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World Dec 14, 2018

Spaniard lives with dead mother to collect pension

A Spanish man who allegedly lived with the body of his dead mother for up to a year to continue to collect her pension has been arrested, police said Thursday. Officers found the woman's "badly decomposed" body at a Madrid flat on Wednesday after receiving ...

Ex-Barcelona striker David Villa announces move to Vissel Kobe

Soccer / J. League Dec 1, 2018

Ex-Barcelona striker David Villa announces move to Vissel Kobe

Former Spain and Barcelona striker David Villa announced Saturday that he has signed with Vissel Kobe, joining his former teammate Andres Iniesta. The 36-year-old forward is the latest high-profile acquisition by Vissel. Villa, who was watching Vissel's 3-2 win over Vegalta Sendai at Noevir Stadium, got ...

Topless Femen activists disrupt Franco memorial event in Madrid

World / Politics Nov 19, 2018

Topless Femen activists disrupt Franco memorial event in Madrid

Spanish police intervened Sunday to keep trouble from erupting at a rally in Madrid marking the anniversary of military dictator Francisco Franco's death after feminist protesters interrupted the event. Officers on horseback and on foot quickly moved to keep an angry crowd of about 200 ...

Human tower builders in Catalonia kick off with pro-independence protest

World / Politics Oct 8, 2018

Human tower builders in Catalonia kick off with pro-independence protest

Protesters calling for Catalan independence kicked off Spain's bi-annual human towers building competition on Sunday that is being held for the first time since Catalonia's failed 2017 independence referendum. Though the competition is not an official pro-independence event, human towers building is a deep-rooted tradition ...