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  • Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Language

    10/08/2018 6:15:43 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 17 replies
    SpanishDict. ^ | Columbus Day | Nicole B.
    In the U.S., today is "Columbus Day". Not much is done to celebrate it, although most schools and government jobs have the day off. It occurred to me that in part, it is due to Spain and Queen Isabella, Christopher Columbus and the discoveries of the New World that has led most of us to even be interested in this site. Just think of how many millions of people speak Spanish now around the world as a result of this discovery. When you think of most of the continent of South America, Central America, Cuba, Puerto Rico, The Dominican Republic,...
  • Scandals pile pressure on Spain’s Sánchez to call early election

    10/05/2018 9:42:43 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | October 5, 2018 7:19 AM | Belén Carreño
    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez faces growing pressure from within his Socialist Party to call an early election, before scandals besetting his four-month-old minority government undermine a surge in voter support. Riding high in the polls, Sánchez aims to serve a full term to mid-2020 as he focuses on approving next year’s budget and countering renewed independence moves in the Catalonia region. But last week, his science minister was forced to deny media reports he cheated on his taxes, days after a recording emerged of the justice minister using a homophobic slur. Two other ministers have already been pushed out,...
  • Need a helping paw? Rabbit digs out cat friend who is locked in a shed

    10/01/2018 9:48:05 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2018 | Claire Anderson
    This is the adorable moment when a rabbit digs a hole to help a trapped cat in Spain. Luckily, Chasky the rabbit comes up with a genius solution to free his cat friend, Pelu. The fluffy pet quickly digs a hole near the shed for the cat to fit through.
  • Trump suggested Spain build Sahara wall to stem migrants [Spain’s FM claimed, last week]

    09/30/2018 6:39:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 20 September 2018 16:07 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spain’s foreign minister revealed that US President Donald Trump suggested building a wall along the Sahara desert to stem the arrival of migrants, as he plans to do on the Mexican border. “Closing ports is not a solution, and neither is building a wall along the Sahara like President Trump suggested to me recently,” Josep Borrell told a lunchtime gathering this week, according to a video released by Spanish media. “Just build a wall that borders the Sahara,” he quoted Trump as telling him. “But do you know how big the Sahara is?” the minister responded. He did not give...
  • Real Madrid's guest of honor is teen terrorist

    09/29/2018 12:13:58 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/9/18
    Real Madrid, a Spanish soccer club, on Friday hosted teen terrorist Ahed Tamimi. Tamimi served an eight-month prison sentence for attacking IDF soldiers, and has since said that her goal is to "eliminate Israel." Tamimi met with Emilio Butragueño, a former Real Madrid player. She also received a soccer shirt sporting her name and the number 9. Real Madrid welcomed Palestinian teenage activist Ahed Tamimi to the Santiago Bernabeu yesterday after spending eight months in prison for slapping an Israeli soldier in December 2017," the team tweeted Saturday. Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon tweeted, "The prestigious soccer club of Real...
  • Turkey’s requests for arrest from Germany (848 submitted to Interpol)

    09/20/2018 7:30:07 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | Wednesday, 19 Sep 2018, 13:00 | ANF BERLIN
    Turkey has submitted close to a thousand requests to Germany for search and arrest warrants. Andrej Hunko from Die Linke said Turkey is abusing the Interpol. Germany’s Ministry of Justice responded to a written inquiry by Die Linke (The Left) and said since the coup attempt in 2016, Turkey has submitted large numbers of requests to the German Police for search and arrest warrants. Turkey has submitted a total of 848 requests for search and arrest warrants through the Interpol. QUESTION NOT RESPONDED TO Germany’s Ministry of Justice didn’t provide information on what percentage of Turkish requests had been met,...
  • The Joy When Girl with Special Needs Cuddles Shelter Cat No One Else Wanted

    09/14/2018 4:52:53 AM PDT · by vannrox · 26 replies
    Lovemeow ^ | 11jan17 | Amy Bojo
    No one at the shelter understood why a cat named Lou couldn't find a home. When a family finally took a chance on the sweet kitty, they knew that Lou is meant for someone very special. Lorca AnimalLou came to the Lorca Animal, a rescue group in Lorca, Spain, hoping for a second chance. He is a very affectionate little guy with a wonderful personality. Lou loves people and is a great cuddler.However, Lou had a hard time finding a home. He waited at the shelter for a long time until a woman named Isa saw something very special...
  • Spanish PM denies plagiarism as degree scandal deepens

    09/13/2018 12:34:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 13 September 2018 14:04 CEST+02:00 | AFP
    Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Thursday denied allegations he plagiarized his doctoral thesis as he battles a raft of problems in a week that has seen him lose his health minister over similar reports of academic irregularities. “The information appearing in certain media claiming the existence of plagiarism in my doctoral thesis is absolutely FALSE,” Socialist Sánchez tweeted just two days after Carmen Montón quit as health minister amid reports of irregularities in how she obtained her degree. Spanish media said Montón had been awarded grades without attending classes and that her final project contained plagiarized passages — charges...
  • News Summary At This Hour-9/12/2018

    09/12/2018 5:16:47 AM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 9/12/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Powerful Hurricane Florence continues to move towards landfall Friday on the coast of the Carolinas with maximum sustained winds of 130 miles per hour. The storm is now centered 530 miles southeast of Cape Fear, North Carolina.... Russia wants the United States and its allies to reveal their intentions in Syria. This was the message from Russian UN representative Vasily Nebenzya at the UN Security Council Tuesday.... The Russian Foreign Ministry warned against "new dangerous steps" in Syria.... And in Syria itself the Russian Center for Syrian Reconciliation says a fake chemical attack is being recorded on video..... Russian President...
  • Iberia’s Neolithic Farmers Linked to Modern-Day Basques

    09/08/2015 12:40:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    archaeology.org ^ | Tuesday, September 08, 2015
    DNA samples were obtained from eight early Iberian farmers whose remains were discovered in Spain’s El Portalón cave in Atapuerca. Like populations in central and northern Europe, the Iberian farmers had traveled from the south and mixed with local hunter-gatherer groups. “The genetic variation observed in modern-day Basques is significantly closer to the newly sequenced early farmers than to older Iberian hunter-gatherer samples,” “Parts of that early farmer population probably remained relatively isolated since then (which we can still see in the distinct culture and language of Basques)
  • Leaving for Camino de Santiago tomorrow

    09/10/2018 1:55:34 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 27 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 9/10/2018 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Tomorrow morning I board a flight from Malaga to Santiago de Compostela then, 2 buses later, I arrive in Sarria and immediately start walking 20km to Portomarin. Most people who walk from Sarria to Santiago do it in 5 stages but I will be doing it in 6 so I have more time to sightsee along the way, plus I will have 1 full day in Santiago after I arrive and before my flight back. Weather looks good in the 10 day forecast so it should be a good walk.
  • Rafael Nadal defends the ban of Serena Williams’ catsuit

    08/29/2018 7:00:57 AM PDT · by vespa300 · 49 replies
    New York Post ^ | 08/28/2018 | Jonathan Lehman
    “I really believe when you have a tournament like Wimbledon that they do what they want. You cannot say to another event that they have to do another thing. That’s my opinion. Why if Wimbledon have they own rules, why Roland Garros cannot have it?”
  • Italy and Hungary Create 'Anti-Immigration Axis'

    09/03/2018 8:55:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 25 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | September 1, 2018 | Soeren Kern
    "We are close to a historic turning point at the continental level. I am astonished at the stupor of a political left that now exists only to challenge others and believes that Milan should not host the president of a European country, as if the left has the authority to decide who has the right to speak and who does not -- and then they wonder why no one votes for them anymore." — Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini. "This is the first of a long series of meetings to change destinies, not only of Italy and of Hungary, but...
  • Stunned beachgoers watch as ANOTHER boat full of African migrants washes up in Spain [tr]

    08/29/2018 7:27:13 AM PDT · by C19fan · 39 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 29, 2018 | Sara Malm and Natalia Penza
    A boat carrying young migrants has landed on a beach in southern Spain, catching holidaymakers by surprise in the second such incident in two days. Video footage shows the boat approaching the shore and at least two dozen people jumping off into the shallows before running across the sand. The migrants, seemingly all young men, dash past beach-goers on their towels as they try to make it off the sands before being caught by authorities.
  • D-Day Reloaded? Watch African Invaders Storming a Beach in Spain (VIDEO)

    08/28/2018 5:08:33 PM PDT · by davikkm · 33 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    I really don’t know how to begin this article, but to ask you to watch this 1 minute video taken on Sunday afternoon by a shocked tourist at La Barrosa beach in Cádiz, Spain. The 54 seconds long video depicts a platoon of sorts, composed presumably of Angela Merkel’s engineers and architects, storming a sunny beach in Spain upon their arrival in a flashy rubber dingy; you know, Spain, a so-called civilized country with a standing army and member of NATO, formerly conquered by Muslim Moors over 1,000 years ago if memory serves. And it’s happening again, but this time...
  • 'They're heading for the all-inclusive': ... 50 migrants ... storm Spanish beach near luxury hotel

    08/27/2018 3:21:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 11 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Aug 27, 2018 | Natalia Penza
    This is the astonishing moment migrants stormed a packed tourist beach and clambered up a cliff after jumping off their boat in southern Spain. Holidaymakers watched open-mouthed as the semi-inflatable Zodiac carrying around 50 Moroccans - including about ten children - beached near a luxury hotel area on Spain's Costa de la Luz.Footage shows refugees sprinting up the popular Barrosa Beach at about 3.30pm on Sunday before attempting to scale cliffs. The incident happened near a purpose-built residential and tourist resort called Sancti Petri which boasts shops, restaurants and several four and five-star hotels. A tourist filming the scene could...
  • 17,500 Dutchmen Gave Their DNA in a Murder Inquiry. After 20 Years, an Arrest.

    08/27/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 17 replies
    MSN NYTimes ^ | August 27, 2018
    BRUSSELS — For 20 years, the Dutch police investigated the rape and murder of an 11-year-old schoolboy, and the Dutch news media chronicled the case’s many twists and turns . Now, after an investigation in which 17,500 Dutchmen voluntarily took part in DNA profiling, a suspect has been arrested in Spain. The boy, Nicky Verstappen, had attended a summer camp at a nature reserve in the southern Netherlands in 1998. On a night that August, he left his tent and never returned. His body, pajama-clad and barefoot, was discovered the next day, hidden in a dense pine forest about a...
  • Franco’s family to take charge of Spanish dictator’s remains

    08/25/2018 9:13:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 25, 2018 8:21 AM EDT | Joseph Wilson
    The family of the late Spanish dictator Francisco Franco will take charge of his remains after Spain’s government has them exhumed from a mausoleum, his relatives said Saturday. “Of course we will take charge of the remains of my grandfather,” Franco’s grandson, Francis Franco, told Spanish newspaper La Razon in an interview published Saturday. “We won’t leave them in the hands of the government.” While criticizing the decision to exhume his grandfather, he says the family doesn’t plan to fight the legal changes that Spain’s center-left government approved Friday to have Franco’s body dug up and removed from a mausoleum...
  • Spain sets in motion plan to dig up former dictator Franco

    08/24/2018 1:21:09 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 30 replies
    Ass Press ^ | 08/24/2018
    MADRID (AP) — Spain’s center-left government approved legal amendments Friday to make sure that the remains of former dictator Gen. Francisco Franco will be dug up and removed from a controversial national mausoleum honoring the nation’s civil war dead. The minority Socialist government is certain that parliament will endorse the amendments, probably in a debate next month, deputy prime minister Carmen Calvo told reporters. The amendments to Spain’s Historical Memory Law of 2007 grant the government the power to exhume Franco’s body. That change aims to thwart legal efforts by Franco’s descendants and supporters to block the exhumation in the...
  • Madrid to open first public retirement home for gay people

    08/22/2018 7:16:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 22 August 2018 12:20 CEST+02:00
    A project to open an LGTB-friendly retirement home has been given the green light by authorities in Madrid with plans to open it by the end of the year. A building in the Villaverde district in the south of Madrid has been earmarked to house the retirement home, which will be funded by public money from Madrid’s regional government. The new center will be home to 66 permanent residents, and will have a day center for a further 30 people. Federico Armenteros has been working for almost a decade to set up a specialized residence for elderly gay people through...