Alexei Navalny dies in prison: Spain demands full explanation from Russia over death of Putin’s fearless political opponent
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by Ben Pawlowski
3d ago
ALEXEI Navalny, the Russian opposition leader and fearless critic of President Putin, has died in what Western officials are labeling as a brutal political assassination. The Federal Penitentiary Service in Yamalo-Nenets said Navalny, 47, died after feeling “unwell” following a walk on Friday. A statement said: “The medical staff at the institution arrived immediately, and ..read more
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Spain’s opposition Partido Popular in chaos after leader Alberto Nuñez Feijoo makes ‘off the record’ U-turn on Catalan amnesty
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by Simon Hunter
6d ago
AHEAD of this weekend’s regional elections in Galicia, Spain’s conservative Partido Popular (PP) has been plunged into chaos after off-the-record comments reportedly made by its leader, Alberto Nuñez Feijoo, sparked controversy both inside and outside his party.  On Saturday, reporters from a range of Spanish newspapers held an off-the-record meeting with a ‘high-ranking source from ..read more
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Revealed: How 7 Russian spies who were ‘experts in sabotage and assassinations’ travelled to Spain’s Catalunya during the height of the independence movement
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by Ben Pawlowski
1w ago
SEVEN spies from Russia’s elite intelligence service wing travelled to Barcelona between 2014 and 2019 during the Catalan independence crisis, it has emerged. At least seven agents from the Main Directorate of the High General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces (GRU), Russia’s elite military intelligence unit, made a dozen trips to Catalunya during the ..read more
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Donald Trump’s latest NATO comments put the security of Spain and other alliance members at risk, warns chief of security organisation
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by Ben Pawlowski
1w ago
NATO’S secretary general has warned Donald Trump that his latest comments “undermine all of our security” after the former US President claimed that he would not protect allies who failed to spend enough on defence. Jens Stoltenberg, head of NATO, said: “Any suggestion that allies will not defend each other undermines all of our security ..read more
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Toll road should be FREE on Spain’s Costa del Sol until the train network is extended to Marbella and Estepona, insists conservative leader
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by Ben Pawlowski
1w ago
THE leader of the Partido Popular (PP) in Malaga has called on the government to suspend the toll road on the AP-7 coastal road until the train network reaches Marbella and Estepona. Patricia Navarro, speaking on the new season of TV show La Alameda, also demanded that the train network along the Andalucian coast extend ..read more
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Far-right forces are hijacking the farmer protests across Spain, claims deputy PM
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by Ben Pawlowski
1w ago
THE First Deputy Prime Minister of Spain and Minister of Finance, Maria Jesus Montero, has claimed it is “evident” that farmer protests across Spain are being manipulated by the far-right.  Montero, 57, said the end destination for Saturday’s planned protests – Ferraz in Madrid, where the Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) have their headquarters ..read more
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Gibraltar makes preparations for a NO DEAL at post-Brexit treaty talks with Spain
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by John Culatto
1w ago
UK Minister for Europe Leo Docherty had an online meeting with Gibraltar’s Deputy Chief Minister to discuss a no-deal with Spain at their post-Brexit treaty talks. The meeting centred on ‘discussions on contingency preparation for no negotiated outcome’ from ongoing EU treaty negotiations, the government said in a statement. DCM Dr Joseph Garcia had met ..read more
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Spanish government gives green light to 5% increase in minimum wage
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by Simon Hunter
2w ago
SPAIN’S Socialist-led Cabinet gave the green light on Tuesday to a 5% increase in the country’s minimum wage for 2024, increasing it from €1,080 a month paid in 14 payments to €1,134. The rise is retroactive, and will be in effect from January 1 of this current year. “Today Spain is a better country,” said ..read more
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Madrid premier raises ire of Rayo Vallecano fans: Isabel Ayuso suggests stadium should be moved out of the working-class district of Spain’s capital
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by Simon Hunter
2w ago
FIRST-TIME visitors to the Campo de Futbol de Vallecas stadium will no doubt be surprised by what they see when they go to watch La Liga club Rayo Vallecano play.  From the tiny wall that separates the pitch from the streets of the Madrid district and the lack of a big screen to show the ..read more
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British citizens in Gibraltar should have the right to vote in UK elections, says the Rock’s chief minister
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by John Culatto
2w ago
ALL British citizens, even if they live in the overseas territories, should have a right to vote in UK general elections, Gibraltar’s Chief Minister has said. Chief Minister Fabian Picardo argued this point at the UK’s House of Commons committee on territorial constitution last Monday. He said that this was even more relevant since the ..read more
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