Thousands of retirees have taken to the streets of Madrid to demand larger state pensions. However, Spain's public coffers are still struggling to recover from five years of recession following the global financial crisis.
The Swedish teen has been in North America for three months but now faces a race against time to get to COP25 in Madrid. The UN climate summit begins on December 2 and her journey will take two to four weeks.
Traffic on a major highway between Spain and France remained at a standstill despite attempts to clear a blockade by Catalan activists. Police arrested dozens, including a truck driver who tried to force his way through.
Spain's government has offered to get Greta Thunberg to next month's UN climate summit. The Swedish activist appealed for help crossing the Atlantic after a last-minute change in the summit venue from Santiago to Madrid.
Pro-independence protesters in Catalonia have blocked a major highway between France and Spain, halting traffic in both directions. The campaign group Democratic Tsunami urged its supporters to gather there.
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