Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people suspected of jihadist links arrested in Spain and Hungary

Five people with suspected links to Islamic State jihadists were arrested Friday in separate incidents in Spain and Hungary, with several weapons also being seized, authorities said. Spain’s interior ministry said police detained a Moroccan man with Dutch identity documents in the northwestern city of Figueras suspected of belonging to IS who recently returned to […]

Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain

Vast crowds demand Catalan independence from Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets on Sunday to demand their region break away from Spain, pressuring pro-independence leaders to unite and iron out differences over their secession plan. Crowds waved red and yellow striped Catalan flags in Barcelona and four other cities under bright sunshine on the region’s national day, the […]

First baby with Zika-related microcephaly defect born in Spain

First baby with Zika-related microcephaly defect born in Spain

  A woman infected with the Zika virus gave birth to a baby with the brain-damaging disorder microcephaly in Spain on Monday, her hospital said, the first case of its kind in Europe. The mother, who has not been identified, caught the virus on a trip abroad but authorities have declined to say where. A […]

Spain’s consernatives win general election, but fail to get a majority

Spain’s consernatives win general election, but fail to get a majority

  Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week’s shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain’s warring politicians to form a government. Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s centre-right People’s Party (PP) again emerged with the single biggest […]

Spain prepares for second general election in six months

Spain prepares for second general election in six months

Spain’s second general election in six months is pitting voters hungry for change in a country with sky-high unemployment against those who fear this change would worsen Spain’s situation. They have the choice between four major political groupings after the emergence of upstarts Podemos and centre-right Ciudadanos last year uprooted the country’s two-party dominance. This […]

Personal kudos nothing if Spain don’t beat Italy: Morata

Personal kudos nothing if Spain don’t beat Italy: Morata

MONTPELLIER: Alvaro Morata is joint top scorer at Euro 2016 but doesn’t care who hits the net if Spain beat a familiar Italy side to a coveted quarter-final place in their last 16 clash on Monday. “I couldn’t care less about the top scorer’s chart if we lose,” Morata said after the defending champions’ shock […]

Croatia storm into Euro last 16 with 2-1 victory over Spain

Croatia storm into Euro last 16 with 2-1 victory over Spain

Croatia pipped Spain to first place in Group D at Euro 2016 after Ivan Perisic struck a late winner in a 2-1 victory on Tuesday. Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic saved a second-half penalty from Sergio Ramos after Nikola Kalinic had cancelled out Alvaro Morata’s early opener on the stroke of half-time. Turkey must wait to […]

Spain beat Turkey 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2016 last 16

Spain beat Turkey 3-0 to qualify for Euro 2016 last 16

Striker Alvaro Morata scored twice to lead Spain to an emphatic 3-0 win over Turkey on Friday that sent the holders into the second round of the European Championship. Morata opened the scoring in a one-sided Group D match after 34 minutes, climbing to head home Nolito’s cross from the left. Three minutes later Turkey […]

Spanish young cool to monarchy as Felipe VI arrives

Spanish young cool to monarchy as Felipe VI arrives

Juan Carlos, 76, announced Monday that he will hand over the crown to his son Felipe, 46. MADRID (AFP) – Spain s future King Felipe VI will ascend the throne hoping to revive the scandal-hit monarchy but many young Spaniards would prefer to scrap it altogether. Born after the death of dictator General Francisco Franco […]

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

French Open: Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray through to quarterfinals

King Carlos might be ready to give up his throne but Spain’s “King of Clay” shows no signs of abdicating any time soon. Rafael Nadal, an eight-time winner at Roland Garros, booked his place in the quarterfinals following a straight sets win over Dusan Lajovic. On the day that King Carlos of Spain renounced the […]

Spain’s King Juan Carlos to abdicate

Spain’s King Juan Carlos to abdicate

Spain’s King Juan Carlos is to abdicate after almost 40 years on the throne, the country’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a surprise announcement Monday. Spain’s King Juan Carlos announced Monday he is abdicating after almost 40 years on the throne, making way for his son to take over as the country’s monarch. “I […]

Javier Arizabalo’s Photorealistic Paintings

Javier Arizabalo’s Photorealistic Paintings

Javier Arizabalo was born in Saint Jean de Luz, France in 1965. His passion for art lead him to Bilbao, Spain where he studied and earned a degree from the School of Fine Arts. Today he lives and works in Irun, Spain. Initially, Arizabalo worked as a graphics designer with minor incursions into the fields […]