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Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for "The Wounded Table," a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen...

 

At Madrid field hospital, staff seeks to provide human touch

MADRID (AP) — There's a bookshelf filled with donated novels. Hotel toiletries rest on cardboard boxes turned into bedside tables. Meals are served with personalized notes from the staff. And an army of volunteers do their best to keep up an air...

 

Nations employ drastic tactics to fight microscopic foe

MADRID, Spain (AP) — Tens of millions of students stayed home on three continents, security forces went on standby to guard against large gatherings of people, and bars, restaurants and offices closed Friday to slow the spread of the coronavirus...

 

UN chief warns of 'point of no return' on climate change

MADRID (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Sunday that the world's efforts to stop climate change have been "utterly inadequate" so far and there is a danger global warming could pass the "point of no return." Speaking before the st...

 

Gibraltar detains Syria-bound supertanker with Iranian oil

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Gibraltar said they intercepted an Iranian supertanker Thursday that was believed to be breaching European Union sanctions by carrying a shipment of Tehran's crude oil to war-ravaged Syria. A senior Spanish official sai...

 

Venezuela's ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant

MADRID (AP) — Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine. Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised late Venezuelan...

 

Spain: FBI offered data stolen in North Korean Embassy raid

MADRID (AP) — Spain has issued at least two international arrest warrants for members of a self-proclaimed human rights group who allegedly led a mysterious raid at the North Korean Embassy in Madrid last month and offered the FBI stolen data from...

 

AP Explains: Catalans appear at 'trial of century' in Spain

MADRID (AP) — It's being billed as Spain's "trial of the century": A dozen politicians and activists are in in the Supreme Court on Tuesday stemming from their involvement in Catalonia's push for independence in 2017. The defendants face charges...

 

ETA militants declare end to armed fight for Basque homeland

MADRID (AP) — The Basque separatist group ETA said it has dismantled its organizational structure after a six-decade independence campaign that killed hundreds in Spain, taking the final step in disbanding after disarming last year and bringing an...

 

For Trump lookalike, crops mean more than social media fame

MADRID (AP) — A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump. A journalist reporting on farming in northwestern Spain posted on Instagram a picture of...

 

Spain, Portugal bust gang smuggling glass eels to Asia

MADRID (AP) — Spanish and Portuguese authorities announced Friday that they have taken down a criminal network that has been making large profits by smuggling glass eels to Asia. Authorities across the continent have been trying to tackle the smugg...

 

Spain charges 13 Catalan separatist leaders with rebellion

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish Supreme Court judge charged 13 Catalan separatist politicians with rebellion Friday for their attempts to make the region independent of Spain, dealing a heavy blow to the secessionist movement with an indictment that could...

 

Migrants shift to old, risky route to Spain and Europe

MADRID (AP) — The smugglers took Rodriguez Tankeu's savings and disappeared, leaving the 25-year-old bewildered near Tripoli, the Libyan capital. The former car mechanic headed to Algeria, where he saw, one by one, all the spots on engine-powered b...

 

Spain arrests former aide to Venezuela's UN ambassador

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish police arrested a former aide to Venezuela's ambassador to the United Nations on a U.S. warrant in connection with a $1 billion bribery scheme at Venezuela's state-run oil company, officials said Friday. Spain's...

 

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of...

 

Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's prime minister says his government will unveil specific measures Saturday to halt Catalonia's independence bid but refused to confirm if that included plans to hold a regional election in January. The opposition Soci...

 

Spooked businesses shift headquarters out of Catalonia

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — As separatists in Catalonia jockeyed Friday to elude court rulings and find ways to deliver on their promise to declare independence, business giants hit back with plans to relocate their headquarters elsewhere in Spain...

 

Lawyer: Hacker in Spanish custody sought by US, Russia

MADRID (AP) — Russian authorities are fighting the extradition of an alleged Russian hacker from Spain to the United States, the suspect's lawyer said Friday, in the latest move by Moscow to block U.S. prosecution of suspected Russian...

 

Suspect says imam planned to blow himself up in Barcelona

MADRID (AP) — An extremist cell was preparing bombs for an imam who planned to blow himself up at a Barcelona monument, a key suspect in the attacks that killed 15 people in northeastern Spain told a judge Tuesday, according to a judicial...

 

US says global spam scheme targeted after mastermind nabbed

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities announced Monday they are working to dismantle a global computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year. The Russian man alleged to be at the head of the scheme was arrested Frid...

 

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