Listing freighter now under tow, bound for Bilbao

Feb 2, 2016

Listing freighter now under tow, bound for Bilbao

Rescuers successfully diverted a cargo ship threatening to run aground in southwestern France after five days adrift, and started towing it Tuesday toward the Spanish port of Bilbao. Broadcast images showed the 164-meter (538-foot) Modern Express listing dramatically as it was towed by another ...

Jan 11, 2016

Spanish Princess Cristina in court as fraud case begins

Spanish princess Cristina de Borbon has arrived in court as proceedings in a landmark fraud trial that became a lightning rod for anger at institutional corruption get under way. Cristina, the sister of Spain’s King Felipe VI, arrived at a court in Palma de ...

Aircraft battle Spain's wildfires amid warm, dry weather

Dec 28, 2015

Aircraft battle Spain's wildfires amid warm, dry weather

Spain on Sunday deployed three water-dropping planes to battle wildfires raging in remote regions in northern and central Spain amid unseasonably warm weather, the government said. The agriculture ministry said two amphibious water-scooping aircraft were sent to help dowse fires in the northern region ...

Dec 24, 2015

Unemployed rescued migrant wins big in Spanish Christmas lottery

An unemployed Senegalese man who was rescued by the Spanish coast guard after making a risky journey from Morocco eight years ago on a packed wooden boat won €400,000 ($437,000) in Spain’s annual Christmas lottery, local media reported Wednesday. The man, identified only by ...

Dec 21, 2015

Spain fairground train flips, injuring 10

Spain’s emergency service says six adults and four children were injured when a small, fairground train overturned in a southwestern town. The accident took place late Saturday in Arroyo de San Servan, and although four of the injured, including two children, were allowed to ...