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King Juan Carlos’s Back Surgery Scheduled for Sunday

King Juan Carlos will be operated this Sunday at a Madrid hospital for a herniated disc, yet another surgery following the hip operation he underwent last Nov. 23. continue reading »

Spain, France Arrest 3 Terror Suspects

Three suspected Chechen terrorists were caught in a Spanish-French operation that followed up on the dismantling of a terrorist cell last August in Spain. continue reading »

Spain’s Wine Books Win 4 Gourmand Awards in Paris

Spain garnered four Gourmand awards - considered some of the most prestigious in the sector - for the year's best books about wines and beverages. continue reading »

Son-in-Law says Spanish Royals, Wife not Involved in his Business

The son-in-law of Spanish King Juan Carlos, Iñaki Urdangarin, testified Saturday that the royal household never authorized or endorsed the business operations of his non-profit Noos Institute, adding that his wife, the Infanta Cristina, took no part in the activities of the foundation which presumably embezzled millions of euros in public funds. continue reading »

Oscar Nominated Film Sweeps French Awards

The film "Amour" by the Austrian Michael Haneke was the big winner at the French Academy of Film Arts and Science's 38th Cesar Awards, taking home the prizes for Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actress (Emmanuelle Riva) and Best Actor (Jean-Louis Trintignant). continue reading »

Anti-austerity Protest in Spain Draws Thousands

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in this capital and other Spanish cities against austerity measures implemented by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government. In the Spanish capital, four columns of protesters made their way from different points of the metropolis to the downtown Fountain of Neptune. continue reading »

South African Court Grants Oscar Pistorius Bail

The judge at the Pretoria Magistrates' Court on Friday granted the bail application of South African track star Oscar Pistorius, who is accused of murdering his girlfriend. continue reading »

Spain Would Rather Have International Image of Poverty Than Corruption

Fifty-two percent of Spaniards see political corruption as the worst blot on Spain's image abroad, a survey released Friday shows. continue reading »

Spanish King Juan Carlos Denies Plans to Abdicate

Spain's King Juan Carlos has not considered for one moment the possibility of abdicating nor plans to do so, officials at the royal palace told Efe on Friday. continue reading »

Walmart Saw $17 Billion Profit in 2012

Walmart Stores, Inc., the world's largest retailer, said Thursday it posted income from continuing operations of $17 billion in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, up 7.8 percent from the comparable prior period, thanks to higher sales and lower financing costs. continue reading »

Sony Reveals PlayStation 4 in New York

Sony hosted a big media event in New York to introduce the PlayStation 4, but the Japanese electronics titan's next-gen gaming system never actually made an appearance during the two-hour presentation. continue reading »

Spain’s Telefonica Purchases Telecom Spectrum for $844 Million

Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica spent 550 million pounds ($844.23 million) to acquire spectrum in an auction in Britain, the company said Wednesday in a regulatory filing. continue reading »

63 Suspect Gang Members Arrested in Spain

Spanish security forces arrested 63 suspected members of a gang whose main activity was ripping off drug traffickers but who also engaged in murder, kidnapping, sexual assault and fraud, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday. continue reading »

Miss Spain Pageant Files for Bankruptcy Protection

The Miss Spain Pageant has filed for bankruptcy protection from its creditors, the Official Bulletin of the State said Wednesday. The case is being handled by a bankruptcy court in Madrid, where the bankruptcy petition was filed on Feb. 7. continue reading »

Orbest Airlines’s Bankruptcy Protection Filling Will Not Affect Travelers

Flights operated by Orbest airlines are normal and Spanish tourists in Mexico and the Dominican Republic are returning home as scheduled, Spanish tour operator Orizonia, which sought bankruptcy protection last week, said Sunday. continue reading »

Bomb Detonated in Crowded Market Kills 63 in Pakistan

At least 63 people died and some 200 were wounded Saturday in a bomb attack at a busy outdoor market in the western Pakistani city of Quetta, according to a report by the online daily Down citing the city's chief of police. continue reading »

G20 Members Agree to Avoid “Currency Wars”

Finance ministers and central bankers from the world's 20 leading economies - 19 countries plus the European Union - pledged during a meeting here Saturday not to take part in "currency wars," saying they have negative effects on economic and financial stability. continue reading »

Suspect Claims Spanish Royal Family Knew of Noos Institute Corruption

Diego Torres, the defendant in a corruption case together with his ex-partner, Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spain's king, said Saturday before a judge that the Spanish Royal Household and the second daughter of the monarch knew all about the operations of the Noos Institute, the focus of the investigation. continue reading »

Meteorite Causes Estimated $30 Million in Damages in Russia

Russian authorities estimate that the meteor that entered the Earth's atmosphere and exploded in the sky over the Ural Mountains region caused more than $30 million in damage. continue reading »

India Kills Pakistani Soldier Who Crossed Disputed Border in Kashmir

The Indian army killed a Pakistani soldier who had crossed the Line of Control in the disputed region of Kashmir, military officials in both countries said Friday. continue reading »