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Merkel says Turkey must not ‘misuse’ Interpol in writer’s case

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she was glad a Spanish court had ordered the conditional release of a Turkish-German writer wanted by Ankara and warned Turkey not to “misuse” Interpol to pursue its critics. “That’s not on. We must not misuse international organisations such as Interpol” …

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Spain police hunting 4 suspects linked to twin attacks: report

Madrid, Spain | AFP |Spanish police are looking for four suspects linked to the deadly terror attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils, newspaper La Vanguardia reported Friday. The suspects, aged 17, 18, 22 and 24, are of Moroccan origin, the online edition of the Barcelona-based newspaper reported …

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34 nationalities among Spain attack killed and wounded

  Paris, France | AFP |  The vehicle attacks that killed 14 and wounded over 100 more in a bustling tourist area of Barcelona and another Spanish seaside resort affected people of at least 34 different nationalities. The dead and injured came from countries as varied as France, Venezuela, Australia, …

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Nadal shattered, Muguruza shocked by Barcelona attack

Cincinnati, United States | AFP | Spanish reigning Grand Slam champions Rafael Nadal and Garbine Muguruza were shaken and saddened by Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that left 13 people dead and another 100 injured. “Shattered by what has happened in Barcelona! All my support for the families affected and the city,” …

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13 dead, over 100 hurt in two Spanish seaside city attacks

Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks in Barcelona and another popular Spanish seaside city Thursday and Friday, killing 13 people and injuring more than 100 others. In the first incident which police qualified as a “terrorist attack,” the driver of a white van …

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Messi, Ronaldo lead sports stars in condemning Barcelona attack

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Football icons and longtime rivals Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo joined Spanish sports stars around the world in expressing their grief after Thursday’s terror attack in Barcelona left 13 people dead. Barcelona’s most famous street Las Ramblas was packed with tourists when a van drove …

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BARCELONA: 13 dead, over 50 hurt in city attack

Barcelona attack: What we know Barcelona, Spain | AFP |  At least 13 people were killed Thursday when a driver deliberately slammed a van into crowds on Barcelona’s most popular street in what police said was a “terror attack”. The attack, the latest in a wave of vehicle rammings across …

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France remains world’s favourite tourism destination

Madrid, Spain | AFP | France retained its position as the world’s favourite tourism destination in 2016, the UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said Wednesday, defying concerns over terror attacks. The United States came second followed closely by Spain, according to annual figures that the Madrid-based UNWTO normally announces in January, …

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