suspected of belonging to a drug smuggling ring, the Interior Ministry said on Tuesday. The group operated in Europe, Africa and South America and worked with a large

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Spanish Police Arrest Two Moroccans Accused of Funding Daesh

MADRID, July 27 – Spanish police arrested two brothers in the northern city of Girona accused of helping to fund Daesh operations in Syria and Iraq, the interior ministry said on Wednesday. The two Moroccans, aged 22 and 32, diverted funds from Europe to pay for the transfer of members of the militant group into conflict

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Spain Votes to Break Political Deadlock, Far Left Set to Rise

By Julien Toyer and Emma Pinedo MADRID, June 26 – Spaniards voted on Sunday in a parliamentary election in which the anti-austerity party Podemos is expected to make big gains, potentially delivering a fresh jolt to Europe’s political mainstream after Britain voted to leave the European Union. The last election, in December, broke the mould

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“Tourists Go Home”: Spain Tourism Surge Brings Backlash

By Sarah White PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, May 30 – On the walls of the grand old houses of this Balearic port which attracts millions of foreigners every year, a new kind of graffiti has flourished: “Tourists go home”. Although still a minority protest, it points to tensions in Palma de Mallorca and elsewhere in

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Don’t Judge a Bullfight Until You See One, Matador Says

By Marcelo del Pozo SEVILLE, April 18 – It may be a dying spectacle in more ways than one, but matador Javier Jimenez says the people who oppose bullfighting have simply never gone to feel the intimacy and artistry of the contest. “I have friends that don’t like bullfighting, but they have never been,” he

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Zidane a Change for the Better at Real, Modric Says

MADRID, Jan 10 – Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric believes Saturday’s 5-0 drubbing of Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga in Zinedine Zidane’s debut as coach shows the former Real and France great is the right man for the job. Modric, a Croatia international, said he was sorry for Rafa Benitez, sacked and replaced by

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