MADRID, April 2: Spain’s death toll from coronavirus surpassed the 10,000 thresholds after a record 950 people died overnight, the country’s Health Ministry said on Thursday.

MADRID, April 1: Confirmed coronavirus cases in Spain rose beyond 100,000 as it recorded its biggest one-day death toll from the outbreak on Wednesday, and two planes packed with protective equipment arrived to restock an overloaded public health system.

MADRID, March 31: Spain registered 849 fatalities related to coronavirus overnight - the highest number in 24 hours since the epidemic started, although the increase in percentage terms was slightly lower than in the previous days, the health ministry said on Tuesday.

MADRID, March 30: In an abrupt turnaround, President Donald Trump extended lockdown measures across the United States as deaths in New York from the new coronavirus passed 1,000. Spain on Monday became the third country to surpass China in infections after the United States and Italy.

MADRID, March 30: Some 12,298 health workers have tested positive for coronavirus in Spain, deputy health emergency chief Maria Jose Sierra said at a news conference on Monday.

MADRID, March 29: Spain awoke to its third week under near-total lockdown on Sunday, as the government met to approve a strengthening of measures and the coronavirus death toll rose by a record 838 cases overnight to 6,528.

MADRID, March 27: Spain’s coronavirus death toll rose by 832 cases overnight to 5,690, the health ministry said on Saturday, marking a new high in the daily rise in fatalities.

MADRID, March 26: Spain registered 655 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours - down from over 700 on Wednesday, the health ministry reported on Thursday as the total death toll from the epidemic in the country rose to over 4,000.

MADRID, March 26: Spain struggled to cope on Wednesday with a mounting coronavirus crisis as its death toll exceeded China’s with another 738 lives lost in a single day, and a third senior government minister was diagnosed with the virus.

MADRID, March 25: Spain registered 738 fatalities from the coronavirus over the past 24 hours in the steepest increase of the death toll since the epidemic hit the country, the health ministry reported on Wednesday.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, March 15: Spain locked down its 46 million citizens and France ordered the closing of just about everything the rest of the world loves about it — the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, the cafes and restaurants — as governments took increasingly desperate measures to put more space between people and contain the coronavirus.

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain put its 47 million inhabitants under partial lockdown on Saturday as part of a 15-day state of emergency to combat the coronavirus epidemic in Europe’s second worst-affected country by the disease after Italy.

Baby jumping in Spain

February 26, 2020 08:24 am

El Colacho is a week-long festival celebrated during mid-June in the Castrillo de Murcia municipality of Spain.

Pedro Almodovar’s Oscar-nominated “Pain and Glory” was the big winner at the 34th Goya Awards, Spain’s top film honors, held in Malaga on Saturday night, going home with seven awards including best actor for Antonio Banderas, best director for Almodovar and best film.

MADRID, Jan 21: Spain’s new government declared a national climate emergency on Tuesday, taking a formal first step toward enacting ambitious measures to fight climate change.

MADRID, Jan 20:  Spain hit a record of tourist arrivals for the seventh year in a row, Industry and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Monday, adding that she was optimistic about 2020, but without providing any specific forecast.

By now, most people have accepted that climate change is real, and that it is happening. What we can't all agree on though, is what the main cause is.

MADRID, Aug 30:  More than 150 migrants crossed the border fence at Spain’s North African enclave of Ceuta early on Friday and at least six Spanish police officers suffered minor injuries as they tried to stop them, a government spokesman in the city said.

BUNOL, Spain, Aug 28: Thousands of revelers hurled tonnes of tomatoes at each other on Wednesday, cavorting in the red pulp beneath their feet in the Spanish town of Bunol.

MADRID, Aug 25: At least five people, including a minor, were killed on Sunday in a collision between a helicopter and a light plane on the Spanish island of Mallorca, the regional government said.

MADRID, Aug 22: Spain has issued international health alerts in light of a widening outbreak of listeria from pork meat that has affected 150 people and killed one person.

ROME, Aug 18: Seeking to end a humanitarian crisis, Spain says a Spanish rescue boat with 107 migrants in the southern Mediterranean can sail to Spain and disembark its passengers in Algeciras.

DUBLIN, August 14: Unions representing Ryanair cabin crew in Spain on Wednesday announced plans to hold 10 days of strikes in September unless the Irish airline changes its plans to close several bases in the country.

UDINE, July 1: A slick Spain side took their revenge on Germany as they lifted the European Under-21 Championship title with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Fabian Ruiz and Dani Olmo on Sunday.

PARIS/MADRID, June 29: France registered its highest temperature since records began on Friday as the death toll rose from a heatwave suffocating much of Europe.

REIMS, June 24: Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions.

Spain’s political paralysis

May 15, 2019 01:00 am

Many in Madrid say that Spanish politics is becoming Italian, only without the Italians’ feats of political gymnastics

One of the most divisive elections in recent years sees political parties in Spain fighting more on emotional and identity issues, such as Catalonia’s botched independence bid, than on the economy.

Madrid to have replica of Lumbini

April 12, 2019 03:30 am

KATHMANDU, April 12: A replica of Lumbini—the birthplace of Lord Buddha-- is set to come into being soon in Madrid, the capital city of Spain.

TOKYO, March 31: North Korea said Sunday it wants an investigation into an attack on its embassy in Spain last month, calling it a “grave terrorist attack” and an act of extortion that violates international law.

VALENCIA, March 24: Spain captain Sergio Ramos scored another “Panenka” penalty to give his side a 2-1 home win over Norway on Saturday in their opening Euro 2020 qualifier but it was a far from convincing display from Luis Enrique’s side.

Spain, Eurozone’s fourth-largest economy, is facing more turmoil as Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez calls an election just nine months after taking office.

SPAIN, Feb 12: Twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain went on trial on Tuesday under intense scrutiny, as tensions over the future of the region flare again.

MADRID, Feb 10: Tens of thousands of people waving Spain’s red-and-yellow flag demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday to oppose any concessions by the government to Catalan pro-independence parties and to call for early elections.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Spain-based football club Atletico Madrid has agreed to assist in the development of Nepali football.

BARCELONA, Oct 16: Spain’s 3-2 defeat to England in the Nations League on Monday not only burst the bubble of optimism surrounding new coach Luis Enrique, but it also dredged up unpleasant memories of their woeful World Cup campaign in Russia.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Experts have pointed out that Nepal could learn much from Spain in the promotion of new knowledge in agriculture, tourism, water resources development, among others.

MOSCOW, July 1:  Hosts Russia beat Spain 4-3 on penalties thanks to two saves by their goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev on Sunday to advance to the World Cup quarter-finals and send thousands of ecstatic Russians to the streets to celebrate.

MATCH PREVIEW: SPAIN VS RUSSIA

July 1, 2018 09:00 am

MATCH PREVIEW

KATHMANDU, June 29: Qatar Airways has started non-stop flight between Doha and Málaga of Spain from June 13. Issuing a statement on Thursday, Qatar Airways said that the first to Málaga touched down on 13 June at Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport where it was welcomed by a celebratory water cannon salute.

KALININGRAD, June 26: Substitute Iago Aspas struck in stoppage-time to earn Spain a dramatic 2-2 draw with Morocco on Monday which gave them top spot in World Cup Group B and a place in the last 16.

Spain and Morocco will have different aims when they meet in Kaliningrad on Monday 25 June, in what will be each team's final Group B fixture. La Roja are intent on getting a result to seal a spot in the Round of 16 without depending on the outcome of the other game between IR Iran and Portugal, while the already-eliminated Atlas Lions are out to salvage some pride.

World Cup heavyweights Spain and Portugal can lock down spots in the last 16 on Monday, as hosts Russia ride a wave of national euphoria into their clash with Uruguay.

KAZAN, June 21: Spain squeezed 1-0 past dogged Iran in their World Cup Group B encounter on Wednesday thanks to a fortuitous goal from Diego Costa, but the Europeans suffered a string of second-half scares.

Iran’s last-gasp victory over Morocco brought two unwanted streaks to an end for them. It marked Team Melli’s first World Cup win since they beat USA 2-1 at France 1998, after a run of seven matches that included five draws and two defeats.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Cristiano Ronaldo scores hat trick to equalize 1 goal trailed in the second half while Diesgo Costa scored two for the Spanish side, with a stunner from Nacho.

A veritable clash of the titans, this match pits two FIFA World Cup title pretenders against each other right from the outset. Although the neighbouring nations are old foes, this will be only their second-ever meeting on football’s greatest stage, after a tense Round-of-16 duel in South Africa from which the Spaniards emerged victorious (1-0).

SOCHI, June 15: Compared to Spain's coaching chaos, the distractions created by Cristiano Ronaldo have become almost meaningless for Portugal.

VILA-REAL, June 4: Spain goalkeeper David de Gea made a rare error which led to his side drawing 1-1 at home to Switzerland in a World Cup warm-up friendly on Sunday which the hosts dominated but failed to make their superior possession count.

Julen Lopetegui has shown his hand, and how many other coaches would yearn to be in his position. What an incredible set of players he’s able to call upon to make up Spain’s 23-man squad for the World Cup in Russia.