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Saturday from 20:30 to 21:30 the hotels and monuments throughout Spain turned off the lights in support of the initiative of the world wildlife Fund's "Earth Hour". According to news agencies, all joined by more than 35,000 companies around the world. In Spain the event was attended by 344 city, 142 companies and 179 institutions other type. The largest number of enrolled organizations was Catalonia, followed by Andalusia and Valencia.
Spain defeated the national team of Israel (4:1) in a qualifying match for the world championship of 2018 which will pass in Russia. For the Spaniards scored David Silva Vitolo, Diego Costa and ISCO, and this victory allows the team Lopetegi to secure their first place in group G.
In the night from Saturday to Sunday, Spain switches to daylight saving time. At 2:00 a.m. clocks will be moved ahead one hour. These changes will affect both the Spanish mainland and the Canary Islands, where they occur at 1:00 local time. Transfer hours is mandatory in accordance with the European Directive 2000/84/EC. It is designed to maximize the use of daylight in terms of energy efficiency.
Nearly two weeks ago, the city lost a cat named Itchy, a basket which is broken upon unloading the Luggage from the airline Monarch, flying from Manchester. His desperate owner Andrea Barragan returned to his native Catalonia after four years spent in the North West of England. She complained that the airport authority was "absolutely not concerned" by the disappearance of the cat.
Antonio Banderas arrived to Malaga from Geneva, after spending a few days in one of the local hospitals, the newspaper ABC. Together with his girlfriend Nicole Kimpel he arrived in Andalusia in the presentation of the honorary award "Golden Jasmine branch", which would be presented to him during the gala concert marking the closing of the Malaga film festival.
For a long time Marbella was a traditional summer meeting place of the Spanish jetsetter, which receives television stars, aristocrats and other celebrities. However, she gradually went out of fashion, and celebrities moved to Ibiza, Formentera and Menorca. Now the streets of Marbella is filled with wealthy foreigners, says El Economista. The city authorities have devised a new plan, under which it is planned to attract Russian billionaires - as tourists and investors.
Spain has passed preliminary hearing on business of the Russian programmer Stanislaus Lisova, who was arrested in Barcelona at the request of the U.S., and later transferred to the prison near Madrid. Lisova is accused of committing a cybercrime. The trial was held last Friday by video link.
In the course of work on improvement of the area of Folk-and-Torres in the southern part of the Raval district in Barcelona discovered the ruins of the former prison that occupied this site from 1838 to 1936. According to La Vanguardia, its existence and location have been documented previously, but the discovery of intact structures under the ground became the source of new information on the exact characteristics of one of the most sinister institution in Barcelona.
Governor Georgy Poltavchenko, headed the official delegation of St. Petersburg to Madrid. In the Spanish capital Poltavchenko has managed to lay flowers to the monument "to the memory of Soviet volunteers 1936-1939" and a memorial plate "to the Memory of the Spaniards who fought for freedom in Europe 1939-1945", as well as to meet with the Chairman of the government of the Autonomous community of Madrid, Cristina Cifuentes and mayor of the city of Manuela Karmanos. In addition, he met with Secretary General of the world tourism organization (UNWTO) Taleb Rifai. About it reports the official site of administration of St.-Petersburg.
First cultural and gastronomic festival Jamón Spain will take place in the municipality of valdepeñas, in the province of Ciudad real, on 25 and 26 March. To visit it will be from 11:00 to 18:00 and 19:00 to 00:00 Saturday 11:00 to 17:00 on Sunday. Entrance will be free. 65 the stands visitors can taste and purchase products made in Castile – La Mancha, Galicia, Cantabria and Asturias.
Divers pulled the body of one of the sailors lost in the wreck of a fishing trawler Fairell, which collided with the Russian tanker. The search continues from March 20, when the tragedy occurred. Four of them were on Fairell people found three. Two of them survived. The robot descended to a depth of 160 meters did the first pictures of the sunken trawler.
The Minister of defense of Spain maría Dolores de Cospedal in conversation with his U.S. counterpart James Mattis in Washington said that her country in the next 10 years will increase military spending to 2% of GDP. "Spain promises to achieve these targets in accordance with the obligations of a member country of NATO," — said the Minister. In 2016 Spain spent on defense 0.9% of GDP. Thus in 10 years the country is planning to increase this expenditure by more than two times.
Fanzara a Small village in the province of castellón has become a gallery of street art under the open sky: artists breathed new life into it by creating on the walls of local buildings are colorful compositions. "We were looking for an artistic and cultural project, which could take all comers and to help restore good relations between the local residents," said former municipal Councilor Javier Lopez, one of the authors of the project.
Spain ranked 13th among the countries that receive the largest infusion of capital in real estate, according to the report, the Great Wall of Monay at Cushman & Wakefield. In the ranking, it outperformed such countries as Brazil and Italy. The list is headed by the USA, China and UK.
Civil platform "Covenant in favor of the Mar Menor" (Pacto por el Mar Menor) said over the weekend on the beaches of the homonymous lagoon, located in the province of Murcia, was found thousands of dead galateri, or sea cucumbers. According to news Agency of Spain, in this regard, the activists appealed to the Council for vodoohranoy, agriculture and environment to immediately analyze the water to determine the reasons for this massive loss.