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Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Five EU states to take in Open Arms migrants, ending standoff

Spain and four other EU states agreed to take in migrants stranded for weeks on the Open Arms rescue ship, EU authorities said on Wednesday, ending a prolonged standoff with the Italian government over their fate.

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

'Environmental tragedy' as Canary Islands fire out of control

A fire raged out of control on the Spanish holiday island of Gran Canaria on Monday, forcing evacuations as flames rose so high even water-dropping planes could not operate in what was dubbed an ‘environmental tragedy’.

Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain offers to take Open Arms migrant vessel

Spain on Sunday offered to take in the charity vessel Proactiva Open Arms with more than 100 migrants on board, slamming Italy's ‘inconceivable’ refusal to allow it to dock.

'Explosive' situation on migrant rescue boat in limbo off Italy

'Explosive' situation on migrant rescue boat in limbo off Italy

The captain of a Spanish charity ship carrying 134 rescued migrants warned Friday of the "explosive" situation on board the vessel anchored within swimming distance

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries ready to take in stranded Open Arms migrants

Six EU countries have agreed to take in some of the 147 migrants currently stranded on a rescue ship near the Italian island of Lampedusa, Rome announced ...

Placido Domingo presumed innocent in his native Spain

Placido Domingo presumed innocent in his native Spain

Accusations that opera legend Placido Domingo sexually harassed women have been met with caution and scepticism in his native Spain, with several fellow performers leaping to his defence.

Migrants reach Europe via other routes as Italy closes ports

Migrants reach Europe via other routes as Italy closes ports

The number of migrants found to be crossing the Mediterranean Sea from northern Africa to Spain rose by 22 per cent in July, amid an Italian clampdown on arrivals at its shores

Qatar is a ‘unique investment destination’, says Spanish envoy

Qatar is a ‘unique investment destination’, says Spanish envoy

Spain is looking at Qatar as a unique investment destination, according to ambassador Belen Alfaro, who noted that Spanish businessmen are keen on exploring trade opportunities available in the Qatari market.

Two Americans, Spaniard gored in Spain's Pamplona bull run

Two Americans, Spaniard gored in Spain's Pamplona bull run

A 46-year-old American was in a serious condition after he and two others were gored during the first day of the running of the bulls in the northern Spanish town of Pamplona on Sunday, regional authorities said.

PM meets Spain's ambassador

PM meets Spain's ambassador

HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani met in Doha on Sunday with Spain's ambassador to Qatar Belen Alfaro.

Heat tops 45C in France as deadly heatwave roasts Europe

Heat tops 45C in France as deadly heatwave roasts Europe

The temperature in France surpassed 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit) for the first time on record on Friday as Europe sweltered in an early summer heatwave that has caused several deaths.

Most migrants drowned off Spain coast never found: NGO

Most migrants drowned off Spain coast never found: NGO

Fewer than a quarter of the more than 1,000 migrants who died crossing the Mediterranean to Spain from North Africa since the start of 2018 have been found, a Spanish group said Tuesday.