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Michelin Starred Restaurant to Close in Spain

Can Fabes, one of the best restaurants in Spain and the world, survived the death of founder Santi Santamaria but could not weather the economic crisis and will close its doors on Aug. 31, the late chef's daughter, Regina Santamaria, told Efe. continue reading »

Rajoy Says Spanish Economy is Improving

Spain's economy "is getting better" and the proposals of former Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar to reduce taxes will be heeded, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Sunday. continue reading »

Authorities Investigating Deadly San Francisco Plane Crash

U.S. investigators are examining on Sunday the hard landing of an Asiana airlines jet that killed two people and injured hundreds at the San Francisco international airport. continue reading »

Madrid Zoo Returns Spanish-born Panda Cubs to China

Panda bear cubs Po and De De, who were born at Madrid's Zoo Aquarium on Sept. 7, 2010, are settling into their new lives at the panda reserve in Chengdu, China, where they will live from now on, a keeper told Efe. continue reading »

Spain Records First Monthly Trade Surplus in History

Spain achieved in March its first monthly trade surplus since records have been kept, the country's economy minister said Tuesday. At a press conference after the meeting of European Union economy chiefs, Luis de Guindos said that once the calculations are complete, the surplus will come out to more than 600 million euros ($776.5 million). continue reading »

Spain Seized 40,000 Homes in 2012

Banks seized a total of 39,167 homes in Spain in 2012 as a result of foreclosure proceedings, according to a central bank survey of lenders published Friday. The Banco de España study showed that in 83 percent of the cases the homes were primary dwellings. continue reading »

Spain Awards Asturias Prize to Filmmaker Michael Haneke

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke was announced here Thursday as the recipient of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. continue reading »

Spanish Foreign Minister Attends Flag Ceremony in Miami

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo attended a flag ceremony on board the Spanish navy training vessel Juan Sebastian Elcano in Miami on Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Business Leaders to Guide Small Firms Expanding Abroad

Spain's CEOE business confederation has created a corporation - CEOE Internacional - whose aim is to place at the disposal of small and medium businesses the means to do business abroad, something the organization considers necessary to help overcome the country's economic crisis, officials said. continue reading »

Spanish Police Discover 34 Tons of Hashish on Melon Truck

Spain's Civil Guard intercepted a record 35.6 tons of hashish in this southern port city, authorities said Friday. The seizure took place last Saturday, Civil Guard commanders and a central government representative said during a press conference in Algeciras. continue reading »

Spanish Economy Causing Less Concern Than a Year Ago, Says Finance Minister

Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos said Saturday that the Iberian nation's economic situation is less worrisome to the IMF and G20 than it was a year ago. continue reading »

Russia Sends Mice, Gerbils into Orbit

A Soyuz 2.1 rocket topped by a capsule carrying mice, gerbils and other small creatures was launched into space Friday from Russia's Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. continue reading »

NASA Wants to Lasso an Asteroid So Astronauts Can Land On It

NASA has unveiled an ambitious plan to send astronauts to an asteroid, and it involves a lasso. Sen. Bill Nelson of Florida, who was an astronaut himself, told reporters on Friday about the plan, which President Obama has set aside $100 million for, notes The Associated Press. The plan features a robotic spaceship lassoing a 500-ton, 25-foot asteroid in 2019. That would bring it close enough to the earth to allow astronauts to use an Orion capsule to approach the rock in 2021. continue reading »

Spain Ends Atalanta Command with No Hijackings, 29 Pirates Caught

Spain has passed to Portugal the command of the Atalanta, a European naval vessel for fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean, which it has held for the past four months, during which time there were no hijackings, nine attacks were aborted and 29 pirates were captured. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will travel to Rome on April 15 to be received in the Vatican by Pope Francis, government officials told Efe. continue reading »

EU Authorizes Penguin, Random House Publishing Merger

The European Commission gave the go-ahead to the merger of Penguin and Random House to create the world's No. 1 publishing house, considering that the operation will not harm competition in Europe. continue reading »

Former Spanish Terrorist Group Leader Xabier Lopez Peña Dies

Xabier Lopez Peña, a jailed former leader of Spanish terrorist group ETA, died Saturday in France after having been hospitalized earlier this month due to heart problems, sources with ETA prisoner-support organization Herrira said. continue reading »

Chinese First Lady Promotes Chinese Fashion Labels Abroad

The popularity of China's new first lady, Peng Liyuan, who on her first trip abroad has received much praise for her elegance, has increased interest in the fashion brands of the Asian giant. continue reading »

Romania Dismantles Migrant Smuggling Ring Working in Mexico, U.S.

Police dismantled a criminal organization that helped about 600 Romanians enter the United States illegally via Mexico, the organized crime prosecutor's office said Tuesday. continue reading »

Acupuncturist Spreads HIV to 16 in Switzerland

A Swiss acupuncturist has been found guilty of infecting sixteen patients with HIV. Due to rules on Swiss criminal proceedings, the man’s name will not be released, reports Reuters. continue reading »