From Merkel to migrants: Spain's week in pics
Staff reporter · 4 Apr 2014, 18:11
Published: 04 Apr 2014 18:11 GMT+02:00
With everything in the news from racist food banks to politicians behaving badly, Spain's news was as action-packed as ever this week. Here The Local rounds up the news that mattered most.
Missed what happened in Spain this week?
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Don't stress: here's the essential rundown in six pictures.
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The men were arrested in the resort of Sant Antoni de Portmany. Photo: Jose A / Flickr
Two Moroccan imams at a mosque on the Spanish resort island of Ibiza were arrested Tuesday on suspicion of backing the Islamic State group and inciting jihad.
The islands will have longer evenings during winter. Photo: AFP
The Balearic Islands want to keep summertime when the rest of Spain turns the clocks back on Sunday.
Francois Patrick Nogueira Gouveia has been charged with murdering his uncle, his wife and their two children. Photo: Guardia Civil.
A Brazilian teenager accused of dismembering his uncle and aunt and killing their two young sons in a grisly crime that shocked Spain had an "uncontrollable desire to kill", police said on Monday.
Photo: Policía Local Murcia
Police were called after passersby reported hearing a man calling for help from within a rubbish bin in the Vistabella neighbourhood of Murcia, southern Spain.
Mariano Rajoy hopes to form a government this week. Photo: AFP
Spain entered a crucial week as acting conservative PM Mariano Rajoy prepared to re-take power, ending ten rollercoaster months without government marked by hope and disillusion.
Photo: Pan's Labyrinth
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Tomas Gil, 27, from Valencia in eastern Spain was talking to his girlfriend in their native language after a night out in the British seaside town of Poole when he was set upon by a racist thug.
The man was found near Malaga airport. Photo: Dennis Howlett / Flickr
A British homeless man was found dead tied to a bench near Malaga airport with his trousers down and his genitals in a can of tuna.
Third elections could now be avoided. Photo: AFP
Spain's Socialists voted on Sunday to allow the conservatives to take power, likely averting a third election for Spaniards tired of going to the polls.
Photo: Josep Lago / AFP file picture
After basking in its best tourist summer season in 15 years, Spain now sees dark clouds on the horizon as popular destinations reach saturation point and holidaymakers are more thrifty, industry experts say.