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Hundreds protest against rise in homophobic attacks in Madrid

September 12, 2021 3:10 pm

Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday chaired an urgent meeting of ministers, community leaders and police to discuss how to reduce hate crimes, which have been growing by around 9 per cent a year since 2014.

Rare snowstorm closes Madrid airport, creates travel chaos

January 09, 2021 8:29 am

Meteorologists expected Friday's snowfall to total 20 cm (8 inches), and temperatures hovered around freezing.

Madrid starts partial virus lockdown amid political scuffle

October 03, 2020 5:43 pm

Even though the measures are light compared with the home confinement mandated across Spain during the first wave of the virus, they have sparked a ferocious political battle between Sánchez's left-wing coalition government and the Madrid administration, run by a right-wing rival.

Doctors in hard-hit Madrid: 'It's like March in slow motion'

September 17, 2020 10:54 am

Spain has a virus caseload above 600,000, one of the world's highest, and more than 30,000 confirmed deaths for the new virus.

Madrid struggles with Europe's acutest 2nd wave of pandemic

September 04, 2020 6:00 pm

Authorities said an existing ban on outdoor meetings of more than 10 people is being extended indoors because most recent infections have been tied to gatherings in private homes.

Drones light up Madrid sky to honour Covid-19 victims and frontline workers

June 29, 2020 7:20 pm

Forty drones with lights were used to form patterns in the night sky to display messages, including "Hope" and "Heroes".

Spain reaches 20,000 deaths from coronavirus

April 18, 2020 6:59 pm

Spain's health authorities reported 565 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus claims more Spanish lives, but death rate slows

April 03, 2020 7:16 pm

Adding to the world's worst death toll from the disease after European neighbour Italy, 932 people died in 24 hours, bringing the total to 10,935, the Health Ministry said. It was the first time in over a week that the figure fell from the previous day.

COP25: No significant progress made on key issues, talks to continue next year

December 14, 2019 12:05 pm

The final decisions from the Madrid talks are likely to address one of the major concerns of developing countries like India by allowing for some mechanism to assess the performance of developed countries in meeting their pre-2020 commitments.

The seas have less oxygen now than they used to. Why, and what does this mean?

December 09, 2019 6:54 am

In many parts of the world, including along the western coast of the United States, fish have been dying en masse — a clear illustration of the ways in which deoxygenation is choking the oceans.