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The Irish Times (September 7)

2020/ 09/ 07 by jd in Global News

With nearly 50,000 new cases last week, “Spain passed a grim milestone of recording more than half a million coronavirus cases on Monday, becoming the first western European country to do so amid a steep upward trend that is mirrored in neighbouring France.” Moreover, there is “significant concern” that the UK is moving down the same path to resurgence. All this comes as wet pubs look poised to reopen in Ireland on September 21.

 

Wall Street Journal (August 19)

2020/ 08/ 21 by jd in Global News

“Coronavirus infections are surging again across much of Europe and governments are racing to prevent a full-fledged second wave of the pandemic.” Infection levels still “remain far lower in Europe than in much of the U.S. The seven-day average of new daily U.S. cases is running at nearly 150 cases per million people, about five times the number across Germany, France, Spain, Italy and the U.K.”

 

Bloomberg (July 26)

2020/ 07/ 28 by jd in Global News

“Countries around the Mediterranean Sea were praying that a glimpse of tourism would get them through the summer before the cold snap drives people indoors and ushers in a second chapter to the pandemic. Now,” with resurgence in Spain and France, “it appears the spread of the virus may not wait for the winter months.”

 

BBC (July 25)

2020/ 07/ 27 by jd in Global News

“Barely a month after Spain ended its state of emergency, cities including Barcelona, Zaragoza and the capital Madrid have seen a surge in new infections, prompting the government to warn that a second wave could be imminent.” The UK has imposed a 14-day quarantine period for travelers from Spain.

 

Foreign Policy (June 22)

2020/ 06/ 22 by jd in Global News

“India has crossed two bleak landmarks in its battle against the coronavirus. The country has now reached over 400,000 infections, making it the fourth-worst-hit country in the world, overtaking Britain, Spain, and Italy. But it’s also lifted its 76-day lockdown.” In order “to stave off economic disaster,” the country is now “walking head-on into a pandemic at its peak.”

 

The Guardian (March 26)

2020/ 03/ 28 by jd in Global News

“How did Spain get its coronavirus response so wrong? Spain saw what happened in Iran and Italy – and yet it just overtook China’s death toll in one of the darkest moments in recent Spanish history.”

 

Financial Times (August 12)

2019/ 08/ 13 by jd in Global News

“It’s the calm before the storm…. As any number of indicators now show—from weak purchasing managers’ indices in the US, Spain, Italy, France and Germany, to rising corporate bankruptcies and a spike in US lay-offs—the global downturn has already begun.”

 

The Economist (October 7)

2017/ 10/ 09 by jd in Global News

If Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy “thought that cracking heads would put a stop to secessionism, he could not have been more wrong. He has only created a stand-off that has energised his enemies and shocked his friends.” Rajoy’s reaction “has thrown Spain into its worst constitutional crisis since an attempted coup in 1981…. Only a negotiation can restore calm and it should start immediately.”

 

The Economist (June 10)

2017/ 06/ 12 by jd in Global News

“As European bank crises go,” the demise of Banco Popular “was an orderly one,” even something of a “triumph…. Spain’s government, the European Commission and Santander all cheered the outcome as a model European response to a bank crisis.”

 

CNN (March 9)

2017/ 03/ 11 by jd in Global News

“Its motto is “More than a club” and Spain’s Barcelona produced more than a result Wednesday routing France’s Paris Saint-Germain 6-1 to qualify for the Champions League quarterfinals.” Many had given up on the team, but Barca became “the first team to overturn a first-leg 4-0 deficit in the history of the Champions League.”

 

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