Spanish Coca-Cola bottler to close four plants

MADRID, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Coca-Cola's Spanish bottler's announcement that it will close four plants and lay off 750 workers set off a wave of protests, some of them violent, police said.

Police in Spain bust human trafficking ring; 23 men arrested

MADRID, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Police in Spain arrested 25 men who were allegedly involved in a massive human trafficking racket and selling goods on the black market, officials said.

Airports slightly busier in Europe in 2012

BRUSSELS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Air travel rose slightly in Europe in 2012 compared to 2011, the European Commission said Tuesday, but 10 of 30 top airports reported declines.
Spain: airports to start luggage cart fee

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MADRID, March 12 (UPI) -- Airport operator AENA has said it would begin to charge for the use of luggage trolleys in some of its Spanish airports.

Spanish judge rules against Ryanair

MADRID, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A judge in Spain has ordered Irish airline Ryanair to pay $1,300 to a family that was denied boarding because their 4-year-old had no identification.

Technical issue forces plane to land

MADRID, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- A Ryanair flight from Paris was forced to make an emergency landing in Madrid because of technical problems, officials in Spain said.

Spanish court clears Saudi prince of rape

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, March 29 (UPI) -- Charges were dropped Wednesday against a Saudi prince accused of raping a woman who said she was drugged and taken aboard a yacht on a Spanish island.

Chuetas of Spain recognized as Jews

JERUSALEM, July 12 (UPI) -- A leading ultra-conservative rabbi has ruled the Chuetas of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, are of Jewish descent.

Spanish airline orders three 737s

FARNBOROUGH, England, July 21 (UPI) -- Futura International Airways SA, a Spanish charter airline, has ordered three Boeing 737-800s and three purchase rights.

Spanish firm buys Mexican hotel on Pacific

MANZANILLO, Mexico, March 17 (UPI) -- Palma de Mallorca-based Barcelo Hotels & Resorts is paying $48.2 million for the Karmina Palace Hotel in Manzanillo, Mexico.

Boeing sells $1.4 billion in new jets

CHICAGO, July 20 (UPI) -- Boeing Co. said Wednesday two European carriers signed contracts for jets worth $1.42 billion, at list prices.

U.N.: Need local effort to curb drug abuse

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain, April 14 (UPI) -- The U.N. anti-narcotics agency head Wednesday called for preventive and therapeutic action before drug abuse becomes a health, social and financial burden.

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Palma de Mallorca
SPA2001073106 - 31 JULY 2001 - PALMA DE MALLORCA, SPAIN: Queen Sophia, Prince Philippe and the Duke of Palma with their son, Juan Valentin at Nautic Club in Mallorca, Spain. They are spending their holidays in Mallorca Island. cc/cc/V.O.PRESS UPI .

Palma (Catalan: , Spanish: ; formerly Palma de Mallorca) is the major city and port on the island of Majorca and capital city of the autonomous community of the Balearic Islands in Spain. The names Ciutat de Mallorca (English: City of Majorca) and Ciutat were used before the War of the Spanish Succession and are still used by people in Majorca. However, the official name was Mallorca, the same as the island. It is situated on the south coast of the island on the Bay of Palma. As of the 2009 census, the population of the city of Palma proper was 401,270, and the population of the entire urban area was 517,285, ranking as the twelfth largest urban area of Spain. Almost half of the total population of Majorca live in Palma. The Cabrera Archipelago, though widely separated from Palma proper, is administratively considered part of the municipality. Its airport, Son Sant Joan, serves over 22 million passengers each year. The Marivent Palace was offered by the city to the then Prince Juan Carlos I of Spain. The royals have since spent their summer holidays in Palma.

Palma was founded as a Roman camp upon the remains of a Talaiotic settlement. The turbulent history of the city saw it the subject of several Vandal sackings during the fall of the Roman Empire, then reconquered by the Byzantine, then colonised by the Moors (who called it Medina Mayurqa), and finally established by James I of Aragon.

After the conquest of Majorca, it was loosely incorporated into the province of Tarraconensis by 123 BC; the Romans founded two new cities: Palma on the south of the island, and Pollentia in the northeast - on the site of a Phoenician settlement. Whilst Pollentia acted as port to Roman cities on the northwestern Mediterranean Sea, Palma was the port used for destinations in Africa, such as Carthage, and Hispania, such as Saguntum, Gades, and Carthago Nova. Though no visible remains of this period are seen in present day Palma, archaeological discoveries still occur whenever excavating under the city centre.

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