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Politics Jun 23McAfee antivirus software creator dead in Spanish prison
The eccentric cryptocurrency promoter and tax opponent whose history of legal troubles spanned from Tennessee to Central America to the Caribbean was discovered dead in his jail cell near Barcelona in an apparent suicide.
World Jun 22Catalan separatists eye freedom after Spain’s Cabinet pardon
Nine Catalan separatist leaders jailed for sedition are eyeing freedom, after Spain’s Cabinet pardoned them in the hope of starting what Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez called a much-needed reconciliation.
World May 18Spain, Morocco square off after 6,000 migrants arrive by sea
Spain deployed its military to the Moroccan border Tuesday as thousands of Moroccans walked or swam onto European soil for the second day in a row after Rabat loosened border controls in a diplomatic spat.
World Apr 27Wildlife preservationist Rory Young and two reporters killed in Burkina Faso
The two journalists were working with the wildlife campaigner on a documentary about poachers in a national park bordering Benin when they were attacked by gunmen.
World Mar 10Trans rights supporters on hunger strike in Spain over new law
Transgender rights activists in Spain say they are going on hunger strike until the ruling left-wing coalition submits draft legislation to allow gender self-determination without a doctor’s diagnosis.
World Jan 20Gas explosion rips through Madrid building, killing 4
A powerful gas explosion has torn through a residential building in central Madrid, killing four people and ripping the facade off the structure.
Health Jan 04COVID-19 restrictions, Brexit cause worry in and near Gibraltar
The territory went into lockdown late Saturday amid a surge in virus cases that is putting under pressure its limited health infrastructure.
World Oct 19Facing terror charges, Basque separatist group ETA’s last boss apologizes for deaths
Josu Urrutikoetxea, the last known chief of now-extinct Basque separatist militant group ETA, is going on trial in Paris for terrorism charges, which he deems “absurd" because of his role in ending its long-standing conflict.
World May 06Spain averts political crisis, extends virus lockdown
Spain’s left-wing coalition government has averted — for now — a political crisis on top of the enormous challenge the country already faces from its devastating coronavirus outbreak, which has claimed more than 25,000 lives and severely damaged the economy.
World Apr 17Nations struggle to count virus toll
China has announced that the coronavirus death toll Wuhan was nearly 50% higher than previously reported. The revision highlights just how seriously current figures may be understating the true toll of the pandemic around the globe.