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A handout picture released  by the Colombian culture ministry shows the remains of the Spanish galleon San Jose, sunk off the Caribbean coast of Cartagena. The ship was sunk by British warships in 1708. Photograph: AFP/Culture ministry

The discovery of the “holy grail of shipwrecks” off the coast of Colombia this week has provoked a three-cornered fight over ownership of the gold, em(...)

Colombia has found the wreck of the Spanish galleon San José which  sank off the coast of Cartagena in 1708 and is thought to be laden with treasure. Image: Wikipedia/‘Samuel Scott 3’ by Samuel Scott.

Colombia’s president has hailed the discovery of a Spanish galleon that went down off the nation’s coast with what may be the world’s largest sunken t(...)

Daniel Defoe’s other island
  • Europe
  • April 21, 2014, 02:00

The Spanish parliament voted earlier this month against a request by the Catalan regional government to hold a referendum on independence. The(...)