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  • Is this the tablecloth used at the Last Supper?

    06/14/2017 4:09:22 AM PDT · by NYer · 64 replies
    Aletelia ^ | June 14, 2017 | Daniel Esparza |
    It is kept in the Chapel of the Relics of the Cathedral of Santa Maria de la Asunción de Coria, Spain. The Cathedral of Coria, in Extremadura, Spain, took about 250 years to build. Its history is a long and complex one, and some studies indicate that some of the building elements composing the structure date from the first century.According to the doctoral thesis of Maria del Carmen Sanabria Sierra, writing  under the direction of the renowned art historian Victor Nieto Alcaide, the cathedral may have been the first Christian temple in the entire Iberian Peninsula. A Roman mosaic...
  • Spain’s Air Force and Navy have sights set on new American fighter aircraft

    06/05/2017 7:36:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 8 replies
    After investing €10.6 billion on the European fighter plane, it turns out that Spain’s future military aircraft will in all likelihood be American-made. The Spanish Air Force and Navy have their sights set on the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter, made by Lockheed Martin, to replace the F-18s and vertical take-off Harriers that will be decommissioned halfway through the next decade. The F-35A Lightning II by Lockheed Martin. BEN MARGOT AP An estimated 45 to 50 aircraft will be required for the Spanish Air Force and another 12 to 15 for the Navy. The program could represent spending of...
  • Barcelona's poorest residents to trial minimum income scheme in social experiment

    06/01/2017 7:47:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies ^ | 1 June 2017 14:02 CEST+02:00 | Fiona Govan
    Barcelona’s poorest district is to pilot a “basic income” scheme that will see residents given grants to lift them above the breadline in a ground-breaking social experiment. The Barcelona district of Besós has been picked to test a €13 million European Union funded pilot scheme investigating “innovative and creative solutions” to urban poverty. The Catalan capital has been chosen alongside Utrecht in the Netherlands and the Finnish city of Helsinki to test the scheme, which will see the poorest residents in each chosen district given grants for two years to lift them above the breadline. In the B-Mincome experiment, 1,000...
  • Man held by authorities spotted at Bataclan band concert venue (Spain April 2017 article)

    05/22/2017 8:39:33 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 4 replies
    ...Close to a year later on September 10, the US rock group [Eagles of Death Metal] played at the Apolo concert hall in Barcelona. Under high alert, police stopped a Moroccan man in front of the hall and asked him for his ID, said a spokesman for police in the northeastern region of Catalonia where Barcelona is located. He told AFP that on identifying him, police discovered alleged links to people involved in the Brussels airport and metro attacks last year that left 32 people dead and more than 320 wounded. The attacks were led by an Islamic State cell...
  • Telefonica Succumbs to $600,000 Bitcoin Ransomware Attack

    05/14/2017 7:40:48 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 27 replies
    Cointelegraph ^ | 12 May 2017 | William Suberg
    Spanish telecoms giant Telefonica is facing an 85 percent computer shut down after hackers infiltrated its systems demanding $550,000 in Bitcoin. As local news resource El Mundo and others report, the attack, which occurred earlier Friday, has resulted in most staff abandoning their positions and nine out of 10 company machines infected. Hackers are demanding a payment of $300 per machine, roughly equal to 300 Bitcoins currently worth around 510,000 euros. Telefonica is a multinational corporation, subsidiaries of which include major European mobile operator O2, Movistar and Vivo. “The origin of the infection is not confirmed at the moment, but...
  • Spain: "Pacifist" Imam Arrested on Terror Charges

    05/14/2017 8:42:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 11, 2017 at 5:00 am | Soeren Kern
    Spanish authorities have arrested a Muslim cleric — whom the New York Times once praised for his efforts to fight radicalization within Germany’s Islamic community — for alleged ties to the Islamic State. Hesham Shashaa (aka Abu Adam), a 46-year-old Egyptian-Palestinian, was detained near Alicante in southeastern Spain on April 26 on charges of aiding the Islamic State, extolling terrorism and promoting Salafi-jihadism. The Spanish Interior Ministry said that Shashaa had facilitated the travel to Spain of Islamic State jihadists from Syria and Iraq by providing them with money, refuge and fake documents. Most recently, Shashaa had made arrangements for...
  • Spanish lawmakers vote to exhume Francisco Franco [non-binding resolution by socialists]

    05/12/2017 10:17:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies ^ | 11 May 2017 14:12 CEST+02:00 | Fiona Govan
    Spain’s congress has voted in favor of digging up dictator Francisco Franco and removing his remains from the controversial Valley of the Fallen monument. The non-binding resolution passed on Thursday proposes that the vast basilica, topped by a 150-meter-high granite cross, be transformed into a place of “reflection and reconciliation” rather than a monument to fascism. The vote was passed after 198 MPs voted in favor of the motion presented by Spain’s Socialist party (PSOE), one voted against and 140 abstained. […] The motion attempts to kick start the Historical Memory Law of 2007, which has effectively been ignored since...
  • Teenage 'devil worshipper' arrested for vandalizing church in Spain [Santa Faz, Alicante]

    05/10/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies ^ | 9 May 2017 09:50 CEST+02:00
    A 17-year-old girl has been arrested for allegedly daubing 666 on a holy reliquary and inverting seven crucifixes inside a church in Alicante. A priest discovered the vandalism on Sunday morning at the Santa Faz Church and monastery in Alicante, which is home to a relic that, according to tradition, is a veil with which Veronica wiped the bleeding face of Jesus. The relic is reputed to have been transferred from the Vatican to the Alicante church in the 15th century, which became a place of pilgrimage ever since. The teenager, who has not been named, was arrested on Monday,...
  • Hundreds of African Migrants Rampage Through Streets After Storming Spanish Border

    05/10/2017 10:09:18 AM PDT · by blam · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-10-2017 | Jack Montgomery
    Hundreds of African migrants have stormed the Spanish-Moroccan border, injuring guards and pouring into the streets of Melilla. The city, which has belonged to Spain since 1497, is one of two centuries-old settlements on the North African coast which belong to the European country. Their frontiers with Morocco represent the European Union’s only land borders with an African nation. Migrants have attempted to storm the Spanish border at Ceuta on a number of occasions, as this photograph from Februrary attests / AP Photo/Santi Palacios In the early hours of 9 May an estimated 300 illegal migrants, who travelled to Morocco...
  • Spain plans to use its Brexit VETO to tell Gibraltar how to run its economy, leaked documents have…

    05/04/2017 8:46:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 05:19 EDT, 4 May 2017 | Kate Ferguson
    Spain is planning to use its Brexit veto over Gibraltar to tell the Rock how to run its economy, leaked documents have revealed. Madrid wants to end what it describes as the Rock’s “unjustified privileges”, according to reports of a leaked Spanish foreign ministry document. Spanish officials said Gibraltar’s low-tax status effectively means it enjoys “unfair competition” and has vowed to crack down on the “tax haven”. They will also demand a “new accord” over flights into Gibraltar’s international airport. Fabian Picardo, Gibraltar’s chief minister, accused Spain of holding “neo-colonial ambitions” over the territory. …
  • 'Psychic’ claims Bible ‘hidden code’ predicts Spain will be DESTROYED by a killer mega-tsunami

    04/25/2017 8:41:12 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 66 replies ^ | By John Shammas | Updated: 10th April 2017, 8:54 am
    It is claimed that the passages predict “everyone will flee” as “young men [are] left to pieces” A CONSPIRACY theorist has claimed that The Bible holds “hidden” passages which predict Spain will be destroyed by a giant tsunami. According to a ‘psychic’ who goes by the name T Chase, Cumbre Vieja on La Palma – not far from tourist hotspot Tenerife – will be hit first. It is claimed the devastation will be triggered when a volcano on the Canary Islands erupts, sparking huge tidal waves. North Africa would then be hit next, it is claimed. The passages which it...
  • General Motors fires 2,700 in Venezuela after plant closure: workers

    04/24/2017 8:32:13 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 29 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 24, 2017 | Corina Pons
    General Motors' (GM.N) Venezuelan subsidiary has sent a message to almost 2,700 staff informing them that they are no longer employed by the company and had received severance pay in their bank accounts, according to two employees. A Venezuelan court last week ordered the seizure of the company's Valencia plant, ruling in favor of two dealers that had filed a case in 2000 against the subsidiary on grounds they had not complied with an agreed sale of 10,000 vehicles. Workers say that before the seizure was announced, GM had been dismantling the plant, which has not produced a car since...
  • Spanish Woman Jailed Over Twitter Terrorism Joke

    04/23/2017 7:33:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    The Local ^ | 16 April 2017
    When she posted jokes on Twitter about a 1973 assassination committed by Spain's Basque separatist group ETA, Cassandra Vera never for one moment thought they would land her a one-year jail sentence. But last month, one of Spain's top criminal courts found the 21-year-old guilty of "justifying terrorism" and humiliating its victims - the latest in a series of such convictions for social media pranks that has the country divided, and partisans of free speech worried. "They ruined my life," Vera tweeted about the 13 posts about the 1973 murder of Luis Carrero Blanco, the prime minister and heir-apparent of...
  • Muslim driver mows down five pedestrians in Spain

    04/17/2017 5:12:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 23 replies
    Geller Report ^ | 17 April 2017 | Pamela Geller
    A 20-YEAR-OLD MOROCCAN, WHO HAD ONLY PASSED HIS DRIVING TEST TWO MONTHS AGO, KNOCKED DOWN FIVE PEOPLE AS THEY WAITED FOR A BUS NEAR THE LA CAIXA HEAD OFFICES ALONG THE AVENIDAS IN THE CENTRE OF PALMA. The incident happened at 10.15am on Saturday when the driver lost control of his vehicle, mounted the pavement and drove in to the five people, four tourists from Galicia, aged between 60 and 70, and a local resident aged 25. The Moroccan driver tested negative for alcohol but was arrested for dangerous driving. A fleet of ambulances, the National Police and local police...
  • "I'll Push You": Man pushes best friend in wheelchair 500 miles across Spain

    04/17/2017 2:23:25 PM PDT · by cdga5for4 · 6 replies
    The Today Show ^ | April 15, 2017 | Ashley Majeski
    Trekking 500 miles across Spain is no easy task for anyone, but for wheelchair userJustin Skeesuck, achieving the dream seemed nearly impossible. However, Skeesuck’s lifelong best friend, Patrick Gray, simply didn’t accept that idea. “We've done everything together so far. Why not have one more adventure?” Gray told TODAY. “So there was just no other response in my head than yeah, I'll push you.” That’s exactly what he did — pushing Skeesuck, whom he has known all his life — across northern Spain’s Camino de Santiago trail. Skeesuck, who has Multifocal Acquired Motor Axonopathy, a neuromuscular disease similar to ALS,...
  • Hello From Spain

    04/17/2017 7:12:37 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 161 replies
    Vanity ^ | 4/17/2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    Because my wife wanted to be closer to her Grandchildren who live in England and we were looking to retire I decided to leave America and move to Spain in March 2016. Since I didn't know how busy it was going to be I left FR also but now that we are settled in I can afford to spend a bit more time on the site and share my impressions of the country. Spain has a lot of things conservatives would actually appreciate and I wish America would follow their lead. The most admired thing there is no entitlement mentality...
  • Spain ramps up border checks with Gibraltar under Schengen move as tensions tighten over Brexit

    04/07/2017 10:15:40 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 17:43 EDT, 7 April 2017 | Nick Enoch
    Spain said today it had stepped up border controls with Gibraltar under a scheduled move by the EU’s Schengen zone. The announcement comes amid rising friction over the British territory caused by Brexit. The interior ministry said it had intensified controls at the crossing point to Gibraltar, a rocky outcrop in Spain’s southern tip, in line with rules introduced on Friday for boosting security on the Schengen perimeter. […] The new rules coincide with a flare-up of tensions surrounding the rocky outcrop, which Spain ceded to Britain in 1713 but wants back. The European Union, reacting to Britain’s decision to...
  • Farmer Found Guilty of Murdering US Pilgrim on the Camino de Santiago

    04/07/2017 3:38:41 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 30 replies
    The Local ^ | 6 April 2017
    Denise Thiem disappeared on the camino de Santiago on April 5th 2015. Photo issued by Thiem Family A farmer from northern Spain has been found guilty of the brutal murder of American Denise Thiem, who went missing as she walked the pilgrimage route to Santiago. Miguel Angel Muñoz Blas, 41, was convicted by a court in León on Wednesday of the murder of a 40-year-old woman whose body was discovered on his land five months after she disappeared while walking the Camino de Santiago. Denise Pikka Thiem, from Arizona, was last seen on April 5th 2015 in a rural area...
  • Auto supplier Grupo Antolin to open Alabama facility with 150 jobs

    04/05/2017 10:32:52 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Alabama Newscenter ^ | April 1, 2017 | Jerry Underwood
    Gov. Robert Bentley recently announced that global auto supplier Grupo Antolin plans to invest nearly $10.4 million to establish a manufacturing facility in Jefferson County that will employ 150 people by 2020. The Birmingham-area location will add to Spain-based Grupo Antonlin’s extensive worldwide operating footprint, which includes 161 production plants and 25 technical and commercial offices in 26 countries. Antolin Alabama Inc. will put its facility in an existing building at Jefferson Metropolitan Park in McCalla, with a build-out underway. Total investment is projected to be $10.35 million. The average hourly wage for Alabama workers is estimated at $19.13. “Creating...
  • What are the Odds of Britain Going to War with Spain?

    04/04/2017 6:06:02 AM PDT · by davikkm · 23 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    After several hundred years of complaining about the UK ownership of Gibraltar, Spain is looking set to make a final play for the territory. Gibraltar has long been recognized internationally as belonging to Britain with only Spain criticizing the position; and the Brexit negotiations may be their last real chance of getting it. One of the most decisive and well-managed military actions of modern history was former Prime Minister Margret Thatcher, responding to the Argentinian invasion of the Falkland Islands. Nowadays, Thatcher is much maligned by the left, but few would criticize her leadership during the time of the crisis....