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Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM amid corruption scandal

Sanchez sworn in as Spanish PM amid corruption scandal

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Pedro Sanchez has been sworn in as Spain's prime minister after ousting Mariano Rajoy in a vote of no confidence. The socialist came to power at a ceremony at the Zarzuela Palace on the outskirts of Madrid presided over by the country's King Felipe VI.On Friday, Mr Sanchez successfully persuaded Spanish MPs to back a move to remove the former head of government in the wake of a corruption scandal.The no-confidence vote came after 29 former members of Mr Rajoy's conservative Popular Party were convicted of corruption last week. Image: Pedro Sanchez lines up with Felipe VI and former PM Mariano Rajoy at the investiture Although the parliament voted 180-169 on Friday to replace Mr Rajoy's government with one led by Mr Sanchez, the Sociali...
SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

SpaceX launches Spanish satellite, 2 others from California

Technology
An Earth-observation satellite built for Spain and two experimental satellites for internet service were successfully launched into orbit from California at dawn Thursday, creating a brief light show as it arced over the Pacific Ocean west of Los Angeles. A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, reusing a first stage that had flown on a previous launch, lifted off at 6:17 a.m. from Vandenberg Air Force Base. Californians were hoping for a repeat of the spectacle that occurred during a Dec. 22 Falcon 9 launch during exceptionally clear twilight conditions, but this time the sky was much brighter, making the plume less brilliant. The Falcon's first stage was used to launch a satellite for Taiwan last August and was recovered by landing it on a drone ship in the Pacific. This time there was no effort to re...
Policeman dies as Russian and Spanish fans clash

Policeman dies as Russian and Spanish fans clash

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A policeman has died after street fights broke out between officers and rival football fans outside a Spanish stadium.Police in riot gear faced off against hundreds of fans outside the San Mames Stadium in Bilbao before a Europa League match on Thursday night between hosts Athletic Bilbao and Spartak Moscow.Authorities said a police officer, named by Spanish media as 51-year-old Inocencio Alonso Garcia, died in hospital after the confrontations. He had suffered a cardiac arrest.Police said a Russian man was wounded but the extent of his injuries was not immediately disclosed.Image:Basque police officers break up a group of Athletic Bilbao fans outside the San Mames stadiumFans from both clubs were reportedly involved in the clashes which erupted before kick-off.Police were escorting some S...
Transfer news: Tottenham targeting move for Spanish starlet Mikel Oyarzabal

Transfer news: Tottenham targeting move for Spanish starlet Mikel Oyarzabal

Sports
Mikel Oyarzabal in action for Spain Under-21sMonday, November 13, 2017Tottenham are set to enter the race for highly-rated Spanish winger Mikel Oyarzabal, according to reports.The 20-year-old, who currently plays for Real Sociedad, has been in scintillating form in La Liga so far this season, having netted seven goals in 11 appearances in all competitions.This has led to speculation linking the Spaniard with a big-money move to the Premier League, with Spurs eyeing a potential January swoop.According to Calciomercato, Mauricio Pochettino will launch a January bid for Oyarzabal as the Argentinean seeks to add further attacking quality to his ranks.Sociedad are unwilling to part with their prized asset, meaning the north Londoners will most likely have to pay over the odds to secure the youn...
Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

Spanish police kill suspects in second attack after 13 die in Barcelona

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Media playback is unsupported on your deviceSpanish police say they have shot dead five suspected terrorists in the town of Cambrils in a second vehicle attack, hours after another in Barcelona killed 13 people and injured dozens.Police said the men were linked to the Barcelona attack, which so-called Islamic State said it had carried out.Police are still hunting the man who drove his van into crowds on Las Ramblas in Barcelona on Thursday.Spanish media have named Moussa Oubakir, 18, as the suspect.He is the brother of Driss Oubakir, whose documentation was allegedly used to rent the van involved in the attack.Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy has condemned what he called a "jihadist attack". He has announced three days of national mourning and a minute's silence was held at noon (10:00 GMT) on Fri...