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  • Topless Feminist Activist Attacks Donald Trump's Wax Statue

    01/18/2017 7:28:15 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    News 18 India ^ | January 19, 2017 | Reuters
    Madrid: A topless activist from the feminist group FEMEN attacked a life-size wax statue of US President-elect Donald Trump during an unveiling ceremony at Madrid's wax museum on Tuesday. Reuters journalists at the scene saw the woman push past security ropes and place her hand on the statue's crotch while screaming "grab patriarchy by the balls." Museum staff spent several minutes trying to restrain the woman before eventually bundling her out through a back door....
  • Topless FEMEN activist squeezes Trump waxwork’s groin while shouting......(BARF ALERT)

    01/17/2017 6:38:55 PM PST · by Morgana · 58 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | January 17, 2017 | Chris Summers For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Topless FEMEN activist squeezes Trump waxwork’s groin while shouting ‘grab patriarchy by the balls’ during unveiling ceremony in Spain A topless activist from a feminist group grabbed a life-size waxwork of US President-elect Donald Trump by the balls today, hijacking an unveiling ceremony in Madrid. The large-breasted woman, from the FEMEN pressure group, pushed past security ropes and placed her hand on the statue's crotch while screaming: 'Grab patriarchy by the balls.' Museum staff struggled with the semi-naked woman for several minutes before before eventually bundling her out through a back door. Scroll down for video
  • Regions and territories: Western Sahara

    05/23/2011 8:40:24 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    BBC ^ | Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | unattributed
    A mainly desert territory in north-west Africa, Western Sahara is the subject of a decades-long dispute between Morocco and the Algerian-backed Polisario Front. The territory is phosphate-rich and believed to have offshore oil deposits. Most of it has been under Moroccan control since 1976. Western Sahara fell under Spanish rule in 1884, becoming a Spanish province in 1934. Nationalism emerged in the 1960s, as nomadic Saharans, or Saharawis, settled in the region. Polisario was set up on 10 May 1973 and established itself as the sole representative of the Saharan people. Some 100,000 refugees still live in Polisario's camps in...
  • BREAKING: Gunman screaming 'Allahu Akbar' opens fire in Spanish supermarket

    01/11/2017 10:36:05 AM PST · by wtd · 102 replies
    UKExpress ^ | January 11, 2017 18:26
    BREAKING: Gunman screaming 'Allahu Akbar' opens fire in Spanish supermarket A GUNMAN has opened fire in a Spanish supermarket while shouting "Allahu Akbar", police have said. The man was reportedly carrying gasoline and gunpowder in his pockets as he entered the Mercadona shop, in As Lagoas. Numerous shoppers were inside making their purchases when the armed assailant entered and fired several shots. A supermarket employee said the man, who was standing just a few metres from him, yelled "Allahu Akbar", which translates to "God is greatest". Police arrived at the scene to arrest the attacker. One witness told local media:...
  • Baker wants Israel excluded from regional conference

    12/06/2006 12:43:40 PM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 222 replies · 3,412+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | December 5, 2006
    The White House has been examining a proposal by James Baker to launch a Middle East peace effort without Israel. The peace effort would begin with a U.S.-organized conference, dubbed Madrid-2, and contain such U.S. adversaries as Iran and Syria. Officials said Madrid-2 would be promoted as a forum to discuss Iraq's future, but actually focus on Arab demands for Israel to withdraw from territories captured in the 1967 war. They said Israel would not be invited to the conference. “As Baker sees this, the conference would provide a unique opportunity for the United States to strike a deal without...
  • I-66 tolls a good idea for Northern Virginia

    01/05/2017 8:00:41 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 18 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | December 19, 2016 | Patrick Rhode
    Dear Editor, As states and municipalities around the nation struggle to find ways to afford much-needed improvements to aging and congested roadways, the Commonwealth of Virginia has established itself as an innovative leader when it comes to carefully prioritizing the state’s transportation investments and wisely leveraging private sector resources to ensure the best deal for state taxpayers. The I-66 Outside the Beltway project exemplifies this leadership, and Cintra, together with its partner Meridiam, is proud to be part of the team selected by the Commonwealth to finance, design, build, operate and maintain this more than $3 billion transformative project at...
  • Man attempts to cross into Spain smuggled inside suitcase [to Ceuta from Morocco]

    01/03/2017 1:36:53 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 3 January 2017 10:12 CET+01:00
    A Moroccan woman was caught trying to smuggle a 19-year-old man across the border with Spain curled up inside a suitcase. The Spanish Civil Guard arrested the woman in Ceuta, one of Spain’s two enclave bordering Morocco, on December 30th. The 22-year-old was caught after border guards observed her “acting suspiciously” as she waited in line to cross the border with a large suitcase. …
  • A Separate Catalonia? Spain is fascinating because it is not a country, but at least five countries

    01/03/2017 8:37:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/03/2016 | Mike Konrad
    I am not Spanish, but I am following in the path of other Americans -- such as Washington Irving, Ernest Hemingway, and Orson Welles -- who find Spain absolutely fascinating. Recently, Spain has revved up its always impressive offerings of Hispanic chaos, and the cacophony has spilled over into France. Spain is fascinating because it is not a country, but at least five countries, possibly more: the Basque country, Catalonia, Galicia, Andalusia, and the interior where the hated Madrid bureaucrats live. The closest equivalent might be the United Kingdom. If so, the Basque history of armed insurrection finds its closet...
  • Migrants at the border in Spain's North African enclave of Ceuta [1,100 turned back]

    01/02/2017 10:44:51 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 20 replies
    Yahoo News- International ^ | january 2, 2017
    Around 1,100 sub-Saharan African migrants tried to cross into Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta from Morocco on Sunday by storming a border fence, though most were eventually turned back, the Spanish government said. Dozens of migrants made it to the top of the 6 meter barbed wire fence in the early hours of Sunday before being lifted down by cranes,... Only two people were allowed into Ceuta to be taken to hospital while the rest were returned to Morocco, the Spanish government said... Five Spanish police and 50 from Morocco were injured, the government added, after migrants used rocks...
  • Spanish Military Report: Islamic Terrorists Operate, Raise Cash in Latin America to Attack U.S.

    12/28/2016 11:22:46 AM PST · by jazusamo · 7 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 28, 2016
    Latin America is a hotbed of Islamic terrorism where groups like ISIS and Hezbollah operate freely and raise large sums of money to finance terrorist activities in other countries, mainly the United States, according to a new report released by Spain’s Defense Ministry. “Latin America represents an important region for Islamic radicalism because conditions enable the free, almost undetectable, movement of their members throughout the region,” the defense document states. Governments in the region consider Islamic terrorism to be a foreign problem, the report says, and intelligence agencies are ill equipped to handle the threat they represent. “The ignorance involving...
  • Israel Urges Jews To Leave France, Suspends "Working Ties" With ...

    12/26/2016 4:53:35 PM PST · by LurkedLongEnough · 10 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | December 26, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    In an unexpected escalation that was not the result of Israel's angry response to Friday's UN vote which passed a resolution condemning the country's settlements on occupied Palestinian territory, and which the US refused to veto, Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Monday called on French Jews to leave their country to protest a Paris-hosted conference planned for next month aimed at restarting Palestine-Israel peace talks, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth has reported.
  • A PRESENT FROM JESUS FOR ALL HIS KIDS[charismatic caucus]

    12/25/2016 9:46:03 AM PST · by Jedediah · 3 replies
    Jesus,Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 12-25-16 | Yeshua,bible
    You will not see a box but instead My delight, ‎ You see my Love for you can not be contained for its borders are out of sight, It reaches far beyond where you are right now, In fact further than the East is from The West is my promise and my vow, So just open up your Heart and I will place it in, It's very simple just receive me and that's when it begins, For truly I AM a Wonder for I live inside of you! So My True birthday is when you say I DO!
  • Ship wrecked off Florida might have changed history (Jean Ribault's Fleet)

    12/14/2016 6:27:49 AM PST · by Red Badger · 50 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 04:41 EST, 14 December 2016 | Staff
    Treasure hunters have apparently found the 500-year-old remains of a naval expedition led by a colonizer who could have changed Florida's history, making it French-speaking at least for a while. The big question is if the shipwreck is that of "La Trinite," the 32-gun flagship of a fleet led by Jean Ribault, a French navigator who tried to establish a Protestant colony in the southeast US under orders from King Charles IX. They probably are, say authorities in Florida, the French government and independent archeologists. And if they in fact are, this is an unparalleled find, said John de Bry,...
  • Madrid vows to ban diesel-fueled cars by 2025

    12/03/2016 9:29:36 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 13:49 CET+01:00
    Madrid mayor, Manuela Carmena, signed a commitment to rid the pollution-stricken city of diesel-powered cars and trucks by the middle of the next decade. She joined the mayors of Paris, Athens and Mexico City in signing the deal to improve air quality at the biennial meeting of city leaders in Mexico on Thursday. She also vowed to continue in a drive for alternative vehicle use and improve conditions for cyclists and pedestrians in the city. …
  • Spain to raise minimum wage by 8 percent in 2017

    12/02/2016 9:17:47 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 2 December 2016 16:32 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Spain’s minority conservative government on Friday approved raising the country’s minimum monthly wage by 8.0 percent in 2017 to €825.50 ($876) as demanded by the main opposition Socialists. Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said the rise — approved at a weekly cabinet meeting — was “negotiated with other political groups”. The minimum wage will rise from €764.40 to €825.50, an increase of €61.10. That is higher than the monthly minimum wage of €618 in neighboring Portugal, but far lower than the minimum wage of €1,467 in France. …
  • An American Abroad, Basquing in Donostia

    11/20/2016 11:40:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 20, 2016 | Paul Jacob
    When I arrived at the Donostia-San Sebastián City Hall, in the beautiful Basque Country of Spain, I wondered what all the ruckus was about. There were hundreds of noisy protesters waving long, colorful banners. My goodness, how interesting to witness acts of political agitation on the public square in another country. I might see history in the making, I thought. Of course, do not cast me as an adventurer: I hoped for nothing too newsworthy — you know, if it bleeds, it leads, and all. I’m just not as fleet of foot as I once was. Yet, still I...
  • VDOT awards I-66 procurement bid: Project to be funded entirely by private sector

    11/11/2016 8:22:30 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 15 replies
    The Fairfax County Times ^ | November 11, 2016 | Angela Woolsey
    The Commonwealth of Virginia awarded procurement of its Transform66 Outside the Beltway project to I-66 Express Mobility Partners, a consortium of private companies, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced on Nov. 3. I-66 Express Mobility Partners, which consists of transportation infrastructure company Cintra, public infrastructure investment firm Meridiam, and the contractors Ferrovial Agroman US and Allan Myers VA, Inc., will be responsible for financing, designing, building, maintaining and operating the interstate expansion. The Virginia Department of Transportation’s (VDOT) Transform66 Outside the Beltway project will add two express lanes in each direction between I-495 and Gainesville along with three general purpose lanes...
  • Russian Warships: Spain Says Refuelling Request Withdrawn

    10/26/2016 6:20:49 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    BBC ^ | 10/26
    Russia has withdrawn a request for three warships to dock at the Spanish port of Ceuta for refuelling, following concern among Nato allies. The Spanish foreign ministry says the stopovers have now been cancelled. Spain had been under pressure from Nato allies not to allow the refuelling of the Russian warships bound for Syria. Russia's defence ministry later said no request had been sent for the main vessel, aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov, to be refuelled in Ceuta.
  • "Jesus is Lord" Immanuel(God with us)[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/25/2016 6:38:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    the joshua chronicles,bible ^ | 10-25-16 | Holy Spirit
    No one else can be with you the way that I AM. Know that as I AM perpetually with you as the flowing down of a waterfall , Truly even this presence is your shield and guard. So there is no need to fear for I have already overcome this world for you and Zion is now your home and place of eternal reside. So "See" yourself here for it is your eternal truths you walk in not what is seen with your eyes but "what you know in your heart and soul to Be true". Now find Peace in...
  • As Aleppo Burns, Spain Resupplies The Russian Navy

    10/22/2016 4:56:48 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 24 replies
    After more than two and a half years Russia continues its illegal occupation of Crimea and its war in eastern Ukraine. As part of its unconditional support for Syrian dictator Basher al-Assad, it is indiscriminately bombing civilians in Aleppo—an action described by some as war crimes. And yet, some European countries continue to provide Russia with military support. Most notable among these is Spain. This member of both NATO and the EU has opened its ports to the Russian Navy. At least 25 Russian Navy vessels have refueled and resupplied at Spanish ports since Moscow invaded and annexed Crimea in...
  • Spain approves equal parental leave for fathers

    10/19/2016 10:36:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.es ^ | 19 Oct 2016 16:07 GMT+02:00 | Fiona Govan
    Fathers will now be allowed the same parental leave as new mothers, under measures agreed by Spain’s parliament. The Spanish congress has voted to extend paid paternity leave from 13 days to 16 weeks, equal to that awarded to women. Until now, fathers were entitled to just 13 consecutive days off work with the arrival of a new member of the family, be it through birth, fostering or adoption, plus two days to be present at the birth itself. …
  • YOU ARE NOT EXEMPT[Charismatic Caucus]

    10/12/2016 11:26:46 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    You are not exempt my children from the harvest just because your priorities collide with My kingdom Rules and regulations(that is The Harvest first) for it is all about Salvation of the lost now for my time has come and soon I shall be with you for a sweeping up of all My sheep. So for those too busy as Martha and have not chosen the best as Mary, Truly your reward shall be diminished from those that have forsaken all to tend my sheep in the pasture of light I have supplied(that is My spirit upon the earth) for...
  • Eurofighter Partners Face Hard Decisions on Production, Damages As Orders Run Out

    10/10/2016 6:19:37 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 1 replies
    Defense-Aerospace.com ^ | Oct 07, 2016 | Giovanni de Briganti
    Without new orders, EurofighterÂ’s Spanish and German Final Assembly Lines will be the first to close, in 2018, after the delivery of the final aircraft to their national customers; the British line will follow in 2019. (EF Spain) PARIS --- The four Eurofighter partners face major decisions over the next couple of years, as two of their four final assembly lines begin running out of work in 2018, and production of major components faces a two-year suspension until it resumes in 2018 for the aircraft ordered by Kuwait earlier this year. Coping with the end of production will create complex...
  • Stealth Bailout of 2 Franken-Banks Now Happening in Spain

    10/02/2016 7:39:51 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 2 replies
    Wolf Street ^ | October 1, 2016 | Don Quijones
    Obscured somewhat by the spectacular antics of Deutsche Bank, there appears to be another bailout of two of Spain’s franken-banks: mostly state-owned Bankia and wholly state-owned Banco Mare Nostrum (BMN). The news was released so quietly that even in Spain barely a living soul is aware it’s happening. For the moment, BMN is completely state-owned, after its four constituent state-owned parts — Caja Murcia, Caixa Penedčs, Caja Granada y Sa Nostra — were rescued by Spain’s taxpayers and lumped together for the modest price of €1.6 billion in 2010. But by the end of this year all that was supposed...
  • HOLIDAY HORROR Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured...

    10/02/2016 10:42:13 AM PDT · by GilGil · 8 replies
    The Sun in UK ^ | 10/1/2016 | NEAL BAKER and GEORGE SANDEMAN
    Full tritle: HOLIDAY HORROR Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured with five in a serious condition at holiday hotspot
  • Plane-load of Ryanair passengers enters UK with no passport checks after Border Agency blunder

    09/15/2010 12:44:12 AM PDT · by thecodont · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail / dailymail.co.uk ^ | Last updated at 7:54 AM on 15th September 2010 | By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
    A plane-load of people flew into Britain from Spain without having their documents checked in either country, officials have admitted. Passengers on the Ryanair flight are furious that there was no system in place to check for possible illegal immigrants or terrorists. The plane left Malaga and flew into Bournemouth, where the 180 passengers walked out of the airport without showing their passports. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1311887/Almost-45-Ryanair-passengers-enter-UK-passport-checks-Border-Agency-blunder.html#ixzz0za6m3aKB
  • Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured

    10/01/2016 2:27:55 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 33 replies
    The Sun ^ | October 1, 2016 | Neal Baker
    Full title: Gas canister explodes in cafe near Malaga leaving at least 77 people injured with five in a serious condition at holiday hotspot A GAS canister has exploded near Malaga, Spain, leaving at least 77 people injured. Five victims are in a serious condition after the blast at a cafe in the town of Velez-Malaga, which sits on the country’s tourist-packed south coast. It is not yet clear whether the explosion, which happened at around 5pm GMT, was unintentional or the work of terrorists. Shocking footage of the aftermath shows panicked crowds screaming outside the cafe as it is...
  • Hundreds of thousands march across in Spain to demand independence for Catalonia

    09/13/2016 11:04:07 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 13 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12 September 2016 | SIMON HOLMES
    Thousands of Spain separatists rallied across Catalonia on Sunday to show their support for a break away from Spain, which would leave the country without one of its richest states. Barcelona police estimated on their Twitter account that about 540,000 people attended the rally in support of a legally-binding referendum that would achieve an independent Catalonia. Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont said that he plans to propose a government-approved binding independence referendum to secede from Spain by next year. Spain, which opposes secession, argues that an independent Catalonia would be ejected from the European Union and left out from using...
  • Dutiful Dog Refuses To Give Up Hospital Vigil... (Doggie Ping Alert)

    09/03/2016 6:00:34 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 09/02/2016 | James Badcock
    A dog called Maya is achieving celebrity status in Spain as she waits for her owner outside the doors of a hospital in Alicante, a vigil which has already lasted for six days. Despite the efforts of her owner’s father, Maya refuses to be led away or distracted from her duty, honouring the tradition of her Akita Inu breed, reputed to be among the most loyal dogs in the world. Last Sunday Maya’s owner, 22-year-old Sandra Iniesta, began feeling intense pain in her abdomen as she, her father and the dog were travelling to their Barcelona home by car after...
  • Spanish diocese reprimands priest for blessing gay couple’s ‘marriage’, considers punitive measures

    08/30/2016 6:54:00 PM PDT · by NYer · 15 replies
    Life Site News ^ | August 30. 2016
    August 30, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) — A Spanish priest who carried out a marriage-like “blessing” of a homosexual couple after the registration of their civil “marriage” last week has been reprimanded by his diocese and apologized, according to chancery officials. The diocese of Segorbe-Castellón in the Spanish province of Valencia issued a statement noting that the actions of Fr. José García, who conducted the ceremony on July 30, “gravely contradict” the teachings of the Catholic Church on the immorality of homosexual behavior. “Regarding the equalization of homosexual unions with marriage or of actions that could be understood in that way,...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Witnessing a ‘Complete Collapse of Society’ in Venezuela

    08/09/2016 2:29:40 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 90 replies
    TIME ^ | August 9, 2016 | by Olivier Laurent
    Alvaro Ybarra Zavala puts it bluntly: “Venezuela has become hell.” The photographer had just returned from one of his latest trips to the South American nation when he talked to TIME, and he was visibly affected by the chaos he had witnessed there. “There’s a complete collapse of society,” he said. Once an example for the continent, Venezuela is now a country in freefall. “It’s hard to find food, there’s no medicine,” said Ybarra Zavala. “If you have to have surgery, you need to bring everything with you: the bandages, the gloves, everything. There are no anesthetics.” Ybarra Zavala was...
  • EVER BE FREE [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/03/2016 7:37:41 AM PDT · by Jedediah
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 8-3-16 | Bible
    You "ARE" forgiven forever whether others forgive you or hold onto their guile "I" have forever set you free for I AM GOD and not man . So now walk in my forgiveness and take hold of this freedom and just fly for the Heavenlies "ARE REAL" and Zion is yours "Today" for you "ARE" seated with Me in Heavenly places even NOW ! Galatians 5:1 Walk by the Spirit 5 It was for this freedom that Christ set us free [completely liberating us]; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery [which...
  • God's Love Abounds [Charismatic Caucus]

    08/01/2016 7:52:15 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My love abounds in the riches of the fruit from My Tree. So come and partake of Me in Mercy and Grace. Bathe yourself in My humility and find Peace in all you do for I AM a Wellspring of knowledge and as you seek MY Face I will adorn you in My manifold Spirit so you to may walk in the fullness of My ways and not lack anymore. Philippians 4:19 19 And my God will liberally supply (fill until full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
  • Anglicans to Build New Centre in Spain for Pilgrims on 'The Way' to Santiago de Compostela

    07/29/2016 10:08:46 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Christian Today ^ | 7/28/16 | Ruth Gledhill
    A new $5 million Anglican Centre is to be built in Spain in Santiago de Compostela, the end of the world-famous Catholic pilgrimage route the Way of St James. The Reformed Episcopal Church of Spain, which is part of the Anglican Community under the authority of the Archbishop of Canterbury, is to begin fundraising with the help of Trinity Church, Wall Street in the United States. The new Anglican centre in Spain will have instant and enormous appeal to Christians from through the Anglican Communion worldwide. Santiago de Compostela is believed to be the burial site of the disciple James,...
  • Pew Research Finds Europeans Increasingly Uncomfortable With Immigration

    07/12/2016 7:32:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies
    MRC TV ^ | July 12, 2016 | Charlie McKenna
    A study released by the Pew Research Center on Monday shows a startling development in European attitudes towards Middle Eastern refugees. In eight of the ten countries surveyed, majorities of citizens polled believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism at home. Respondents in Hungary, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Greece, and the United Kingdom all responded that they believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism. Respondents in Hungary are most likely (at 76 percent) to believe incoming refugees increase the risk of terrorism, while respondents in Spain are the least likely to believe incoming refugees increase the likelihood of terrorism (at 40...
  • Spanish bullfighter gored to death on live TV

    A top professional Spanish bullfighter was gored to death during a live television event over the weekend.
  • Matador mauled (tr)

    07/10/2016 2:15:25 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 37 replies
    The Sun (UK) ^ | Jun 9, 2016 | Mark Hodge, Yasmin Jeffery and Gerard Couzens
    Victor Barrio, 29, became the first bullfighter to be killed this century after an 83-stone bull called Lorenzo gored him in the chest as he lay on the ground after up-ending him as he performed at a bullfight in Teruel, east of Madrid.
  • EU Commissioner wants fines for Spain, Portugal

    07/05/2016 12:28:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 05 Jul 2016 08:01 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    Germany’s EU Commissioner Günther Öttinger said in a newspaper interview Monday that Spain and Portugal should be fined by Brussels for missing their 2015 deficit targets. “Neither country met the budget commitments that they had both set themselves,” Öttinger told the mass-circulation daily Bild. “I believe that if the EU Commission is to maintain its credibility regarding the budget rules, then we will have to impose sanctions on Spain and Portugal,” he continued. […] On Friday, another EU Commissioner, Valdis Dombrovskis, had suggested that Brussels could freeze the structural funding for the two countries. …
  • US first lady urges Spanish women to promote girls' learning

    06/30/2016 10:07:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 30, 2016 12:00 PM EDT | Ciaran Giles
    U.S. first lady Michelle Obama on Thursday appealed to girls and young women in Spain to get involved in her global girls’ education initiative, saying it’s important girls are “valued for their minds.” Speaking to hundreds of young women at a conference in Madrid, Mrs. Obama spoke of the difficulties girls face trying getting a school education in many countries. She said she had come to Spain in the hope of inspiring women and girls here to help fight for change. Mrs. Obama arrived in Spain from Morocco on Wednesday. She had started the three-nation tour to promote the “Let...
  • But who's the style queen? Michelle Obama and Letizia of Spain show off their impeccable fashion..

    06/30/2016 7:45:43 AM PDT · by PROCON · 155 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | June 30, 2016 | UNITY BLOTT
    It was a fashion face-off of epic proportions when Michelle Obama met with Queen Letizia in Madrid today. America's first lady was joined by the glamorous royal in the Spanish capital, on what was the last leg of a trip to promote girls' education in poorer countries and raise awareness of gender inequalities. The ever-chic Letizia, 43, stunned in a sleeveless scarlet dress from Nina Ricci that showcased her toned arms, adding a pair of pointed nude courts and turquoise earrings.
  • Michelle Obama arrives in Spain to promote girls' education

    06/30/2016 8:46:03 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 6/30/2016 | Staff
    First lady Michelle Obama has arrived in Spain on the final leg of a three-nation tour to promote her global girls' education initiative. Obama, accompanied by daughters Sasha and Malia, flew into Torrejon air base outside Madrid on Wednesday from Morocco. She started the tour in Liberia. She is due to give a speech on her "Let Girls Learn" initiative Thursday to a group of girls and young women in Madrid. Spain's Queen Letizia is also to address the conference and later meet with Obama. President Barack Obama and the first lady launched the initiative last year to address the...
  • In Latest Shock To Status Quo, Spanish Left-Wing Parties Set To Win Parliamentary Majority

    06/26/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by orchestra · 16 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 6/26/2016 | Tyler Durden
    While the world is focused on the aftermath of the Brexit vote, another surprise to the European status quo was just served thanks to Spain's parliamentary elections, where according to the just released exit polls... LATEST: Table comparing two exit polls with actual result from December:https://t.co/NtMMNlbvTR pic.twitter.com/bAAn4PTZ9t — The Spain Report (@thespainreport) June 26, 2016 ... the country's two main progressive parties, the 137-year-old Socialists and the anti-establishment group Podemos, most likely have won a majority of seats in parliament according to early exit polls. Podemos won 91 to 95 seats compared with 71 at the last vote in December...
  • With Brexit locked in, here are other EU countries that poll high to 'exit'

    06/24/2016 1:52:59 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 65 replies
    CNBC ^ | June 24, 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    A majority of British voters said Thursday that the United Kingdom should leave the European Union, launching markets into turmoil as investors tried to digest what the referendum means for the U.K. and the European bloc as a whole. Although concern for the future of the EU may seem like hyperbole, nearly every member state has a political contingent in favor of leaving the union, and the successful Brexit vote may have just politically legitimized — and energized — those movements.
  • Spanish cardinal who denounced ‘gay empire’ cleared of hate speech [Catholic Caucus]

    06/23/2016 11:09:27 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 6 replies
    Crux News ^ | June 23, 2016 | Inés San Martín
    A judge in Spain ruled on Thursday that a cardinal denouncing an attack against the Christian family by a “gay empire” was not, simply by virtue of using that language, committing a hate speech crime but exercising his right to freedom of expression. The criminal proceedings against Cardinal Antonio Cańizares of Valencia were dismissed without further investigation because the magistrate saw no “criminal intent” nor an appeal to “hatred and violence” in the homily delivered by the prelate on May 13. “The family is haunted today, in our culture, by an endless threat of serious difficulties, and this is not...
  • UN Schools Caught Teaching Arab Children to Wage Jihad on Jews

    06/23/2016 5:04:00 AM PDT · by detective · 35 replies
    The New American ^ | 21 June 2016 | Alex Newman
    Using funding from Western taxpayers, and Americans in particular, United Nations schools are teaching Arab children to glorify terrorism and wage constant war against their Jewish neighbors, according to a new film. In the explosive documentary released late last month by a pro-Israel watchdog group, schools run by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) are even exposed offering military-style training to young children. That training, combined with a curriculum that teaches fervent hatred of Jews, is a recipe for disaster, the producer said, citing the recent wave of attacks. But now, U.S. lawmakers are speaking out, with media reports...
  • Card. Cańizares persecuted for defending nature law and common sense

    06/22/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | June 21, 2016 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    FULL TITLE: Valencia’s Card. Cañizares persecuted for defending nature, common sense against “gender theory”, homosexualist agenda I was in Spain recently, having breakfast – as one does – and, while munching the ubiquitous toast with tomato looked up at the TV only to see a discussion of Card. Canizares Llovera and the trouble he was in for giving what sounded like a really good sermon in Valencia.I shot a photo of the screen… it I can find it… Since then the Cardinal’s problems have multiplied. BTW… he had the nickname “Ratzingerino” for a while and had served as the Prefect...
  • This Latino girls response to protester wearing “Make America Mexico Again” is priceless!

    It seems to have become a daily occurrence outside of Trump rallies, angry Mexicans hurling insults in Spanish at Trump supporters, throwing eggs, insulting children, attacking those attending all with a backdrop of Mexican flags. Well this Latina has a response to those Mexicans…
  • You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come [Charismatic Caucus]

    06/21/2016 10:33:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 4 replies
    You have come through the eye of the needle into Kingdom Come , Zion lays before you blessed daughters and sons, So now the "real awakening begins", Truly you ARE worthy free from all sins, Look you are dressed in righteousness for you wear my gown, I have bestowed on you and a clean turban as your crown, Your feet shine at the mention of My WORD, For Now they Know it IS the Path of Righteousness they have heard, Holy ! Holy ! Holy ! Is the sound, That you hear now echoing all around, Voices that sound like...
  • Spanish Cardinal Faces Criminal Charges for Homily Remarks

    06/21/2016 7:42:47 AM PDT · by Petrosius · 11 replies
    reason.com ^ | Jun. 20, 2016 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    Cardinal Antonio Cańizares faces hate speech charges for questioning "gay empire," "radical feminism," and "gender theory" during homily. Just in case you need more examples of why laws against "hate speech" are a bad idea, here's a case out of Spain in which a Catholic leader is under investigation for remarks he made during a religious ceremony. While giving the homily at a Catholic University of Valencia mass, the Archbishop of Valencia, Cardinal Antonio Cańizares, suggested that "the gay empire" and "radical feminism" were undermining traditional family values. "The family is being stalked today, in our culture, by endlessly grave...