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17th May  2017

Major Spanish firms among victims of massive global cyber
attack. Authorities say steps taken to mitigate ransomware
crisis in Spain but experts warn problem not over.

Spain wants new rules for a complete overhaul of the euro zone
Madrid backs the reforms suggested by French President
Emmanuel Macron, and demands “a true economic government

Spanish Congress approves removal of Franco’s remains from
Valley of Fallen. Vote has huge symbolic importance, but does
not mean exhumation of former dictator will take place any time
soon

“The traditional method of teaching English isn’t working” New
language learning method with focus on culture being trialed in
Spain’s Catalonia region

Spanish authorities make new bid to compensate “Thalidomide
babies”. Health Ministry in talks with victims’ association to draft
census ahead of possible financial assistance

Husband claims Kirsty Maxwell was afraid of heights. Adam
Maxwell, 27, who only married Kirsty in September last year,
has hit back at theories his wife had tried to jump into a pool
calling them 'absurd'

Pope Francis has prayed over the graves of the two
Portuguese children who he canonised in an open air mass in
Fatima, nearly 100 years after their death in 1919

NHS computer systems and phones down after cyber attack
NHS staff have claimed pop-up messages are appearing on
screens saying the PC is 'under control' and they must pay a
ransom to stop all the files being deleted

Ministers call for 'EU border' in Africa to stem the flow of
migrants but Labour makes NO promise to cut immigration in
its manifesto.  Labour promised to put growth and jobs ahead
of 'bogus immigration targets' and said the party would 'develop
and implement fair immigration rules

Jeremy Corbyn hijacks Theresa May's first EVER Facebook
Live.  Theresa May revealed that she injects herself with insulin
four or five times a day but urged fellow sufferers not to allow the
illness to hold them back from doing what they want in life

Rotherham sex abuse victim told not to mention attacker's
ethnicity. The woman, called Emma, who grew up in  
Rotherham, said she was silenced when she gave her account
to police and was forced to leave the UK in fear of reprisals
from her attacker

Patriotism could account for rising number of Christians.  The
proportion of people who identify themselves as Church of
England worshippers has seen a small rise from 16.3 per cent
in 2009 to 17.1 per cent in 2015
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