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Virgin Mary With Turquoise Hair? Church Statues Get an Eye-Popping Paint Job

MADRID — St. Anne, the patron saint of the village of Rañadorio in northwestern Spain, has fuchsia lips, black eyeliner and a bright dress. The Virgin Mary has turquoise hair. Baby Jesus resembles a Playmobil figure. The figures, part of Read more…


England v Spain: Nations League – live! | Football

Peter Taylor, the one-time England manager, is fighting for survival at the foot of the National League with Dagenham & Redbridge. The reaction to the latest stop in the 65-year-old’s itinerant career has been consistent. Wow! And also, why? This Read more…


Poisoned Russian Ex-Spy Is Said to Have Worked With Spanish Intelligence

Since the fall of the Soviet Union, Spain has been a haven for Russian crime bosses and corrupt officials fond of Lamborghinis and sprawling villas on the Costa del Sol. Some are believed to have ties to the Kremlin. Mr. Read more…


Suspect in 1998 murder of Dutch boy arrested after mass DNA testing | World news

A suspect in the 1998 murder of a Dutch boy has been arrested in Spain, police in the Netherlands said on Sunday. Eleven-year-old Nicky Verstappen disappeared during the night of 9 August, 1998, while at a summer camp at the Read more…


‘All of Africa Is Here’: Where Europe’s Southern Border Is Just a Fence

CEUTA, Spain — For most migrants from Africa, the last stage of their trip to Europe involves some sort of perilous sea crossing. At the border in Ceuta, there is just a fence. Ceuta (pronounced say-YOU-tah) is one of the Read more…


Pier Collapse at Spain’s Vigo Music Festival Injures More Than 300

Hundreds of people were injured in northwestern Spain when a pier collapsed during an oceanside music festival in the city of Vigo, the authorities said on Monday. The pier collapsed around midnight Sunday, throwing people into the water below and Read more…


Robert Capa’s shell-damaged slum to be restored in Madrid | World news

A squat, dilapidated house in southern Madrid that was bombed by the Nazis and immortalised by the photojournalist Robert Capa is to be preserved as a reminder of the suffering caused by the Spanish civil war and a testament to Read more…


Ryanair, Long Opposed to Unions, Grapples With Strikes in Europe

LONDON — Ryanair cabin crews in several European countries went on strike on Wednesday, the start of a planned two days of industrial action that has forced the low-cost carrier to cancel hundreds of flights, affecting around 50,000 passengers. The Read more…


Spain’s Popular Party Elects Pablo Casado, a Hard Liner, to Replace Rajoy

MADRID — Spain’s opposition Popular Party has elected Pablo Casado to replace Mariano Rajoy as its leader, choosing a hard liner who wants to stop the Socialist government from making concessions to Catalan separatists and from legalizing euthanasia. Mr. Casado, Read more…


World Cup 2018: Messi, Ronaldo out and Spain v Russia buildup – live! | Football

As a 9 year old in Dublin, wearing my O’Neills Brazil kit, captivated by Socrates and Eder screamers v Russia. I was hooked, scrapbook meticulously updated before my dad read the paper. Tears when Rossi killed the dream. So many Read more…