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Spain blame game begins after World Cup penalty heartache

Spain blame game begins after World Cup penalty heartache

Spain’s World Cup roller-coaster ride finally ground to a halt on Sunday and the finger-pointing began after their third consecutive failure at a major tournament. Following humiliation at the hands of the Netherlands in 2014 and a limp defeat to Italy at Euro 2016, this was perhaps the most galling exit of all, given it came at […]

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Spain gives Catalan leader 8 days to drop independence

Monitoring Desk MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) – Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday gave the Catalan government eight days to drop an independence bid, failing which he would suspend Catalonia’s political autonomy and rule the region directly. His move could deepen the confrontation between Madrid and the northeastern region but also signals a way out of […]

Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain

Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain

By AFP MADRID:  The wife of a Russian computer scientist arrested in Spain has reportedly been told by police he is being held over a computer virus linked to Donald Trump’s US election victory. The man was picked up at Barcelona airport on Friday “by officers of the police technological investigation unit following an international […]

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

King Carlos might be ready to give up his throne but Spain’s “King of Clay” shows no signs of abdicating any time soon. Rafael Nadal, an eight-time winner at Roland Garros, booked his place in the quarterfinals following a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic. On the day that King Carlos of Spain renounced the […]