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BARCELONA, Spain | APNewsBreak: South Sudan rebel leader Machar to return

BARCELONA, Spain  — South Sudan armed opposition leader Riek Machar is coming home under the country’s latest peace deal, more than two years after he fled on foot into exile, a spokesman said Tuesday. Lam Paul Gabriel told The Associated Press that Machar is returning to take part in a nationwide peace celebration on Wednesday, … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | APNewsBreak: South Sudan rebel leader Machar to return

BARCELONA, Spain | Barcelona beats Madrid 5-1, Lopetegui future in jeopardy

BARCELONA, Spain — With Luis Suarez giving a masterful performance in attack, Barcelona didn’t need Lionel Messi to deal Real Madrid a devastating defeat that could lead to the departure of coach Julen Lopetegui. Suarez scored a hat trick to lead Barcelona to a 5-1 demolition of Madrid on Sunday, a stinging loss that will … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Barcelona beats Madrid 5-1, Lopetegui future in jeopardy

MADRID | Spain to ban speedboats used by drug, migrant traffickers

MADRID — The Spanish government is moving to ban the high-speed semi-inflatable boats used by traffickers to bring both drugs and migrants across the Strait of Gibraltar to Spain from North Africa. Police in Spain have identified groups of African migrants arriving in the rubber inflatable boats, known as RIB or “narcoboats,” which have previously … Continue reading MADRID | Spain to ban speedboats used by drug, migrant traffickers

BARCELONA, Spain | Madrid loses at Alaves on last-gasp goal, winless in 4 games

BARCELONA, Spain— A last-gasp goal by Alaves dealt Real Madrid a 1-0 defeat in the Spanish league on Saturday, extending the scoring drought afflicting the European champion to four straight matches. Manu Garcia headed in a pass by fellow substitute Ruben Sobrino from a corner kick on the last touch of the match five minutes … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | Madrid loses at Alaves on last-gasp goal, winless in 4 games

SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain | Catalans display devotion to independence on anniversary

SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain — Activists blocked railway lines, students skipped classes and supporters of Catalonia seceding from Spain marched in large numbers Monday to mark the anniversary of a referendum that was part of a thwarted bid for independence last year. The evening march in Barcelona, the northeastern Spanish region’s capital, drew tens … Continue reading SANT JULIA DE RAMIS, Spain | Catalans display devotion to independence on anniversary

BARCELONA, Spain | The Latest: 14 injured, 6 arrested in Catalonia clash

BARCELONA, Spain— The Latest on protests in Barcelona (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Catalonia regional authorities say 14 people have been hurt and six arrested after separatists clashed violently with police on Saturday. The regional police force said one of its officers was injured, although it was not immediately clear if the officer was counted … Continue reading BARCELONA, Spain | The Latest: 14 injured, 6 arrested in Catalonia clash