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Spanish police detain 22 Hell's Angels

Spanish police detain 22 Hell's AngelsBarcelona - Spanish police Tuesday detained 22 suspected members of the Hell's Angels motorcycle gang, seizing weapons and neo-Nazi propaganda material, police sources said.

The detainees were held in Barcelona, Malaga, Valencia, Madrid and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria on charges of belonging to an illegal organization, drugs and arms trafficking, extortion, coercion and threats.

Police searched more than 30 addresses, including homes and bars.

Morocco seeks European support to relaunch Sahara talks

Morocco seeks European support to relaunch Sahara talksCordoba, Spain - North African countries will seek European support for attempts to relaunch talks between Morocco and the Western Saharan independence movement Polisario Front in search of a solution to their three-decade conflict, Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi-Fihri said Tuesday.

Fassi-Fihri was attending a meeting of foreign ministers or representatives of Western Mediterranean countries in the southern Spanish city of Cordoba.

Mumbai terror attack: Spanish Congress president expresses solidarity with India

Mumbai terror attack: Spanish Congress president expresses solidarity with IndiaMadrid (Spain), Apr. 21: Jose Bono, the President of the Spanish Congress, on Tuesday, expressed solidarity and sympathy with the people of India over the terror attack that struck Mumbai in November last year, claiming 179 lives and injuring more than 300.

Spanish opposition under fire for misidentifying crash victims

Spanish opposition under fire for misidentifying crash victimsMadrid - Spain's conservative opposition was under pressure Tuesday for wrongly identifying 30 of the 75 victims in the worst air crash in the history of Spanish peacekeeping missions.

Critics were calling on then conservative defence minister Federico Trillo to assume his responsibilities while a trial of the three military officers who had overseen the identification of the bodies was drawing to a close.

Indian president meets Spanish king at start of historic visit

Indian president meets Spanish king at start of historic visitMadrid  - Indian President Pratibha Patil was Tuesday welcomed by Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia after arriving Monday for the first official visit by an Indian head of state to Spain.

The four-day visit was expected to focus on stepping up trade relations, investments, and on the fight against terrorism, diplomats said.

The Spanish royal couple welcomed Patil and her husband Devisingh Ransingh Shekhawat in front of El Pardo palace.

Plagiarism case against Spanish Nobel laureate could be reopened

Plagiarism case against Spanish Nobel laureate could be reopenedMadrid  - A decade-old plagiarism case could be reopened in Spain against 1989 Nobel Literature Prize winner Camilo Jose Cela, the daily El Pais reported Tuesday.

Because Cela died in 2002, the judicial complaint now targets Jose Manuel Lara, head of the Planeta publishing house who is being accused of helping Cela plagiarize Maria del Carmen Formoso's 1994 novel Carmen, Carmela, Carmina.

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