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Spanish Pop Icon Stalks U.N. Human Rights Chief, Demands Action on Venezuela

Spanish actor, artist, and pop icon Miguel Bosé – a household name in Latin America for decades – has launched a pressure campaign to elicit action from U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet that culminated with the singer storming the hotel housing her in Mexico on Tuesday, demanding she break her silence on the crisis in Venezuela.

El cantautor español Miguel Bosé presenta su álbum "Bosé MTV Unplugged" durante una conferencia de prensa en la Ciudad de México el miércoles 12 de octubre de 2016. (Foto AP/Marco Ugarte)

75 Percent of Spanish Cannabis Contains Human Faeces

A new study by a Spanish pharmacologist has revealed traces of human faeces in the vast majority of the cannabis sold on the streets of Madrid, Spain, and that it presents a very real health danger.

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Mob of Migrants Brutally Beat Spanish Guards

A mob of around twenty migrants in an asylum reception centre in Spain are said to have brutally beaten two security guards with sticks and rocks while threatening to kill them.

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Spanish Court Unseals Documents on Bizarre North Korean Embassy Raid

Documents unsealed by a Spanish court on Tuesday shed new light on a strange incident from February in which a mysterious group of armed individuals attacked the North Korean embassy in Madrid. The perpetrators have been revealed as members of a cultish group called Cheollima Civil Defense that appears dedicated to avenging the murder of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un’s half-brother, Kim Jong-nam.

Dissident group claims responsibility for raid on N. Korea's Madrid embassy

Catalonia’s Fugitive Ex-President to Run for European Parliament

MADRID (AP) – A political group that wants Catalonia to break away from Spain and become an independent country says the region’s former president is running for a seat in the European Parliament even though the Spanish government considers him a fugitive.

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Spanish Snap Election Confirmed After Govt Collapses

Following the collapse of the Spanish government, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez has announced that the country will hold fresh national elections. He has set a date of April 28th and populists seem set to make gains.

A man holding a Spanish flag arrives to take part in a demonstration calling for unity in Madrid on October 28, 2017, a day after direct control was imposed on Catalonia over a bid to break away from Spain. Spain moved to assert direct rule over Catalonia, replacing its executive …

Spain Modernizes Venezuelan Tanks, Violating EU Sanctions

The Spanish government will carry out an agreement to help modernize aspects of Venezuela’s fleet of tanks, despite the fact it violates a European Union-imposed embargo on arms sales to Nicolás Maduro’s socialist regime. 

Venezuelan AMX-30 tanks during maneuvers. ANDREW ALVAREZ (AFP/Getty Images)