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Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing was architect of EU integration

02 Dec 2020

PARIS Former French president Valery Giscard d'Estaing, a key architect of European integration who sought to liberalise the economy and social attitudes after years of conservative Gaullist rule, died on Wednesday. He was 94.

Nursing homes will be first to get COVID-19 vaccine in Spain

24 Nov 2020

MADRID Elderly residents and staff in nursing homes will be the first to get vaccinated against the coronavirus in Spain, starting as early as January, Health Minister Salvador Illa said on Tuesday, unveiling a national vaccination plan.

Spain's COVID-19 state of emergency faces backlash

26 Oct 2020

MADRID The Spanish government faced a backlash on Monday over its plans to put the country, one of Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspots, under a state of emergency for six months. | Video

Spain enters COVID state of emergency to much dismay

26 Oct 2020

MADRID, Oct 26 The Spanish government faced a backlash on Monday over its plans to put one of Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspots under a six-month state of emergency.

Spain holds off on curfews, but struggles to contain COVID-19

23 Oct 2020

MADRID Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez exhorted Spaniards on Friday to further limit social contact to combat Europe's worst COVID-19 hotspot, but he stopped short of announcing new measures amid political disputes over potential curfews.

Europe's worst infection hotspot Madrid heads for lockdown

01 Oct 2020

MADRID Madrid will become the first European capital to go back into lockdown in coming days after the region's leader reluctantly agreed on Thursday to obey a central government order to ban non-essential travel to and from the Spanish capital. | Video

Spain to lock down capital, angering regional government

30 Sep 2020

MADRID Residents of infection hotspot Madrid are to be barred from leaving except on essential trips under new rules to fight the coronavirus resurgence, Spain's government said on Wednesday.

European cities announce new restrictions as COVID-19 cases soar

19 Sep 2020

LONDON/MADRID European countries from Denmark to Greece announced new restrictions on Friday to curb surging coronavirus infections in some of their largest cities, while Britain was reported to be considering a new national lockdown.

European cities announce new restrictions as COVID-19 cases soar

18 Sep 2020

LONDON/MADRID European countries from Denmark to Greece announced new restrictions on Friday to curb surging coronavirus infections in some of their largest cities, while Britain was reported to be considering a new national lockdown.

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

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