Thursday, 19 January 2017

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Five Spanish bankers jailed

FIVE former bank executives for Novacaixagalicia bank have been jailed over their combined severance packages of €19 million, which they took while knowing that the bank was on the brink of collapse. Spain’s highest court has ruled that the five men should be jailed because “these are people who managed…

Animals shot in ‘barbaric’ attack

FIVE dogs were shot and killed and a horse nearly blinded in a ‘barbaric’ attack which is being blamed on hunters in a national park near Granada. The plight of Illona Mitchell’s animals has led rescue centres and animal charities from around the world to offer their help. Enough money…

Frozen felines: Guardia Civil issue warning that could save thousands of cats' lives

THE cold snap sweeping through Spain has led police to issue warnings about the potential dangers people can face. Their latest tweet warns people that cats often seek shelter from the cold inside car wheel arches and engine compartments. “Have you seen that due to the cold stray cats are…

Guardia Civil arrest two Albanian robbers in Madrid

A PAIR of Albanians aged 25 and 30 travelled to Madrid on a ‘city break in’ to rob houses in affluent areas near to the A6 road with the intention of returning home within a matter of months taking their ill-gotten gains with them. Officers of the Guardia Civil noticed…

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Winter is here: mass of polar air brings freezing conditions to much of Spain

THE freezing conditions which have gripped Europe over the last week are set to descend on Spain from Tuesday, January 17. The Spanish meteorological service, AEMET, has issued a yellow severe weather alert for low temperatures in Jaen, Granada and Almeria, with a coastal warning also in place. Snow is…

Weapons ‘capable of shooting down aircraft’ seized by Spanish police in €10 million raid

SPANISH police have seized around 12,000 illegal weapons, some of which are ‘capable of shooting down aircraft.’ Five suspects, including one woman, were arrested during the sting, which involved raids in the northern towns of Olot (Girona), Liendo (Cantabria), Galdakao and Getxo (both in the Basque Country). In the latter…

Spain's King Felipe arrives in Saudi Arabia to strengthen economic ties

AS WAS forecast several months ago in Euro Weekly News, King Felipe finally arrived in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) on Saturday January 16 on an official visit which may earn Spain several billion euros. The delayed visit following the death of the brother of the Saudi King is ostensibly to discuss…

A licence to drive a car or lorry… and now ride a bike?

THE Royal Automobile Club of Spain (RACE) has suggested cyclists should require licences before they can go on the road. A points system for the licence, compulsory insurance and even a licence plate are also included in the proposals. As it stands, cyclists share almost identical rights as pedestrians, except…

Illegal cigarettes discovered in Valencia by National Police

CIGARETTE smugglers are looking further afield as it becomes more difficult to obtain illicit supplies locally and the latest seizure by the National Police saw 475,000 packs arrive from the United Arab Emirates. Working closely with the Spanish Tax Agency, officers were alerted to the possible arrival of a container…

WATCH: Thirteen held over drug trafficking in southern Spain

Police arrested thirteen people in connection with a drugs ring accused of distributing large quantities of cocaine over southern Spain and Levante. An investigation launched by the police in March led them to the suspected ringleader, who owned a number of properties across Spain as well as a fleet of…

Sex clubs closed and 15-year-old girl rescued by Guardia Civil

IN A co-ordinated series of raids, officers of the National Police have closed down six hostess clubs, arrested 17 and released a 15-year-old forced into prostitution. The enquiry started in March 2016 when a number of women who had themselves been victims of sexual exploitation advised officers of the activities…

Fugitive cocaine kingpin with permanent erection captured in Spain

AN Italian mafia boss who snorted so much cocaine he was left with a permanent erection has been arrested in Spain after seven years on the lam. Francesco Castriotta, nicknamed the ‘Lord of Coca’ had been sentenced to 21 years by a Milan court for conspiracy to supply cocaine across…
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