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RABAT, Morocco | Morocco arrests suspect after deaths of 2 European tourists

RABAT, Morocco— Moroccan authorities say one person has been arrested in connection with the deaths of two female Scandinavian tourists in the Atlas Mountains, a popular hiking destination. The Interior Ministry says the two women, from Denmark and Norway, were discovered Monday “with evidence of violence on their necks.” Moroccan security services said Tuesday that … Continue reading RABAT, Morocco | Morocco arrests suspect after deaths of 2 European tourists

MADRID | Spain rescues 2 minors crossing Mediterranean on truck tire

MADRID— Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved two underage migrants who were trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar on a truck tire. The service says that its rescue craft took aboard the two minors on Saturday after it was alerted to their plight. The service didn’t specify their sex or nationality, but … Continue reading MADRID | Spain rescues 2 minors crossing Mediterranean on truck tire

RABAT, Morocco | Morocco to unveil Africa’s first ever high speed train line

RABAT, Morocco — French President Emmanuel Macron and Morocco’s King Mohammed VI are inaugurating Morocco’s first high-speed rail line, the first ever such line in Africa. The $2 billion project was launched in September 2011 by the king and Nicolas Sarkozy, the former president of France, which jointly funded the line with several Arab states. … Continue reading RABAT, Morocco | Morocco to unveil Africa’s first ever high speed train line

United States | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Selection of the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco

United States – The Department of State announces the selection of Miller Hull Partnership of Seattle, Washington as the design architect for the new U.S. Consulate General project in Casablanca, Morocco. The multi-building complex will provide a safe, secure, and modern facility platform for the Consulate community and those it serves. Since 1999, as part … Continue reading United States | The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations Announces the Selection of the Design Architect for the New U.S. Consulate General in Casablanca, Morocco

RABAT, Morocco | Morocco signs draft decree to scrap seasonal time changes

RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government is done with changing the clocks twice a year. Morocco has signed a draft decree that does away with annual time changes and makes “GMT+1” the official permanent time zone for the North African country all year round. Friday’s draft decree says the country is shifting to permanent daylight savings … Continue reading RABAT, Morocco | Morocco signs draft decree to scrap seasonal time changes

MADRID | 1 migrant dead, 200 others climb fence into Spanish enclave

MADRID — Spanish authorities say one migrant has died and 200 others have entered Spain when a large group of migrants attacked a fence separating Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco. A representative of Spain’s government in Melilla says the migrant appears to have died from a heart attack. Officials are waiting for … Continue reading MADRID | 1 migrant dead, 200 others climb fence into Spanish enclave