Forced to pay for content, Google News closes in Spain

Dec 17, 2014

Forced to pay for content, Google News closes in Spain

U.S. giant Google on Tuesday shut down its popular online news service in Spain in protest over a new law that would make it pay for content. “We’re incredibly sad to announce that, due to recent changes in Spanish law, we have removed Spanish ...

Dec 14, 2014

Spain angers rights activists with tough new security law

Spain’s proposed new public security law, which introduces hefty fines for unauthorized protests and allows for the summary expulsion of migrants who try to enter the country illegally, has sparked fierce opposition from human rights activists. The lower house of parliament approved the law ...

Spain's worst coach crash in 13 years claims 14

Nov 10, 2014

Spain's worst coach crash in 13 years claims 14

Fourteen people died when a coach plunged into a ravine in southeastern Spain, in the worst such accident in the country for 13 years, officials said Sunday. The coach left the road and plunged into a ravine in the Murcia region just before midnight ...

Spanish shepherds guide thousands of sheep across Madrid

Nov 3, 2014

Spanish shepherds guide thousands of sheep across Madrid

Shepherds guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid’s streets on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, herding and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capital’s traffic cut to permit the ...