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Petitions and memes target former king Juan Carlos after he leaves Spain

05 Aug 2020

MADRID Students in Madrid want their King Juan Carlos University to change its name, a few towns plan the same for their streets, and memes mocking the former monarch are circulating widely after he left the country amid a corruption scandal. | Video

Spain dives into deep recession, tourism woes bode ill for rebound

31 Jul 2020

MADRID The coronavirus crisis has pulverised Spain's economy, triggering its worst recession since the civil war, with collapsed tourism numbers boding ill for hopes of a swift rebound.

Spain slams UK, Germany for advising tourists to stay away

29 Jul 2020

MADRID/LONDON/BERLIN Spain reacted angrily on Tuesday to recommendations from Britain and Germany that their citizens avoid its islands and beaches because of an increase in coronavirus cases during what should be the height of the tourism season.

Spain is safe, minister insists as British quarantine move sows dismay

27 Jul 2020

(This July 26 story corrects to fix spelling of name in penultimate paragraph to Talavera from Tavares) | Video

Spain may quarantine British tourists, minister tells BBC

16 Jun 2020

MADRID Spain is considering imposing a quarantine on British travellers when it reopens its borders next week, in response to a similar policy at London's end, its foreign minister said.

Protests over George Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

02 Jun 2020

AMSTERDAM/MADRID Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd, who then died, have sparked protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own countries. | Video

Protests over Floyd's death expose raw race relations worldwide

02 Jun 2020

AMSTERDAM/MADRID, June 2 Images of a white police officer kneeling on the neck of African-American George Floyd who then died have sparked angry protests from Amsterdam to Nairobi, but they also expose deeper grievances among demonstrators over strained race relations in their own countries.

Spain will open gradually to tourism, with Europe first

28 May 2020

MADRID Spain will open gradually to tourism this summer, starting with European countries, and will ensure visitors only go to areas that have the coronavirus under control, Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laya said.

EU recovery is 'no battle between frugal and free-spending' states, says Spain

28 May 2020

MADRID European Union leaders must reach a deal fast on a recovery fund to avoid a long and painful recession for a region shattered by the coronavirus pandemic, Spain's foreign minister said.

Spain says it will do all it can to reverse Nissan closure, workers protest

28 May 2020

BARCELONA Spain said on Thursday it would do everything possible to stop Nissan from closing its main car factory in the country as angry workers burned tyres and shouted "War" outside the Barcelona plant.

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