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With suitcase and bikini emojis, Spain urges tourists back from July

25 May 2020

MADRID/BARCELONA Spain revised down its coronavirus death toll on Monday and urged foreign holidaymakers to return from July as it eases one of Europe's strictest lockdowns, though tourism businesses were sceptical about salvaging the summer season. | Video

Madrid and Barcelona will not move to next stage of Spain’s lockdown exit

08 May 2020

MADRID/BARCELONA Madrid and Barcelona will not progress to the next phase of Spain's exit from one of Europe’s strictest lockdowns that will allow bars, restaurants and places of worship to reopen in some areas from Monday, the government announced.

Beaches open in Barcelona as Spain decides on next steps of lockdown exit

08 May 2020

MADRID/BARCELONA, May 8 The Spanish government will decide on Friday in which regions bars, restaurants and places of worship will open under the next phase of a gradual exit from the coronavirus lockdown, although it looked likely that Madrid and Catalonia would not move forward.

Spain says coronavirus curve flattening; loosening of curbs causes jitters

14 Apr 2020

BARCELONA/MADRID Spain is flattening the curve on the spread of the coronavirus, the government said on Tuesday, one month into a strict lockdown in one of the world's worst outbreaks, but some voiced alarm over the loosening of restrictions that began this week.

Spain split between concern and relief as coronavirus lockdown eased

14 Apr 2020

BARCELONA The construction sector across Spain and other industries in Catalonia and the Basque Country went back to work on Tuesday, after the government eased one of the world's toughest coronavirus lockdowns as the pace of new infections slowed.

Spain split between concern and relief as coronavirus lockdown eased

14 Apr 2020

BARCELONA, April 13 The construction sector across Spain and other industries in Catalonia and the Basque Country went back to work on Tuesday, after the government eased one of the world's toughest coronavirus lockdowns as the pace of new infections slowed.

Spanish carmaker crafts ventilators from windscreen wipers in coronavirus emergency

07 Apr 2020

MARTORELL, Spain Carmaker Volkswagen AG's Spanish unit, SEAT, is taking advantage of a humble windscreen wiper mechanism to build emergency ventilators for a health system groaning under one of the world's worst national outbreaks of the new coronavirus.

Mobile World Congress in Barcelona called off over coronavirus fears

13 Feb 2020

BARCELONA/BERLIN/PARIS The Mobile World Congress (MWC), the annual telecoms industry gathering that draws more than 100,000 visitors to Barcelona, was canceled on Wednesday after a mass exodus by exhibitors due to fears over the coronavirus outbreak. | Video

Spanish PM visits Barcelona, criticises regional chief

21 Oct 2019

BARCELONA Spain's acting prime minister Pedro Sanchez made a quick visit to Catalonia on Monday after a week of separatist unrest but spurned the pro-independence regional chief, accusing him of failing in his duty to restore order.

Street fires erupt in Barcelona in fourth day of Catalan protest

18 Oct 2019

BARCELONA Thousands gathered in Barcelona in a fourth day of protests that have led to the worst sustained street violence in Spain in decades after Catalan leaders were sentenced to lengthy jail terms for their roles in a 2017 bid for independence. | Video

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