Jan 25, 2015

Spain arrests four suspected Islamic extremists

Spanish police on Saturday arrested four suspected Islamic extremists who were prepared to launch attacks in Spain, the government said. Officers detained two pairs of brothers, Spaniards of Moroccan origin, in the Spanish territory of Ceuta bordering Morocco, the interior ministry said in a ...

Jan 22, 2015

Spanish police break up prostitution ring exploiting minors

Police have broken up a prostitution ring offering the services of over 400 females, some of them minors, and have arrested 29 people, the interior ministry said Wednesday. The ring recruited adult women and girls between the ages of 14 and 17 in a ...

Jan 15, 2015

Spain boosts fight against female genital mutilation

Parents in Spain will be asked to sign a declaration promising their daughters will not undergo female genital mutilation when they visit nations where the practice is common, under a new government protocol approved Wednesday. The measure is part of a comprehensive strategy for ...

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Jan 15, 2015

Spain: Former King Juan Carlos faces paternity claim

Spain’s beleaguered former King Juan Carlos came under another cloud Wednesday: a paternity suit. The nation’s Supreme Court said it will investigate a paternity claim filed against the 77-year-old monarch by a Belgian woman who says her mother had a relationship with him in ...

Jan 5, 2015

150 migrants rescued off Spanish coast in recent days

Almost 150 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean in makeshift boats have been rescued off the coast of Spain in less than a week, officials said Sunday. In the largest of several rescue operations last week, a boat carrying 53 people was spotted on ...

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 ...