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Spain to Investigate Civil War Crimes

A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the Italian military's 1937-1939 aerial bombardments of Barcelona, the first such judicial probe of Spanish Civil War-era crimes. continue reading »

Angel Carromero Makes Public Appearance at PP Event in Spain

The head of the New Generations of the Popular Party of Madrid, Angel Carromero, who was sentenced to four years in prison in Cuba for negligent homicide, on Tuesday attended his first public event since being returned to Spain on Dec. 29. continue reading »

Spain’s Economy Contract 1.3%, Unemployment Hovers Around 26%

The Spanish economy contracted 1.3 percent in 2012, with the recession intensifying in the last quarter of the year and the gross domestic product falling 0.60 percent, compared to the previous quarter, while the unemployment rate neared 26 percent, the Bank of Spain said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Chefs Honored as Cultural Ambassadors

The Spanish Foreign Trade Institute, or ICEX, and the Guarantee of Origin and Quality, or DOC, of Rioja wines paid tribute Tuesday at the Madrid Fusion gastronomic fair to Spanish chefs continue reading »

Spain Did Not Meet 2012 Deficit Goals EC Assumes

The European Commission said in a report issued Tuesday that it was assuming that Spain did not achieve the goal of reducing its public-sector deficit to less than 6.3 percent of the gross domestic product in 2012. continue reading »

Spain: Prime Minister Orders Audit of Popular Party’s Accounts

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday he has commissioned an external audit of the governing Popular Party's accounts, an inspection that will complement a forthcoming internal audit. continue reading »

Recent Weather Conditions Affect Airports, Kill 3 in Spain

The wind-, rain- and snowstorm affecting a large part of Spain on the weekend, along with other European countries, has taken the lives of three people and affected rail, air and road traffic. continue reading »

Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Northwestern Spain's University of Santiago de Compostela is leading a project to create "sustainable energy communities" in Colombia, providing free electricity to residents of La Primavera, a town in the so-called "FARC zone," officials said. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Reacts to Controversy Surrounding Popular Party

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pledged here Saturday not to "waver" if irregularities are found to have occurred within his conservative Popular Party. continue reading »

Spain’s Largest Banks Hit Record High for Bad Loans

The proportion of non-performing loans held by Spain's large banks, regional savings banks, or "cajas," and other lending institutions hit a new record high of 11.38 percent in November. continue reading »

Spain to Dispatch Military Transport, Trainers to Mali

Spain will contribute to the French-led European Union operation against Islamist militants in Mali by dispatching a Hercules military transport aircraft and as many as 50 military trainers, Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said Friday. continue reading »

Cultural Center in Miami Exhibits Photos of Spain from Last 60 Years

An exhibit here of the work of Spain's greatest photographers, from black-and-white images of the impoverished post-civil-war period to intense color photos capturing the "movida madrileƱa" counter-cultural movement, documents the recent societal transformations in the Iberian nation. continue reading »

Spanish Popular Party Investigating Ex-Treasurer’s Swiss Bank Accounts

Top leaders of Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party, headed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, have called a meeting to discuss revelations that the party's former treasurer, ex-Sen. Luis Barcenas, held 22 million euros ($29.3 million) in Swiss bank accounts. continue reading »

SPAIN: Number of Registered Foreigners Drops, First Time in 15 Years

The number of foreigners registered in Spain at the beginning of January 2012 fell for the first time in the last 15 years, official figures released Wednesday show. A total of 5,736,258 people of foreign origin were registered in Spain on Jan. continue reading »

Number of Foreigners in Spain Drops for First Time in 15 Years

The number of foreigners registered in Spain at the beginning of January 2012 fell for the first time in the last 15 years, official figures released Wednesday show. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Urges Germany to Adopt Stiumlus

Germany and the other creditor nations in the Eurozone should take action to stimulate economic growth, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an interview with Britain's Financial Times. continue reading »

Prince Felipe: Now is the Time to Invest in Spain

Crown Prince Felipe told international investors on Tuesday that now is the "best time" to take advantage of business opportunities that are opening up in Spain as the Iberian nation adopts the necessary measures to resume growing economically. continue reading »

Prime Minister Rajoy: Spain Will Start to See a Recovery this Year

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in an interview with the Financial Times that the economic recovery will be felt in Spain this year, when the reforms implemented by his government will start "to bear fruit." continue reading »

Spain, U.S. Discuss Bilateral Defense Cooperation

Spain's Crown Prince Felipe and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta discussed here Tuesday bilateral cooperation on defense, the war on terrorism in Mali and the start of Spanish troop withdrawals from Afghanistan. continue reading »

Spanish Government Looks for Cost-Cutting in Its Diplomatic Offices

Spain's foreign minister said Monday that he is open to sharing diplomatic, trade and cultural offices abroad with Latin American countries under certain circumstances. continue reading »