WASHINGTON — The revelation that a second Dallas nurse who is ill with Ebola was cleared to fly the day before her diagnosis raised new alarms as leaders of the nation’s public health system prepared to defend their efforts to contain the deadly virus before a congressional hearing Thursday. Continue reading
In our news wrap Wednesday, the head of the CDC announced new screening measures for travelers arriving from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. The announcement came after the death of the Liberian man who was the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Also, lawyers for Kenya’s president asked the International Criminal Court to toss out charges against him. Continue reading
MADRID — Three more people were placed under quarantine for Ebola at a Madrid hospital where a Spanish nurse became infected, authorities said Tuesday. More than 50 other possible contacts were being monitored. Continue reading
Roughly 800 Catalan mayors joined the president of the northeastern region of Spain Saturday in support of a vote for independence from Spain set for Nov. 9. But the vote has been blocked by the Spanish Constitutional Court. Continue reading
The Spanish government has abandoned a bill that would have outlawed nearly all abortion procedures in Spain, one that a wide majority of the country opposed. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced the news at a press conference on Tuesday. Continue reading
He has been hailed as the father of the novel, a writer who wielded the Spanish language so forcefully that it is nicknamed for him: la lengua de Cervantes (“the language of Cervantes”). But when Miguel de Cervantes died nearly … Continue reading
Sixty works produced during the last two decades of Joan Miro’s long life, never before exhibited in the United States, are currently on show. The famous abstract artist’s late works feature the mixture of painting and sculpture and assemblages that conjure playful monsters. Chief arts correspondent Jeffrey Brown visits the Seattle Art Museum. Continue reading
Descendants of Sephardic Jews, who were expelled from Spain in 1492, will now be allowed to seek Spanish nationality without having to give up their current citizenship.
The law, passed by the Spanish government Friday, will give the opportunity for a potential 3.5 million people across several countries to apply for Spanish nationality if they can prove their Sephardic ancestry. Applicants, Reuters reports, do not have to be practicing Jews.