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  • 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...
  • Czech Prime Minister Calls For No Illegal Immigrants In Europe Ahead Of Visit To Italy

    08/28/2018 7:24:50 AM PDT · by Pavegecko · 11 replies ^ | 8/28/18 | L Todd Wood
    Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis wants to stop, and remove, illegal immigration from Europe. He made the comments on the way to a meeting with the new Italian government which is also anti-migrant, and has been stopping migrant ships from unloading in Italian ports. Italian Prime Minister Salvini, along with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz, have ignited a new populist wave in Europe that is threatening the old, socialist, Soros-dominated EU order. “If Italy and Malta won’t welcome (the migrants), then Spain will. And so we’re sending the message to migrants that it’s possible to come to Europe, from Morocco via...
  • '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 ^ | 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...
  • not forsaken but Esteemed[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/21/2018 9:38:05 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    I have not forsaken you, even now you stand in my courts beside me as I in all My majesty release my justice and blessings . You see you are on display in my courts as one wise and esteemed for you know IAM and in the precipise of this revelation all of creation stands before The living God awaiting My desire for I AM All in All and this is who you know to be True and Faithfull as Creator Lord and God . Yahweh is My name and there is nothing before I AM. Therfore fear not oh...
  • News Summary At This Hour

    08/20/2018 7:48:35 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 2 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 8/20/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    Its Tuesday in Australia where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull survived a vote of confidence as Liberal Party caucus met just 24 hours after Turnbull backed down on part of an energy policy he announced last week. Turnbull abandoned a plan setting targets for carbon emissions opposed by many caucus members. The Liberal Party has also been reeling from defeats in recent by-elections for lower house seats in Parliament. Mr. Turnbull was able to survive a challenge from Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton winning 48-35 in the caucus meeting. A win for Turnbull but a narrow one in the context of...
  • Penn lawyer who defended immigrants could face her own deportation

    08/19/2018 8:11:41 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 36 replies ^ | Aug 19, 2018
    After graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2015, Esperanza Franco headed south to the border, where she worked defending immigrants who faced deportation. Now she’s the one who might get kicked out of the country. Franco says her former employer’s mishandling of a work-visa application — she came here from Spain five years ago — has put her in danger of losing her legal status. She fears that in less than a month, she could end up being jailed in the same Arizona detention center where she has gone to visit clients. “I’m going through so much...
  • Shocking moment street traders WHIP an American tourist with a belt ‘when he tries to stop [tr]

    08/03/2018 5:54:00 AM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | August 3, 2018 | Phoebe Southworth
    Shocking footage shows an American tourist being whipped by street traders in Barcelona during a violent brawl. The man was reportedly set upon by the thugs in the Plaça de Catalunya after he intervened to stop them throwing insults at a woman pushing a pram. Video filmed by a startled onlooker shows the group of men punching the unnamed victim, who is reportedly aged 45.
  • Barack Obama told me I was right to sack Julen Lopetegui - Spain FA chief

    07/31/2018 7:39:51 AM PDT · by neverevergiveup · 11 replies
    ESPNFC ^ | 7/31/2018 | Adriana Garcia
    Spanish football federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales said former United States President Barack Obama reassured him he had done the right thing by sacking Julen Lopetegui before the start of the World Cup. The RFEF dismissed Lopetegui when it discovered he had agreed to coach Real Madrid after the tournament despite being under contract with the national team. Obama and his family travelled to Spain on holiday earlier this month and spent a few days in Madrid, where he met Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and King Felipe VI, as well as Rubiales, at a reception.