EU asylum claims hit highest monthly level since 2016 – POLITICO

More than 77,500 first-time asylum applicants sought international protection in the EU in August, Eurostat’s latest monthly asylum data showed on Friday. This is 11,000 more than the previous month and the highest number since 2016. August numbers are up 17 percent from July 2022 and up 54 percent from August 2021. The largest group … Read more

EU-Med forum: South needs investment, immigration policies

MADRID (AP) – The European Union’s foreign policy chief said Thursday that more investment and policies to regulate immigration are needed for southern Mediterranean countries hit hard by food and energy crises stemming from Russia’s war in Ukraine. Speaking at the 7th regional forum of the Mediterranean Union, which brought together delegations from 43 countries, … Read more

Energy ministers to meet again in December to agree on gas price cap – POLITICO

EU energy ministers will reconvene before Christmas – most likely on December 13 – for the next emergency Energy Council amid widespread disapproval of Brussels’ gas price cap proposal. Ministers meeting for an Energy Council in Brussels on Thursday reached an informal agreement on the less controversial elements of the Commission’s energy crisis package, four … Read more

Ranking Spain’s 5 best players against Costa Rica

Luis Enrique’s spirited Spain kicked off their 2022 FIFA World Cup journey with a 7-0 win over Costa Rica at the Al Thumama Stadium on Wednesday night (November 23rd). Dani Olmo, Marco Asensio, Alvaro Morata, Carlos Soler and Xavi scored one goal in Spain’s 2022 FIFA World Cup Group E opener, while Ferran Torres scored … Read more

“I just saw him at dinner”

Spain coach Luis Enrique was surprised by Cristiano Ronaldo’s sudden departure from Manchester United and asked both sides to explain the decision. Manchester United announced on Tuesday (November 22nd) that Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract has been terminated by mutual consent. Ronaldo also thanked the fans for their support by posting on the social network and announced … Read more

Most valuable World Cup teams: Which squads are more valuable? | Qatar World Cup 2022

England are the most valuable team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, according to the study, with an estimated transfer value of around $1.54 billion. England have the most valuable squad at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, with the team’s Jude Bellingham topping the list of over 800 players by transfer value. According to … Read more

Spanish police confiscated 52 tons of marijuana and detained 20 people Drug news

Between June and October, more than 187 thousand plants and 19 tons of shoots were seized in the Catalonia region. Spanish police have seized more than 50 tons of marijuana, the largest drug seizure ever in the country. Eight farms were demolished in the northeastern region of Catalonia and 20 people were detained on suspicion … Read more

“If we win, I’ll let the barber shave me”: Barcelona’s star midfielder | XtraTime

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JULY 11: Spain captain Iker Casillas (C) and the Spanish team celebrate victory with the World Cup trophy during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa Final match between the Netherlands and Spain at Soccer City Stadium on July 11. , in 2010 in Johannesburg, South Africa. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty … Read more