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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.

Explained: Why several countries are releasing their prisoners amid COVID-19

April 01, 2020 12:38 pm

Prison authorities have been facing difficulties in keeping the virus from spreading behind bars. What makes prisons vulnerable during an epidemic?

Chinese coronavirus test kits under scanner in Spain over poor accuracy

March 28, 2020 12:24 pm

Officials in Spain said testing kits it bought from a Chinese company had only a 30% accuracy rate, rather than the 80% rate they had expected.

Spain extends emergency as coronavirus death toll overtakes China's

March 26, 2020 8:39 am

Deputy Prime Minister Carmen Calvo became the third cabinet member to test positive for the virus, but the government said she was doing well.

Spanish army finds abandoned nursing home residents with bodies of Covid-19 patients

March 25, 2020 1:34 pm

Spanish army troops disinfecting nursing homes in Madrid have found, to their horror, some residents living in squalor among the infectious bodies of people suspected of dying from the coronavirus<

Explained: Why Spain's king has renounced inheritance from his father

March 19, 2020 12:19 pm

Felipe VI decided to distance himself from his father after recent news reports said that when Juan Carlos I was king, he allegedly received $100 million from Saudi Arabia in 2007.

Spain imposes nationwide lockdown to fight coronavirus

March 15, 2020 9:38 am

The government also ordered all schools, restaurants and bars to close, extending measures that various regional authorities, including in Madrid and in Catalonia, had taken on Friday.T he death toll in Spain rose to more than 190 on Saturday. Overall, 6,200 people are infected.

Watch: Coastal towns inundated with sea foam as Spain continues to reel under storm Gloria

January 24, 2020 4:39 pm

Monstrous waves due to Storm Gloria caused several towns of Spain to submerge in sea foam. The phenomenon is caused by the agitation in organic matter from water.

Brussels court suspends extradition of ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont

January 02, 2020 9:37 pm

Paul Beckaert told Reuters that the Belgian judge in charge of the case had ruled in favour of Puigdemont and Toni Comin, another former member of the Catalan government, citing their immunity as members of the European Parliament (MEPs).

Explained: What it means to host UN convention on climate change

November 02, 2019 8:53 am

Chile has pulled out as hosts of annual climate change event, citing unrest at home, and Spain has now stepped in. How is the host decided, and why are some countries not enthusiastic about that role?

SPAIN PHOTOS

Inside Samantha Akkineni and Naga Chaitanya's fun getaway in Spain

September 01, 2019 5:59 pm

Nagarjuna recently celebrated his birthday with daughter-in-law Samantha Akkineni and son Naga Chaitanya in Spain.

Spain’s annual bull running festival kicks off amid fireworks and protests

July 10, 2019 7:29 am

During the festival, Pamplona's population swells from nearly 200,000 residents to around a million visitors, who are attracted by the adrenaline boost of bull runs along an 850-meter (930-yard) street course to the city's bullring and seamless nights of partying.

Spain’s annual bull running festival kicks off amid heavy rain

July 12, 2018 6:48 am

Participants drank and sprayed sangria ahead of the opening of the festival which draws tourists from around the world for its daily bull runs in the city’s narrow streets.

Running of the bulls: San Fermin festival in Pamplona, Spain in full swing

July 11, 2014 2:15 pm

Revelers from around the world arrive in Pamplona to take part on the eight days of San Fermin fiestas.