Gibraltar: Fury as Spanish officers search British diplomatic bag at border

Foreign Office spokesman described incident as ‘serious infringement’ of diplomatic protocols Heather Saul Tuesday, 26 November 2013 The Foreign Office has  made a formal complaint after a British diplomatic bag was opened and searched by Spanish Guardia Civil officers on the border with Gibraltar. The incident, which occurred on Friday, was described by a Foreign…

Spain colluded in NSA spying on its citizens, Spanish newspaper reports

El Mundo says it has document detailing collaboration between US intelligence agency and foreign countries  Paul Hamilos in Madrid theguardian.com,              Wednesday 30 October 2013 07.41 EDT A man protests against NSA spying outside the foreign ministry in Madrid. Photograph: Juan Medina/Reuters The widespread surveillance of Spanish citizens by the US National Security Agency, which…

Britain sends rapid reaction force of warships to visit Gibraltar / Spain threatens to close part of its airspace to Britain

British navy warships to visit Gibraltar amid diplomatic row Exclusive: Britain has said a rapid reaction force of warships will visit Gibraltar on its way to naval exercises in the Mediterranean, even as the fierce diplomatic row over the disputed territory looked set to continue. The Navy’s force led by HMS Illustrious and including two…

Spanish ruling party funded itself illegally, says ex-treasurer

Source: Reuters – Sun, 7 Jul 2013 04:28 PM People hold a giant Spanish flag on the 34th anniversary of the Spanish Constitution at Madrid’s Colon Square December 6, 2012. REUTERS/Susana Vera   MADRID, July 7 (Reuters) – Spain’s ruling People’s Party funded itself illegally through kickbacks for at least 20 years, former treasurer Luis…

Wealth tax to pay for EU bailouts

Monday, 15 April 2013 Wealthy households would face new taxes on property and other assets under German plans to prop up the struggling eurozone. Senior advisers to Chancellor Angela Merkel are pushing for better-off households to pay towards the cost of any future bail-outs for the weaker members of the single currency. The proposals, from…

Spain protesters accuse EU of servility to markets

16   Mar    2013 MADRID (AFP) Thousands of protesters marched Saturday in Madrid and other cities in Spain against European Union leaders’ handling of the financial crisis, condemning “an EU that belongs to the markets”. The marches, organised by Spain’s “indignados” protest movement, came after Cyprus announced it would dip into its citizens’ bank accounts to…

Fecal microbiota transplantation cures gastrointestinal diseases: 90% cure rate

Contact: Aimee Frank media@gastro.org 301-941-2620 American Gastroenterological Association Stool transplants highly efficient for Clostridium difficile infections and other gastrointestinal conditions — 2nd World Summit ‘Gut Microbiota For Health’ held in Madrid (26 February 2013) Clostridium difficile infections have developed into a virtual pandemic over the past two decades. The outcome of standard antibiotic treatment is…

Catalans have set their region on the road to independence, voting in pro-separatist parties that will push for a referendum on breaking away from Spain.

Catalonia poll: Spain’s unity put to the test as voters take step towards independence <!– remove the whitespace added by escenic before end oftag –> By Fiona Govan, Barcelona 8:53PM GMT 25 Nov 2012 The incumbent regional president Artur Mas secured a second term and with it a mandate to seek secession from Spain in…

Misery for thousands of British air passengers as anti-austerity strikes hit Europe and angry clashes break out in Oxford Street

Around 800  flights to and from Portugal and Spain cancelled Walkouts and protests  planned across Spain, Greece, Portugal and Italy London protests planned  to coincide with European walkouts Unions fighting  cuts demand an end to ‘unbearable’ austerity measures British air passengers  grounded with dozens of flights cancelled Eurostar passengers being  urged not to travel on…