Posts Tagged ‘Spain’

Libya urges Spain to speed up return of stolen Greek-era antiquities

  • 25 June 2018 - 10:36
Libya urges Spain to speed up return of stolen Greek-era antiquities

The deputy head of Libya's  Presidential Council Ahmed Mitig demanded on Sunday Spain hand over smuggled Libyan antiquities recently seized by Madrid. Mitig made his remarks during a meeting with Spanish Ambassador to Libya Francisco de Miguel in the capital Tripoli, according to a statement by...

Spain wins tough pre-World-Cup friendly 1-0 over Tunisia

  • 10 June 2018 - 17:29
Spain wins tough pre-World-Cup friendly 1-0 over Tunisia

Tunisia pushed Spain all the way in a warm-up friendly before losing to a late Iago Aspas goal in Krasnador. The Three Lions will be favourites to win their first Group G game in Russia but Tunisia showed they will be no pushover when the pair meet in Volvograd on June 18. Nabil Maaloul's...

Spanish Proactiva Open Arms’ chiefs face jail in Italy

  • 27 March 2018 - 20:59
Spanish Proactiva Open Arms’ chiefs face jail in Italy

Gerard Canals, operation officer at the NGO Proactiva Open Arms, is not afraid of jail, reported the EUobserver.   Earlier this month, the NGO helped save more than 200 people from drowning in the central Mediterranean.   "I may go to prison but I am not really...

Italy seizes Spanish Proactivia Open Arms ship for snubbing Libya coastguards’ orders

  • 20 March 2018 - 12:18
Italy seizes Spanish Proactivia Open Arms ship for snubbing Libya coastguards’ orders

Italian authorities accused Spanish charity Proactiva Open Arms of aiding illegal immigration after one of their boats refused to take migrants rescued from the Mediterranean to Libya, heading instead to southern Italy. Proactiva's rescue ship was being held on court orders on Monday in...

HoR member Emhimed Shoaib appointed ambassador to Spain

  • 3 January 2018 - 11:55
HoR member Emhimed Shoaib appointed ambassador to Spain

The former first deputy speaker of the Tobruk-based House of Representatives (HoR) Emhimed Shoaib has been appointed Libya's ambassador to Spain. Local Libyan media outlets reported sources from the HoR as saying that Shoaib has been appointed in the place of the late ambassador who died in...

Catalonia election too close to call

  • 21 December 2017 - 12:03
Catalonia election too close to call

Voting began on Thursday in Catalonia in a closely watched and decisive election. Catalonians are heading to voting stations to choose between parties in favor and against staying in Spain, which will mark a turning point in the region. The election, called by the Spanish government, comes...

Catalan region wins right to claim own state

  • 3 October 2017 - 12:20
Catalan region wins right to claim own state

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence. He said the door was open to a unilateral declaration of independence after Catalan officials said voters had backed secession with a 42.3%...