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August 27, 2018 11:16 AM Spanish police seize cocaine-stuffed pineapples

MADRID: Spanish police said Monday they have seized 67kg of cocaine found inside dozens of hollowed-out pineapples at Madrid's main wholesale fruit and vegetable market. The drug-stuffed fruits were found at the sprawling Mercamadrid market among a shipment of pineapples that arrived in the Portuguese port of Setubal by ship from Costa Rica and was then transported 8

August 17, 2018 10:27 AM Anti-king banner unveiled in Barcelona ahead of attacks ceremony

BARCELONA: Catalan separatists unveiled a giant banner against Spain's King Felipe VI on a building in the Barcelona square where he is due to attend a ceremony on Friday in honour of the victims of last year's deadly jihadist attacks in the city. "The Spanish King is not welcome in the Catalan countries," the banner read in English. It was accompanied 17

August 12, 2018 1:42 PM Former Brazil striker Ronaldo hospitalised with pneumonia in Spain

MADRID: Retired Brazilian striker Ronaldo has been hospitalised with pneumonia on the Spanish holiday island of Ibiza and is recovering well, a local newspaper reported Sunday. The 41-year-old, widely considered one of the world's best-ever players, was admitted to the intensive care unit of the Can Misses Hospital on the island on Friday afternoon where 13

August 11, 2018 12:24 PM Proud Pogba happy to repay trust as Man Utd captain

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom: Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba declared his pride at being named captain for Friday's Premier League opening 2-1 win over Leicester, but pointedly suggested he wants to be trusted more by manager Jose Mourinho. Mourinho surprisingly put Pogba straight into the starting line-up and handed him the armband even though 22

August 9, 2018 12:08 PM Chelsea swoop for Kepa in record move as transfer deadline looms

LONDON: Chelsea shattered the world-record fee for a goalkeeper with an 80-million euro swoop for Athletic Bilbao's Kepa Arrizabalaga on Wednesday as the Premier League transfer window prepared to slam shut. While the rest of Europe's leading leagues don't close the window until later in August, England's top-flight clubs have until 1600GMT on Thursday 28

August 6, 2018 11:33 PM Ronaldo's Juventus debut to be streamed live on Facebook

LONDON: Cristiano Ronaldo's debut for Juventus is among a series of games from Serie A and Spain's La Liga to be broadcast for free on Facebook in the UK and Ireland this season. UK rights holders Eleven Sports announced on Monday it had reached an agreement with the social media giant that will see at least one live match from both leagues broadcast 14

August 6, 2018 5:06 AM Tajikistan fears for tourism after attack on bike tourists

DUSHANBE, Tajikistan: En route to mountainous Tajikistan's "roof of the world" lies a hastily-erected memorial to four bike tourists killed in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group late last month. Roses and tulips lie scattered at the tribute — featuring a plaque inscribed in English — in the foreground of a scrubby mountain landscape. "We express 24

August 3, 2018 12:19 PM Vidal set to quit Bayern for Barcelona: Reports

BERLIN: Chile midfielder Arturo Vidal is reportedly on the verge of signing for Barcelona after leaving the Bayern Munich training camp on Friday. The 31-year-old midfield dynamo was whisked away from Bayern's pre-season training camp in Bavaria and several media outlets claim an announcement of his transfer to Barcelona is imminent. According to Spanish 19

July 25, 2018 7:43 AM Barcelona host Real Madrid for first Clasico in October

LAS ROZAS DE MADRID, Spain: Defending Spanish champions Barcelona will host Real Madrid on Oct 28 in the first Clasico of the 2018/19 season, the Spanish football federation said Tuesday. Real Madrid, who finished third in the league, 17 points behind champions Barcelona, will host the second meeting of the two Spanish giants on March 3, the federation 21

July 25, 2018 6:28 AM Spain rescues nearly 500 migrants at sea in a single day

MADRID: Spanish rescue services said Tuesday they had plucked nearly 500 migrants from the Mediterranean in a single day who were trying to reach the country's coast. The Spanish Maritime Safety Agency said on Twitter that it had picked up a total of 484 people in 30 makeshift vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar and Alboran Sea, which separate Spain from Morocco 15