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BRUSSELS  | Belgian court rejects Spanish extradition bid for 3 Catalans

BRUSSELS  — A Belgian court has rejected a Spanish request for the extradition of three Catalan separatist leaders. The court ruling was the latest in a series of legal disputes between Spain and Belgium, where former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and five others took refuge last year fearing they would face imprisonment at home. The … Continue reading BRUSSELS  | Belgian court rejects Spanish extradition bid for 3 Catalans

Fugitive Puigdemont in Denmark, Spanish seek arrest warrant

COPENHAGEN, Denmark/January 22, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The fugitive former leader of Catalonia arrived in Denmark Monday, and prosecutors in Spain immediately started proceedings to have him arrested and extradited. Carles Puigdemont landed at Copenhagen airport in the morning on a flight from Belgium, where he has been since fleeing Spain. He was immediately surrounded by media, but … Continue reading Fugitive Puigdemont in Denmark, Spanish seek arrest warrant

Modric appears in Madrid court in tax fraud case

MADRID/January 09, 2018(AP)(STL.News)—Croatia midfielder Luka Modric has appeared in court in a tax fraud case in Madrid. Officials said Tuesday Modric was in court for about 10 minutes along with his wife and lawyer. The player’s wife, Vadja, is also being accused of tax irregularities. Spanish prosecutors have accused the Real Madrid midfielder of defrauding … Continue reading Modric appears in Madrid court in tax fraud case

In Mexico quake camps, a bit of holiday cheer for youngsters

MEXICO CITY/January 05, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Aid workers in the Mexican capital brought toys and other gifts to brighten the Epiphany holiday for children living in dozens of makeshift tent camps more than three months after a deadly earthquake. The Jan. 6 holiday is commonly known as “Day of the Magi” in Latin America, and it’s when … Continue reading In Mexico quake camps, a bit of holiday cheer for youngsters

8 migrants dead, 84 rescued from sinking boat off Libya

ROME/January 06, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— The Italian coast guard says the bodies of eight migrants have been recovered and 84 other migrants have been rescued from a floundering smugglers’ dinghy off the Libyan coast. It said an aircraft on patrol for a European mission against migrant smuggling in the Mediterranean spotted the rubber boat that was in … Continue reading 8 migrants dead, 84 rescued from sinking boat off Libya

Llorente scores against former club Swansea as Spurs win 2-0

SWANSEA, Wales/January 02, 2018(AP)(STL.News) — Fernando Llorente marked his first Premier League start for Tottenham with a goal against former club Swansea in a 2-0 win on Tuesday. The Spanish striker started ahead of Harry Kane, who had been ill in recent days, and pounced in the 12th minute by heading home Christian Eriksen’s free kick. … Continue reading Llorente scores against former club Swansea as Spurs win 2-0

Catalan vote does little to clarify Spanish region’s future

BARCELONA, Spain /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) —  Spain’s worst political crisis in decades showed few signs of abating Friday after Catalan separatist parties clinched a parliamentary majority in an exceptional election called by the country’s prime minister, who remained steadfast in his refusal to consider independence for the prosperous region. The outcome of Thursday’s election, … Continue reading Catalan vote does little to clarify Spanish region’s future

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

BARCELONA, Spain/October 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia‘s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede. Catalonia’s president responded by making a veiled independence … Continue reading Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast