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Female Spanish thriller writer Carmen Mola revealed to be three men

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A million euro literary prize has lured three Spanish men out of anonymity, to reveal that they are behind ultra-violent Spanish crime thrillers marketed as the work of “Spain’s Elena Ferrante” The men had published u...

Argentinian judge indicts Franco-era Spanish minister on homicide charges

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An Argentinian judge investigating cases that happened during the Franco dictatorship in Spain has indicted a former Spanish minister on four counts of homicide. Judge Maria Servini de Cuba, sitting in Buenos Aires, I...

Spanish former police inspector in court over ‘sewers of state’ scandal

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A former police inspector accused of spying on and working to discredit some of Spain’s most high-profile politicians and business people has gone on trial to face charges including bribery, forgery, extortion and inf...

Flamenco chime: Spanish town’s clock rings out star’s song

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Seven years after his sudden death, the birthplace of the pioneering flamenco guitarist and songwriter Paco de Lucía is honouring one of its most famous and beloved sons by using his music to mark the hour twice a day...

Ministro, esto es inapropiado!: Político español provoca polémica tras comentarios sobre turismo volcánico

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El ministro de Turismo de España ha sido acusado de insensibilidad después de sugerir que una erupción volcánica devastadora y en curso en la isla canaria de La Palma podría usarse como una "atracción" para atraer a los visitantes al archipiélago..

Spanish Canary Island volcano erupts after weeks of earthquakes

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A volcano has erupted on the Spanish Canary Island of La Palma after a week of building seismic activity. A huge column of smoke rose up after the eruption at 3.15 pm local time (14:15 GMT) in the Cumbre Vieja nationa...

Maria Mendiola, half of Spanish vocal duo Baccara, muere envejecido 69

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Maria Mendiola, one of the members of Baccara, cuyo 1977 disco hit Yes Sir, I Can Boogie is the unofficial anthem of Scotland football fans, ha muerto. Mendiola, who was one half of the Spanish duo, was best known for...

Spanish wildfires drive thousands from homes close to Costa del Sol

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People have fled their homes in six more Andalucían towns and villages as Spain sent in a military unit to help tackle wildfires raging close to a Costa del Sol resort. A blaze fanned by strong winds has driven out al...

Spanish woman raised by wrong family seeks damages for baby swap mistake

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A woman is seeking €3m (£ 2.5 millones) in damages from a regional health department in northern Spain after it emerged that she and another baby were accidentally handed to the wrong families hours after they were born almost...

Hair Truck: Spanish pair’s mobile salon brings styling to cut-off communities

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When Natalia López travels to her parents’ village in northern Spain, she packs the essentials: scissors, combs and clippers. As the Zaragoza-based hairdresser strolls the streets of Huesa del Común, an isolated hamle...

‘We left it in God’s hands’: floods wreck Spanish seaside town

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People in the town of Alcanar in north-east Spain have been assessing the damage caused to homes and businesses by flooding produced by intense rain that fell over large areas of the country. Residents said they were ...

"Queremos crear magia": Llevando el cine a remotos pueblos españoles

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Estirando seis metros y pintado de turquesa, el tráiler ha recorrido España, haciendo su camino a los pueblos de la cima de la montaña, plazas adoquinadas y centros históricos medievales. No importa la ubicación, el proceso comienza ...

Spanish couple arrested over toad-venom and ayahuasca rituals

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Spanish police have arrested a couple over accusations they were carrying out rituals – billed online as “international ancestral medicine” – involving an array of banned substances ranging from toad venom to ayahuasc...

Excommunicated Spanish ‘witch’ village turns curse into tourist cash

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Tucked into the foothills of northern Spain, the village of Trasmoz attracts thousands of tourists each year. For many, the allure is not its half-ruined castle nor stunning mountain backdrop but rather a curious quir...

A cycle through Spanish history: retracing the 1941 Vuelta a España

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The temperature stood at 42C as I rode into Salamanca one dog-day afternoon a little over a year ago. After two and a half brutal days I had finally completed stage one of the 1941 Vuelta a España, a stage won in just...

Spanish village hits back at urban tourist complaints

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Some called in to complain about braying donkeys. Other tourists dialled up officials in the northern Spanish village of Ribadesella, población 5,700, to notify them of the mess left behind by wandering cows. “Last w...

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