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Thursday, August 22, 2019
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Spain announces it will send a military ship to transport stranded migrants near Lampedusa,...

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Spain said on Tuesday it would send a military ship to the Italian island of Lampedusa to transport migrants stranded 19 days ago on a charity ship...
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Ex-leader of Venezuelan oil company found dead in Spain

UNITED STATES, WASHINGTON (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The former executive director of the Venezuelan national oil company PDVSA J, who was under investigation for money laundering by Spanish diplomats, was found dead in Madrid. The...
USS Abraham Lincoln

US angry with Spain over withdrawing frigate from Abraham Lincoln naval battle group

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- The United States expressed its anger over Spain's decision to remove its frigate from naval battle group Abraham Lincoln. Spanish diplomatic sources, who requested anonymity, announced on Wednesday (May...
USS Abraham Lincoln

Spain withdraws frigate from USS Abraham Lincoln on a mission to Persian Gulf

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- First impact of the explosions that hit the tankers at the port of Fujairah in the United Arab Emirates: Spain announces its withdrawal from the carrier group USS...
North Korea

North Korea says the storming of its embassy in Spain is a serious terrorist...

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- A storming of his country's embassy in Spain last month was a "serious terrorist attack" in a first official comment on the incident, a North Korean foreign ministry...

Spanish PM calls for early elections

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez on Friday called for early elections on April 28, paving the way for months of uncertainty in the euro zone's fourth-largest economy where the...
Migrants

Spain saves more than 300 immigrants at the start of the new year

SPAIN (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Spanish Coast Guard agents rescued 325 migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea during the first two days of the new year. It comes days after the ship of a charity...
Libya

Spain receives ship of immigrants after Italy and Malta refuse to receive them

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Spanish authorities on Saturday allowed a non-governmental organization vessel carrying more than 310 migrants to go to its territorial waters after Malta and Italy refused to receive them. The Spanish...

Demonstration in Madrid to protest the performance of the Spanish Supreme Court

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- About 300 people demonstrated on Saturday in front of the Spanish Supreme Court in Madrid to protest against the performance of the Spanish judiciary and to demand the release...

Spain will vote against draft Brexit agreement

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) -- Spain will vote against the draft agreement on the withdrawal of Great Britain from the European Union due to the fact that the document in its current form does...

More than 340 migrants rescued off the Spanish coast

SPAIN (VOP TODAY NEWS) - At least 341 migrants rescued on Thursday in the waters off the Spanish coast. This was reported by the Rescue and Security Service at Sea of ​​the Pyrenean Kingdom. According to...

Spain does not accept U.S. ultimatum to Iran: Spanish FA

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - Spain refuses to accept the ultimatum from the US against Iran and will continue to support the Joint Comprehensive Action Plan (DFID) on the Iranian nuclear program, the Spanish...
Libya

17 migrants killed, 80 rescued off the coast of Spain

SPAIN (VOP TODAY NEWS) - Seventeen migrants died off the coast of Spain: according to the Sea Rescue Service, 13 people drowned in the Alboran Sea (the most western part of the Mediterranean Sea), trying...

Morocco plans to deport 141 migrants after an attempt to storm a border fence...

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - Morocco said on Monday it would deport 141 migrants arrested on Sunday as they tried to storm a border fence with the Spanish enclave of Melilla. The Interior Ministry said...

Clashes between security forces and separatist Catalan independence activists in Barcelona

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - Clashes between security forces and separatist Catalan independence activists took place on Monday evening at the end of a demonstration marking the first anniversary of the referendum on the...
Migrants

700 illegal immigrants rescued off Spain in two days

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - Rescuers rescued 675 migrants over the weekend between Morocco and Spain, the first gateway to illegal immigration to Europe, rescue services in Spain said on Sunday. After rescuing 405 migrants...

Amnesty International urged Spain to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - The human rights organization Amnesty International called on Spain to stop supplying arms to Saudi Arabia. As reported on the organization's website on Monday , the Pyrenean kingdom must...

Water sweeps the bodies of 21 migrants who tried to reach Spain

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - Twenty-one bodies believed to be migrants trying to reach Spain were washed away on the shores of the Mediterranean this month, the International Organization for Migration said in a...
Saudi Arabia

Spain will hand over 400 bombs to Saudi Arabia after the decision to stop...

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - Madrid will go ahead with the sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to Saudi Arabia after a decision to halt the deal amid concerns over the kingdom's role in Yemen's...

Spain cancels sale of 400 laser-guided bombs to the Saudi regime

UNITED STATES (VOP TODAY NEWS) - The Spanish government has canceled a deal to hand over 400 high-precision laser bombs to the Saudi regime because of fears it could be used in the aggression it...