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China Supplied Faulty Coronavirus Test Kits to Spain, Czech Republic

The majority of rapid test coronavirus test kits supplied by China to Spain and the Czech Republic are faulty, local news outlets reported.Up to 80 percent of the 150,000 portable, quick coronavirus test kits China delivered to the Czech Republic earlier this month were faulty, according to local Czech news site Expats.cz. The tests can produce a result in 10 or 15 minutes but are usually less accurate than other tests. Because of the high error rate, the country will continue to rely on convent...
Tags: News, China, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, Interior, Interior Ministry, Health Ministry, El Pais, Jan Hamacek, Hamacek, Bioeasy, Spain Czech Republic


Eight men arrested for hosting drug-fuelled sex party during lockdown

(Photo: Valeria Everett, via CC-by-2.0) Police in Spain arrested eight men hosting a sex party last Friday night in a privately-rented apartment in Barcelona. The men have all been arrested on drug-related charges. After Italy, Spain is the worst affected country in Europe for the coronavirus. The country has been in lockdown since last week, with most residents only allowed to leave their homes when absolutely essential. According to El Pais, someone who was invited to attend called an emer...
Tags: Europe, Cdc, Drugs, Cc, Life, Lifestyle, Spain, Barcelona, Ad Friendly, Queerty, Orgy, El Pais, Italy Spain, Valeria Everett


Pau Gasol: Retirement is definitely on my mind

Pau Gasol gave El País, a daily newspaper based in Madrid, Spain, a wide-ranging interview. Gasol touched on his rehab and on how he’s coping with the coronavirus pandemic. In that interview, Gasol said he’s considering retirement from basketball. Gasol has missed the entirety of the 2019-20 season while recovering from a navicular stress fracture
Tags: News, Sports, Pau Gasol, Madrid Spain, Pau, Gasol, El Pais


U.S. Deaths Climb on Seattle Cases; Milan to Close: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Italy plans to lock down the region near Milan to battle Europe’s worst coronavirus outbreak as deaths climbed to 233, the most after China. A Seattle nursing home had more fatalities, pushing the U.S. total to 19.New cases rose in New York City and its suburbs. U.S. pro league may consider locker room bans. Federal health officials sought to explain difficulties making a U.S. diagnostic tool to stem the disease.A 55-year-old Iranian lawmaker died, the first fatality among 23 infe...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, New York, Milan, London, News, Sweden, California, Washington, Kentucky, France, Saratoga County, White House, China, Germany, Angela Merkel


Italian Deaths, Infections Surge; N.Y. Cases Climb: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- Italian deaths from the new coronavirus climbed to 233, the most after China, and total infections surged in New York City and its suburbs as the outbreak widened its global reach.One person was diagnosed in the Vatican, the tiny walled city-state in Rome that is home to Pope Francis. Germany, Spain, Belgium, Iran, Korea and Thailand also confirmed new infections.A 55-year-old Iranian lawmaker died from the illness, the first fatality among 23 infected members of parliament. In th...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, London, News, Sweden, California, Washington, Kentucky, France, Saratoga County, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, New York City, Spain, Bloomberg


Italian, French Politicians Infected as Cases Grow: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- A top political party leader in Italy and a French lawmaker caught the coronavirus as the outbreak continued its global advance.One person was diagnosed in the Vatican, the tiny walled city-state in Rome that is home to Pope Francis. Germany, Spain, Belgium, Iran, Korea and Thailand also confirmed new infections.A 55-year-old Iranian lawmaker died from the illness, the first fatality among 23 infected members of parliament. In the U.S., Florida reported its first two deaths.Key De...
Tags: Facebook, Florida, London, News, Sweden, California, Washington, Kentucky, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Spain, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Iran, Taiwan


Italian Politician Infected; European Cases Surge: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- A top politician in Italy caught the coronavirus and other countries curtailed travel to Europe’s worst-affected nation as its death toll climbed.One person was diagnosed in the Vatican, the tiny walled city-state in central Rome that is home to Pope Francis. The government may announce new quarantine measures.The virus also continued to advance as Germany, Spain, Belgium, Iran, Korea and Thailand confirmed new infections on Saturday. The number of cases globally climbed past 101,...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Florida, London, News, Sweden, California, Washington, Kentucky, France, Germany, Angela Merkel, Spain, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Iran


Top Italian Politician Infected; Iran Cases Surge: Virus Update

(Bloomberg) -- The head of Italy’s democratic party tested positive for coronavirus and the death toll surged there, leading other countries to curtail transport to Europe’s worst-affected nation.Austria and Georgia are halting flights to the stricken country, and Norwegian Air suspended services between Oslo and Milan. One person was diagnosed in the Vatican, the tiny walled city-state in central Rome that is home to Pope Francis.The virus continued to advance as Germany, Spain, Belgium, Iran, ...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Florida, Milan, London, News, California, Washington, Kentucky, Germany, Angela Merkel, Georgia, Spain, Bloomberg, Barcelona, Iran


Nokia pulls out of MWC over coronavirus concerns

More big names are stepping away from the biggest phone and telecom trade show event this year. Nokia, one of the omnipresent firms at major tech trade conferences, won’t be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress, it said Wednesday citing health and safety concerns over coronavirus outbreak. Electronics giant HMD, which sells smartphones under Nokia brand, cited similar reasoning for its withdrawal, too. The iconic Finnish firm, one of the cornerstone companies at MWC, and HMD have becom...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, Nokia, Tech, Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom, Sony, MWC, GSMA, Reuters, El Pais, Samsung Huawei, Ericsson Nokia, Ericsson Amazon Vivo Facebook, BT Britain


MWC hangs by a thread after Nokia, DT and other big names back out

More big names are stepping away from the world’s biggest phone and telecom trade fair, they announced today, prompting the organizers to urgently decide what they wish to do going forward. Nokia, one of the omnipresent firms at major tech trade conferences, won’t be attending this year’s Mobile World Congress, it said Wednesday citing health and safety concerns over coronavirus outbreak. Electronics giant HMD, which sells smartphones under Nokia brand, cited similar reasoning for its withdra...
Tags: Gadgets, Asia, Hardware, Nokia, Tech, Barcelona, Deutsche Telekom, Sony, MWC, GSMA, El Pais, Romain Dillet, Samsung Huawei, Ericsson Nokia, BT Britain, Mobile World Congress Nokia


Spain exhumes late dictator Gen. Francisco Franco’s remains

BY CIARAN GILES MADRID — Spain has exhumed the remains of Spanish dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from his grandiose mausoleum outside Madrid so he can be reburied in a small family crypt north of the capital. The government-ordered, closed-door operation on Thursday satisfies a decades-old desire of many in Spain who considered the vainglorious mausoleum that Franco built an affront to the tens of thousands who died in Spain’s Civil War and his subsequent regime and to Spain’s standing as a mode...
Tags: Europe, News, Media, Supreme Court, Uncategorized, Spain, Sport, World news, Ap, Soccer, Franco, Catholic Church, Madrid, Valley, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, Pedro Sanchez


Women arrested after complaining to police that hitman ripped them off

El Pais reports that a mother and her daughter were arrested after hiring a man to kill a swindler, then complaining to police when he failed to do the job. To be able to start working on the operation and locate the target, the fake spy requested a kind of deposit, of €7,000. This, he claimed, was the money needed to pay his informants and locate hitmen who could carry out the operation. But time passed, and the hit did not take place. The fake hitman was also arrested and charged. The alleged ...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, Mistakes, El Pais


Leeds player arrested over match-fixing allegations

Leeds United attacking midfielder Samuel Saiz has been arrested on suspicion of match-fixing, according to Spanish newspaper El Pais. The... Click the headline to read the full story.
Tags: Spain, Sport, Soccer, Leeds United, Leeds, El Pais, Samuel Saiz


Viggo Mortensen blasts Spanish far-right over 'Lord of the Rings' tweet

Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen has written a letter to Spain's El Pais newspaper criticizing the far-right party Vox over its use of the character he played in "Lord of the Rings."
Tags: Europe, Hollywood, News, Spain, Viggo Mortensen, Vox, El Pais


Mauricio Pochettino reveals why he rejected Real Madrid & Tottenham players wanting out

Mauricio Pochettino has produced a very revealing interview with El Pais prior to Tottenham Hotspur’s Champions League semi-final against AFC Ajax. The Argentine recounts the events which unfolded last summer involving both his and his players’ futures. These comments follow a moment from his press conference on Tuesday in which he admitted he might leave Spurs should they go all the way in Europe this season. Mauricio Pochettino unwilling to sacrifice his values for Real Madrid move LONDON, ...
Tags: Europe, Sport, Soccer, Tottenham Hotspur, Wembley Stadium, Levy, Spurs, Tottenham, Daniel Levy, Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid, Pochettino, Madrid, Liverpool Fc, UEFA Champions League, London England


Viggo Mortensen blasts Spanish far right

Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen has written a letter to Spain's El Pais newspaper criticizing the far-right party Vox over its use of the character he played in "Lord of the Rings."
Tags: Hollywood, News, Spain, Stories, Viggo Mortensen, Vox, El Pais


Viggo Mortensen blasts Spanish far-right over 'Lord of the Rings' tweet

Hollywood actor Viggo Mortensen has written a letter to Spain's El Pais newspaper criticizing the far-right party Vox over its use of the character he played in "Lord of the Rings."
Tags: Hollywood, Spain, Cnn, Viggo Mortensen, Vox, El Pais


Extreme Right Vox Party Set to Enter Spain’s Parliament, But Socialists Will Govern

Pablo Blazquez Dominguez/GettyBARCELONA—It was 10 a.m. and Antonia Huguet, 75, trundled home from a dilapidated school in the middle of Barcelona’s Gothic neighborhood after voting in Spain’s general election. With her dyed blond hair done up in a bun, Huguet looked like a character out of a Pedro Almodóvar movie—which seems rather appropriate since Spanish democracy these days could easily be mistaken for something on the verge of a nervous breakdown.  Like many of the characters in Almodóvar’s...
Tags: Europe, News, Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona, Franco, Mariano Rajoy, Pedro Almodóvar, Francisco Franco, Madrid, Vox, Valencia, Andalusia, Rajoy, Sánchez, Pedro Sanchez


Spain’s Sánchez considers establishing center-left coalition

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s prime minister says he’s open to a coalition with an anti-austerity party, hinting for the first time at a possible center-left governing alliance after Sunday’s national election. In an interview published Friday by El Pais newspaper, Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez says “it isn’t a problem” for the far-left United We Can […]
Tags: News, Spain, Ap, Nation, Madrid, United, Socialist, Sánchez, Pedro Sanchez, El Pais


Ecuador rejects claims that Assange was treated unfairly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ecuador says that it was not unfairly targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it revoked his asylum last week. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister José Valencia said that Assange’s behavior was “undeserving, disrespectful” and pointed to a video published by El País newspaper. The short video with no audio appears to show Assange arguing […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, El Pais, Jose Valencia


Watch Julian Assange skateboard inside the Ecuadorian Embassy

The newly leaked surveillance video obtained by Spanish newspaper El Pais is one of a series of clips showing Assange's life inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Tags: News, Stories, Julian Assange, Assange, El Pais, Ecuadorian Embassy


See Assange skateboard inside embassy

The newly leaked surveillance video obtained by Spanish newspaper El Pais is one of a series of clips showing Assange's life inside the Ecuadorian Embassy.
Tags: News, Stories, Assange, El Pais


Cities that are banning cars

According to the US Census Bureau, about 80 percent of Americans now live in urban areas. Globally, that number is 54 percent and on the rise. City centers are more clogged than ever. Inrix, which releases an annual Global Traffic Scorecard, found that traffic congestion costs the average American more than $1,300 per year — along with 97 hours of their time. Many cities, including London, San Diego, and Brussels, have implemented congestion tolls of varying forms and with varying degrees of su...
Tags: Travel, Cars, Spain, Barcelona, Colombia, Paris, Mexico City, Belgium, Norway, Brussels, Madrid, BICI, Hamburg, Ghent, Inrix, Car-free


Bad injury news for Everton & Yerry Mina

Everton & Yerry Mina Everton fans might not be overly impressed with Colombian centre-half Yerry Mina. Signed for £28 million, Mina, 24, has made only 12 Premier League appearances this season. The South America, who made a big impact at the World Cup, has been injured repeatedly during the campaign. Before last weekend’s defeat to West Ham, Marco Silva bemoaned Mina’s latest injury. The centre-half suffered a hamstring injury during the recent international break. Silva told the press, “we kne...
Tags: Sport, Colombia, Soccer, Premier League, Tottenham, Everton, Brazil, South America, Sergio Aguero, Copa América, Silva, Mina, El Pais, Marco Silva, Valle del Cauca, Marcel Brands


How El País used AI to make their comments section less toxic

At El País, our vision for the perfect comments section was a place where readers would provide input, insight and tips on an investigative story, add knowledge about niche topics, double check facts and elevate the conversation to a different level. While the internet has brought amazing benefits, it didn’t deliver the utopia we—and others—had hoped for within the comments section. Around 2015, trolls, toxic comments, spam, insults and even threats took over, causing publishers to re-evaluate i...
Tags: Ai, El Pais, Google News Initiative


Using AMP to make display ads safer, faster and better for users

The performance benefits and security guarantees offered by , which are display ads created using the AMP framework, translate to better advertiser ROI, publisher revenue and overall better user experience. Because of this, Google has expanded serving AMPHTML ads not only to AMP pages, but also to regular web pages. As of January this year, 12% of all display ads served by Google are now AMPHTML ads.All of the code in the AMP repository is open source which is carefully reviewed by the project ...
Tags: Google, Display Ads, Volkswagen, AMP, El Pais, GPT, Google Ads, Google Ad Manager, AMPHTML


Guaido rules out risk of civil war in Venezuela

Venezuela's self-proclaimed acting president Juan Guaido ruled out the possibility of civil war in his country, saying the overwhelming majority of his compatriots wanted Nicolas Maduro to step down. In an interview to Spain's El Pais newspaper published Thursday, Guaido repeated an appeal to Venezuela's armed forces to take his side. "The risk of a civil war in Venezuela does not exist, despite what certain people want to believe or want to let us believe.
Tags: News, Spain, Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, El Pais, Juan Guaido


Venezuela opposition leader 'held secret meetings' with military leaders in bid to oust Maduro

Venezuela’s self-declared “interim president” was recognised by the European Parliament on Thursday, and set out to promote his plan for restoring order to the chaotic country. Juan Guaido, the 35-year-old head of the national assembly, visited a forum at the Central University of Venezuela to outline his “rescue plan”. As he addressed the forum his home was raided by Venezuela's security services (FAES), he tweeted. "At this moment the FAES is in my house, my family home. I hold citizen Nic...
Tags: Europe, News, Russia, US, Spain, European Union, Cnn, Washington Dc, New York Times, Moscow, Jeremy Hunt, Miami, International Monetary Fund, Venezuela, Telegraph, Donald Trump


"We are not going to stop even one minute. Nobody in the rescue team is putting in doubt that we will bring him out, and we all remain confident that he will be alive."

Said a government official quoted in "Crews Race To Save 2-Year-Old Spanish Boy Who Fell Down 300-Foot Hole."Members of a Swedish company that helped locate the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground in 2010 arrived on Tuesday, Spanish police told Reuters.Julen was playing with his 1 1/2-year-old cousin when he fell down the hole.... The hole may have been drilled by someone in an attempt to find water, El País reports. "There are hundreds more like that one, covered with rocks, and nobody thinks...
Tags: Law, Survival, Oliver, El Pais, Ann Althouse, Julen, Civil Guard, Reuters Julen


Testing times for second wave scooter startups

Investors are still pouring millions into scooter startups, albeit sometimes at flat valuations. At the same time a little cash is flowing the other way, in cases where cities have realized the importance of prioritizing the needs of the local environment and its citizens, over and above the ambitions of VCs for a swift and lucrative exit. Scooter startups affected by such regulatory bumps in the road are, unsurprisingly, rather less keen to shout about this sort of policy friction and the negat...
Tags: Startups, TC, Transportation, Europe, Berlin, Collaborative Consumption, Tech, Spain, Barcelona, Sharing Economy, Madrid, GreenTech, Town, El Pais, Reby, Scooter Sharing