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Will Catalan crisis make Spain 'ungovernable'?

World / Politics Feb 17, 2019

Will Catalan crisis make Spain 'ungovernable'?

The secession crisis festering in Spain's northeastern corner of Catalonia has spread to the political heart of the European Union nation. Twice in less than a year, separatist lawmakers from Catalonia have played the role of king slayer, with their votes in the national Parliament ...

Thousands protest in Madrid against government's Catalonia policy

World / Politics Feb 10, 2019

Thousands protest in Madrid against government's Catalonia policy

Thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposed talks to ease political tensions in Catalonia, in a protest organized by center-right and far-right opposition parties. Demonstrators waving Spanish flags filled the Plaza de Colon in the city center ...

Jose Mourinho avoids jail but fined for tax fraud in Spain

Soccer Feb 5, 2019

Jose Mourinho avoids jail but fined for tax fraud in Spain

Ex-Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has avoided jail for tax fraud as part of a deal with Spanish prosecutors revealed Tuesday but will pay a fine of close to €2 million. The 56-year-old is accused of committing tax fraud in 2011 and 2012 when he ...

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Business Jan 22, 2019

Spanish taxi strike against app services spreads to Madrid

Madrid taxi drivers began an open-ended strike Monday against online ride-hailing services like Uber, joining their counterparts in Barcelona who walked off the job three days ago. Barcelona's striking taxi drivers, many wearing yellow vests like protesters against the government in neighboring France, blocked central ...