Spain and Gibraltar Offer Differing Accounts of Warship Incident

LONDON/MADRID, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Authorities in Madrid and Gibraltar gave differing versions on Monday of an incident in which a Spanish warship told commercial ships to leave anchorages near Gibraltar, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. In toughly worded statements, Gibraltar said a Spanish warship ordered commercial ships to leave … [Read more...]

Spanish Warship Ordered Ships to Leave British Waters Near Gibraltar

LONDON, Feb 18 (Reuters) - A Spanish warship tried to order commercial shipping to leave anchorages in British waters near Gibraltar but was challenged by the British navy and sailed away, Gibraltar said, the latest example of tension over the strategic port as Brexit approaches. The Spanish ship tried to order ships to leave their anchorages on the eastern side of the Rock, … [Read more...]

Spain To Offer Maritime Migrants Free Healthcare

By Rodrigo de Miguel (Reuters) - Spain’s new socialist government promised on Friday it would restore free healthcare for undocumented migrants, a right removed by the former administration as part of cost-cutting. The move is the latest migrant-friendly initiative by the government of Pedro Sanchez, who offered on Monday to take in a rescue ship that was drifting in the … [Read more...]

Spanish Dockerworkers Reach Accord with Business Association – Union

MADRID, June 29 (Reuters) - Spanish dock workers unions have reached an accord with business associations on labour conditions and called off planned strikes after the government passed a sector reform, the unions and business association said on Thursday. Port strikes in the Mediterranean's largest commercial docks had forced contained shipping firms such as Maersk to … [Read more...]