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MADRID | Spain: Photos leaked of suspects in attacks that killed 16

MADRID  — Spanish media are publishing previously unseen photographs of some of the men authorities identified as the extremists behind last year’s terror attacks in Barcelona and a nearby resort town. La Vanguardia newspaper reported Tuesday that the photos were leaked from the police investigation of the Aug. 17-18 vehicle attacks that left 16 people … Continue reading MADRID | Spain: Photos leaked of suspects in attacks that killed 16

MADRID | Spain saves 223 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean

MADRID — Spanish authorities say they have rescued 223 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea. Spain’s maritime rescue service says its craft intercepted three boats carrying 180 people Saturday and a Civil Guard vessel pulled 43 others from a fourth boat. Spain is seeing an uptick in the number of migrants landing … Continue reading MADRID | Spain saves 223 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean

MADRID | Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

MADRID — Hot air from Africa is bringing a new heatwave to Europe, prompting health warnings about Sahara Desert dust and exceptionally high temperatures that are forecast to peak at 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in some southern areas. The torrid weather meant that public services were put on alert in Spain and Portugal. Temperatures … Continue reading MADRID | Hot African air brings scorching heat, dust to Europe

MADRID | France and Spain want US action on steel, aluminum tariffs

MADRID  — The leaders of France and Spain said they welcomed a trade truce between the United States and Europe called this week, but demanded action Thursday from their ally across the Atlantic to reduce tariffs and rejected negotiating a new trade agreement with the U.S. “A good trade dialogue can only be based on … Continue reading MADRID | France and Spain want US action on steel, aluminum tariffs

MADRID | The Latest: Migrant aid ship to dock in Spain’s Mallorca

MADRID — The Latest on the influx of migrants into Europe (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Spain says it has authorized a charity rescue vessel carrying two dead bodies and a survivor from a migrant boat wreck to dock in the port of Palma de Mallorca, after rescuers refused to dock in an Italian port. … Continue reading MADRID | The Latest: Migrant aid ship to dock in Spain’s Mallorca

MADRID | Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

MADRID — A migrant aid group has accused Libya’s coast guard of abandoning three people in the Mediterranean Sea, including a woman and a toddler who died, after intercepting 160 Europe-bound migrants near the shores of the North African nation. Proactiva Open Arms, a Spanish rescue group, said it found one woman alive Tuesday and … Continue reading MADRID | Rescue group: Libya left migrants to die in Mediterranean

MADRID | Transgender Miss Universe contender speaks up for trans kids

MADRID  — The first transgender woman to compete in the global Miss Universe pageant says that, whether she wins the beauty title or not, she wants to make history as a role model for trans children around the globe. “If my going through all this contributes for the world moving a little step forward, then … Continue reading MADRID | Transgender Miss Universe contender speaks up for trans kids