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Catalan parliament passes motion against monarchy

08 Aug 2020

BARCELONA/MADRID Catalonia's regional parliament on Friday passed a non-binding motion condemning the monarchy in the wake of the abrupt departure abroad by Spain's former king Juan Carlos amid a cloud of scandals.

'Come clean' Spaniards demand, as hunt for ex-king continues

06 Aug 2020

MADRID Frustrated Spaniards are demanding to know the whereabouts of former king Juan Carlos after he abruptly left the country amid a cloud of scandal.

Spaniards ask where Juan Carlos has gone after ex-king leaves country

04 Aug 2020

MADRID Spain's former king Juan Carlos has gone to the Dominican Republic after abruptly leaving his home country under a cloud of scandal, several Spanish newspapers said on Tuesday, though one placed him in Portugal. | Video

After criticism, Madrid rows back on COVID 'immunity card'

29 Jul 2020

MADRID Authorities in the Spanish capital Madrid backtracked on Wednesday over a heavily criticised plan to give an "immunity card" to people testing positive for coronavirus antibodies so they can enjoy higher-risk areas like gyms, bars and museums.

Madrid's COVID immunity cards plan faces backlash

29 Jul 2020

MADRID, July 29 Health experts, citizens' rights groups and lawmakers lined up on Wednesday to criticise plans by Madrid authorities to give immunity passports to people who test positive for coronavirus antibodies.

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

27 Jul 2020

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France advises citizens to avoid Spain's Catalonia

24 Jul 2020

PARIS/MADRID France advised its citizens on Friday not to travel to Catalonia in neighbouring Spain following a spike in cases of COVID-19 in the region.

Two popular Spanish tourist destinations make masks compulsory everywhere

09 Jul 2020

BARCELONA Spain's Balearic Islands will make wearing face masks in public compulsory at all times, joining Catalonia in going further than a national directive that mandates their use only when in close proximity to others.

Spanish PM 'disturbed' by allegations of former king's corruption

08 Jul 2020

MADRID Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Wednesday described corruption allegations surrounding former King Juan Carlos as disturbing after several media published details relating to an investigation into possible payments linked to a rail contrcat.

Poor data obscures COVID-19 death toll at Spain's nursing homes

07 Jul 2020

MADRID The Spanish government is still not able to say how many nursing home residents have died because of the coronavirus, according to a Health Ministry document seen by Reuters, which puts the blame on a lack of good enough data from regional authorities.

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