'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

World Apr 4, 2020

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease. With hospitals stretched to breaking point, the elderly are being turned away, and ...

Global coronavirus cases surpass 1 million

World Apr 3, 2020

Global coronavirus cases surpass 1 million

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data. Italy had the most deaths, more ...

Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

World Mar 30, 2020

Virus forces Europeans to ask: How united do we want to be?

Europe’s fractured union came under new pressure this weekend, as Italy and Spain pleaded for urgent European help to withstand the virus ordeal but Germany showed reluctance to plunge into any radical new solutions. The north-south divide that has dogged the European Union for years ...

Spaniards steal water as desertification spreads

World Mar 26, 2020

Spaniards steal water as desertification spreads

by Daniel Bosque

Inside her greenhouse, Emilia Gomez bends down to see how her strawberries are faring following a difficult season with barely any water after her farm's illegal well was shut down. Digging an illegal well to irrigate crops is a widespread practice in Spain as water ...

Spain's coronavirus death toll overtakes China's

World Mar 26, 2020

Spain's coronavirus death toll overtakes China's

Spain struggled to cope on Wednesday with a mounting coronavirus crisis as its death toll exceeded China's with another 738 lives lost in a single day, and a third senior government minister was diagnosed with the virus. With 3,434 fatalities, Spain now has the second-highest ...