Tourism restarts as Spain throws border open, France re-opens school amidst Coronavirus spread

June 21, 2020 BBC 0

Spain has lifted its state of emergency, reopening its borders to visitors from most of Europe and allowing British tourists in without having to quarantine, BBC reports. For three months, Spain has been under one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns to stop the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez warned that hygiene controls must be observed strictly, despite the easing. Read More

Revealed! When Spanish La Liga ‘ll resume amid Covid-19 ease

May 8, 2020 AFP 0

Leganes coach Javier Aguirre said Thursday that Spain’s La Liga will resume on June 20 and end on July 26 despite league bosses refusing to confirm his claim. Aguirre told Marca Claro that he had been told officially of the plan to restart the championship which has been in cold storage since March due to the coronavirus. “We already have Read More

95-year-old great-grand mother survives Coronavirus

April 29, 2020 Agency Report 0

Cesc Fabregas has announced that his great-grandmother has beaten coronavirus at the age of 95. Earlier this month, the midfielder said his great-grandmother had been infected with the virus along with 70% of those in her nursing home in the Barcelona town of Arenys de Mar. However, the former Arsenal and Chelsea star said on Wednesday that she has beaten the virus. “She has overcome coronavirus at Read More

Coronavirus: US death toll surpasses Spain as nearly 2000 die in 24 hours

April 9, 2020 AFP 0

The United States recorded nearly 2,000 novel coronavirus deaths for a second day in a row, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University Wednesday night. The record-breaking figure of 1,973 deaths (slightly higher than the previous day’s toll of 1,939) brings the total number of US fatalities to 14,695. The US death toll now exceeds that of Spain, which Read More

Breaking: US Coronavirus deaths now over 10,000

April 6, 2020 Agency report 0

The COVID-19 death toll in the US has surpassed 10,000 from almost 350,000 coronavirus cases, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally. Spain has reported 4,273 new cases of the coronavirus with 637 new deaths on the fourth day the daily totals have declined. The total number of deaths in Spain from COVID-19 as of Monday stands at 13,055 among Read More

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Breaking – COVID-19: Vice President quarantined

March 23, 2020 Editor 0

According to Spanish TV station La Sexta, Carmen Calvo, one of Spain’s vice presidents, has been admitted to the Clínica Ruber Internacional for respiratory problems. The respiratory difficulty is suspected to associated with deadly coronavirus.

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RCCG Pastor, children on holiday drown in swimming pool

December 27, 2019 Editor 0

A Redeemed Christian Church of God Pastor Gabriel Diya and two of his children have reportedly died after drowning in a swimming pool while on holiday in Spain. The London-based pastor, died along with his children during a holiday at the Club La Costa World holiday resort on Christmas eve. The 52-year-old father reportedly died after diving into the pool Read More

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La Liga: Costa rejects Atletico training session after Ref spar

April 19, 2019 Editor 0

Diego Costa reportedly refused to train with his Atletico Madrid team-mates after he was told he would be disciplined following his eight match ban. The former Chelsea star will not play again this season after his foul-mouthed rant at the referee during this month’s 2-0 defeat to Barcelona. The 30-year-old was at the Spanish club’s training ground but was not involved in Read More

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Barcelona down Real, reach Copa del Rey final

February 28, 2019 Editor 0

Luis Suarez scored twice as Barcelona won at Real Madrid in a smash-and-grab El Clasico to reach a sixth consecutive Copa del Rey final. Real dominated with 14 shots to Barca’s four but the visitors were clinical when it mattered. Suarez smashed home Ousmane Dembele’s cross before Raphael Varane’s own goal put Barca in control. An audacious chipped penalty from Read More

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Popular singer Shakira in soup over tax fraud, face probe in Barcelona

February 26, 2019 Editor 0

Colombian superstar Shakira will be questioned by a court near Barcelona on June 12 for allegedly evading 14.5 million euros ($16.5 million) in taxes, a Spanish court said Tuesday. In a statement, the high court of Catalonia, where the singer lives with her partner, FC Barcelona footballer Gerard Pique, said she had been summoned to appear before a judge. Details Read More

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Mourinho escapes jail term after accepting tax fraud

February 5, 2019 Editor 0

Former Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has accepted a one-year prison sentence in Spain for tax fraud. He is unlikely to spend any time in prison, as Spain usually does not enforce sentences of less than two years. The Portuguese national was accused of owing Spanish tax authorities nearly €3.3m (£2.9m). In addition to the suspended sentence, he will pay Read More

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Copa Del Rey: Levante humble Barcelona in defeat

January 11, 2019 Editor 0

Holders Barcelona fell to a shock 2-1 defeat to Levante in the first leg of their Copa Del Rey last-16 tie. Erick Cabaco and Borja Mayoral scored in the opening 20 minutes to give the hosts a comfortable lead at half-time. Brazilian midfielder Philippe Coutinho pulled a goal back for Barcelona with a late penalty. The defeat came just three Read More

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Writers to the rescue in absence of consciousness

June 3, 2018 Blueprint 0

  Guests at the May edition of the Abuja Writer Forum’s Guest Writer Session have advanced that writers the world over have in many instances rescued nations by deploying their art towards evoking thought (consciousness), eliciting responses and protesting bad leadership or governance. In his presentation, the Spanish Ambassador to Nigeria, Marcelino Cabanas Ansorena, who traced the evolution of literature Read More