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Spanish AG Sees Ground for Probe of Governing-party Finances

Spain's attorney general said Thursday there are grounds for further investigating allegations of under-the table payments to high-ranking members of the ruling conservative Popular Party. continue reading »

More than 4.5 Tons of Cocaine Seized by Authorities in Eastern Spain

More than 4.5 tons of Colombian cocaine worth $327 million were seized in eastern Spain in the largest drug bust in the country since 2001, the Civil Guard said Wednesday. continue reading »

London Museum Displays Murillo Art Collection

A collection of the works of Spanish artist Bartolome Esteban Murillo, who fascinated Britons in the 19th century, when his work first caught the eye of collectors, is on exhibit in London. continue reading »

Cervantes Institute Wants Spanish Language to Go Global

The head of the Cervantes Institute, Victor Garcia de la Concha, defended here on Tuesday the need to cooperate with institutions inside and outside Spain to spread the Spanish language throughout the world. continue reading »

Honduran Mother Looking to Reunite with Daughter Pleads to Let Her Stay in Spain

Wendy, a Honduran residing in Spain, had not seen her 5-year-old daughter for four years, and after waiting 29 hours for Spanish immigration authorities to let the girl leave Madrid-Barajas Airport, now hopes she can stay in the country. continue reading »

Rajoy Denies Receiving Under-the-Table Payments from PP

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday denied allegations that he received secret cash payments from the ruling conservative Popular Party and said he will release his income statements next week to clear up any doubts. 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 Popular Party Continues to Deny Malfeasance

Spain's governing Popular Party said Thursday that its financial arrangements are managed "in accord with legality and complying with tax obligations," responding to a press report about an alleged secret ledger. continue reading »

Spanish Navy Compiles Database of 1,500 Shipwrecks

The Spanish navy has documented 1,580 shipwrecks in a database created in 2011 to track all the ships lost at sea based on information in the naval archives, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid has been transformed into a festival of art, thanks to the two exhibitions that the Mapfre Foundation has dedicated to the birth of modern art. continue reading »

Spain Remembers 40th Anniversary of Late Author Miguel Delibes’s Election to RAE

A writer who was skeptical, reticent, disillusioned and, above all, aware of his scant influence within the Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE, the late Miguel Delibes always sought in his novels depicting provincial life to enrich his native tongue. continue reading »

State-Supported Cervantes Institute Sees Belting Tightening in 2013

The commemoration of the anniversary of the discoveries of the Pacific Ocean and Florida and the Year of Spain in Japan are some of the activities scheduled by the Cervantes Institute for 2013, a year that will be marked by austerity. continue reading »

Madrid Fusion Culinary Fair Draws Thousands

The 2013 Madrid Fusion fair drew more than 10,000 visitors, 600 accredited media outlets, 190 chefs and assistants, 500 participants and 100 exhibitors to this "atypical" show, its director, Lourdes Plana, told Efe. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Discover Argentine’s Body Off of Ibiza

The body of a 27-year-old Argentine man was recovered off the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza after a boater called authorities, the Civil Guard said Sunday. continue reading »

Cuban President Raul Castro, Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy Meet in Chile

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and Cuban President Raul Castro met for the first time at the CELAC-EU summit in Chile, Spanish officials said. continue reading »

PM Rajoy Expresses Optimism About Spanish Economy During Trip to Chile

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was warmly praised here Friday by Chilean President Sebastian PiƱera in a visit that gave the Spaniard the chance to offer a message of optimism about his nation's economy. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Arrest 4 Suspected Russian Mafia Members

Four suspected Russian mafia members, including reputed boss Andrei Petrov, have been arrested in the northeastern Spanish town of Lloret de Mar, sources involved in the investigation said Friday. continue reading »

Spain’s Crown Prince to Serve as Honorary Pres. of Madrid 2020 Summer Olympics Bid

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe has agreed to serve as honorary president of Madrid's bid to host the 2020 Summer Olympics, the Royal Palace said Thursday. The Spanish capital is submitting its thir continue reading »

King of Spain Journalism Prize Winners Announced

The recipients of the 30th edition of the King of Spain Journalism Prizes were announced here Thursday by a jury that praised the "excellent quality" of the 242 pieces submitted for consideration. continue reading »

Spanish Unemployment Rate Now Over 26%

Spain's unemployment rate hit 26.02 percent in 2012, with more than 5.9 million people jobless, the Spanish National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Thursday. A total of 187,300 people were added to jobless rolls in the fourth quarter of continue reading »