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Iker Casillas, Xavi Hernandez Among Those Honored at Spanish Awards Ceremony

Humanity and the humanities won the hearts of guests Friday at the presentation ceremony of the Prince of Asturias Prizes, with U.S. philosopher Martha C. Nussbaum and Spanish soccer players Iker Casillas and Xavi Hernandez among the prizewinners. continue reading »

Spain’s Iberdrola Plans to Send 23 Percent of Investments to LatAm

More than one-fifth of the 10.5 billion euros ($13.5 billion) that Spanish electric utility Iberdrola plans to invest between 2012 and 2014 will be allocated to Latin America. Of that total, down 37 percent from the 2009-2011 period, 42 percent of the outlays will be made in Britain and 23 percent in Latin America, Iberdrola said in its latest Strategic Plan submitted to the CNMV stock market regulator. continue reading »

French Military to Purchase Spanish Refueling Planes

France's defense minister announced here Friday that his country will purchase 14 MRTT aerial refueling tanker aircraft from Spain. continue reading »

Messi and Ronaldo Put on a Show at ‘El Clasico’

The latest edition of El Clasico lived up to the expectations. continue reading »

Hundreds of Undocumented Immigrants Protest Loss of Free Health Care in Spain

Hundreds of people protested in downtown Madrid Saturday against a measure that will leave undocumented immigrants without access to free health care, saying the decision by Spain's governing Popular Party amounts to "health apartheid." continue reading »

Mexican, Brazilian Companies Seek Spanish Engineers

The Spanish professionals most sought after outside their country are engineers, and it's chiefly Mexican, Brazilian and even German companies that are after them. continue reading »

Fire Ravages Spain Killing 1, Injuring 5, Forcing Thousands From Homes

The fire devastating the province of Malaga in southern Spain has left one person dead and five injured while forcing 5,000 people from their homes in municipalities on the edge of the blaze, Andalusian authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Pedro Almodovar Constructs Mock Airplane for New Movie

Production company El Deseo is working fiercely these days at Ciudad Real Central Airport building the mock-up of a jetliner that Pedro Almodovar will use in his film "I'm So Excited" starring Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas. continue reading »

Adventurer Follows in the Footsteps of Spanish Explorers on his Motorcycle

Adventure traveler Miquel Silvestre has wrapped up a 13-month globetrotting journey aboard his motorcycle "Atrevida" (Audacious), a trek aimed at shedding light on the underappreciated feats of Spanish explorers. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain’s Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

Spain's men's basketball team lost a Group B game here Saturday to Russia 77-74 despite holding an 18-point early lead and now could be forced to meet the powerful U.S. squad in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. continue reading »

Spanish Academy Adds “Estadounidismo” to Dictionary

The dictionary of the Royal Academy of the Spanish Language (DRAE), has accepted the term “estadounidismo” (United Statesism), defined as: "1. M. A word or usage common in Spanish as spoken in the United States.” continue reading »

Consumer Confidence in Spain Continues to Drop, Reaches All-time Low

Spain's ICC consumer confidence index dipped in July to its lowest level since the monthly survey was launched, the official Center for Sociological Research said Friday. continue reading »

Spaniard Responsible for Crash that Killed Dissident is Behind Bars in Cuba

The family of the visiting Spaniard who was behind the wheel for the car crash that killed prominent Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya has hired a Havana-based attorney to represent him, Spanish diplomats told Efe here Wednesday. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Honduras Eliminates Spanish Soccer Team

Spain was eliminated from the Olympic soccer tournament Sunday after losing to Honduras 1-0 and failing to score any points in its first two games. continue reading »

Unemployment Rates in Spain Reach 24.6 Percent, Highest Yet

Spain's economic crisis continued to take its toll on employment in the second quarter, with the jobless rate edging up to 24.6 percent overall and more than 53 percent among youth. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spanish Swimmer Feels Confident in 800-Meter Freestyle, 10K Open Waters

Spanish swimmer Erika Villaecija, who will compete in the 800-meter freestyle at the Olympic Games and the 10 kilometers in open waters, says her intuition tells her that "all will go well" in London, both individually and as part of a team that "aspires to greatness." continue reading »

Spanish Art Feud Being Fueled by Poor Economy, “The Lock” to be Sold

Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, age 69, is selling John Constable’s painting “The Lock” because she is apparently suffering “liquidity” problems brought on by Spain’s economic crisis. It is expected to raise up to £25 million and the piece is housed in Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.However, the proposed sale is causing an uproar with Spanish art fanatics and has even ignited a bitter family feud. continue reading »

Madrid’s Gay Pride Parade Calls For Marriage Equality

Downtown Madrid welcomed Saturday the traditional Gay Pride demonstration, which kicked off with thousands of people gathering at the Puerta de Alacala monument to demand marriage equality and protection of the rights they currently enjoy. continue reading »

Euro Cup 2012: Spain 1-1 Italy (VIDEO)

Italy and Spain showed to be even matches in the opening game of Group C at the EuroCup. Spain, who were the 2008 European Champions, is hoping the be the first nation to win back-to- back. continue reading »

Spanish Bank Requests $23.77 Billion Bailout and Admits to Lying About 2011 Profits

Spain's fourth-largest financial institution said Friday that it needs an additional 19 billion euros ($23.77 billion) from the government to boost loss provisions. continue reading »