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.

Spain sent out a warning to their World Cup rivals as Isco grabbed a hat-trick in a 6-1 thrashing of Argentina, who were missing the injured Lionel Messi.

SPAIN, Feb 15: Mariano Rajoy's central government is preparing to implement a new round of measures in Catalonia because the Prime Minister's plan to have a new regional executive installed this winter has failed, El País reported on Thursday.

Nepal promoted in Spain

January 22, 2018 08:05 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal travel trade companies, under the joint coordination of Nepal Tourism Broad (NTB) and Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), participated in the 38th FITUR travel fair organized in Madrid of Spain between January 17 and 21.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Qatar Airways organized an event named 'Spain Tourism' in Kathmandu on Monday to highlight tourism attractions of Spain. "The event attended by corporate houses, tour operators and travel agencies was mainly focused on the online course 'Spain 360º Expert' -- a series of interactive courses promoted by the Spain Tourism Board," the airline said in a statement issued on Tuesday. As mentioned in the statement, Spain is the third most-visited country in the world and the tourism industry represents 11 percent of the country's Gross National Product (GNP).

Federal Spain

November 7, 2017 00:30 am

Catalan radicals were wrong to call an illegal referendum. No one can govern democratically without the rule of law.

BARCELONA, Oct 30: Hundreds of thousands of supporters of a unified Spain filled Barcelona’s streets on Sunday in one of the biggest shows of force yet by the so-called silent majority that has watched as regional political leaders push for Catalan independence.

BARCELONA, Oct 28: Spain took formal direct control of Catalonia on Saturday, on paper firing the region’s defiant separatist government a day after lawmakers passed a declaration of independence for the prosperous northeastern region.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, Oct 28: In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia’s regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country’s constitution.

The motion passed in the regional parliament in Barcelona -- which was boycotted by opposition parties -- said Catalonia constituted an independent, sovereign and social democratic state. It called on other countries and institutions to recognise it.

Strong Spain

October 10, 2017 00:30 am

Spain’s resilience to far-right populism in rest of Europe has deep historical roots.

BARCELONA, Oct 3: Catalan separatists called for international mediation with the Spanish government as they pushed ahead Monday with plans to declare unilateral independence this week after a violent police crackdown scarred a disputed secession referendum.

BARCELONA, Oct 1: Spanish riot police smashed their way into the polling station where Catalonia’s regional leader was due to vote in the disputed independence referendum on Sunday. Scuffles erupted outside between police and people waiting to vote.

MADRID, September 3: Two brilliant strikes from Isco and a late goal from Alvaro Morata gave Spain a spectacular 3-0 win over Italy, their nearest challengers in Group G, to move into the driving seat for automatic qualification to the 2018 World Cup.

MADRID, June 28: Police on Wednesday arrested six suspected members of the Islamic State group, four in Spain and one each in Britain and Germany, Spain's Interior Ministry said.

KATHMANDU, June 25: A group of Nepali living in Spain is set to invite about 1 million tourists visiting Spain’s tourist city Barcelona to visit Nepal via posters from the second week of July.

KATHMANDU, June 25: A group of Nepali living in Spain is set to invite about 1 million tourists visiting Spain’s tourist city Barcelona to visit Nepal via posters from the second week of July.