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About 23,000 abandoned baby chicks die at Madrid airport

About 23,000 baby chicks died after being abandoned in transit at Madrid Barajas airport in Spain. The birds, who were only a few days old, had been left outside in cardboard boxes for three days without food or water, according to a press release from Spain’s National Police published Wednesday. There were 26,000 chicks in […]

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Live opera in Madrid cancelled after audience protest over physical distancing concerns

A live opera in Madrid was halted after audience members protested over concerns that seating was too crowded in the venue. The Teatro Real in Spain’s capital city was forced to cancel the performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s “Un ballo in maschera” after a group of spectators staged a protest during the performance, eventually ending the […]

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Hundreds join protests over coronavirus lockdown measures

Hundreds of residents in Madrid protested against the new lockdown measures imposed amid the rising coronavirus numbers. The curbs  start on Monday and affect 850,000 people, many in areas of lower income and with higher immigrant populations. Protesters said they felt abandoned and called for better health provisions. Spain has the highest number of coronavirus […]

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110 cats homeless after owner gets evicted from Spanish apartment

At least 110 cats were looking for new homes on Saturday after their owner was evicted from a flat in the Valencia region, Spain. Spama Safor, an animal shelter in the south-eastern seaside town of Gandia, had initially thought there were only 96 cats in the flat. But by Saturday evening, the charity said it […]

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Former king of Spain, Juan Carlos has reportedly fled to Abu Dhabi over corruption investigations

The former king of Spain, Juan Carlos has reportedly fled to the United Arab Emirates amid corruption investigations. Photographs by Spanish media showed Juan Carlos landing in Abu Dhabi. Corruption Charges: Juan Carlos abdicated the throne in 2014 after nearly 40 years in power. His son Felipe became king. He was forced to give up […]

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Spain to cull 100,000 mink after many test coronavirus positive

At least one hundred thousand mink at a farm in north-eastern Spain are to be culled after many of them tested positive for coronavirus. The outbreak in Aragón province was discovered after a farm employee’s wife contracted the virus in May. Her husband and six other farm workers have since tested positive for the disease. […]

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Coronavirus herd immunity cannot be achieved as antibodies are short lived: Spanish study finds

A Spanish antibody study has estimated that at least 5.2% of Spain’s population had been exposed to the new coronavirus. Which means more than 65,000 people of the Spanish population have developed antibodies, the medical journal the Lancet reported. Herd immunity is achieved when enough people become immune to a virus for the virus to […]

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Spain welcomes tourists back as emergency ends

Spain lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine. For three months Spain has been under one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez warned that hygiene controls must be observed strictly, despite […]

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Spanish archaeologist gets jail sentence for faking findings

A Spanish archaeologist has been sentenced to more than two years in prison and fined US$ 14,000 for forging some of his most famous findings. Eliseo Gil, the former director of excavations at Roman archaeological site Iruña-Veleia, was handed a prison sentence and fined for having “manipulated” writings considered historical at the time, either by […]

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Belgian Prince tests positive for coronavirus after attending party during lockdown in Spain

A Belgian prince has contracted coronavirus after attending a party during lockdown in Spain, the country’s royal palace says. Prince Joachim, 28, travelled from Belgium to Spain for an internship on 26 May, the palace said. Two days later, he went to a party in the southern city of Córdoba, before testing positive for Covid-19. […]

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Spain: Thousands join car protests against government’s handling of pandemic

Thousands of people in Spain are protesting against the government’s handling of the coronavirus outbreak. The far-right Vox party urged supporters to drive through major cities without leaving their vehicles in order to maintain social distancing. Protesters in the capital, Madrid, drove in convoy and waved Spanish flags as they called for socialist Prime Minister […]

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Viral Videos: Father and daughter dress up as famous characters to throw trash

A father-daughter duo from Spain have been winning hearts all over the world with their adorable daily walk while they take out trash. Because, the two dress up daily as famous characters for this mundane task. The two used to dress up as famous characters for Halloween, but during the lockdown it became a daily […]