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Europe

Twelfth-century bathhouse uncovered in Spanish bar

The hammam on Mateos Gago street, in the southern Spanish city of Seville, is located just a few meters away from the city’s Roman Catholic cathedral, and for a century it has been the most crowded of the city’s Arab baths. The thing is, customers were not going there to

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Latin America

Cuba Study Group asks Biden to lift US sanctions against Cuba

Washington, Feb 16 (Prensa Latina) An organization based in this capital, called Cuba Study Group (CSG), asked President Joe Biden on Tuesday to promote the lifting of the measures that make up the United States blockade against the island. The CSG also called on the president to order an immediate

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Europe

Iran, Russia start joint naval drill in Indian Ocean; Why the Islamic republic is participating

Iran’s armed forces on Tuesday launched a joint naval drill with Russia in the north of the Indian Ocean designed to “enhance security” of maritime trade, state television reported. The “Maritime Security Belt Exercise” is to cover an area of 17,000 square kilometres (6,500 square miles) and include units from

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Freedom of Speech

Spanish rapper convicted over tweets arrested after ignoring prison deadline

Catalan police on Tuesday arrested a rapper for failing to report to prison by the deadline set by a court that found him guilty of glorifying terrorism and insulting the Spanish Crown in messages on social media. Pablo Rivadulla Duro, known by his artistic name Pablo Hasél, had been given

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Latin America

Singapore’s Muthu chain operates hotel in Cuba

Havana, Feb 15 (Prensa Latina) Singapore’s MGM Muthu Hotels is operating an establishment in central-northern Cuba, on Cayo Guillermo, the company’s board of directors informed on Monday. A report published on the Buen Viaje a Cuba newsletter said that the establishment is the Grand Muthu Cayo Guillermo Hotel, which is

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Europe

‘In Russia, the new evil is rooted in the old evil’: novelist Sergei Lebedev on Putin, poison and state terror

The Russian novelist Sergei Lebedev is currently based in Berlin. But it is the popular uprising in Moscow that hangs darkly over our conversation. Hours before we speak, protesters calling for the release of the jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny take to the streets in towns and cities right across

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Europe

The Air Force is Sending B-1B Bombers to Norway for a Not-So-Subtle Reason

The U.S. Air Force is sending four B-1B Lancer bombers to temporarily operate from Norway. The B-1 bombers are the only non-nuclear heavy bombers in the Air Force’s inventory. The deployment sends a strong message that the new U.S. presidential administration will push back against Russian aggression. The U.S. Air

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