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Christopher Columbus Set Sail for Spain From the New World in 1493

Today in Latin American history, Christopher Columbus set sail for Spain from Hispaniola, ending his first voyage to the New World in 1493. continue reading »

Panama Separated from Spain and Joined Gran Colombia in 1821

Today in Latin American history, Panama gained independence from Spain and joined Gran Colombia in 1821. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident’s Family Says Gov’t Vehicle Caused his Death

A criminal complaint filed Monday before Spain's National Court by the family of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died in July 2012 in a traffic accident, says the crash was deliberately caus continue reading »

FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Victor Valdes Feels Offensive Pressure is What They Need

Returning to the aggressive attack that brought FC Barcelona 14 titles during the 2008-2012 tenure of coach Pep Guardiola is essential to realizing the club's lofty ambitions for this season, goalkeeper Victor Valdes said Monday. "Pressure is vital for us. It's one of the secrets this team has had these last few years," the veteran keeper said after practice. 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 »

CHECK OUT:  Extreme Jumper’s Disastrous 525-Ft Plunge in Spain (VIDEO)

Check out Extreme Base Jumper, Austrian Maria Steinmayr, as she plunges from the Hotel Bali in Benidorm, Spain. continue reading »

30-Minutes To Cook: Simple Seafood Paella

Enjoy this under-30-minutes recipes simple seafood paella. Paella is one of Spains signature dishes and considered by some as countrys national dish continue reading »

Al Qaeda Terrorist Recruiters Arrested in Spain

In Spanish News, the country's national police have arrested two suspected members of the Al Qaeda terrorist group. One male suspect is Algerian and the other a Moroccan and both were residing in Spain and believed to be involved in terrorist recruiting continue reading »

Spanish Government: Royal Family and Monarchy Here to Stay

Spanish government has announced its commitment to maintaining a monarch and Spain's royal family. This confidence vote comes at a time when the monarchy is under seige for various reasons. continue reading »

Spain Ties with Finland At World Cup Qualifying Match

Spain's national soccer squad finds itself in second place in its UEFA World Cup qualifying group after a disappointing 1-1 draw here Friday with Finland, which stunned the defending world champs with a counterattack goal in the 79th minute. continue reading »

Spanish Socialists Want to Stop Corporate Giving to Political Parties

The head of the PSOE - Spain's main opposition party - Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba, on the weekend as a way to prevent corruption proposed that companies not be allowed to give money to political parties and that the government be prohibited from hiring firms implicated in cases of financial irregularity. continue reading »

Socialists Demand Rajoy’s Resignation Following PP Scandal

Spanish Socialist Workers Party, or PSOE, secretary-general and opposition leader Alfredo Perez Rubalcaba on Sunday called on Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to resign due to the corruption case involving the governing Popular Party regarding alleged clandestine payments to its leaders. continue reading »

Spain Prime Minister Rajoy to Address Country on Corruption Allegations this Weekend

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will speak publicly Saturday about corruption allegations implicating the ruling conservative Popular Party's former treasurer and reports of alleged payments to party leaders from a slush fund. continue reading »

Spanish Prince Opens 2013 Handball World Championship in Madrid

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe presided Friday over the inauguration of the 2013 Men's Handball World Championship in Madrid. Felipe, honorary chairman of the organizing committee, watched the first days' events on Friday from the official box, together with Spanish Olympic Committee President Alejandro Blanco and others, as Spain debuted against Algeria. continue reading »

Spanish King Calls on Military to be Prepared for Security Threats

The economic crisis poses "a threat to the security" of Spain and the armed forces must maintain the military capability to defend the national interests, King Juan Carlos said in an address Sunday. continue reading »

Euro Crisis Has Not Been Resolved, Says Bank President

The president of the central bank of Germany, Jens Weidmann, warned Saturday about the negative consequences of considering the eurozone crisis settled. continue reading »

Cyberattack Steals $7.5 Million From Spanish Bank Accounts

More than 36 million euros ($47 million) were stolen earlier this year from some 30,000 bank accounts in Europe in a cyberattack dubbed "Eurograbber," according to a report published Wednesday by two companies that focus on Internet security. continue reading »

Spanish Prince Promotes Country’s Underlying Strengths While in Mexico

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe met here Friday with Mexican notables, intellectuals and opinion leaders in order to learn more about the state of their nation and also to explain the difficulties his own country is going through and the underlying strengths of its economy that will enable it to forge ahead. continue reading »

Spain’s Rafa Benitez Named New Manager of Chelsea F.C.

Chelsea on Wednesday named Rafa Benitez as manager for the balance of the 2012-2013 season, replacing Roberto Di Matteo, who was fired earlier in the day over the English club's latest embarrassing loss in Europe. continue reading »

Red Cross Rescues 47 Immigrants Crossing Strait of Gibraltar in Fragile Boats

A total of 47 immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa were saved on Saturday by a Spanish maritime rescue unit as they were crossing the Strait of Gibraltar in three fragile boats. continue reading »