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Spanish prosecutors file pioneering lawsuit against 'fake news'

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:59:00 +0100

Spanish public prosecutors said Friday they have filed the country's first lawsuit against the spread of 'fake news' which targets a woman who tweeted a video falsely claiming to show migrant children harassing a teacher in Spain.


LATEST: What we know so far about coronavirus in Spain

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:22:05 +0100

A total of 25 people have now tested positive to COVID-19 in Spain. Here's what we know so far about the cases of the virus in Spain. (This article is not behind a paywall)


Coronavirus: Quarantine at Tenerife hotel partially lifted but Jet2 guests still stranded

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:57:29 +0100

Health authorities on the Canary Island partially lifted quarantine on Thursday evening at the H10 Costa Adeje Palace hotel which has been under lockdown since Monday when the first of four Italian guests tested positive to COVID-19.


Spanish military stunt pilot dies as plane crashes into sea off Murcia

Fri, 28 Feb 2020 09:00:43 +0100

A Spanish military pilot was killed when his plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea during an aerial acrobatics display on Thursday.


Spanish phrase of the day: Año bisiesto

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 15:13:29 +0100

You might well hear this phrase in the next few days.


Why does Madrid have a plaza named after Margaret Thatcher?

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 13:05:34 +0100

Ever wondered why Madrid has a square named after British conservative Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher? Alan McGuire finds out.


Placido Domingo says apology gave 'false impression' but drops Spain show

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 12:45:19 +0100

Scandal-hit opera star Placido Domingo on Thursday said his apology over sexual harassment allegations had given a "false impression" but cancelled his appearance in an upcoming performance in Madrid.


Coronavirus: The everyday precautions to take if you're in Spain

Thu, 27 Feb 2020 09:45:54 +0100

Coronavirus has been in the news since January and this week the first cases were confirmed on mainland Spain. But is there reason to be worried? And what should we do to avoid contracting the virus? (This article is not behind a paywall)


Spain cancels Placido Domingo show over sexual harassment scandal

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 16:04:34 +0100

Spain's culture ministry on Wednesday cancelled opera star Placido Domingo's participation in an upcoming Madrid show, a day after he accepted "full responsibility" in a sexual harassment scandal.


Buy-to-let: What you need to know about renting out a property in Spain

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 14:27:20 +0100

With the rise of Airbnb and other home sharing platforms, many people are buying apartments in popular vacation areas and renting them out to earn additional income.


Coronavirus: Is it still safe to go on holiday to Tenerife?

Wed, 26 Feb 2020 12:54:24 +0100

With news that Coronavirus has been detected on the Canary Island of Tenerife, a popular holiday destination for those seeking winter sun, many readers are asking whether it’s safe to go.


Antisemitism row breaks out after Spanish town stages Holocaust parade for carnival

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 19:22:46 +0100

It wouldn't be carnival in Spain without a bit of controversy over chosen themes. But one town in Spain has really taken it too far.


Woman in Barcelona tests positive to coronavirus, the first confirmed case on mainland Spain

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 16:27:34 +0100

Catalonia’s regional health department reports that a woman in Barcelona has tested positive to Covid-19, becoming the first case of the coronavirus to be confirmed on mainland Spain.


Police at the door and staff in masks: Welcome to life under lockdown at Tenerife's 'coronavirus hotel'

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 15:27:44 +0100

Guests have been sharing details of life in the hotel in Tenerife since it was locked down following a confirmed case of coronavirus.


Placido Domingo: Opera star 'truly sorry' over sex harassment

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 10:38:24 +0100

Opera star Placido Domingo, who is facing multiple allegations of sexual harassment, on Tuesday apologised for "the hurt" caused to his accusers, saying he accepted "full responsibility" for his actions.


Tenerife hotel remains on lockdown after four Italian guests test positive to coronavirus

Tue, 25 Feb 2020 08:55:02 +0100

Around 1,000 guests are under lock down in a hotel in southern Tenerife after an Italian doctor on holiday there became the third confirmed case of Covid-19 in Spain.


EXPLAINED: Why does Spain bury a sardine to mark the start of Lent?

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 13:00:00 +0100

Each year across Spain at the end of carnival, funereal parades take place for the ceremonial burying of a fish. But why? Conor Faulkner investigates.


How concerned should you be about the coronavirus in Spain?

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 12:20:29 +0100

Spain is currently a coronavirus free zone, although several people are under observation as potential carriers after recent travel to northern Italy, where 154 people have currently tested positive for the virus and four have died. (This article is not behind a paywall)


OPINION: Imagine if Spain reciprocated the UK's post-Brexit immigration system

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 10:45:18 +0100

The UK is making European immigration more difficult and much less appealing and this is exactly what the Brexiters wanted, writes Bremain in Spain's Sue Wilson. But imagine if Spain decided to do the same thing?


IN PICS 'It's like Mars': Sahara sandstorm sweeps across Canary Islands

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 09:41:10 +0100

Known as a Calima in Spanish, the weather phenomenon saw high winds brings sand from the Sahara desert sweep across the Canary Islands.