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Spanish photographer Ouka Leele, star of the Movida Madrileña, dies aged 64

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The Spanish photographer, artist and poet Ouka Leele, one of the greatest and brightest talents of the Movida Madrileña cultural explosion that followed the end of the Francisco Franco dictatorship, has died at the ag...

Max Verstappen wins dramatic Spanish F1 GP after Charles Leclerc retires

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Max Verstappen won an incident-packed Spanish Grand Prix for Red Bull after fighting through technical problems, coming back for a crucial victory in front of his teammate Sergio Pérez. In a dramatic race in Barcelona...

Charles Leclerc produces immense lap to claim pole at Spanish Grand Prix

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Charles Leclerc, demonstrating exemplary control under pressure, delivered with a mighty lap for pole at the Spanish Grand Prix. Behind him, under an equally intense weight of expectation that has been building race b...

Facebook fails to stop Spanish language anti-abortion disinformation, study says

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Anti-abortion Facebook pages with millions of followers are spreading disinformation about abortion to Spanish speakers with little to no intervention from the social media platform, according to a new report from Nar...

Spanish journalist held in Poland on suspicion of pro-Russian espionage

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A freelance journalist from Spain is spending his 10th week in Polish custody while prosecutors there investigate what they claim is a case of espionage linked to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In a case that raises re...

Spanish footballer Santi Mina sentenced to four years in prison for sexual abuse

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The Spanish footballer Santi Mina was sentenced to four years in prison on Wednesday after being found guilty of sexual abuse. The 26-year-old Celta Vigo forward has appealed against the sentence. Mina was cleared of ...

Over 200 Spanish mobile numbers ‘possible targets of Pegasus spyware’

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More than 200 Spanish mobile numbers were selected as possible targets for surveillance by an NSO Group client believed to be Morocco, according to the data leak at the heart of the Pegasus project. Details of the sca...

Spanish prime minister’s phone ‘targeted with Pegasus spyware’

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The Spanish government has said the mobile phones of the prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, and the defence minister, Margarita Robles, were both infected last year with the Pegasus spyware that its manufacturers claim is...

A sweet Spanish french toast: Benjamina Ebuehi’s recipe for torrijas

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On a recent trip to Spain, I noticed something called torrijas on the dessert menu. A quick Google told me to expect French toast, but what arrived couldn’t have been farther from what I’d imagined. The first surprise...

Spanish royal palace reveals personal assets of King Felipe VI to be €2.6m

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Spain’s royal palace has unveiled King Felipe VI’s personal wealth for the first time, saying it amounted to €2.6m (£2.2m). The announcement late on Monday came as Spain’s leftist government said it would pass a decre...

Crime of fashion: Spanish jailers object to quality of prisoner‑made uniforms

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A government scheme in Spain that has prisoners make their jailers’ clothes has come apart at the seams after officers complained their uniforms were ill-fitting, uncomfortable, badly made and sometimes covered in sta...

‘Discordant’: unauthorised chapel revamp lands Spanish artist in trouble

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For more than six centuries, the austere interior of the chapel of Sant Cristòfol has greeted weary hikers as they make their way through the mountains near Spain’s Costa Blanca. That was, at least, until “intense” in...

Spanish driver who ate hash cakes claims diplomatic immunity from non-existent state

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A Spanish man who had eaten hash cakes before he was pulled over by police for driving erratically has been fined €2,001 (£1,680) after failing to convince officers he had immunity because he was a diplomat for an “in...

The other wild west in the Spanish desert – photo essay

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The worn wooden panels squeak under Rafael Molina’s heavy steps as he paces the saloon. Outside, the sound of a few loose galloping horses resonates from afar, breaking the silence of the surrounding desert. The town’...

Spanish minister defends police accused of brutality at Melilla border

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Spain’s interior minister has defended the behaviour of police who were filmed beating and pepper-spraying a young Sub-Saharan African man as he climbed over the border fence between Morocco and Spain’s north African ...

Culture wars rage as depopulated Spanish region goes to polls

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People in the Spanish region of Castilla y León vote on Sunday in a snap election that represents a massive gamble for the ruling conservative People’s party (PP). It could see a breakthrough by a new political platfo...

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