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Spain town hires poo ‘detective’ to spy on dog owners

og walkers take a large group of dogs down an Upper East Side street for a walk in New York January 4, 2012 on the second day in a row as temperatures drop in the tri-state area . AFP PHOTO / TIMOTHY A. CLARY

Fed up of dog dirt underfoot on its streets, a Spanish town has hired a detective to catch owners who fail to pick up after their pets, officials said Wednesday.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Post-Franco Spain’s first PM Suarez dead—family spokesman

A 1980 file photo of former Prime Minister of Spain Adolfo Suarez. Suarez, Spain's first democratically elected prime minister after decades of right-wing rule under Gen. Francisco Franco. Suarez died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at age 81.  AP-PHOTO

Adolfo Suarez, the prime minister who led post-Franco Spain to democracy, died on Sunday at a Madrid hospital, his family’s spokesman said. He was 81.

Posted: March 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spain, Morocco bust jihadist recruitment cell

Spain’s Interior Ministry says Spanish and Moroccan police have arrested seven suspected members of a cell that allegedly recruited jihadists to fight in Syria and other places.

Posted: March 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Obama consults Spain, Kazakh leaders on Ukraine

President Barack Obama.  AP FILE PHOTO

President Barack Obama has spoken with the leaders of Spain and Kazakhstan about the crisis in Ukraine.

Posted: March 11th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spain: 200 migrants storm enclave border fence

Sub-Saharan migrants climb over a metallic fence that divides Morocco and the Spanish enclave of Melilla, as a Red Cross worker is on-hand to offer humanitarian assistance, Monday Feb. 17, 2014. AP

A Spanish official says more than 200 migrants have stormed a six-meter-high barbed wire border fence to enter Spain’s northwest African enclave of Melilla from Morocco—the second such crossing in a week.

Posted: February 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Bogus job offers in Spain send woman to prison


Promising nonexistent jobs in Spain to aspiring overseas workers through a bogus manpower company earned a businesswoman a life sentence after a Quezon City judge found her guilty on Monday of large scale illegal recruitment amounting to economic sabotage.

Posted: February 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Spain princess fights fraud accusations in court

A file picture taken on September 13, 2011 shows Spain's Princess Cristina attending a preview of the exhibition "The Invention of Glory: Alfonso V and the Pastrana Tapestries" at the National Gallery of Art in Washington. Spain's Princess Cristina has been summoned to testify as a suspect in a corruption case involving her husband, a court official said on April 3, 2013, an historic blow to the prestige of the royal family including her father King Juan Carlos. The princess must testify as a suspect on April 27 at the court in Palma on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca in a case centred on accusations of embezzlement and influence peddling by her husband, Inaki Urdangarin.  AFP PHOTO / NICHOLAS KAMM

Spain’s princess Cristina fought to distance herself from fraud accusations as she faced a tough court hearing Saturday over a scandal that has plunged the royal family into crisis.

Posted: February 9th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Spain seeks tighter abortion law, sparking protests

Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. AP

Spain’s government says it will meet Friday to tighten abortion laws, sparking an outcry from pro-choice groups who warn of a return to the 1980s, when women had to go abroad to end unwanted pregnancies.

Posted: December 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Topless women disrupt anti-abortion rally in Spain

Activists from the women's movement Femen protest near a demonstration against the abortion in Madrid, Spain. The activists from the European feminist group were demonstrating with 'Abortion is Sacred', and 'keep out of my body' written on their bodies against the government's conservative new abortion law. AP

An anti-abortion rally in Spain by Christian groups has been disrupted by a five topless women from the feminist group Femen chanting “Abortion is sacred.”

Posted: November 18th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Topless women stage pro-abortion protest in Spain


Women from the feminist group Femen have staged a topless protest in the Spanish Parliament against the conservative government’s planned abortion law reform.

Posted: October 9th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Baby dies in Spain on airport luggage belt


A five-month-old baby died in a Spanish airport on Thursday after being placed on a luggage belt that then started moving without its parents noticing, officials said.

Posted: September 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Spain’s richest woman dies aged 69

The co-founder of global fashion brand Zara and the richest woman in Spain, Rosalia Mera, has died at the age of 69 after suffering a stroke while on holiday in the Balearic island of Menorca.

Posted: August 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

London mayor blasts Spain over Gibraltar


London mayor Boris Johnson on Monday issued a “hands off” warning to Spain over Gibraltar after Madrid vowed to take “all necessary measures” to defend its interests in the British outpost.

Posted: August 12th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

  1. Gigi Reyes back to face charges
  2. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  3. In the know: Gigi Reyes
  4. SC suspends proctor in 2011 bar exams
  5. Senator Pimentel backs German think tank’s stand vs dynasties
  6. Bar proctor suspended for photographing test papers
  7. Collector Danny Garcia says Inquirer worth more than news
  8. Meteor shower to light up PH skies
  9. What Went Before: Enrile denies Gigi Reyes was ‘other woman’
  10. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  1. Kim Henares needs a reprimand, says Cayetano
  2. Suspect in Vhong Navarro mauling tries to leave PH
  3. More legal woes for Cedric Lee
  4. ‘No real progress in PH if dynasties not dismantled’
  5. ‘Mom, I love you,’ says text from student on sinking ferry
  6. Fr. Suarez says last Mass on Easter before returning donated land to San Miguel
  7. Enrile chief aide back in PH ‘to face charges’
  8. Massive infra spending set
  9. Henares on Pacquiao bashing: I did not start this
  10. I’ll follow my conscience on Estrada, says JV Ejercito
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  2. MRT passengers pass the hat for 6-year-old Ashley
  3. Rookie, lady cops lauded for quick response to MOA heist
  4. Malaysia averts another air tragedy; pilot lands troubled plane safely
  5. Revilla says he was joking; Lacson stands by his story
  6. Revilla ‘consulted’ Lacson on how he evaded arrest
  7. Police rule out foul play in Helena Belmonte’s death as boyfriend is ‘traumatized’
  8. Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct
  9. Model Helena Belmonte wished ‘to slash her wrist and hope to die’
  10. Hammer-wielding robbers cause chaos at Philippines’ Mall of Asia


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