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Portugal has registered a surge in newCovid-19cases today, with more than 328
more infections diagnosed on Sunday, according to the Portuguese health authority.  

Nearly 30 Costa del Sol beaches had to turn visitors away at the busiest times of the
day on Sunday in resorts including Benalmadena  Beaches in Malaga were also forced
to reduce the number of visitors in order to ensure social distancing..
Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said on Thursday that the country’s tax system
needs to be reformed so that those who are in the highest income tax (IRPF) bracket,
as well as large companies, pay larger contributions.

The government is also focused on the European Commission’s€750 billion
recovery packagewhich must be approved by the 27-member bloc. Sánchez said he
will meet with the leaders of Sweden and the Netherlands to make Spain’s position
known. “Spain will contribute 9% to this fund, much more than the 6% that the
Netherlands is contributing,” he said

.THE population of Mallorca capitalPalmahas grown by some 30 per cent over the
last decade, the latest city census statistics reveal.Speaking at a presentation of the
figures for Palma’s registered residents as of the beginning of this year, Citizen
Participation councillor Alberto Jarabo said

The Catalan  police force, the Mossos d’Esquadra, have reported the managers of two
wholesale drug companies for distributing fake condoms.

Corinna Larsen (Corinna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein), the former lover of King Juan Carlos I
of Spain, told Swiss courts that the Spanish monarch o"ered her loans for millions of
euros to buyseveral houses.

Formula 1 Ferrari's Charles LeClerc, Red Bull's Max Verstappen and 2007 world
champion Kimi Raikkonen, were among six drivers who refused to take a knee, during
a Black Lives Matters protest before the season opening Austrian Grand Prix.

In UK Labour has urged the Government to impose a 'wealth tax' on the 'very best off
people' to pay for the coronavirus crisis if the UK economy fails to recover.

Britons returned to pubs and bars across parts of the UK, including London's Soho,
Liverpool and Manchester, today to enjoy a pint in the sunshine after new regulations
allowing pubs in England to reopen came into force yesterday.

WHILST Americans all over the world celebrated Independence Day onJuly 4, a much
smaller group attended the annual remembrance ceremony organised by the
International Brigade Memorial Trust in Jubilee Gardens, London.Guest speaker for a
much smaller than usual gathering by the International Brigade Memorial was former
Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn .............................

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby  and his Labour councillors were warned of the
'shuttered premises' in which textile workers (workers at the Faiza Fashion factory in
Leicester, were operating in three months ago, former minister Baroness Verma
claimed. Baroness Verma said a letter was sent to Labour councillors on April 18