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Spain’s foreign minister has argued police violence during Catalonia’s independence vote was “not extraordinary” and claimed “fake photos” of brutality have been circulating on social media. Violent scenes erupted across Catalonia on Sunday as riot police beat protesters and stormed polling stations in an eleventh-hour attempt to prevent the vote on independence from Spain going ahead. Catalan officials said at least 844 people and 33 police were hurt.

Foreign minister Alfonso Dastis...

A Muslim woman has been beaten senseless by a mob in Spain in apparent 'revenge' for the Barcelona terror attack. Police say the unnamed 38-year-old woman - who was wearing a hijab - was set upon by the gang and needed hospital treatment for cuts, bruises and an anxiety attack she suffered. Reports say doctors are keeping her in hospital while she recovers from her injuries.

The Diversity Management Unit of Madrid's city police is treating the beating in the Usera neighbourhood of the...

The Sevilla Mosque Foundation’s centre was targeted with anti-Muslim hate speech, such as ‘Killers, you’re going to pay’, and another one that used a slur for North Africans. The graffiti, which was discovered on Saturday morning, also included threats to behead Muslims with machetes. At the same time a mosque in Granada was attacked with flares by a gang of people in a horrific racist attack. Shocking footage of the Granada attack shows children and families fleeing in terror as orange...

A baby dolphin died after being passed around and photographed by tourists who found it stranded at a busy Spanish beach. Curious holidaymakers flocked to examine the calf - some of them taking selfies with the creature - after it washed up in Mojácar, Almeira. They were criticised by a marine wildlife rescue group, which said the dolphin would have been "terrified" and may have been saved if beach-goers been quicker to alert authorities. Pictures emerged of bathers stroking the tiny mammal...

Asylum seekers and other migrants arriving by sea to Spanish shores are held in poor conditions and face obstacles in applying for asylum. They are held for days in dark, dank cells in police stations. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 7,847 people reached Spanish shores between January 1 and July 26, 2017, compared with 2,476 during the same period in 2016. Almost all adults and children traveling with a family member arriving to mainland Spain by boat are...

Three popular British news websites ran the story with claims now reported to be false by the Spanish press.

British news sites published a breaking story about a gunman wearing a suicide vest, shouting “Allahu Akbar”, and opening fire in a Spanish supermarket.

The Mail Online article published on 11 January tells the story of a man who fired a shotgun in a supermarket in Spain’s northwestern region of Galicia. The report began: “A gunman has opened fire in a Spanish...

Dozens of refugees held in a detention center in Madrid have protested, climbing on the building's roof, a spokesperson for the city's mayor said.

"We don't know the exact number, 30 or 40. They climbed onto the roof and the police are there attempting to negotiate," the spokesperson for Madrid mayor Manuela Carmena said Wednesday, adding that no-one had been injured.

In the early hours of Wednesday morning the refugees had gathered outside the center shouting "freedom, freedom...

Spanish police said Wednesday they arrested two individuals on hate-crime charges after an alleged assault on a pregnant woman wearing a niqab.

According to the police statement released Wednesday, on Monday night the woman and her spouse were walking with their children in a central area of Barcelona.

The woman was in an “advanced state of pregnancy” and wearing a niqab -- a veil covering the face.

Police say two people approached the family and started insulting them...

Coup soldiers attacked civilians with tanks, F-16 jets and helicopters. They targeted innocent civilians deliberately. Turkish parliament and Presidential Complex were also bombed by coup plotters. However, despite this tragic event that no representatives or officials from EU have visited for condolence since failed coup in Turkey.

The European Union (EU) is abandoning all pretense of human rights restraints in its refugee policy. A strategy paper published last week by the EU Commission outlined migration partnerships that will compensate nine states in Africa and the Middle East, both transit countries and countries of origin, for their cooperation in deterring refugees.
The goal of the agreements—described as “compacts”—is “the combatting of causes of flight and a reduction of irregular migration to Europe,”...

Willing to send refugees arriving in Europe back to Turkey, Europe aims to put obstacles on alternative routes after the Balkan route was closed. According to experts, Albania, Bulgaria and Romania might be a new route for refugees. Spain was reported to be contacting Algeria and Morocco on the issue of stopping refugees.
Speaking before the EU Ministerial meeting in Brussels, “We must not let our guard down. We have to be careful,” said Spanish Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez...