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People gather in a demonstration to mark International Women's Day, despite of being banned by local authorities due to COVID-19 restrictions, at Puerta del Sol square in Madrid, Spain, March 8, 2021. The sign reads: "We do not fight together, they will kill us separately". REUTERS/Sergio Perez(REUTERS)

Defying pandemic, feminists in Spain decry far-right attacks

AP
PUBLISHED ON MAR 08, 2021 08:47 PM IST
  • Spain’s Constitutional Court on Monday rejected last-minute appeals by unions and women’s rights groups to hold any kind of street protest in the Spanish capital, following similar recent rulings by lower-level courts.
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Juan Carlos' lawyer, Javier Sánchez-Junco, said in a statement Friday that the latest tax debt relates to the payments that a private foundation, Zagatka, made on behalf of the former king for “several travel expenses and other services."(AP)
Juan Carlos' lawyer, Javier Sánchez-Junco, said in a statement Friday that the latest tax debt relates to the payments that a private foundation, Zagatka, made on behalf of the former king for “several travel expenses and other services."(AP)

Former Spanish king pays 4.4 million euros to tax agency

AP
UPDATED ON FEB 26, 2021 08:02 PM IST
The revelation prompted a new rebuke to the 83-year-old former king from the country's prime minister. Pedro Sánchez said Friday that he rejected the "uncivil behavior" of Juan Carlos, but fully supported the current monarch, King Felipe VI.
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Seedlings of cork oak are seen in the laboratory of agroforestry department at Imidra,(REUTERS)
Seedlings of cork oak are seen in the laboratory of agroforestry department at Imidra,(REUTERS)

Specialists clone precious oaks downed by snowstorm in Madrid

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 01:22 PM IST
IMIDRA has been cataloguing and cloning Madrid's noteworthy trees for 10 years, but after storm Filomena the agency offered help replacing trees with sentimental value.
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Spain to make quarantine obligatory for travellers(Unsplash)
Spain to make quarantine obligatory for travellers(Unsplash)

Travellers coming to Spain from South Africa, Brazil will have to quarantine

Reuters, Madrid
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:58 AM IST
  • Health Minister of Spain, Carolina Darias, on Wednesday, announced that all the people coming from South Africa and Brazil will have to quarantine at home for 10 days and cannot even be visited by relatives.
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David Ferrer moves a chess pawn on a chessboard at the Rechapados Ferrer factory.(REUTERS)
David Ferrer moves a chess pawn on a chessboard at the Rechapados Ferrer factory.(REUTERS)

The Queen’s Gambit sparks sales for Spanish chess board maker. Here’s why

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 09:23 AM IST
The Queen’s Gambit, based on the 1983 novel by Walter Tevis, debuted in October 2020 and fast became a hit.
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Over five million voters are called to the polls on Sunday in Spain's northeast Catalonia.(AP)
Over five million voters are called to the polls on Sunday in Spain's northeast Catalonia.(AP)

Spain: Catalans to vote in test of separatist movement

AP
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 02:15 PM IST
The goal of separatists is to not only maintain their slim majority of the Catalan parliament based in Barcelona, but also try to break the 50% barrier of the popular vote for the first time.
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Spanish medics continue to reel under mental trauma post Covid-19's first wave(Photo by Irwan on Unsplash)
Spanish medics continue to reel under mental trauma post Covid-19's first wave(Photo by Irwan on Unsplash)

Spanish medics continue to reel under mental trauma post Covid-19's first wave

Reuters
UPDATED ON FEB 08, 2021 05:18 PM IST
Spain witnesses an increasing scrutiny of emotional toll of treating Covid-19 patients as overworked medics relive their experiences of overcrowded hospital wards and high death rates.
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The plant will avoid the emission of 245,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, Iberdrola said. Danone’s suppliers in Spain, Graham Packaging and Salvesen Logistica, will also join the project, dubbed Francisco Pizarro after the famous Spanish conquistador. (Representative Image)(Reuters/ Representational photo)
The plant will avoid the emission of 245,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide, Iberdrola said. Danone’s suppliers in Spain, Graham Packaging and Salvesen Logistica, will also join the project, dubbed Francisco Pizarro after the famous Spanish conquistador. (Representative Image)(Reuters/ Representational photo)

Western Spain set to get Europe's largest solar power plant

Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST
The 300 million-euro ($364 million) project will be located in the western province of Caceres, Iberdrola said in statement on its website. The utility will provide power to Danone’s 29 supply points for 10 years, starting from April 2022 under a power purchase agreement.
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A mammoth cleanup effort involving thousands of police, firemen and military personnel has restored some degree of normality to the city and most public transport has been restored. (Representative Image)(AFP)
A mammoth cleanup effort involving thousands of police, firemen and military personnel has restored some degree of normality to the city and most public transport has been restored. (Representative Image)(AFP)

Spain declares disaster-zone status for Madrid, other storm-hit regions

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2021 06:51 PM IST
The storm brought the heaviest snowfall in decades and caused at least 1.4 billion euros ($1.70 billion) in damage to the Spanish capital, according to a preliminary estimate from the mayor's office, though opposition parties have disputed that number.
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A man walks past trees fallen on a street, during a heavy snowfall in the centre of Madrid, Spain.(Reuters)
A man walks past trees fallen on a street, during a heavy snowfall in the centre of Madrid, Spain.(Reuters)

Spain sends out vaccine, food convoys after snowstorm paralyses roads

Reuters
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 02:35 PM IST
The State Metereological Agency (Aemet) said up to 20-30 cm (7-8 inches) of snow fell in Madrid on Saturday, the most since 1971.
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Madrid: Frozen laundry hangs on a line outside an apartment window after a heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Spain is on high alert as a cold snap is covering much of the country with snow disrupting road, sea, rail and air traffic with the capital, Madrid enduring what the city's mayor described as "the worst storm in 80 years."(AP)
Madrid: Frozen laundry hangs on a line outside an apartment window after a heavy snowfall in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Jan. 9, 2021. Spain is on high alert as a cold snap is covering much of the country with snow disrupting road, sea, rail and air traffic with the capital, Madrid enduring what the city's mayor described as "the worst storm in 80 years."(AP)

Blizzard covers Spain in white, brings Madrid to standstill

AP
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 03:42 PM IST
The national AEMET weather agency had warned that some regions would be receiving more than 24 hours of continuous snowfall due to the odd combination of a cold air mass stagnant over the Iberian Peninsula and the arrival of the warmer Storm Filomena from the south.
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The Three Kings wave as they celebrate the eve of the Epiphany.(REUTERS)
The Three Kings wave as they celebrate the eve of the Epiphany.(REUTERS)

‘Three Wise Men’ take hot air balloon ride over Seville in Spain

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | SEVILLE, Spain
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 02:46 PM IST
Three men dressed as Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar took the balloon ride on the eve of the Epiphany.
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The Chinese yuan surged nearly 1% against the dollar, while the greenback plumbed its lowest levels against a basket of peer currencies since April 2018.(AP representative image)
The Chinese yuan surged nearly 1% against the dollar, while the greenback plumbed its lowest levels against a basket of peer currencies since April 2018.(AP representative image)

World stock markets kick off 2021 at record highs

By Reuters | Posted by Deepali Sharma | London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 04, 2021 02:56 PM IST
MSCI’s All-Country World Index, which tracks stocks across 49 countries, hit a record high and was up nearly half a percent on the day after the start of trading in London.
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Airlines are refusing documents that before Brexit had been valid proof of the Britons’ status as residents in Spain(AP)
Airlines are refusing documents that before Brexit had been valid proof of the Britons’ status as residents in Spain(AP)

Britons flying home to Spain caught in post-Brexit red tape

By Associated Press | Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri | London
PUBLISHED ON JAN 03, 2021 09:50 PM IST
Their ordeal comes amid heightened travel restrictions due to a coronavirus variant that has been blamed for faster contagion in the UK and highlights the bureaucratic complexities resulting from Britain’s departure from the 27-nation European Union.
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The Juan Sebastian de Elcano training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy in Havana Bay, Cuba.(File photo / AP)
The Juan Sebastian de Elcano training ship for the Royal Spanish Navy in Havana Bay, Cuba.(File photo / AP)

Covid-19 pandemic meets 500th anniversary of 1st global voyage

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Mexico City
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 11:10 PM IST
Portuguese mariner Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition for Spanish trade and imperialism opened a westward route from Europe to the Spice Islands, the Maluku archipelago in today’s Indonesia.
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The street leading to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany is seen closed on Thursday Dec. 29, 2020 as set-up work starts for the digital New Year's Eve party "Welcome Berlin 2021". Like many cities across the globe New Year's celebrations will be virtual due to Covid-19 restrictions.(AP)
The street leading to the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Germany is seen closed on Thursday Dec. 29, 2020 as set-up work starts for the digital New Year's Eve party "Welcome Berlin 2021". Like many cities across the globe New Year's celebrations will be virtual due to Covid-19 restrictions.(AP)

Germany set for longer lockdown as death figures spike

By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai | Berlin
PUBLISHED ON DEC 30, 2020 08:53 PM IST
“We have to lament 1,129 deaths this morning alone — 1,129 families will be in mourning this new year,” Health Minister Jens Spahn said at a news conference.
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French fashion designer Pierre Cardin's face is framed by 10 hands of models ornamented with a collection of rings designed by Cardin from his latest jewellery collection, in Paris, France.(Associated Press)
French fashion designer Pierre Cardin's face is framed by 10 hands of models ornamented with a collection of rings designed by Cardin from his latest jewellery collection, in Paris, France.(Associated Press)

French designer Pierre Cardin, licensing pioneer, dies at 98

By Associated Press | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Paris
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 09:47 AM IST
Cardin, who died Tuesday at age 98, was the ultimate entrepreneurial designer. His name emblazoned hundreds of products, from accessories to home goods.
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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a news conference, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, at Moncloa Palace, in Madrid, Spain.(REUTERS)
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez speaks during a news conference, amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic, at Moncloa Palace, in Madrid, Spain.(REUTERS)

Coronavirus herd immunity not yet in sight, Spanish PM says

By Reuters | Posted by Arpan Rai | Spain
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 06:56 PM IST
Soon there will be more people vaccinated against the virus in Spain than people infected with the virus, Sanchez said during a televised end-of-year address.
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Taking the vaccine is voluntary in Spain and the data will be “treated with the utmost respect for data protection,” health minister Salvador Illa said.(Reuters | Representational image)
Taking the vaccine is voluntary in Spain and the data will be “treated with the utmost respect for data protection,” health minister Salvador Illa said.(Reuters | Representational image)

Spain to create register of people who refuse Covid-19 vaccine

By Bloomberg | Posted by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:44 PM IST
While the register will be shared with other European partners, it won’t be made public, Health Minister Salvador Illa said in an interview with La Sexta television on Monday.
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Boxes of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines are loaded into a van for distribution, one day before the country starts its vaccination programme, at a warehouse in Cabanillas del Campo, Guadalajara, Spain.(Reuters)
Boxes of Pfizer-BioNtech vaccines are loaded into a van for distribution, one day before the country starts its vaccination programme, at a warehouse in Cabanillas del Campo, Guadalajara, Spain.(Reuters)

Spain receives 1st batch of coronavirus vaccine

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Mallika Soni | Guadalajara
PUBLISHED ON DEC 26, 2020 07:16 PM IST
The first vaccines will be administered Sunday morning at a nursing home in Guadalajara.
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A Covid-19 information sign at the check-in area inside the departures hall at Madrid Barajas airport, operated by Aena SA, in Madrid, Spain.(Bloomberg)
A Covid-19 information sign at the check-in area inside the departures hall at Madrid Barajas airport, operated by Aena SA, in Madrid, Spain.(Bloomberg)

Spanish regional govt confirms first cases of British Covid-19 variant

By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2020 06:29 PM IST
All four cases involved people who recently arrived from the UK, the Madrid regional government’s deputy health chief Antonio Zapatero told a news conference.
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A ball bearing a ticket number falls from a giant drum at Madrid's Teatro Real opera house during Spain's bumper Christmas lottery draw known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, in Madrid, Spain.(AP)
A ball bearing a ticket number falls from a giant drum at Madrid's Teatro Real opera house during Spain's bumper Christmas lottery draw known as El Gordo, or The Fat One, in Madrid, Spain.(AP)

Kids call Spain’s ‘El Gordo’ Christmas lottery number, €400,000 doled out

By Associated Press | Posted by: Sanya Budhiraja | Madrid
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 07:58 PM IST
The incredibly popular lottery will dish out a total of 2.4 billion euros ($2.9 billion) in prizes, much of it in hundreds of smaller prizes.
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Arhoa Pena, 3, reacts as she watches a personalized Christmas video message.(REUTERS)
Arhoa Pena, 3, reacts as she watches a personalized Christmas video message.(REUTERS)

Santa Claus goes virtual to talk to kids ahead of Christmas in Spain

By Reuters | Posted By: Trisha Sengupta | Madrid
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Hector Fuentes, dressed as Santa Claus, records personalised messages with the help of his son Andres, who works behind the camera, and his colleague Pilar Carrion, who plays his trusty sidekick elf.
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People protest against a law to legalise euthanasia as Spanish Parliament prepares to vote on it.(REUTERS)
People protest against a law to legalise euthanasia as Spanish Parliament prepares to vote on it.(REUTERS)

Spain’s parliament votes to legalise euthanasia

By Associated Press | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Madrid
PUBLISHED ON DEC 17, 2020 10:09 PM IST
Spain is following the footsteps of Iberian Peninsula neighbor Portugal, whose parliament approved similar bills to legalize physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in February.
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This finding, which examined blood specimens from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, may help explain the disease risks and protective effects associated with different regimens of hormone therapy.(Pixabay)
This finding, which examined blood specimens from the landmark Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) study, may help explain the disease risks and protective effects associated with different regimens of hormone therapy.(Pixabay)

Oral hormone therapy shown to significantly alter metabolome of menopausal women

By Asian News International | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | Washington [US]
UPDATED ON DEC 17, 2020 05:26 PM IST
Groundbreaking research led by a team of scientists including a University of Massachusetts Amherst biostatistician shows that oral hormone therapy significantly alters the metabolome of postmenopausal women.
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AEPC Chairman A Sakthivel said that for the last three months, the council has seen seeing a positive sentiment towards India.(Bloomberg)
AEPC Chairman A Sakthivel said that for the last three months, the council has seen seeing a positive sentiment towards India.(Bloomberg)

Huge potential for Made in India apparels in Spain: AEPC

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 16, 2020 03:51 PM IST
The Apparel Export Promotion Council (AEPC) said that India is currently the seventh largest readymade garment supplier to Spain with an export of USD 817.6 million in 2019, which is just 4.2 per cent of Spain’s market.
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Skiers hit the slopes of Catalonia for the first time in this season after the Spanish region eased coronavirus restrictions.(Unsplash)
Skiers hit the slopes of Catalonia for the first time in this season after the Spanish region eased coronavirus restrictions.(Unsplash)

Skiers hit slopes in Catalania after Covid-19 restrictions are eased

By Reuters | Posted by Shivani Kale | Reuters
UPDATED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Skiers hit the slopes of Catalonia on Monday for the first time this season after the Spanish region eased coronavirus restrictions.
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The research, published in the journal Atmospheric Research, deciphered the mystery of the transport of microorganisms across continents via ‘giant’ atmospheric particles called iberulites that could be inhaled by humans.(Unsplash)
The research, published in the journal Atmospheric Research, deciphered the mystery of the transport of microorganisms across continents via ‘giant’ atmospheric particles called iberulites that could be inhaled by humans.(Unsplash)

Bacteria can travel from one continent to another in atmospheric dust: Study

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta | London
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2020 03:07 PM IST
Some bacteria can travel from one continent to another ‘hidden’ in atmospheric dust, according to a new study which says these microbes may not only affect human and animal health, but also impact climate and ecosystems.
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Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa attends a news conference at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2020.(REUTERS)
Spain's Health Minister Salvador Illa attends a news conference at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, Spain February 12, 2020.(REUTERS)

Spain could develop coronavirus herd immunity by end of summer 2021, minister says

By Reuters | Posted by Kunal Gaurav | Madrid
PUBLISHED ON DEC 13, 2020 07:56 PM IST
New cases rose by 10,519 to 1,730,575 on Friday, according to health ministry data, while the number of deaths increased by 280, bringing the total to 47,624.
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