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Spain taxi protest against Uber to continue

Taxi drivers across Spain are set to keep protesting against ride hailing competitors such as Uber and Cabify, which they say unfairly threaten their livelihoods after government negotiations ended without a deal. The strike began in Barcelona last week and spread to Madrid at the weekend as drivers blocked main thoroughfares, demanding action from the government.

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Madrid celebrates 40th anniversary of Gay Pride

Members and associations of the Spanish LGBT community march in Madrid to claim their rights and celebrate the 40th anniversary of the first Gay Pride held in 1978.

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Spaniards divided over controversial Franco moment

Seventy years ago, prisoner Nicolas Sanchez-Albornoz fled from the building site of a sprawling monument that now houses the remains of Spain’s dictator Francisco Franco, in a daring escape later made into a film. Franco, who ruled Spain from 1939 to November 1975 when he died, is buried in the Valle de los Caidos just outside Madrid in an imposing basilica carved into a mountain-face, with a 150-metre (490-feet) high cross that can be seen kilometres away towering over it. A voiced version of an AFPTV report.

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Fun at Madrid’s Gay Pride as high heel racing takes place

To celebrate Madrid’s Gay Pride, men in stilettos and high heels race through the streets of the Spanish capital as part of the LGBT pride high-heels race.

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Clever police dog mimics CPR

In a video published by the Madrid police on Twitter on June 22, a police dog named Poncho performs a mock CPR on a police officer on the ground, as part of a demonstration exercise aimed at children.

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Poncho, the police dog who aces CPR

In a video published by the Madrid police on Twitter on June 22, a police dog named Poncho performs CPR on a police officer on the ground, as part of a demonstration exercise.

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Poncho, the police dog who aces CPR

In a video published by the Madrid police on Twitter on June 22, a police dog named Poncho performs CPR on a police officer on the ground, as part of a demonstration exercise. IMAGES

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85-year-old in dock for Franco-era stolen babies trial

The first trial in Spain over thousands of suspected cases of babies stolen from their mothers during the Franco era opens in Madrid as an 85-year-old Spanish doctor appeared in the dock. IMAGES

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Thousands march in Madrid against release of sexual abuse gang

Protesters hit the streets across Spain for the second day running, after five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival were released on bail.