Nationalist gains at the ballot box in Corsica may have earned the French island comparisons with Catalonia, but even its hardcore separatists admit that breaking away is a distant dream. Nationalist gains at the ballot box in Corsica may have earned the French island comparisons with
File photo: Josep Lago/AFP. Spanish police said Wednesday that they had dismantled a major hashish trafficking ring that was allegedly buying land to build a private airfield to start smuggling cocaine into the country. The authorities detained 14 people and seized 5.1 tonnes of hashish along with six rigid-hulled inflatable boats, two light planes and a
The 19-year-old lion Keops' health had been deteriorating. The large cat was euthanized this month, according to a statement released by BIOPARC Valencia. Valencia's 100,000 square-metre park aims to reproduce the "natural wildernesses of the African continent: equatorial forests, Madagascar, the great wetlands and savannah," according to its website.
A study by the prestigious Columbia Journalism Review argues that Spanish media, led by El Pais, have mirrored the biased policies of politicians involved in the secessionist drama. An October 2017 review by the Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) claims that Spanish daily El Pais, TVE and other major Spanish, and Catalan, media outlets have failed to retain their
Tourists enjoy the sunset at Cafe del Mar on Ibiza Island on July 10, 2015. AFP Photo/Jaime Reina Hotel reservations in Barcelona are down by 10 percent in the first quarter of 2018 over the same time last year due to Catalonia's separatist crisis, which could lead to job losses in the sector, industry lobby group Exceltur said Tuesday. If the trend
People carry banners and wave flags during a pro-independence demonstration on December 7, 2017 in Brussels. Photo: Dirk Waem/Belga/AFP. Protesters began gathering in Brussels on Thursday to show support for deposed president Carles Puigdemont and urge the EU to support their drive for independence from Spain. Chanting "Wake up Europe!" and waving
A man holds a Catalan pro-independence flag while others hold placards reading "Freedom" at a November demo in Barcelona calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. Photo: AFP A 2018 budget that has still not been approved, a constitutional reform left hanging in the air… Far from a mere territorial issue, the Catalan crisis has also paralyzed Spanish
Carles Puigdemont (R) unites with his fellow candidates after a press conference in Oostkamp, near Brugge, on November 25th 2017. Photo: AFP Deposed Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont said on Wednesday that he will stay in Belgium "for now" despite Spain dropping European arrest warrants against him and four former ministers. Puigdemont accused Spain of
Briones in La Rioja has been recognised for its beauty. Photo: Víctor Gómez / Flickr Eleven new towns have just won a coveted spot on the most beautiful pueblos in Spain list. Spain might be renowned for its costas but it is also home to dozens of quaint little towns just waiting to be explored by those intrepid enough to get off the beaten track. Eleven new
Sky News One of Donald Trump's closest confidantes has thrown a lifeline to the scandal-hit Wei..