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Barcelona mayor pleads for violence in Catalonia to stop

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The mayor of riot-stricken Barcelona pleaded Saturday for calm after violent protests by Catalan separatists rocked Spain’s second largest city for a fifth consecutive night. “This cannot continue. Barcelona does not deserve it,” Mayor Ada Colau told reporters, adding that Friday’s violence was the worst so …

Uncovering the lost ‘Stonehenge’ of Spain – BBC Reel

The Dolmen of Guadalperal, also known as the treasure of Guadalperal by locals, has often been referred to as the ‘Spanish Stonehenge’ – a megalithic monument dating back to 2000 BC. Located in the town of Peraleda de la Mata in the region of Extremadura in central Spain, its residents …

Protests erupt as Spain convicts leading Catalan separatists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Riot police engaged in a running battle with angry protesters outside Barcelona’s airport Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court convicted 12 separatist leaders of illegally promoting the wealthy Catalonia region’s independence and sentenced nine of them to prison. Officers fired foam bullets and used batons against thousands …