The 17th Century Was A Truly Terrible Time To Be A Human

The Black Death of the 1300s would have been an undeniably sucky time to live, the year 563 CE was pretty dire, and the first half of the 20th century saw more than its fair share of misery. However, when looking at terrible times to be a human, the dreadfulness...
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Spain's former king mulls 2nd visit amid swirling debate

MADRID — (AP) — Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I, is planning to visit Spain again in June, the mayor of the northwestern town hosting the former monarch said Friday, signaling that the vigorous debate sparked by the former monarch's return is unlikely to fade soon. Juan...

Spain supports Ukraine's EU entry, foreign minister says

MADRID, May 20 (Reuters) - Spain supports Ukraine's ambition to join the European Union and the idea of a new European political entity that could, for the time-being, accommodate Ukraine as a fellow-minded democracy, Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Albares told Reuters on Friday. The European Commission will issue a report...

Canada confirms first two monkeypox cases

MONTREAL, May 19 (Reuters) - Canada's public health agency on Thursday confirmed the first two cases of monkeypox virus infections in the country after authorities in Quebec province said they were investigating 17 suspected cases. Several countries including Portugal and Spain have reported cases of monkeypox in recent weeks, with...

Scandal-hit former king returns to Spain after 2 years

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s former king returned to the country Thursday for his first visit since leaving nearly two years ago amid a cloud of financial scandals. Plans for the visit were confirmed earlier this week by the royal household, who said Juan Carlos I would first visit the northwestern town of Sanxenxo, where a yachting event is scheduled. He plans to travel to Madrid on Monday to see his son, King Felipe VI, and other members of the royal family, the palace said in a statement.

Spain heatwave temperatures could hit 42C as parts of US, Europe and Asia swelter

Heatwaves are set to engulf parts of Spain, America and Europe this weekend, as extreme heat continues to grip parts of Asia. Temperatures in the Guadalquivir valley in southern Spain could reach 42C, with other parts of the country forecast to record highs of 40 degrees. The temperatures are “exceptionally high” for this time of year and are caused by a mass of very warm air coming from Africa, according to Spain’s meteorological agency. The forecast in parts of Spain could break maximum temperature records for May, as they are forecast to be 10C to 15C higher than normal, according...

Spain’s ‘Still Life With Ghost,’ ‘Goat Girl,’ ‘The Remnants,’ ‘There Is Evil,’ Presented at Cannes’ Producers Network

Click here to read the full article. Enrique Buleo’s “Still Life With Ghost,” Ana Asensio’s “The Goat Girl,” Gala Gracia’s “The Remnants of You” and Esteban Alenda Bros.’ “There Is Evil” are some of the film projects pitched at the spotlight event on Spanish cinema at Cannes’ Producers Network on Friday May 20. Five Spanish production companies– Un Capricho de Producciones, Quatre Films Audiovisuales, Potenza Producciones, Aquí y Allí Films and Solita Films – were selected by Spain’s trade promotion board ICEX and the ICAA film institute to pitch their production slates at the Marché du Film event. As part of the Production...

Kahleah Cooper Returns From Overseas to Play With Chicago Sky

The defending champions Chicago Sky informed Friday morning that they have activated the 2021 WNBA Finals MVP Kahleah Cooper as she finished her season overseas and has returned to join the team. In addition, they released Tina Krajišnik who was playing on a hardship exemption contract. Cooper was playing...

Parts of Spain on alert amid 'extreme' May temperatures

Large parts of Spain were under alert Friday as a wave of intense heat began sweeping across the country, leaving residents sweltering through May temperatures that rank among the hottest in two decades. A mass of hot, dry air carrying dust from North Africa has pushed temperatures up to 15 degrees above average, with the mercury topping 40 C (104 F) in parts of the country. The State Meteorological Agency said it expected the “unusual and extreme” temperatures to peak on Saturday. “These will probably be among the warmest temperatures we’ve seen in May in the 21st century,” agency...

What is monkeypox and should you be worried?

With monkeypox being detected in countries from the US to Australia and France to the UK, we take a look at the situation and whether it is cause for concern. Monkeypox is a viral infection typically found in central and western Africa. Cases, usually small clusters or isolated infections, are sometimes diagnosed in other countries, including the UK where the first case was recorded in 2018 in an individual thought to have contracted the virus in Nigeria.