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MADRID | Boardwalk collapses in Spanish city during concert, 313 hurt

MADRID  — An oceanside boardwalk collapsed during a nighttime concert in the Spanish city of Vigo, injuring 313 people, five of them seriously, authorities said Monday. Many young people were on the port’s wooden boardwalk when it gave way around midnight Sunday at the closing event of a three-day festival, officials in the northwestern port … Continue reading MADRID | Boardwalk collapses in Spanish city during concert, 313 hurt

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 | Hot African air brings heatwave, dust to Europe

MADRID  — Much of the Iberian Peninsula braced Thursday for the year’s first heatwave, with the mercury expected to soar before peaking at 47 degrees Celsius (116.6 Fahrenheit) in some areas of southern Portugal this weekend. Temperatures were being driven higher by a hot air mass moving northward from Africa, authorities said. Forecasts for Thursday … Continue reading MADRID | Hot African air brings heatwave, dust to Europe

MADRID | Spanish taxi driver protest retains momentum, snarls traffic

MADRID — Traffic is still snarled in some of Spain’s biggest cities as striking taxi drivers are extending their protest against ride-hailing services. Hundreds of taxis have spent a fourth consecutive night parked on the Gran Via, one of Barcelona’s main downtown roads, while dozens of protesters slept in tents along Madrid’s famed Paseo de … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish taxi driver protest retains momentum, snarls traffic

MADRID | Spain in talks with cabs protesting ride-hailing services

MADRID — Representatives of taxi driver unions and Spain’s government are meeting to find a way out of an indefinite strike protesting the proliferation of private ride-hailing services. The Ministry of Development says Monday’s meeting will follow others with representatives of drivers working for apps like Uber and Cabify. Taxi drivers are angered by a … Continue reading MADRID | Spain in talks with cabs protesting ride-hailing services

MADRID  | Spain rescues 123 migrants in the Strait of Gibraltar

MADRID  — Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved 123 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa. The service says it pulled the migrants from 12 different boats intercepted by rescue craft Sunday morning in the Strait of Gibraltar. The latest arrivals come after Spain rescued nearly 1,000 people attempting the … Continue reading MADRID  | Spain rescues 123 migrants in the Strait of Gibraltar