October 24, 2021

Illegal Majorca turtle farm shut down by police

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From BBC Europe’s biggest illegal turtle and tortoise farm has been shut down on the Spanish island of Majorca, police say. Civil Guard officers say they rescued 1,100 animals from a farm near Llucmajor in the south of the island, many of them endangered. The protected species were reportedly kept in poor conditions on the […]

Catalan referendum: Catalonia has ‘won right to statehood’

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From BBC Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont says the Spanish region has won the right to statehood following a contentious referendum that was marred by violence. He said the door was open to a unilateral declaration of independence after Catalan officials said voters had backed secession with a 42.3% turnout. Spain’s government has warned it could […]