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Spanish Foreign Aid to Focus on Providing Know-how, Experience Instead of Finances

Spain's secretary of state for International Cooperation and Ibero-America said in San Jose Friday that his country is revising its foreign aid programs to focus more on exchanging knowledge, know-how and experience and not just on providing funds. continue reading »

93 Migrants Rescued by Spanish Ship Near Lampedusa Island

The Spanish-flagged merchant ship Bouga rescued Saturday 93 migrants who were in trouble at sea near the southwestern Italian island of Lampedusa in the Mediterranean, at the petition of the Italian coast guard. continue reading »

G-20 Summit Helps Spain, Britain Move Towards Gibraltar Dialogue

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Friday that his meetings here with British counterpart David Cameron "have laid the foundation for a dialogue" to address recent bilateral frictions over Gibraltar. continue reading »

Spanish PM Boasts of Economic Recovery at G-20 Summit

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrived Thursday in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he plans to convey a message of confidence in Spain's economy to other leaders attending the G-20 Summit. continue reading »

U.S. Senate Panel Backs Authorization for Strikes in Syria

The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved on Wednesday a bill that would authorize President Barack Obama to order attacks on Syria to punish Damascus for its alleged use of chemical weapons against rebels. continue reading »

Thirteenth Century “Vampire” Remains Discovered in Bulgaria

The skeleton of a man who lived between the 13th and 14th centuries, and had an iron stake driven into his chest to prevent him from becoming a vampire was found in Bulgaria, archaeologists said. continue reading »

Building Designed by Uruguayan Architect Reflects Powerful Sun Rays

Building designed by Uruguayan-born architect, Rafael Viñoly, is melting expensive cars and bicycles along an English street. Nicknamed "the Walkie Talkie," the skyscraper located at 20 Fenchurch Street in London is reflecting powerful sun rays due to its unique shape. continue reading »

Authorities Recover 216 Archaeological Items Stolen During Clash in Egypt

Egypt's Antiquities Minister Mohamed Ibrahim said Saturday that to date authorities have recovered 216 archaeological items of the more than 1,000 that were stolen from a museum in Minya Governorate during the recent disturbances. continue reading »

British Journalist Known For Nixon Interviews Dies, Age 74

Popular British journalist and television host David Frost, known for his hard-hitting 1977 interviews with former U.S. President Richard Nixon, has died, his family said Sunday. He was 74. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Says Tax Cuts, Economic Growth on the Horizon

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday his government would announce plans to cut taxes within a year and predicted that the Spanish economy was "on the cusp" of growth. continue reading »

Spain Forecasts Unemployment Will Fall Below 27.1 Percent in 2013

Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said the 2013 unemployment rate would come in below the 27.1 percent forecast in an economic stability program sent to Brussels in April, while also predicting the country would emerge from recession in the second half of the year. continue reading »

Exports of Spanish Wine Rise 7.74 Percent

Wine exports from northern Spain's Rioja region rose 7.74 percent in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2012, totaling 47.7 million liters (12.6 million gallons), Rioja's DOCa wine quality regulation agency said. continue reading »

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Spanish and French police have arrested 75 people - 51 in Spain and 24 in France - for smuggling Chinese into various European countries and the United States through a people-trafficking ring that charged the immigrants between 40,000 and 50,000 euros (between $55,000 and $65,000). continue reading »

Spain Looks to Include Andalusia Region in Gibraltar Talks

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said here Friday that he is in favor of a four-part dialogue - Spain, Britain, Gibraltar and Spain's Andalusia region - to overcome current tensions surrounding the Rock. continue reading »

In Light of Snowden Incident, Obama Cancels Summit with Putin

U.S. President Barack Obama cancelled the meeting he was going to have with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, in September citing, among other reasons, Russia's granting of temporary asylum to Edward Snowden, a White House spokesman told Efe Wednesday. continue reading »

Spain’s Beaches are a Treasure Trove of Biodiversity

Almost half of the 3,500 or so beaches along the Spanish coast form part of the Natura 2000 network, the main conservation, management and sustainable development instrument for biodiversity in the European Union. continue reading »

U.S. Closes 22 Embassies Amidst Terror Threat

The United States is preparing to close 22 of its embassies and consulates in a number of Arab countries on Sunday due to the "significant" threat of a possible terrorist attack, discovered thanks to the interception of communications among leaders of the terrorist organization al-Qaeda. continue reading »

U.S. Issues Global Travel Alert Over Possible al-Qaeda Strikes

The State Department issued Friday a global travel alert for all U.S. citizens that will remain in effect until Aug. 31 due to an unspecified al-Qaeda threat. continue reading »

Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told lawmakers Thursday he would not resign or hold early elections despite calls from the opposition for him to step down amid the allegations of corruption leveled against his party. continue reading »

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Two more people have died, raising the death toll from the derailment of a high-speed train just outside the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela to 80, officials said Thursday. continue reading »