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MADRID | Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail

MADRID — Five Spanish men whose acquittal of gang rape charges and conviction on a lesser felony caused widespread outrage are back at home while a court considers their appeals against their nine-year prison sentences. Agustin Martinez, the lawyer for four of the men, tells Spanish news agency Europa Press on Saturday that the five … Continue reading MADRID | Protests in Spain over sex case; 5 suspects at home on bail

MADRID | Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa hospitalized after fall at home

MADRID (AP) — Nobel laureate Mario Vargas Llosa is under observation at a Madrid hospital after sustaining light injuries in a fall at home. The Spanish capital’s Hospital Ruber Juan Bravo says it admitted the 82-year-old Peruvian writer early Thursday with a bruised left buttock and a slight head injury. The hospital says in a … Continue reading MADRID | Nobel laureate Vargas Llosa hospitalized after fall at home

MADRID | Spanish king’s brother-in-law begins prison term for graft

MADRID (AP) — The brother-in-law of Spain’s King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday. An official with the Interior Ministry’s prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison near Avila, about 100 kilometers north of Madrid. The official … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish king’s brother-in-law begins prison term for graft

MADRID | Spanish king’s brother-in-law imprisoned in graft case

MADRID (AP) — Spanish prison authorities say that the brother-in-law of Spain’s King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion. An official with the Interior Ministry’s prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison near Avila, about 100 kilometers north of Madrid. The official … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish king’s brother-in-law imprisoned in graft case

MADRID | The Latest: Italy blocks German migrant rescue boats

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the influx of migrants to Europe (all times local): 7 p.m. Italy’s new populist government is criticizing aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean Sea, declaring two German rescue boats can’t dock in Italian ports even though the groups operate at sea and don’t bring migrants ashore. Mission … Continue reading MADRID | The Latest: Italy blocks German migrant rescue boats

MADRID | Spanish govt unveils welcoming measures to help migrants

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s new center-left government unveiled a series of measures Friday to “put people’s rights first” in the country’s migration policies. The Spanish cabinet took the first steps toward extending public health care to foreigners without residence permits, Education Minister Isabel Celaa announced, saying the government would have a decree ready in six … Continue reading MADRID | Spanish govt unveils welcoming measures to help migrants

MADRID | Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Antoine Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid, putting an end to widespread speculation that the France forward would leave to join Spanish rival Barcelona. Griezmann says Thursday that “I have decided to stay” at the end of a 45-minute television special called “The Decision,” broadcast on Spanish TV station Movistar … Continue reading MADRID | Griezmann says he is staying at Atletico Madrid

MADRID | Court gives Spanish princess’ husband 5 days to go to prison

MADRID — Judicial authorities on Wednesday told the brother-in-law of Spain’s King Felipe VI that he must report to a prison within five days in order to serve five years and 10 months for fraud and tax evasion, among other crimes. Inaki Urdangarin, a former Olympic handball medal winner who has been married for two … Continue reading MADRID | Court gives Spanish princess’ husband 5 days to go to prison