Gulf Times - Spain
Spanish rescuers drilling tunnel to search for toddler in well

Spanish rescuers drilling tunnel to search for toddler in well

Engineers began drilling a tunnel Saturday to find a two-year-old boy who fell into a well in southern Spain a week ago, joining hundreds of rescue workers already at the scene.

VAR positive for La Liga, says referees committee

VAR positive for La Liga, says referees committee

VAR has had a positive impact in its first season in La Liga despite recent criticism, the Spanish Football Federation's referees committee insisted on Tuesday.

Spain holds its breath over child apparently trapped in well shaft

Spain holds its breath over child apparently trapped in well shaft

Spain is holding its breath as emergency services attempt to rescue a 2-year-old boy thought to have become trapped in a 110-metre-deep well shaft.

Spain stops migrant rescue boat Open Arms from setting sail

Spain stops migrant rescue boat Open Arms from setting sail

Spanish migrant rescue charity Proactiva Open Arms said Monday that Spanish authorities were preventing its ship from setting sail in the Mediterranean to try to save migrants.

Boat with 311 migrants docks in Spain after spending Christmas at sea

Boat with 311 migrants docks in Spain after spending Christmas at sea

A charity rescue vessel carrying 311 mainly African migrants plucked off Libya docked in Spain on Friday, ending a traumatic journey which saw them spend Christmas at sea and several European nations denying the ship entry.

Spanish fishing boat carrying rescued migrants heads to Malta

Spanish fishing boat carrying rescued migrants heads to Malta

A Spanish fishing boat carrying 11 migrants rescued off the coast of Libya is heading to Malta, the Spanish government said on Sunday, bringing an end to a protracted standoff to find a safe port for the boat amid increasing European resistance to accepting migrants.

Thousands march in Spanish cities to protest violence against women

Thousands march in Spanish cities to protest violence against women

Tens of thousands of protesters, many wearing purple, marched through Madrid and other Spanish cities on Sunday to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit

May heads to Brussels as Spain threatens Brexit summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May was headed back to Brussels on Saturday to defend the planned Brexit divorce deal even as Spain threatened to boycott an EU summit meant to endorse it.

Spain PM threatens Brexit deal over Gibraltar

Spain PM threatens Brexit deal over Gibraltar

Spain's prime minister warned Tuesday that Madrid would vote against the Brexit deal agreed between London and Brussels if it does not guarantee Madrid's veto over Gibraltar's future status.

Train derails in north Spain, killing one, injuring 44

Train derails in north Spain, killing one, injuring 44

One person died and at least five people are slightly injured on Tuesday after a passenger train derailed outside of Barcelona, Spain, the police said.

Seventeen migrants die crossing from Africa to Spain

Seventeen migrants die crossing from Africa to Spain

At least 17 migrants died in the space of 24 hours while trying to cross the sea from North Africa to Spain, and rescuers picked up more than 100 others, the Spanish coast guard said on Monday.

Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists

Spain prosecutors seek up to 25 years jail for Catalan separatists

Spanish prosecutors called Friday for Catalan separatist leaders to be jailed for up to 25 years on charges of rebellion or misuse of public funds over last year's failed secession bid.