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Basque Police Officer Dies During Rioting Between Spartak Moscow And Athletic de Bilbao Fans In Bilbao

NEWS: A Basque Police officer has died while policing a riot between Spartak Moscow and Athletic de Bilbao fans in the area around the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao on Thursday evening. Spain's Home Secretary, Juan Ignacio Zoid... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **On Freedom Of Speech In Spain**: Freedom of speech is being questioned again in Spain this week following three decisions. One should be condemned, the second is too early to tell and the the third is the result of due p... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Friday, Feb 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Police Office Dies In Football Riot**: A Basque Police officer has died while policing a riot between Spartak Moscow and Athletic de Bilbao fans in the area around the San Mamés stadium in Bilbao on Thursday evening. Mar... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Left Denounces Rapper Jail Sentence**: Pablo Iglesias (Podemos) said a "regression" of civil liberties was taking place in Spain that was "incompatible with democracy". Ciudadanos said glorification of terrorism charges... (Read full story).

Supreme Court Rejects Rapper's Appeal Against 3.5 Year Jail Term For Terrorism And Slander Charges

NEWS: On Wednesday, Spain's Supreme Court confirmed a sentence handed down by the National High Court in Madrid last February to a rap artist, José Miguel Arenas Beltrán, known by the state name of "Valtonyc", for a total of thr... (Read full story).

Anna Gabriel's New Haircut

EDITORIAL: A woman may, of course, change her appearance whenever she chooses and for whichever reasons she deems desirable. Beauty is boundless and lies, as the saying goes, in the eyes of its many beholders. But when a politician c... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Thursday, Feb 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Court Orders Arrest Of Anna Gabriel**: Spain's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of former CUP spokeswoman Anna Gabriel on Wednesday, after she failed to appear before an investigating judge in Madrid to answer accusatio... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Court Orders Arrest Of Anna Gabriel**: ([Read now](/articles/1384-180221141044-supreme-court-orders-arrest-of-anna-gabriel)) (Read full story).

Supreme Court Orders Arrest Of Anna Gabriel

NEWS: Spain's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of former CUP spokeswoman Anna Gabriel on Wednesday, after she failed to appear before an investigating judge in Madrid to answer accusations of rebellion, sedition and the misuse o... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Ex CUP Leader Not Going To Court**: The former spokeswoman for Catalonia's radical-left pro-separatist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), Anna Gabriel, has told Swiss newspaper Le Temps that she will not be appearing before ... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Ex CUP Leader Not Going To Court**: The former spokeswoman for Catalonia's radical-left pro-separatist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), Anna Gabriel, has told Swiss newspaper Le Temps that she will not be appearing before ... (Read full story).

From Switzerland, Former Separatist Leader Gabriel Says She Will Not Return To Supreme Court In Madrid

NEWS: The former spokeswoman for Catalonia's radical-left pro-separatist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), Anna Gabriel, has told Swiss newspaper [Le Temps][1] (French) that she will not be appearing before the Supreme Court in Mad... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Tuesday, Feb 20, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Spain's De Guindos To Be ECB VP**: "The Eurogroup today gave its support to the candidacy of Luis de Guindos for the position of Vice President of the European Central Bank (ECB)." ([Read now](/articles/1378-180219172335... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **Spain's De Guindos To Be ECB VP**: "The Eurogroup today gave its support to the candidacy of Luis de Guindos for the position of Vice President of the European Central Bank (ECB)." ([Read now](/articles/1378-180219172335... (Read full story).

Spain's Luis De Guindos Wins Job As European Central Bank Vice President From June 1

NEWS: The Eurogroup of eurozone finance and economy ministers confirmed in a statement on Monday that Spain's Economy Minister, Luis De Guindos, will be appointed Vice President of the European Central Bank from June 1. "The ... (Read full story).

2018 Polls Show 3-Way Struggle For Minority Lead

NEWS: Opinion polls published since January 1 in Spain show three parties in the lead group, alternately vying for first place between 20% and 30%. The latest survey, published by Invymark and La Sexta on Sunday evening, awar... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Monday, Feb 19, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Pop Star Sings New Spanish Anthem**: Well-known pop star Marta Sánchez has invented, and sung, a new version of Spain's national anthem, the Marcha Real ("Royal March"), a military march whose music dates from the eighte... (Read full story).

Pop Star Invents New Words For Spain's Wordless National Anthem And Is Praised By Political Right

NEWS: Well-known pop star Marta Sánchez has invented, and sung, a new version of Spain's national anthem, the Marcha Real ("Royal March"), a military march whose music dates from the eighteenth century. Ms. Sánchez sung her n... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Sunday, Feb 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM

BRIEFING: **Former Separatist MP In Geneva**: Anna Gabriel, a former regional MP in Catalonia for the radical-let pro-separatist CUP, who acted as the party's spokeswoman during the months of the Catalan independence crisis last yea... (Read full story).

Former Catalan Separatist MP With Supreme Court Date This Week Is In Switzerland, El Periódico Reports

NEWS: Anna Gabriel, a former regional MP in Catalonia for the radical-let pro-separatist Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP), who acted as the party's spokeswoman during the months of the Catalan independence crisis last year, is in ... (Read full story).

Spain Briefing: Friday, Feb 16, 2018 at 10:00 PM

BRIEFING: **More Spanish For Catalan Schools**: The central government will ensure the rights of parents to choose for their children to be taught in Spanish [as well as Catalan] in Catalonia, according to the law, government spokes... (Read full story).
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