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MADRID | Spain rescues over 440 migrants from Mediterranean Sea

MADRID — Spain’s maritime rescue service says it has saved over 440 migrants attempting the perilous crossing of the Mediterranean Sea from North Africa. The service says it pulled 447 people from 15 small boats intercepted by its rescue craft on Saturday. Except for one dinghy carrying 12 people found near the island of Mallorca, … Continue reading MADRID | Spain rescues over 440 migrants from Mediterranean Sea

MADRID | Spain finds 5 dead migrants, rescues hundreds over 2 days

MADRID  — Spanish authorities say rescuers have found five dead migrants and 53 survivors in a boat partially sunk in waters east of the Strait of Gibraltar. The Maritime Rescue Service said Thursday that a surveillance plane found the dinghy in a stretch of the Mediterranean known as the Alboran Sea on Wednesday. The bodies … Continue reading MADRID | Spain finds 5 dead migrants, rescues hundreds over 2 days

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

ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Croatia offers 2 planes to help in Greece fires

ATHENS, Greece — The Latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Croatia has offered two Canadair aircraft to help Greece battle wildfires that have killed dozens of people near Athens. Defense Minister Damir Krsticevic said Tuesday Croatia is preparing the planes so they are ready to go to Greece if needed … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Croatia offers 2 planes to help in Greece fires

ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Italy offers water-dropping aircraft to Greece

ATHENS, Greece — The Latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Italy is offering two Canadair aircraft to help Greece battle wildfires that have killed dozens of people near Athens. Premier Giuseppe Conte on Tuesday tweeted Italy’s support for Greece and condolences for those who have died. He announced Italy was … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Italy offers water-dropping aircraft to Greece

ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Greek leader declares 3 days of mourning

ATHENS, Greece — The Latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 2:10 p.m. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has declared three days of national mourning for dozens of people killed by wildfires that swept through seaside areas near Athens. The official death toll Tuesday from the deadly fires that broke out Monday stood … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece | The Latest: Greek leader declares 3 days of mourning

ATHENS, Greece  | The Latest: Turkey offers Greece help fighting fires

ATHENS, Greece  — The Latest on wildfires raging in Greece (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Turkey has offered to send firefighting aircraft to neighboring Greece after twin wildfires tore through areas near Athens. Speaking in Northern Cyprus Tuesday, Turkey’s foreign minister said Turkish airplanes and helicopters are on standby to aid Greece. Mevlut Cavusoglu said … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | The Latest: Turkey offers Greece help fighting fires

Catalans demand that lawmakers form regional government

MADRID/March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — Thousands of Catalans rallied in Barcelona on Sunday to demand that regional lawmakers form a government that will continue a push for their region’s secession from the rest of Spain. The march was organized by the leading pro-independence grassroots group, the Catalan National Assembly, under the slogan “Republic Now!” The … Continue reading Catalans demand that lawmakers form regional government