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Heavy rains, floods force some 300 vacationers to evacuate camp sites in northern Spain

Heavy rains and floods forced about 300 tourists to evacuate campsites in northern Spain early Monday, the regional Interior Ministry said.

Rescue workers helped the vacationers, mainly French and including a group of boy scouts, from two campsites - one outside the town of Llanos de Senart and another outside Biescas in the Pyrenees, near the border with France, according to the Interior Ministry in the northern province of Huesca.

The tourists were given temporary shelter in municipal sporting complexes, officials said.

The civil guard also said four French citizens were rescued from being trapped in a vehicle swept away by flood waters.

Russia's Ministry for Foreign Affairs is seriously concerned about the state of health of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Sergei Skrypal's niece, Victoria Skripal, said that her uncle had already died.

UK wants Sergei Skripal dead

The Basmanny Court of Moscow arrested Michael Calvey, the founder of Baring Vostok investment fund, on allegations of embezzling 2.5 billion rubles from Vostochny Bank. Calvey will be held in custody until April 13

Putin informed about arrest of US investor Michael Calvey
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