25th January 2021

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Belgium: no extradition of Spanish rapper

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A Belgian court on Monday rejected an extradition request for a Spanish rapper, who has been sentenced to three-and-a-half years in jail for allegedly praising terrorism
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Pedro Sánchez fights plagiarism allegation

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Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez angrily fought back Thursday against allegations that he plagiarised his doctoral thesis, in the same week his health minister resigned
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Spain approves exhumation of Franco

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Spanish lawmakers on Thursday approved a decree by the Socialist government authorising the exhumation of late dictator Francisco Franco from a vast mausoleum near Madrid.
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La Diada begins with traditional flower tributes

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La Diada, Catalonia’s National Day began this morning with the traditional floral tributes at the Rafael Casanova monument in Barcelona. The Catalan government, headed by
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Cameraman attacked at rally against yellow ribbons

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Three individuals at a protest in support of the removal of yellow ribbons attacked a cameraman for Spanish public broadcaster TeleMadrid, mistakenly identifying the channel
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Sánchez: defence of judge is a ‘state matter’

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Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has come out in defence of Pablo Llarena, the Supreme Court judge summoned to appear in a Belgian court as
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Spain hires lawyer for judge Llarena sued in Belgium

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The Spanish government has taken the first steps to hire a Belgian firm of lawyers in order to ‘defend Spain’s interests’ in the judicial process
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Controversy over alleged attack for removing yellow ribbons

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Yellow ribbons and bows showing support for the jailed Catalan pro-independence leaders are once more hitting the headlines and have become the focus of a political
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Franco exhumation: Spain passes decree

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Spain’s Socialist (PSOE) government passed a decree on Friday allowing the exhumation of the remains of Franco from his vast mausoleum, a decision that divides
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Franco exhumation creates political row

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For over 40 years the remains of dictator Francisco Franco have lain in the mausoleum outside Madrid known as the Valley of the Fallen. However,