Spain

Catalonia Showcases Autonomy in Terror Attack Probe

Independence-minded region proves its mettle weeks before a referendum Madrid vows to block<p>The Barcelona attacks have thrown the tensions between Spain’s central government in Madrid and the region of Catalonia into sharp relief just weeks before the northeastern region is slated to hold an …

Referendums

Barcelona suspect said terror cell planned to bomb monuments in city

The terror cell in Spain that unleashed a pair of deadly vehicular attacks were planning a much more lethal, more dramatic act. They were going to explode huge bombs at monuments in the center of the city, according to a court official.<p>Mohamed Houli Chemlal, 21, who police say is one of the …

Terrorism

Spanish Swimmer Forfeits World Championship Race To Honor Barcelona Attack Victims

"I felt better than if I won all the gold in the world."<p>A Spanish swimmer gave up his chance of glory at an international competition when he paid tribute to the victims of the deadly Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks.<p>Fernando Álvarez, 71, was reportedly refused his request for an official …

Healthy Living

The future of Spanish Jewry

Barcelona’s Jewish quarter, across from the site of last week’s terrorist rampage, is filled with tourists and community members.<p>Should Jews leave …

Opinion

Spain attacks lead to unity (for now)

MADRID — The terrorist attack in Barcelona resulted in unusual scenes of unity between the Spanish government and the regional executive of Catalonia.<p>…

Mariano Rajoy

Girona the town with the world’s top restaurant now has a team to relish

Loud and leaping fans test the strength of Girona’s temporary stands as top-flight debut verges on perfection against formidable Atlético Madrid<p>On the way out of the Free City of Braavos, over the river and to the south, leaving King’s Landing behind too, is a bar. Unlike the buildings and narrow …

Soccer

How Would A Catalan Independence Referendum Impact Markets?

Within EU politics, symbolism is important and one of the key risks that a Catalan referendum poses is that the referendum could spark support for …

Business

Spain terror attacks suspect freed and two others charged

<b>A suspect arrested after the Spain terror attacks will be freed from custody, a judge has ruled.</b><p>Two people have been charged with membership of a …

Terrorism

Barcelona plot suspect tells Spanish court that group planned bigger attack with explosives

MADRID (Reuters) - An alleged member of an Islamist group that carried out the Barcelona van attack told a Spanish court on Tuesday that the group had been planning a much bigger attack using explosives, a judicial source said.<p>The testimony to Spain's High Court came from Mohamed Houli Chemlal, who …

World News

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Electronic Music

Spanish police kill terror van driver

Spanish police have shot and killed the Barcelona attacker, Younes Abouyaaqoub, responsible for killing 14 people and injuring dozens more after he …

Business

Barcelona terror cell planned much larger attack, suspect tells court

The terrorists believed to be behind Thursday’s attacks in Catalonia had been planning attacks on a much larger scale, one of the alleged members …

European News

Watch: Spanish police raiding Islamic terror cell

A new video emerged of Spanish police raiding a house in Ripoll belonging to a member of the terror cell that killed 15 in a series of attacks in …

Terrorism

Barcelona attack: Police shoot dead suspected van driver

Younes Abouyaaqoub was killed near a sewage treatment works in Subirats, about 40 km west of Barcelona.<p>The main suspect in the August 17 Barcelona …

Terrorism

7-year-old Pinoy killed in Spain terror attack

A 7-year-old boy of Filipino descent was among the 14 fatalities in the terrorist attack in Barcelona, Spain, on Aug. 18, the Department of Foreign …

Philippines

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Europe

Spanish police arrest main Barcelona van attack suspect: La vanguardia

MADRID (Reuters) - The main suspect in the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people last week, 22-year-old Younes Abouyaaqoub, was arrested on Monday in Sant Sadurni de Noya, west of Barcelona, Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia said.<p>Spanish police declined to confirm the report but said on Twitter …

This is how the Barcelona attack was supposed to unfold

The Barcelona terrorists had planned to turn a majestic Spanish cathedral frequented by tourists into a scene of blood and carnage — but they were …

Terrorism

Self-taught designer builds a secret studio under a bridge in Valencia

Self-taught designer Fernando Abellanas built a studio bedroom in a very unusual place – the underside of a bridge in Valencia, Spain. This tiny …

Lifestyle

19 Places All "Game Of Thrones" Fans Need To Visit

If only we could travel there as fast as they do on the show.

Game of Thrones

Why Barcelona, a tourist paradise, is a ‘Salafist city’

Barcelona, a world-renowned tourist destination, has also been an attraction for jihadists on a trail linking European countries such as France and Belgium to Moroccan criminal networks.<p>Since the 2004 Madrid train bombings – the deadliest Islamist attack on European soil -- Spain had been spared …

Terrorism

The Long Shadow of Al Andalus

Spain is on the periphery of Europe, but central to modern jihad.<p>MADRID — Until last week, when, a few minutes before 5 p.m. on Thursday, a white van …

Terrorism

Spain dealt with the Barcelona attack with dignity - if only the UK could follow their example

<b>By Chris Key</b><p>Sitting by the pool at our hotel near Barcelona I received a frantic phone call from my family worrying after what had happened on …

Mariano Rajoy

There's a photograph of the Barcelona attacker calmly walking away from the massacre he just caused

• <b>Spanish newspaper El Pais releases images of the Barcelona attacker coolly walking away from the scene of his atrocity.</b>• <b><br>Police have identified but not named the suspected terrorist.</b>• <b><br>A pan-European manhunt is now underway for the suspected van driver.</b><p>The suspect who killed 13 people in Barcelona on …

Terrorism

Explore the magic of Mexico City: First-timer's guide to spectacular sites and much more

Interested in exploring a city with a rich history, world-class museums, and a vibrant culture that is less than two hours away? Then say, “Hola …

Mexico

Muslims pay tribute to the terror attack victims in Barcelona

Muslims have joined the vigils in Barcelona for those killed in the recent terror attacks, condemning the terrorists and praying for the victims.<p>Many …

Terrorism

Spain terror attacks: Who are the victims?

A three-year-old Spanish boy on a family day out, an American couple celebrating their wedding anniversary and an 80-year Italian woman on …

Terrorism

Barcelona Terrorist Reportedly Shot Down

After a massive manhunt, authorities have reportedly shot down the terrorist who drove a vehicle into a crowd in Barcelona, Spain's Las Ramblas …

Conservative View

With Basilica Revealed As Target, Barcelona Attack Reverberates

The ISIS cell that launched coordinated attacks last week in Barcelona and the seaside town of Cambrils had something much bigger in mind than …

Conservative View

The Barcelona Jewish community is not doomed

The skyline of Barcelona, Spain (Frank Muller)<p>BARCELONA, Spain (JTA) — In the wake of the horrendous recent terrorist attack in my city, our chief …

Jewish Culture