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7 migrants dead as dinghy runs aground off Spanish coast

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:56:33 GMT

Costa Teguise , Jan 15 : At least seven migrants were killed and one was left in critical condition when a rubber dinghy ran aground on the coast of Lanzarote, in the Canary Islands, police and emergency services sources told Efe news agency. The boat was first seen at midday by a lifeguard who immediately alerted authorities.

Why Spain is living in fear of losing its siesta

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 02:32:57 GMT

The authorities have signalled it may be time for the country - with so little money and so much unemployment - to abandon the habit of shutting up shops, bars and many tourist attractions from 2pm to 4pm for the traditional afternoon nap. "It's absolutely crazy that this still goes on," says exasperated Australian tourist Naomi Holdsworth, 45, as she is turned away from the door of a closing clothes shop in Salamanca in north-western Spain at 1.55pm on a Thursday.

Seven migrants die trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 22:00:54 GMT

MADRID: Seven North African migrants died on Monday trying to reach Spain's Canary Islands from Morocco in a small inflatable boat, Spanish authorities said. A rescue crew found five of the men dead in the boat drifting off Bastian beach on Lanzarote island, about 130 km from the Moroccan coastline, while two other men died trying to swim for the coast.

The Latest: 7 migrants found dead near Spanish island

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:23:55 GMT

Civil Guard police said five dead migrants were found in a large rubber boat close to the coast of Lanzarote. Another two migrants retrieved from the sea by Civil Guard police died later.

The Latest: 6 migrants found dead near Spanish island

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:23:54 GMT

In this Oct.23 2017 file photo, migrants from Iraqi Kurdistan queue for food provided by French charity organization, in Grand-Synthe, near the northern France town of Dunkirk. French officials say Monday Jan.15, 2018 France wants to sign a new deal with the U.K. that would involve greater British financing of the costs of handling migrants camped in the northern French port city of Calais.

The Latest: 7 migrants found dead near Spanish island

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 17:23:53 GMT

French officials say Monday Jan.15, 2018... . FILE - In this Oct. 26, 2016 file photo a migrant reacts as smoke billows from burning shelters set on fire in the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle" near Calais, northern France.

Government-by-Skype: Catalonia's Next Move to Dodge Madrid Power

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:06:11 GMT

Catalonia has seen an illegal referendum, a rebel president and a takeover by Madrid in recent months. The next twist could be government-by-Skype.

Carillion collapse to hit Santander U.K.: report

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 10:30:51 GMT

Carillion's liquidation will hit Spain's Banco Santander as its U.K. branch is one of the company's principal creditors, Spanish business daily Expansion reports, citing unnamed sources in the sector.

Monday's TV highlights: 'Independent Lens: I Am Not Your Negro' on PBS

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 06:03:26 GMT

Supergirl The injuries that Supergirl suffered from Reign leave her in something of a trance, and Mon-El appeals to Brainiac-5 to try to restore her to a normal state on a new episode of the superhero drama. Chyler Leigh, Jeremy Jordan and David Harewood also star.

Zidane laments Real Madrid's latest loss: It's just very f****** up

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 01:38:13 GMT

Zinedine Zidane said confidence is low at Real Madrid after the struggling Spanish and European champions crashed to a shock defeat to Villarreal. An 87th-minute counter-attack saw Villarreal silence the Santiago Bernabeu as the visitors claimed a remarkable last-gasp 1-0 La Liga victory Saturday.

British man 'critically injured' after 20ft fall in Spain

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 21:10:13 GMT

'He feels really bad': Civil Defense employee who sparked terror in Hawaii by accidentally triggering ballistic MISSILE warning will be 'retrained' say officials after thousands fled to bomb shelters Nurse, 20, dies after falling 70-feet during bungee jump accident inside converted grain silo but investigators say the device was functioning properly 'I think what he said is terrific': Weinstein accuser Ashley Judd PRAISES James Franco's response to sexual misconduct allegations against him Trump denies he said to the Wall Street Journal that 'I probably have very good relationship with Kim Jong-un' - and insists he said 'I'D' and was misquoted on purpose 'This is why my daughter thinks she needs to eat less': Victoria Beckham is blasted by furious parents for using a 'sickly skinny' model in her latest eyewear campaign American tennis star Billie Jean King has called for former ... (more)

The Creation Of The Spanish Real Estate Bubble

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 16:46:03 GMT

The story of the Spanish real estate bubble that popped following the Great Recession started off around the turn of the new millennium when Spain officially joined the Eurozone. At the time, millions of Spaniards celebrated this accomplishment as it was believed that this would be the first step in a new age of prosperity for the country which had suffered a deep recession in the mid-1990s, causing the unemployment rate to rise to a record 24%.

Brit fights for life after falling 20ft from balcony in Gran Canaria hols resort

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 12:15:12 GMT

Local reports in the south of the island said emergency services were alerted in the early hours of Saturday morning. The casualty was understood to have been rushed to the Insular Hospital in the Gran Canaria capital Las Palmas suffering serious head injuries.

Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:51:22 GMT

Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal to address the country's political and economic crisis. Saying they had made strides but needed more time, the parties announced another round of talks to begin in the Dominican Republic on Jan. 18. The result prolongs the standoff between the government and the opposition, who have tried and failed for years to strike a pact.

Nairo Quintana, Landa and Valverde could race 2018 Vuelta a Espana

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 03:36:46 GMT

Unzue has already publicly mulled over the idea of having Movistar's three top riders race in the 2018 Tour de France in November. Now the 2018 Vuelta a Espaa could see a repeat of the same strategy.

The Latest: Female TV producer re-shot sexual assault scene

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:15:57 GMT

Antonio Banderas grew up in Malaga, Spain, walking by the birthplace of artist Pablo Picasso on his way to school as a child. So it felt inevitable that he would one day portray him.

The Latest: Antonio Banderas plays hometown hero Picasso

Sat, 13 Jan 2018 23:15:56 GMT

Doug Liman, from left, David Bartis, Gene Klein, Lauren LeFranc, Missy Pyle and Maddie Hasson, participate in the 'Impulse' panel during the YouTube Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif. Maddie Hasson participates in the 'Impulse' panel during the YouTube Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour on Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Pasadena, Calif.