Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

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Government promises financial aid to unearth mass graves SPAIN’S darkest secrets, which have largely remained untold for 70 years, could soon be uncovered after a...

MORE than 30 years after his death, Francisco Franco’s dictatorship is a step closer to being officially condemned. After a draft was agreed last week...

Modern day highwaymen posed as police officers to rob unsuspecting travellers - Olive Press exclusive A GANG that passed themselves off as police officers to...

But can Spain meet Kyoto and EU emissions targets as PM promises? AS Spain struggles to keep its greenhouse gas emissions in check, the country’s...

JUDGES at Murcia’s top court have suspended a huge scale golf course and residential project after an appeal by local environmentalists. The Zerrichera complex, which...

THE resignation of a moderate nationalist politician has led to fears of a urge in pro-independence feelings in the Basque Country. Josu Jon Imaz stepped...

THE High Court is investigating Catalan nationalists for setting fire to a photograph of King Juan Carlos I. Public prosecutors have requested information from authorities...

THE introduction of a law granting financial compensation to victims of General Francisco Franco’s dictatorship could be delayed following calls for it to cover...

CIA report claims Spain is safe haven for cocaine money NOT only is Spain the gateway for cocaine into Europe but Colombia’s drug barons use...

SPAIN is facing punishment from the EU for ignoring its responsibilities to endangered birdlife. The European Courts of Justice has found the country guilty of...

The death of a Romanian worker on an illegal Madrid building site reveals conditions of “semi-slavery” in Spanish construction A 50-year-old Romanian man was crushed...

SEPARATIST group Eta has sent out extortion letters to Basque businesspeople demanding “economic help.” The letters, written in both Spanish and Basque, were sent to...

Canary ‘Algarrobico’ built on virgin shores A 747-bed hotel built on virgin sands on Lanzarote is illegal, according to the Supreme Court of the Canary...

THE growing problem of sex-trafficking to Spain is in the spotlight after police broke up a gang that trafficked an Olympic star and 300...

Lisa Tilley reports on a new breed of “green speculator,” who are buying forest land in Galicia to protect it from the encroaching concrete...

Planells accused of bribery after giving immigration documents to Russian gangs THE Government’s former number two in Catalunya has been arrested on suspicion of involvement...

EUROPE’S biggest clothing retailer has announced plans to make its stores and factories more environmentally friendly. Spanish company Inditex, which owns High Street stores Zara...

A SPOKESMAN from the Catholic Church has confirmed Rome will honour almost 500 people who died during Spain’s Civil War. Juan Antonio Martínez Camino said...

A BRITISH national has become the first mortal victim after an outbreak of legionnaire’s disease at an ice rink in Benalmadena. The 68-year-old, whose name...

THE government is asking for vigilance after traces of diethylene glycol were found in tubes of toothpaste designated for Spanish hospitals. Officials believe thousands of...

MORE than 3,000 people had to be evacuated from their homes after a forest fire engulfed parts of the Mediterranean coast in northern Spain. Fire...

The new subject Education for Citizenship and Human Rights is heralded as moral guidance to combat social divisions - a mainstay of democracy in...

In its annual report into the state of Spain’s coast, Greenpeace highlights the growing problems of construction, corruption and climate change on the...

THREE regional governments in Spain plan to plant millions of trees to help offset the impact of the country’s spiralling greenhouse gas emissions, environment...

Spain's wine producers could be forced to grub up 6 per cent of their vines under a European Commission scheme

Government promises no future dialogue with Eta SPAIN is in a better position today than it was before the PSOE party gained power in 2004. That...

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