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Vincent West

Spanish ICU adds beds for winter after 'terrible avalanche' of patients earlier this year

Oct 01 2020

BARAKALDO, Spain At the Cruces hospital just outside the Spanish city of Bilbao, the sound of power drills and hammers rings out as a construction crew gets to work on a new intensive care ward in preparation for a potential winter surge in COVID-19 cases.

No COVID-19 test, no grape harvest in Spain's Basque Country

Sep 22 2020

LAGUARDIA, Spain All wine industry workers in Spain's Rioja-producing region of Alava must undergo a coronavirus test before they start work to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks putting the grape harvest at risk.

With masks and thermometers Bilbao's Guggenheim welcomes back visitors

Jun 01 2020

BILBAO, Spain Two dozen visitors queued to get their temperatures taken at the entrance to Bilbao's Guggenheim Museum on Monday as it became the first of Spain's major cultural centres to reopen its doors after a long lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Tested in harbour, Spanish fishermen return to sea

May 19 2020

ONDARROA, Spain Spanish fishermen are taking coronavirus tests before returning to sea to avoid spreading infection among colleagues at close quarters in boats as the industry creaks back into action.

Spain coronavirus cases top 200,000 but infection rate falling 'a lot'

Apr 20 2020

MADRID/Amorebieta, SPAIN The new coronavirus has infected more than 200,000 people in Spain, although the spread of the disease is slowing, officials said on Monday, as the Supreme Court ordered the government to guarantee that medical workers receive adequate protective equipment. | Video

When the winemaker wore a wet suit: Spain's $100 subsea tipple

Jun 20 2019

BAY OF PLENTZIA, Spain For many discerning drinkers, the walk down stone steps into a cool, dark cellar is an essential part of visiting a winery, but with one Spanish winemaker such an inspection is more likely to involve an oxygen tank and flippers. | Video

Thousands of volunteers remove plastic from northern Spanish coast

Jun 08 2019

BERMEO, Spain Thousands of volunteers plucked plastic and other waste products from the rocks and beaches along Spain's Basque coast on Saturday, while divers took to the sea to clear garbage from the water as part of World Oceans Day.

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UK, EU call in leaders to save trade talks

British and EU negotiators paused trade talks on Friday to call in their leaders to try to narrow gaps and get an agreement over the line, less than four weeks before Britain completes its Brexit journey out of the bloc.