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Catalan separatist trial gives Spanish far right global platform

Catalan separatist trial gives Spanish far right global platformFar-right Spanish party Vox is on track to get a global soapbox as it takes part in the much-hyped trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders as a “popular prosecutor” — a Spain-specific legal mechanism that has left Madrid embarrassed. Vox burst on to the political scene by winning 12 seats in southern Andalusia’s regional parliament in December. Its involvement in the upcoming trial of Catalan separatist leaders will be as so-called “popular prosecution”, a set-up which allows any citizen or organisation to be an accuser in court alongside public prosecutors.



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Spanish citizen killed in Paris gas blast: Spanish foreign minister

Spanish citizen killed in Paris gas blast: Spanish foreign ministerA Spanish citizen has died following a gas explosion in central Paris on Saturday, bringing the death toll to three, Spanish Foreign Minister Josep Borrell said. “I profoundly regret the death of three people in an explosion in central Paris, among them one Spanish citizen,” Borrell wrote on Twitter.



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Two firefighters, Spanish tourist killed in Paris gas leak blast

Two firefighters, Spanish tourist killed in Paris gas leak blastA powerful gas explosion tore through a building in central Paris on Saturday, killing two firefighters and a Spanish woman, injuring dozens of people and badly damaging nearby apartments, officials said. Around 200 firefighters were mobilised to battle the fire that broke out after the blast and evacuate victims and residents in the area, Interior Minister Christophe Castaner told reporters at the scene. The explosion came with the city on edge during the latest “yellow vest” anti-government demonstrations, which have often degenerated into violence and vandalism in Paris and other cities in recent weeks.



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Two Migrants Were Discovered Inside Mattresses Trying to Cross the Spanish Border

Two Migrants Were Discovered Inside Mattresses Trying to Cross the Spanish BorderPolice found the two young African men at a border crossing from Morocco to Melilla



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Spanish police discover 2 migrants hidden inside mattresses

Spanish police discover 2 migrants hidden inside mattressesMADRID (AP) — Desperate to reach Europe from North Africa, two African migrants were discovered by police attempting to cross the Spanish border hidden inside a pair of mattresses.



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Woman filmed harassing family for speaking Spanish at Virginia restaurant

Woman filmed harassing family for speaking Spanish at Virginia restaurantA woman has been filmed verbally abusing a family of Guatemalan tourists during a meal at a Virginia restaurant after hearing them speaking Spanish. The unidentified white woman was caught on camera unleashing a racially charged and profanity-laden verbal attack at the family at Andy’s Restaurant in Lovettsville. The victim, who asked to remain anonymous, said the woman approached the family and asked to see their passports.



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Franco's family to take charge of Spanish dictator's remains

Franco's family to take charge of Spanish dictator's remainsBARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The family of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco will take charge of his remains after Spain's government has them exhumed from a mausoleum, his relatives said Saturday.



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Spanish police smash Europe's 'biggest' illegal turtle farm

Spanish police smash Europe's 'biggest' illegal turtle farmSpanish police said Wednesday they had dismantled Europe’s biggest illegal turtle and tortoise farm, seizing over 1,100 of the animals, including several highly endangered species. Officers arrested two German men suspected of operating the farm on the holiday island of Mallorca, as well as a Spanish owner of an exotic pet store in Barcelona who sold the animals raised on the farm, police said in a statement. A “land turtle” is more commonly called a tortoise in English.



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Spanish galleon laden with £13bn in gold found at bottom of Caribbean Sea, 300 years after sinking

Spanish galleon laden with £13bn in gold found at bottom of Caribbean Sea, 300 years after sinkingUS scientists found a Spanish galleon laden with treasure worth up to £12.6bn at the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, more than 300 years after it sank. The San Jose, considered the holy grail of shipwrecks, was discovered three years ago off the coast of Colombia but few details were released at the time. The 62-gun, three-masted galleon sank in June 1708, during a battle with British ships in the War of Spanish Succession, with the loss of nearly 600 lives.



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U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’

U.S. Citizens Say They Were Detained By Border Patrol Agent For ‘Speaking Spanish’Two U.S. citizens said they were detained last week by a Border Patrol agent



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