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Cristiano Ronaldo fined 3.2 million euro in tax evasion case

MADRID: Cristiano Ronaldo will be fined 3.2 million euros (2.82 million pounds)and sentenced to 24 months in prison, a sentence he is unlikely to serve, after settling a tax evasion case with Spanish tax authorities, the prosecutor said on Friday. The 33-year-old is accused of evading 5.7 million euros in taxes. He has denied the allegations. Ronaldo is unlikely to go to prison as Spanish law states a sentence of under two years for a first offence can be served on probation. The football star will be required to…

Murdered Spanish boy’s stepmother admits killing him

MADRID: A woman caught in Spain with the body of her stepson in her car boot admitted Tuesday she had killed him, police said, as a funeral was held for the young victim whose murder shook the country. Ana Julia Quezada, a Dominican woman who had for years been going out with the father of eight-year-old Gabriel Cruz, "admitted being the perpetrator", a police spokesman told AFP, without elaborating. Gabriel's disappearance on February 27 in the small southeastern village of Las Hortichuelas sparked a days-long search…

Facebook fined 1.2 mn euros by Spanish data watchdog

MADRID: Facebook has been fined 1.2 million euros ($1.4 million) for allegedly collecting personal information from users in Spain that could then be used for advertising, the national data protection watchdog said on Monday. The fine stemmed from an investigation into the social network company conducted alongside similar probes in Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands, the AEPD authority said. The 1.2 million euro fine is a fraction of Facebook’s quarterly revenue of about $8 billion and stock market…

Spanish police shoot five suspects dead after van rampage kills 13 in Barcelona

BARCELONA: Spanish police shot dead five would-be attackers after confronting them early on Friday in Barcelona where hours earlier a suspected militant drove a van into crowds, killing 13 people and wounding scores of others. Islamic State said the perpetrators had been responding to its call for action by carrying out Thursday's rampage along Barcelona's most famous avenue, which was thronged with tourists enjoying an afternoon stroll at the peak of the summer season. Bodies, many motionless, were left strewn across…

VIDEO: Spanish footballer brutally attacks referee

MADRID: A referee was assaulted by a Spanish footballer during the game, leading to latter’s expulsion from the club he was representing. The official, Fahd Abbou El Mourabit took refuge inside his dressing room after the incident until police arrived to identify his attacker and take him to hospital. He was punched to the floor by a player named locally as Rhanim Chouaib after showing a teammate a second yellow card for protesting a penalty their opponents had just scored to put them 2-0 up in an amateur regional…

Millennia-old mummy found in Egypt tomb

CAIRO: Spanish archaeologists have discovered a millennia-old mummy in "very good condition" near the southern Egyptian town of Luxor, the antiquities ministry said on Sunday.  The find was in a tomb probably dating from between 1075-664 BC, on the west bank of the Nile river 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of Cairo, a statement said. The mummy had been bound with linen stuck together with plaster. It was in a brightly coloured wooden sarcophagus and had been buried near a temple from the era of fourth-millennium…