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  • Jewish Travelers Separated, Removed from British-based EasyJet Airline in Barcelona

    05/09/2016 8:26:58 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 30 replies
    The Jewish Press ^ | May 8, 2016 | Hana Levi Julian
    A group of Jewish families that included elderly people, pregnant women and children were taken off an EasyJet passenger plane in Barcelona waiting to depart for Paris, according to a report on the European Jewish Press. One of the passengers, a Holocaust survivor, said the behavior of police who came to take the travelers off the flight was similar to that of the German Nazi SS police during World War II. The families were removed after the plane had been sitting on the tarmac for more than two hours, waiting for departure. Many of the Jewish men were wearing kippahs,...
  • Astronomy Picture of the Day -- Five Planets at Castell de Burriac

    02/06/2016 7:12:45 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    NASA ^ | February 06, 2016 | (see photo credit)
    Explanation: February's five planet line-up stretches across a clear sky in this predawn scene. A hilltop Castell de Burriac looms in the foreground, overlooking the town of Cabrera de Mar near Barcelona, Spain, planet Earth. The mosaicked, panoramic image looks south. It merges three different exposure times to record a bright Last Quarter Moon, planets, seaside city lights, and dark castle ruins. Seen on February 1st the Moon was near Mars on the sky. But this week early morning risers have watched it move on, passing near Saturn and finally Venus and Mercury, sliding along near the ecliptic toward the...
  • Julio Iglesias says he will not perform in 'clown' Donald Trump's casinos

    10/07/2015 12:14:30 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 97 replies
    the guardian ^ | Wednesday 7 October 2015 13.05 BST
    Spanish singer criticises anti-immigrant comments by US presidential hopeful, and apologises to clowns for comparison The Spanish singer Julio Iglesias has said he will no longer perform in casinos belonging to Donald Trump because of anti-immigrant comments by the US presidential hopeful. “I have sung many times in his casinos, but I won’t do it again. He seems to be an asshole,” Iglesias told the Barcelona-based daily newspaper La Vanguardia. “He thinks he can fix the world forgetting what immigrants have done for his country. He is a clown! And my apologies to clowns.” In June, Trump said in a...
  • Almost 1.5m people take part in Catalan [independence] march

    09/12/2015 6:59:00 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    RTE News ^ | 11 September 2015
    Some 1.4 million people have joined a march demanding independence for the Catalonia region from Spain, Barcelona city police said. Officials published the figure on Twitter after the demonstration, which marked the start of campaigning for a 27 September regional election billed by Catalan leaders as an indirect vote on independence. The city police force, which is controlled by city hall, estimated turnout at 1.4 million. Spanish government officials say half a million people are taking part in the march. Waving red and yellow Catalan flags, they marched down a major road into the city, yelling "Independence!" while some formed...
  • Magnetic Wormhole Created in Lab

    08/22/2015 12:14:30 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Scientific American ^ | August 21, 2015 | Tia Ghose and LiveScience
    Device acts like a wormhole, as if the magnetic field was transferred through an “extra special dimension”Ripped from the pages of a sci-fi novel, physicists have crafted a wormhole that tunnels a magnetic field through space. "This device can transmit the magnetic field from one point in space to another point, through a path that is magnetically invisible," said study co-author Jordi Prat-Camps, a doctoral candidate in physics at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in Spain. "From a magnetic point of view, this device acts like a wormhole, as if the magnetic field was transferred through an extra special dimension."...
  • Report: Israelis Banned from Buying French Soccer Tickets

    04/30/2015 12:57:56 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 20 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/4/15 | Moshe Cohen
    Israelis appear to have been banned from buying tickets to see the Paris St. Germain soccer team in action, NRG reported Sunday night. The discovery was made by an Israeli couple planning a trip to Paris who wanted to attend a game – and could not find a listing for Israeli orders on the group's ticket ordering web site. Guy Schleider of Ramat Gan perused the team's web site and went to the ticket buying area, where a drop-down list allowed residents of countries around the world to choose their home countries where tickets would be sent to. Included on...
  • Teen with crossbow goes on deadly school rampage

    04/21/2015 6:56:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies ^ | 4/20/2015 | Chris Perez
    Monday’s bloodshed began around 9:30 a.m., after the unidentified student arrived late for his 8 a.m. class. When the teen was chastised by his teacher for not being on time, the boy snapped — pulling out the crossbow and firing it at her head. He then set his sights on his classmates, striking the teacher’s daughter, who was also a student.
  • Germanwings A320 crash: Plane fell for 18 minutes (not 8)

    03/25/2015 5:24:23 AM PDT · by maggief · 172 replies
    The Scotsman ^ | March 25, 2015
    NEW evidence has emerged that the Germanwings Airbus A320 that crashed in southern France yesterday dived for 18 minutes, and not eight as previously thought. France’s Transport Minister Segolene Royal said this morning that the crew had stopped responding to radio messages at 10.30am, with the plane flying over the Mediterranean sea. The aircraft crashed into the side of a mountain in the French Alps at 10.48am, suggesting that the plane had descended from 28,000ft to 2,000ft without signalling an emergency. Ms Royal added that events in the cockpit in the 60 seconds between 10.30am and 10.31am were ‘crucial’ and...
  • Passenger plane crashes in French Alps (Airbus A320 - 148 Onboard?)

    03/24/2015 3:55:35 AM PDT · by Drago · 336 replies
    The Local - Fr ^ | 03/24/2015 | Oliver Gee
    "An Airbus A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, a security source has said." & "A Germanwings A320 has crashed in the southern French Alps, according to security sources."
  • Barcelona soccer team ‘set to cut ties with terror-financing Qatar’

    12/20/2014 1:59:25 PM PST · by Randall_S · 5 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | December 20, 2014 | Times of Israel staff
    Spanish soccer team FC Barcelona has reportedly decided not to renew its sponsorship deal with a Qatari group linked to the country’s royal family because of Qatar’s alleged involvement in funding Islamic extremist terrorist groups. Israel’s Channel 2 reported Friday night that Barcelona, arguably the world’s most popular soccer team, will not renew the deal, which has so far brought in close to $200 million, because of mounting concerns related to the gulf state’s involvement in financing terrorism. Israeli leaders have frequently charged that Qatar funds Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, and the TV report also cited alleged...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Bobo"(1967)

    07/27/2014 1:00:17 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | Robert Parrish
  • Planes almost collide in dramatic runway near-miss at Barcelona airport

    07/08/2014 9:33:43 AM PDT · by Former Fetus · 19 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/8/2014
    This is the terrifying moment two passenger jets came seconds from crashing into each other at Barcelona airport. The heart-stopping moment two passenger planes avoided a catastrophic collision was caught on camera on Saturday. Footage shows a Boeing 767 from the Russian airline UTair coming in to land on a runway at Barcelona's El Prat Airport. But with the plane just feet from touching down, an Aerolineas Argentineas Airbus A340 slowly taxis across the runway, forcing the still-airborne pilot to respond to the emergency by pulling back into the air. The quick-thinking pilot of the UTair jet landed the plane...
  • Dramatic Video Shows 'Near Miss' at Barcelona Airport

    07/07/2014 11:05:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | Mon July 7, 2014
    An apparent near miss between two aircraft that was captured on video at Barcelona Airport has prompted an investigation by Spanish aviation authorities. The video shows a Boeing 767 belonging to Russian airline UTair pulling up from its landing approach as an Aerolineas Argentinas Airbus A340 taxis across its path. No one was injured in the incident and the UTair plane was able to circle round and make a safe landing five minutes later. The video, shot on Saturday, had gained nearly two million YouTube hits by Monday. Spain's airport authority, AENA, said the government's Committee on Civil Aviation Incidents...
  • Barcelona university invents tool for measuring hate speech

    04/08/2014 12:29:49 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 08.04.12 @ 09:10 (Apr. 8) | Helena Spongenberg
    A team of academics in Catalonia have come up with a monitoring tool for xenophobic speech, something they say could be used at EU level too. Ricard Zapata-Barrero, professor of political and social sciences at Barcelona’s Universitat de Pompeu Fabre, and his colleague Gema Rubio Carbonero thought up the tool as a way for political parties to assess their own speeches and for civil society to scrutinize politicians. “Xenophobia is a construct,” says Zapata. He explains that political parties seek to divert public attention from the economic crisis by raising emotions and negative attitudes towards issues such as immigrants and...
  • Entire city goes with online-only voting

    04/06/2014 8:04:11 PM PDT · by null and void · 31 replies
    WND ^ | 4/6/14 | Aaron Klein
    It’s finally happening. An entire municipality will utilize online-only voting in the next election with all balloting to be run via Scytl, the tech company based in Barcelona, Spain. The controversial rollout is being deployed not in the U.S., where Scytl two years ago acquired 100 percent of SOE Software, the leading software provider of election management solutions in the United States. The online-only vote will take place Oct. 27 in Canada, when Leamington, Ontario, will become the first Canadian municipality to cast all ballots via an Internet-only voting process. Every registered voter in Leamington, with a population of about...
  • Check Out How Gaudi's 'Sagrada Familia' Will Look in 2026

    09/27/2013 7:13:32 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    Rome Reports ^ | 9/26/13
    ( VIDEO-) During his visit to Barcelona, Benedict XVI consecrated the city's famous 'Sagrada Familia.' Even though Masses are celebrated in the basilica, construction work is still going on. But now there's a way for visitors to see how Gaudi's masterpiece will look when it's all completed. With just a simple click, this video gives people an inside look at just how the basilica will look. If everything goes as planned, the construction project will be completed in the year 2026, so 154 years after Gaudi began working on it. The basilica's exterior is full of symbolism. There's a tower...
  • The Man Who Killed Leon Trotsky

    01/15/2009 11:58:28 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 16 replies · 1,869+ views ^ | Dec 28, 2008
    Ramón Mercader from Barcelona killed Trotsky with an ice axe in Mexico City. On 20th August 1940, the exiled Leon Trotsky was fatally wounded at his home in a suburb of Mexico City when an ice axe was driven into his skull. He cried out to his guards as they burst into his study, ‘Don’t kill him! He must talk.’ Despite struggling fiercely, and even managing to bite the hand of his assassin, Trotsky died the next day, and the man who wielded the murder weapon was sentenced to 20 years in prison. He insisted throughout his trial and his...
  • THE BIG STORY: Spain arrests woman with cocaine breast implants

    12/12/2012 11:08:12 AM PST · by LibWhacker · 27 replies
    AP ^ | 12/12/12
    MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities say they have arrested a Panamanian woman arriving at Barcelona airport with 1.38 kilograms (3 pounds) of cocaine concealed in breast implants. The Interior Ministry said Wednesday that border police noticed fresh scars and blood-stained gauze on her chest as well as pale patches beneath her skin.
  • Hamas Anger at Gift for Schalit

    09/28/2012 3:15:43 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/9/12 | Maayana Miskin
    Hamas has boycotted the Barcelona soccer team over a gift given to Gilad Shalit. Schalit, who was held captive by Hamas for several years, was given a complimentary ticket for a Barcelona game, AP reports. Schalit writes a newspaper sports column for the Hebrew-language daily Yediot Aharonot. Hamas officials confirmed that TV stations in Gaza will not broadcast Barcelona matches, and newspapers in the region will not write about the team. The team is normally very popular in Gaza. A Gaza organization for Arabs jailed in Israel termed Schalit “a murderer and a criminal” and questioned why Barcelona would wish...
  • 10-man Blues Reach Champions Final (Chelsea v. Barcelona)

    04/24/2012 4:09:01 PM PDT · by dfwgator · 7 replies
    BARCELONA, Spain -- Chelsea eliminated defending champion Barcelona and reached the Champions League final with a grueling 2-2 tie Tuesday night, winning the semifinal on 3-2 aggregate despite playing most of the game a man short.
  • Mark Lenzi, Olympic diving gold medalist, dead at 43

    04/10/2012 5:18:30 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Mark Lenzi, the 1992 gold medalist in men's springboard, died Monday at age 43. The American diver was hospitalized in Greenville, N.C. two weeks ago after suffering a series of fainting spells. Lenzi earned gold at the Barcelona Olympics and followed it up with a bronze medal performance in Atlanta. He was an All-American diver at the Indiana University, winning championships in the one-meter springboard, three-meter springboard and platform events in 1989. No American man has won a diving medal since Lenzi.
  • WSJ’s O’Grady: Soros Funds Terrorism

    04/28/2008 8:42:19 AM PDT · by vadum · 46 replies · 283+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | April 28, 2008 | Matthew Vadum
    Mary Anastasia O'Grady writes in today's Wall Street Journal that George Soros's Open Society Institute has been funding terrorism. In a column entitled Friends of Terror in Peru, O'Grady notes that Thursday's vote by the European Parliament to take the Peruvian guerrilla group known as the Tupac Amaru (aka MRTA) off its terrorist list has Peru in an uproar. For good reason: The MRTA is notorious for kidnapping, torturing and murdering civilians to advance its political agenda. More recently, Peruvian officials have linked it to Hugo Chávez's "Bolivarian Movement," which seeks to destabilize democracies in Latin America, and to the...
  • UEFA Champions League Final - FC Barcelona vs Manchester United - Live Thread

    05/28/2011 11:21:14 AM PDT · by dfwgator · 40 replies
  • Catholic Caucus: Barcelona archbishop begins excommunication [of] priest

    03/17/2011 2:17:37 PM PDT · by topher · 17 replies ^ | March 15, 2011 | by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Life, Family and Culture News Barcelona archbishop begins excommunication proceedings for priest who paid for abortion by Matthew Cullinan Hoffman Tue Mar 15 5:56 PM EST BARCELONA, March 15, 2011 ( - Barcelona archbishop Lluís Martínez Sistach has begun excommunication proceedings against a priest in his diocese who has boasted of paying for abortions and blessing homosexual unions, according a statement posted on the archdiocesan website. The communiqué states that the archbishop and two other diocesan officials met with Fr. Manuel Pousa i Engroñat yesterday, “regarding several declarations of said priest regarding an abortion published in a book about...
  • University of Barcelona suspends Mass due to 'progressive' student group (new term for secularists)

    01/26/2011 2:47:09 PM PST · by NYer · 10 replies
    cna ^ | January 26, 2011
    Barcelona, Spain, Jan 26, 2011 / 01:50 pm (CNA).- Administrators from the University of Barcelona, Spain have announced that its weekly Wednesday Mass will be suspended due to protests  by a group of self-proclaimed “secular progressive” students.The university stated that no more Masses will be celebrated “until the university can guarantee the security of students who wish to attend the liturgy.” At the beginning of November, shortly before Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Barcelona, a group of “secular progressive” students tried to boycott one of the university Masses, reported the Spanish newspaper ABC. Police then began providing security at the...
  • Barcelona to erect monument to gays and lesbians

    01/01/2011 9:12:05 AM PST · by marshmallow · 47 replies
    AFP ^ | 12/31/10
    MADRID — The Spanish city of Barcelona will erect a monument to gays, lesbians and transgendered people who have been persecuted and repressed "throughout history", it announced Thursday. The exact site of the pink, triangular stone monument has not yet been decided, but a spokesman for the city hall said the square outside the Sacred Heart, or Sagrada Familia, basilica "is one location that has been proposed". Pope Benedict XVI consecrated the city's emblematic Antonio Gaudi-designed church last month as hundreds of gays and lesbians staged a mass "kiss-in" to protest the Roman Catholic Church's stance on homosexuality. A statement...
  • Caganers: figurines of defecating world leaders in Catalan nativity scenes (Obama defecating)

    12/16/2009 8:30:37 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 37 replies · 2,495+ views
    AFP ^ | 12/16/2009 | Staff
    The Santa Llucia Christmas market in Barcelona sells everything you could need for your nativity scene. Little statues of Joseph and Mary? Check. A little baby Jesus? Check. Donkeys, sheep and cows? Check. Defecating world leaders? What? The 'caganer' (literally 'defecator') is a feature of Catalan nativity scenes. The figure is usually tucked away in a corner of the model, far away from the manger itself, for children to find. The caganer represents fertility and equality. The figure was traditionally a representation of a Catalan peasant wearing a red stocking hat, but modern caganers are often caricatures of famous people,...
  • Mumbai Terror Carnage: Now Breakthrough from Italy as well

    11/22/2009 1:44:54 AM PST · by Cindy · 6 replies · 589+ views
    COUNTERTERRORISM ^ | November 22, 2009 | By Animesh Roul
    SNIPPET: “In about less than a week, India will mark the first anniversary of the Mumbai terror attacks. After the US’ Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)’s Chicago breakthrough, now Italy has achieved some headway in the investigations relating to last year’s terror events(26/11). The Italian police have arrested, after almost a year long monitoring and surveillance, two Pakistani nationals (Father and Son duo) from Brescia city who are accused of sending funds from their money transfer agency and providing the logistical support to Pakistani terrorists. The suspects Mohammad Yaqub Janjua and Aamer Yaqub Janjua, owners of the Madina Trading telephone...
  • Is This The Beginning Of Water Wars?

    04/12/2008 11:06:20 AM PDT · by blam · 26 replies · 85+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-11-2008 | news service
    Is this the beginning of water wars? 18:00 11 April 2008 news service Catherine Brahic As Barcelona runs out of water, Spain has been forced to consider importing water from France by boat. It is the latest example of the growing struggle for water around the world – the "water wars". Barcelona and the surrounding region are suffering the worst drought in decades. There are several possible solutions, including diverting a river, and desalinating water. But the city looks like it will ship water from the French port of Marseilles. The water services authority in Marseille say that no...
  • Can we build stuff like this?

    03/31/2008 7:56:56 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 71 replies · 2,091+ views
    The Corvallis Gazette Times ^ | March 29, 2008 | The Corvallis Gazette Times
    If the British and French can design and build spectacular bridges at a modest or at least reasonable cost, why can’t we? Or maybe we can, but we haven’t tried it lately, at least not in Oregon. The question comes up because Peter DeFazio, our man in Washington, is chairman of the highways and transit subcommittee in the U.S. House. His committee will write the next highway bill, probably by the end of 2009. And when DeFazio led his colleagues on a fact-finding trip to Europe, he saw the viaduct at Millau. It’s the most spectacular bridge he has ever...
  • Suicide bomb suspects held at Gatwick after tip-off

    02/04/2008 6:43:03 AM PST · by forkinsocket · 15 replies · 203+ views ^ | February 3, 2008 | David Leppard
    SCOTLAND YARD is braced for a fresh wave of possible terrorist attacks against public transport after a group of suspected Islamist suicide bombers were arrested in a secret security operation at Gatwick airport. Six Pakistani men were held under anti-terrorism laws 10 days ago after they flew in from Barcelona. The arrests were prompted by a tip-off from the Spanish intelligence services after the discovery of a suspected Al-Qaeda terror cell in the city. The cell is alleged to have planned to detonate suicide bombs on the Barcelona Metro. The Spanish warned a similar attack was being planned here. The...
  • Islamists planned attacks across Europe: report

    01/26/2008 4:16:33 PM PST · by rbg81 · 13 replies · 113+ views
    Reuters ^ | 1/26/2008 | Andrew Hay
    MADRID (Reuters) - Islamist extremists were planning attacks across Europe, especially against public transport, before their arrests in Barcelona last weekend, a Spanish paper reported on Saturday, citing a would-be attacker's testimony. The Al Qaeda-inspired cell planned to attack the Barcelona metro and other targets in Spain, Germany, France, Portugal and the United Kingdom, said the bomber turned police informant. In testimony that led to the arrest of 14 South Asians last Saturday, the informant told police the group had a preference for attacks on public transport, especially metro systems, El Pais newspaper reported. "If we attack the metro, the...
  • Urgent Manhunt Across Europe for Terror Plotters(3 Cell Members May Be on a Mission)

    01/25/2008 5:45:45 PM PST · by Dog · 35 replies · 196+ views
    .abcnews. ^ | Jan. 25, 2008 | RICHARD ESPOSITO and PACO MEDINA
    ABC News has learned that the manhunt that began in Spain for suspected terror cell members has now extended to France and other European Union countries. Investigative sources tell ABC News the cell members are Spanish residents, including both nationals and foreigners. They are believed to have recently traveled to Spain from Waziristan, Pakistan, an area known as a hotbed for al Qaeda training and Taliban resurgence. The 14 suspected terrorists arrested last weekend in Spain were in the final stages of preparing a suicide attack using multiple bombs, according to sources close to the investigation being conducted by Spanish...
  • Spanish Terror Sting Foils Planned Attack

    01/23/2008 3:00:06 PM PST · by james500 · 8 replies · 111+ views
    AP via CBS News ^ | Jan. 23, 2008
    An Islamic militant cell broken up over the weekend in Barcelona was planning a suicide attack on the city's public transport network, a Spanish judge said Wednesday as he ordered 10 suspects jailed pending further investigation and freed two others. Judge Ismael Moreno, of the National Court, made the announcement after questioning the 12 suspects for seven hours. He said the attacks had been planned for last weekend. Fourteen suspects were arrested Saturday although two were released by Spanish authorities on Tuesday. The judge said that of the 10 people he is ordering kept in custody, three were planning to...
  • Spain arrests 14 terror suspects (Bomb materials found; "Imminent attack" planned)

    01/19/2008 7:22:27 AM PST · by Stoat · 39 replies · 719+ views
    The BBC ^ | Januray 19, 2008
    Spain arrests 14 terror suspects   Spain is still haunted by the Madrid bombings - carried out by Islamists Bomb-related material has been found during raids in Barcelona which led to the arrest of 14 people suspected of links with an Islamist terror network. Spanish Interior Minister Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba said the suspects included 12 from Pakistan and two from India. Local media reports that the Spanish intelligence agency had warned France, the UK and Portugal that a terror cell was preparing an imminent attack. This coincides with a European tour by Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf. Radical threat Police...

    09/25/2006 5:32:42 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 13 replies · 782+ views
    Sky News ^ | 9/25/06
    Updated: 12:12, Monday September 25, 2006 An explosion has ripped through a building in Barcelona, it is reported.Several people were injured and the cause of the blast has not been established.The Catalan regional police said there was no immediate indication of foul play and the blast may been caused by butane gas.It is not yet known if any of the injured have been seriously hurt.The building - in the Sant Andreu area - is still standing and the blast does not appear to have weakened its structure, he added. More follows ...
  • Qaeda eyed chemical hit on U.S. base in Spain

    05/03/2005 4:28:13 AM PDT · by jmc1969 · 7 replies · 619+ views ^ | May 3, 2005 | Reuters
    MADRID (Reuters) - An al Qaeda cell based in France planned a chemical attack on a U.S. naval base in Rota, Spain, newspaper ABC reported on Tuesday. Algerian Said Arif, extradited to France from Syria last year, has admitted his cell was plotting a chemical attack on the southern Spanish base controlled by the United States since 1953, the Spanish daily reported. The paper said Arif was considered a lieutenant of Jordanian Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, al Qaeda's leader in Iraq. Zarqawi himself was accused of planning a chemical attack last year in his native Jordan, which authorities thwarted. Arif was...
  • Explosion in Barcelona

    07/12/2005 12:47:48 AM PDT · by 12B · 27 replies · 1,364+ views
    Stock market rumour | 11-07-2005 | Self
    Hearing a bomb went of in Barcelona. Nothing in Reuters yet
  • Spanish police arrest 16 Islamic terror suspects, 11 linked to al-Zarqawi

    06/15/2005 7:12:53 AM PDT · by TexKat · 31 replies · 476+ views
    Canoe ^ | 6/15/05
    MADRID, Spain (AP) - Spanish police arrested 16 Islamic terror suspects in raids in several cities, including 11 suspected members of a group thought to have ties to Abu-Musab al-Zarqawi's "al-Qaida in Iraq," officials said Wednesday. The 11 were part of a support group for a Syrian-based network that recruited people for suicide attacks against U.S. and allied forces in Iraq, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. Some of the detainees had said that they themselves wanted to become "martyrs for Islam" and were waiting for orders to do so, the statement said. It did not specify how Spanish...
  • Gaudi’s Church of the Holy Family to be ready for worship in 2008

    06/05/2005 2:01:23 PM PDT · by NYer · 22 replies · 507+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | June 3, 2005
    Barcelona, Jun. 03, 2005 (CNA) - The Church of the Holy Family in Barcelona, the unfinished work of Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi, will be ready for worship in 2008 and its construction will be finished in 20 to 30 years if projections are accurate.In order for the church to open its doors in 2008, project leader Joan Rigol, recently named to the post by the Archbishop of Barcelona, explained that will be necessary to finish the roof over several parts of the church that remain uncovered.  He said the project committee expects this stage to be completed in the next...
  • Champions League: Round of 16, 2nd leg -- LIVE Thread (Vanity)

    03/08/2005 11:01:49 AM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 41 replies · 771+ views
    TODAY'S MATCHES @ 2:45PM EST: AC Milan v Manchester Utd Chelsea v Barcelona LIVE ON ESPN2 Lyon v Werder Bremen England's two leading clubs have it all do tonight as six teams chase places in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals. Chelsea FC and Manchester United FC both enter their first knockout round second-leg ties needing to overturn deficits. Premiership leaders Chelsea take on Primera División counterparts FC Barcelona trailing 2-1 from the first leg at Camp Nou, while United travel to AC Milan needing to score following a 1-0 defeat a fortnight ago.
  • Champions League: Big guns set for dramatic day LIVE Thread (Vanity)

    02/23/2005 11:00:31 AM PST · by soccer_linux_mozilla · 37 replies · 1,631+ views
    The Italian, Spanish, English and French soccer league leaders - will all be in action today in the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League. TODAY'S MATCHES: Barcelona v. Chelsea | Porto v. Inter | Manchester Utd v. AC Milan | Werder v. Lyon
  • White players urged to black faces to fight racism (Spainish Soccer)

    12/04/2004 3:17:21 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 7 replies · 524+ views
    ananova ^ | 12-4-04
    White players urged to black faces to fight racism The president of a Spanish club wants his white players to paint their faces black to combat racism. Angel Torres, of Getafe, made the call after racist chanting at the game between his club and Barcelona, reports Sporting Life. Barcelona's Samuel Eto'o and Ronaldinho were the victims of taunts in Getafe's Coliseum Alfonso Perez. Torres suggested the Getafe squad showed solidarity with black players by painting their faces black for their next game. "I have spoken to one of the club captain and I am certain that the players want to...

    10/14/2004 1:36:34 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 733+ views
    International Society for Infectious Diseases ^ | Tue, 12 Oct 2004 22:38:00 -0400 (EDT)
    On 6 Oct 2004 at the railway station of Sants de Barcelona, a blue paper bag was stolen from the owner of a clinical laboratory. It contained 5 glass tubes, 15cm long x 2cm wide, with black stoppers, containing cultures of _Mycobacterium tuberculosis_. They were wrapped in absorbent paper inside an opaque white plastic container with a black double cap. This was wrapped in brown parcel paper, with a letter describing the contents, which are highly contagious. The finder is asked to contact urgently the Cuerpo Nacional de Policia, tel. 091, the local police, tel. 092, and the Servicio de...
  • Breaking: Man diagnosed with SARS took 6 international flights....

    04/10/2003 3:28:10 PM PDT · by ConservativeMan55 · 21 replies · 306+ views
    Man diagnosed with SARS took 6 international flights, by the end of which he was extremely ill. En route, he flew from Hong Kong to Barcelona to Munich to Frankfurt to London and back to Munich -- and then back to Hong Kong... MORE...developing...breaking...China involved?????????
  • Caption Clinton

    07/12/2002 2:49:04 PM PDT · by Bars4Bill · 49 replies · 314+ views
    Former U.S. President Bill Clinton smiles during a conference on AIDS at the XIV International AIDS conference in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 11, 2002. (AP Photo/Denis Doyle) Former U.S. President Bill Clinton chats with youths about AIDS prevention at a MTV show in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday July 11 2002. Clinton is in Barcelona to attend the XIV International AIDS conference. (AP Photo/Denis Doyle)
  • Swoosh, it's the Nike condom, says Clinton

    07/11/2002 5:02:02 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 42 replies · 441+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | July 12, 2002
    Barcelona, Spain, July 12 Former US president Bill Clinton stole the show at the world AIDS conference on Friday, laughingly conjuring up the idea of Nike's swoosh logo in the form of a condom. Clinton took part in a "town hall forum" of present and former world leaders who aired their views about the global AIDS crisis. He was banteringly urged by the meeting's Thai moderator to encourage the US sportswear maker Nike to start marketing its own contraceptive to help promote anti-HIV practices among the young. "If in fact Nike got into the condom business, someone would have a...
  • Photo - Clinton arrives in Spain for International AIDS Conference

    07/10/2002 9:51:05 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 17 replies · 261+ views
    Associated Press | July 10, 2002
    Former U.S. president Bill Clinton chats with Ana Botella, the wife of Spain's Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar at the Moncloa Palace in Madrid, Spain Wednesday July 10, 2002. Clinton is in Spain to attend International Aids Conference in Barcelona. (AP Photo/Paul White)