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China Could be World’s No.1 Economy by 2016, OECD Says

China could become the world's largest economy by 2016 if it fully implements a series of regulatory, market, socio-economic and tax reforms, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development said. continue reading »

Kia Motors Looking to Break Into Hispanic Market

South Korean automaker Kia, which has experienced spectacular growth in the United States during recent years, wants to become the preferred brand among North American Hispanics, the company executive told Efe. continue reading »

Many Latino Fashion Designers Present at Miami Fashion Week

The 15th Miami Fashion Week is underway, showcasing the work of more than 60 designers and with Spanish actress Ana Obregon as its official face. continue reading »

Auction of Princess Diana’s Dresses Net $1.3 Million

Britain's Kerry Taylor auction house sold in a public bidding on Tuesday 10 dresses that belonged to the late Princess Diana for 862,800 pounds ($1.3 million). continue reading »

Tampered Alcohol Kills 87, Over 1,000 Sickened in Libya

At least 87 people have died and 1,014 are suffering the effects of being poisoned last week in Libya from drinking adulterated alcohol, the nation's health minister said. continue reading »

India Arrests 7 In Connection with Rape of Swiss Tourist

Indian police have arrested seven suspects in the rape of a Swiss woman in the northern part of the country, a spokesperson for the Swiss Embassy in this capital told Efe Saturday. continue reading »

EU Approves $13 Billion Bailout for Cyprus

Eurozone economy and finance ministers on Saturday hammered out a bailout deal of up to 10 billion euros ($13 billion) for Cyprus, the region's smallest economy. continue reading »

Crown Prince Meets with NATO Official in Madrid

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe held talks in Madrid Friday with the chairman of the NATO Military Committee about Madrid's contribution to the missions of the Atlantic Alliance and the organization's main international projects and challenges. continue reading »

Railway Workers Uncover 13 Bodies From Plague Period in London

Excavations for a railroad line in London have uncovered the remains of 13 bodies and ceramics that appear to date back to the mid-14th century when the bubonic plague ravaged Britain, the BBC reported Friday. continue reading »

2 Killed in Egypt Clashes after Soccer-riot Sentences

At least two protesters were killed here Saturday and 70 others were injured in clashes involving fans of Cairo soccer club Al-Ahly and security forces, Egyptian authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Technology Fair Showcases IT Sector as Job-growth Engine

The CeBIT technology fair, which this year is dedicated to "Shareconomy," has shown that IT is one of today's biggest job-growth engines. continue reading »

Suicide Bomber Kills 8 Children, 1 Police Officer in Afghanistan

At least eight children and a policeman died Saturday in a suicide bomb attack in the city of Khost, capital of the like-named province in eastern Afghanistan, local police told Efe. continue reading »

Spanish King Returns to Palace After a Week in Hospital

Spanish King Juan Carlos left the hospital where he underwent a back hernia operation six days ago and will continue his rehabilitation at the Zarzuela Palace, his official residence. continue reading »

Fossil Suggests Dogs were Domesticated 33,000 Years Ago

Analysis of a canine fossil discovered in Siberia's Altai Mountains reveals an animal more like a modern dog than a wolf, according to an article in the science journal PLOS ONE. continue reading »

Spanish Paleontologist Questions Beginnings of Modern Humans

Recent discoveries show that early humans were in Western Europe at least 1.4 million years ago and raise questions about the accepted view of how modern humans originated, a Spanish paleontologist said here. continue reading »

Spanish King Begins Rehabilitation Exercises After Surgery

Spain's King Juan Carlos began rehabilitation exercises on Tuesday, while the operation for a herniated disc that he underwent last weekend continues to mend "in a positive way," doctors said Tuesday. continue reading »

Parental Custody Battle Leads to Major Protest in Spain

Hundreds of residents in Alboraya, a city in eastern Spain, took to the streets Sunday to prevent the Civil Guard from executing a court order to hand over a Spanish woman's three children to their Mexican father. continue reading »

Economy Minister says Spain to See Renewed Investor Confidence in 2013

Foreign investors will regain their confidence in Spain this year, while the country's nationalized banks will start repaying the funds they received, Spanish Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said in an interview with Efe. continue reading »

U.S. Secretary of State Urges Egyptians to Peacefully Strengthen Democracy

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry encouraged Egyptians to take part peacefully in the political life of their country in order to strengthen democracy, after meeting with his counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammed Amr, in Cairo. continue reading »

3 Die During Political Protests in Bangladesh

Three opposition protesters died Saturday in clashes with police in Bangladesh, where close to 50 people have been killed in protests since a death sentence for an Islamist leader became known two days ago, local media said. continue reading »