Tag: Spain

More than half women suffer from insomnia in late pregnancy: Report

London: Researchers in Spain have found that 64 per cent of pregnant women suffer from insomnia in the third trimester of pregnancy. The study, published in the European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology, involved 486 healthy pregnant women. The effects of pregnancy on these women were monitored throughout all three trimesters. The […]

Nadal defeats Schwartzman, to face Cilic in Australian Open quarters

Melbourne: Spain’s Rafael Nadal on Sunday defeated Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 6-3, 6-3, clinching a place in the Australian Open quarterfinals. During three hour and 51 minute match, both players faced 18 break points but world No. 1 Nadal managed to save 15 and to convert seven, reports Efe. “That’s confidence for myself […]

Portugal to face Spain in 2018 FIFA World Cup

Moscow: Top football nations Portugal and Spain have been placed in Group B and will play against each other in the group stage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, it was announced on Friday. Alongside the European Champions Portugal and 2010 FIFA World Cup holders Spain, Morocco and Iran have found themselves in […]

More than 750,000 march in support of Catalonia

Barcelona: Thousands of people took to the streets in Barcelona to demand the release of jailed Catalonian leaders for their outlawed drive to secede from Spain. Barcelona’s municipal police force said 750,000 people participated in the march on Saturday, called to demand the release of eight former members of the dissolved Catalan government and the […]

Iker Casillas wins prestigious Golden Foot award

Monaco: Veteran Spanish international goalkeeper Iker Casillas was awarded the 2017 Golden Foot award at the Hotel de Paris here. The 36-year-old won the award which is in recognition of the long-standing achievements of the player in terms of both skills and personality. Expressing his happiness on winning the award, the FC Porto goalkeeper on […]

England wins FIFA U-17 World Cup

Kolkata: England swaggered their way into the FIFA U-17 World Cup triumph and the invigorating final against Spain was as much a celebration of attacking football as it was about an incredible turnaround here tonight. The Three Lions colts hammered The La Rojas juniors 5-2 in the highest-scoring final in the history of this age-group […]

31 killed in Portugal wildfires, 4 in Spain

Coruna (Spain): Hundreds of wildfires ravaging the northwestern corner of the Iberian peninsula have killed at least 31 people in Portugal and four in Spain’s Galicia region, officials in both nations said on Monday. Patricia Gaspar, a spokeswoman for Portugal’s Civil Protection service, said the latest death toll was still provisional as efforts to gather […]

Catalonia independence declaration from Spain on hold

Madrid: Catalan leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain but suspended it to allow talks with the government in Madrid. Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain, following the disputed referendum. However, they say the move will not be implemented for several weeks to […]

U-17 World Cup: Brazil down Spain in Group D opener

Kochi: Brazil defeated Spain 2-1 in a Group D match of the FIFA U-17 World Cup football tournament at the Jawaharlal Nehru International Stadium here on Saturday. Spain had taken the lead in the 5th minute through an own goal by Brazil’s Wesley. The South American champions however, recovered to strike back through Lincoln (25th) […]

Spain qualifies for FIFA 2018 World Cup

Madrid: Spain defeated Albania 3-0 to assure themselves a berth in the 2018 World Cup and consign Italy to second place in Group G, while the battle for the top spots in Groups D and I will come down to the 10th and final qualifying round. With Spain, Belgium, England, Germany and hosts Russia already […]

Catalan independence vote begins, Spanish police seize ballot papers

Barcelona: Catalonia’s disputed independence vote has quickly descended into chaos on Sunday as Spanish national police entered polling stations, seizing ballot boxes and voting papers, the media reported. In the town of Girona, where the regional President Carles Puigdemont was due to vote, the police smashed their way into a polling station by breaking a […]

Thousands take to Barcelona streets ahead of Catalonia referendum

Madrid: Tens of thousands of Catalan separatists took to the streets in Barcelona in a final rally ahead of Sunday’s planned referendum on independence from Spain. Seven and a half million people in Catalonia will head to the polls in a vote which has been condemned as illegal by Madrid. Regional President Carles Puigdemont told […]

Axelsen, Marin claim singles titles at Japan Open

Tokyo: Denmark’s reigning world champion Viktor Axelsen and 2016 Olympic champion Carolina Marin of Spain clinched the men’s and women’s singles titles respectively at the $325,000 Japan Open Superseries badminton championships here on Sunday. Third seeded 23-year-old Axelsen fought past Malaysian veteran and three-time Olympic silver medallist Lee Chong Wei 21-14, 19-21, 21-14 in an […]

Spain expels North Korean ambassador

New York: The Spanish government has informed North Korea’s ambassador to Madrid, Kim Hyok Chol, that he must leave the country before the end of the month, officials said. Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis announced that the North Korean diplomat was called to the Foreign Ministry on Monday to be informed of Madrid’s decision to […]

Carlos Sainz to join Renault F1 team on loan in 2018

Madrid: Spanish Formula 1 driver Carlos Sainz is set to join Renault in 2018 on a loan from Toro Rosso, both sides announced on Friday. After racking up 100 points in two-and-a-half seasons with Toro Rosso, owned by Red Bull, Sainz is set to team up with Nico Hulkenberg, putting an end to Jolyon Palmer’s […]