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Spain enters six-month state of emergency to tackle pandemic

30 Oct 2020

MADRID Spain will be under a state of emergency until early May, giving regions legal backing to decide curfews and restrict travel to try and contain rampant COVID-19 contagion. | Video

Spain enters six-month state of emergency to tackle pandemic

30 Oct 2020

MADRID Spain will be under a state of emergency until early May, giving regions legal backing to decide curfews and restrict travel to try and contain rampant COVID-19 contagion. | Video

Barcelona hospitals brace as second wave of COVID admissions builds

21 Oct 2020

BARCELONA For Julio Pascual, a sharp rise in coronavirus admissions at the Barcelona hospital he serves as medical director carries an unwelcome sense of deja vu.

Spain's Catalonia region orders bars and restaurants to shutdown for 15 days

14 Oct 2020

BARCELONA The Spanish region of Catalonia, which includes the city of Barcelona, ordered bars and restaurants to close for 15 days from Thursday night onwards and limited the numbers of people allowed in shops to try to curb a surge in coronavirus cases.

McAfee software creator jailed in Spain, sources say

06 Oct 2020

BARCELONA John McAfee, an anti-virus software creator indicted for fraud in the United States, was in a Spanish jail on Tuesday pending extradition procedures after being arrested in Barcelona airport at the weekend, sources said.

Barred from office, outgoing Catalan leader sees regional elections in coming months

29 Sep 2020

BARCELONA, Spain Outgoing Catalan leader Quim Torra said on Monday that regional elections would be held in the coming months after Spain's Supreme Court upheld a ruling barring him from public office for 18 months, sparking protests in Barcelona in the evening.

GSMA postpones Mobile World Congress to late June 2021

23 Sep 2020

BARCELONA/BERLIN The organisers of the Mobile World Congress, the telecoms industry's biggest annual gathering, said on Wednesday they were postponing next year's event to late June to make it possible to convene safely despite the coronavirus pandemic.

In hard-hit Spain, the poor suffer even more from the pandemic

17 Sep 2020

BARCELONA Mohamed Chirif, a 45-year-old Algerian living in Barcelona, is afraid he might lose his job as a plumber if the coronavirus test he took this week turns out to be positive.

Catalans rally for independence despite health warnings

11 Sep 2020

BARCELONA Wearing face masks, thousands of Catalans on Friday staged dozens of small protests calling for the region's independence from Spain despite warnings from health officials to avoid gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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