Catalan separatists claim mandate to break with Spain

Separatists took control of Catalonia’s regional government in an election result that could plunge Spain into one of its deepest political crises of recent years, by forcing Madrid to confront an openly secessionist government at the helm of one of its wealthiest regions. A record-breaking number of Catalans cast their[…]

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Freedom flotilla trawler to arrive in Spain

A ship taking part in Freedom Flotilla III is set to dock in Bueu, Galicia, Spain Saturday in one of several stops before making a final voyage to the besieged Gaza Strip. Marianne will join other ships heading to Gaza in “a peaceful, nonviolent action to break the illegal and inhumane[…]

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Spanish parliament recognises Palestinian state

The Spanish parliament has passed a symbolic motion to urge the government to recognize Palestine as a state, though stating that a peace accord with Israel must precede any Spanish recognition of Palestinian sovereignty over the West Bank and Gaza Strip. “The parliament urges the government to recognize Palestine as[…]

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Spanish MPs call for recognising Palestine

Spanish lawmakers have overwhelmingly adopted a motion calling on the government to recognise a Palestinian state, following similar moves in other European nations. The vote on Tuesday night was 319 in favour with two opposed and one abstention. The motion submitted by the opposition Socialists asks the conservative government to[…]

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Spain quarantines four people in Ebola scare

Spain has quarantined a total of four people in an attempt to prevent the spread of Ebola after a nurse became the first confirmed case of infection outside West Africa. The 40-year-old nurse, her husband, another health worker and a Spaniard who travelled to Nigeria are in isolation in hospital,[…]

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Spain regulates halal food

In a bid to normalize, regulate and control the Halal market in Spain, the Cordoba-based Halal Institute has cooperated with the Spanish standardization authority to develop new regulations related to the growing halal market. “This is the first time that a Technical Committee on Standardization, addresses technical and religious aspects,”[…]

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