Tag Archives: Spain

Sweden avoids wide-reaching coronavirus lockdown, despite other countries' tougher actions

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox. Sign up here. Many people around the world are getting upset over government-overreach lockdowns brought about by the coronavirus pandemic. Not in Sweden, though, the European country that seems to prefer freedom to safety. FILE – In this Saturday, April 4, 2020 file photo a couple hug and laugh as they have lunch ...

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Madrid to use ice rink as makeshift coronavirus morgue, officials say

Get all the latest news on coronavirus and more delivered daily to your inbox.  Sign up here. Authorities in Spain will use an Olympic-size ice rink as a makeshift morgue for victims of the coronavirus until funeral homes can take them, officials said Monday. The repurposing of the 1,800-square-foot rink at Madrid’s Palacio de Hielo mall will be coordinated between the regional ...

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Infections from coronavirus exceed 20K as China vows new measures to prevent spread

Coronavirus infection numbers have surpassed 20,000 on Tuesday, prompting President Xi Jinping to announce a “people’s war of prevention of the epidemic” while addressing China’s elite Politburo. Xi said on Monday that China must race against time to limit the spread of the virus and said those who neglect their duties will be punished, according to state broadcaster CCTV. Experts believe the highly transmissible disease will ...

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Women's World Cup: Who's playing, schedule and everything else you need to know

Twenty years ago this summer, the U.S. women’s national soccer team lifted the FIFA World Cup trophy after Brandi Chastain infamously lifted her shirt in spontaneous celebration for the team’s penalty shootout win over China. Next month, the American women seek a fourth world cup star on their uniforms and try to do the near-impossible: win back-to-back championships. The highly anticipated ...

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Catalan government official under fire after tweet quoting Anne Frank

Elsa Atardi addresses the Junts Per Catalunya’s campaign closing rally ahead of regional elections in Barceliona, Spain, December 19, 2017.  (Reuters) A Catalan government official who purportedly compared the removal of pro-secession symbols from public buildings in Spain to Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was met with sharp criticism by many who called it “shameful.” Elsa Artadi, the spokesperson for the government ...

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