Police Evict Squatters From Barcelona Buildings

[ad_1] BARCELONA (Reuters) – Riot police on Thursday evicted a group of squatters from two buildings in Barcelona that had been occupied for several years, following a court order in a case that has triggered significant attention in Spain. In the raid, that started before dawn, police officers approached the adjacent buildings walking inside a … Read more

Italy Is No Country for Young Chefs

[ad_1] ROME (Reuters) – Like many young people growing up in Sardinia, Davide Sanna loved Italian cuisine and wanted to have a succesful career as a chef. But to do so, he had to move to New York. Sanna had worked in kitchens on the Mediterranean island and in northern Italy for four years, starting … Read more

Spain’s Catholic Church to Compensate Sexual Abuse Victims

[ad_1] MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s Catholic Church said on Friday it would compensate victims of sexual abuse even in cases that have not been concluded because the offending priest has died, representing a shift from its previous position. In cases where there is no sentence, “we will also pay if the perpetrator is deceased or … Read more

Bank of Spain Seeks Details on Pre-Black Friday Payment Network Crash

[ad_1] MADRID (Reuters) – The Bank of Spain has asked for detailed information after recent disruptions to the country’s payments network, a source close to the central bank said. Spain’s largest payments platform Redsys crashed last weekend and again on Nov. 23, ahead of Black Friday, which is one of the busiest periods of commercial … Read more

Stark Reality of Migration Confronts Scuba Diving Tourists on Spain’s El Hierro

[ad_1] LA RESTINGA, Spain (Reuters) – El Hierro’s crystal-clear waters and abundance of marine life have made this island in Spain’s Canaries archipelago one of the world’s top scuba diving spots. But this year, the arrival of nearly 12,000 migrants on dugout wooden boats, or cayucos, from Africa means it is becoming better known as … Read more

China Offers Visa-Free Entry for Citizens of France, Germany, Italy

[ad_1] BEIJING (Reuters) -China will temporarily exempt citizens of France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and Malaysia from needing visas to visit the world’s second-largest economy in a bid to give a boost to post-pandemic tourism. From Dec. 1 to Nov. 30 next year, citizens of those countries entering China for business, tourism, visiting relatives … Read more

YouTuber Sues Google Spain for Wrongful Dismissal

[ad_1] MADRID (Reuters) – A Spanish YouTuber is suing Google Spain, a unit of Alphabet Inc, for wrongful dismissal in a case that could set a precedent for content creators’ labour rights, Spanish union UGT said on Thursday. The lawsuit seeks to demonstrate an employment relationship between Jota, a creator of political satire content whose … Read more

Spain in Favour of a Humanitarian Ceasefire in Gaza in ‘The Very Short Term’

[ad_1] MADRID (Reuters) – Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares on Thursday said his country is in favour of a humanitarian ceasefire between Israel and Hamas “in the very short term”. “Our position with regards to Palestine and the Palestinian people is clear. We are in favour of a Palestinian State. In the very short … Read more

Turkey Sought Eurofighters After Uncertainty Over U.S. F-16 Buy -Source

[ad_1] ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey began discussing buying 40 Eurofighter Typhoon jets with European states after it saw that its request for F-16 jets from the United States may not work out, a Turkish defence ministry source said on Thursday. Defence Minister Yasar Guler said last week that Turkey was in talks with Britain and … Read more

Spain’s Watchdog Clears Amazon, Booking.com, Tripadvisor Over Fake Reviews

[ad_1] (Reuters) – Spain’s anti-trust watchdog on Wednesday cleared Amazon, Booking Holdings and Tripadvisor of participating in or facilitating fake reviews on their websites. CNMC, as the watchdog is known had been looking into a complaint lodged by a local association defending consumers. “CNMC found no indication that the platforms have participated in or facilitated … Read more