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Penelope Cruz, La Tienda Raise Funds For Spanish Food Banks

La Tienda CEO Tim Harris and actress Penelope Cruz announced today the launch of the 2012 "Campaign for Spain" to help Spanish food banks over the holiday season. continue reading »

Spanish Companies Invest $15 Billion in Chile, Says Rajoy

Accumulated Spanish investment in Chile exceeds $15 billion, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a message to the Spanish Chamber of Commerce in the South American country. continue reading »

Spain Tries to Stop Mortgage Foreclosures in Light of Recent Suicides

Spain's government said Friday, hours after a woman about to be evicted from her home in the northern town of Barakaldo committed suicide, that it is working urgently to bring a halt to mortgage foreclosures. continue reading »

Spain’s Iberia In Effort to Survive Economic Downturn Cuts 25% of Its Workforce

Spain's Iberia will shed 4,500 jobs, nearly a quarter of its 20,000-strong workforce, as part of a series of permanent structural changes to salvage the airline, its parent company said Friday. continue reading »

Developing Countries to Reduce CO2 Emissions with Spanish Wind Farms

The Spanish government on Wednesday approved 26 international cooperation projects that would result in a projected annual reduction of 3.8 million tons in CO2 emissions with the aim of complying with the Kyoto protocol. continue reading »

Champions League: Real Madrid Ties Borussia Dortmund 2-2

Real Madrid had to come from behind here Tuesday to gain a 2-2 tie with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, even as Malaga and Porto secured their spots in the round of 16. continue reading »

Constitutional Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Law in Spain

The Spanish Constitutional Court defended same-sex marriage in rejecting a challenge filed by the conservative Popular Party against the law authorizing such unions, which was enacted by a Socialist administration. continue reading »

Another Teen Dies After Halloween Stampede in Madrid

A 17-year-old girl, who was admitted to hospital in critical condition after being crushed at a giant Halloween party in the Spanish capital, died Saturday, authorities at the medical center said. continue reading »

Police Monitoring Security Footage of Deadly Halloween Stampede in Spain

Spanish police are investigating videos taken by security cameras in a corridor of the Madrid Arena, scene of a giant Halloween party where three people died and two others were badly hurt in a stampede. continue reading »

Spanish Soccer Club, Atletico Madrid, Offers Fans a Final Resting Place After Cremation

Spain's Atletico Madrid may lack the championship pedigree of cross-town rivals Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, but it can boast of being the first soccer club to offer an eternal resting place for its ultra-loyal fan base. continue reading »

Crown Prince Calls On Businesses to Create Jobs in Spain

Crown Prince Felipe told businessmen and representatives of the Spanish government on Wednesday that fostering the creation of jobs is "urgent and vital" in Spain, where the unemployment level is "unacceptable." continue reading »

Tourists in Spain Spending More this Year

Foreign tourists visiting Spain between January and September spent 45.1 billion euros ($58.2 billion), some 7.2 percent more than in the same period of 2011, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed confidence that 2013 will be a better year and that the economic crisis can begin to be overcome in the near future. Rajoy sounded that optimistic note Saturday at the close of a two-day meeting here of the ruling Popular Party. continue reading »

EU Signs Off on Future Spanish “Bad Bank”

The European Commission and the European Central Bank said in a joint statement Friday that a deal has been struck with Spain on key aspects of a future "bad bank" that will take on other Spanish lenders' toxic property assets, noting that that entity will be up and running on Dec. 1. continue reading »

UPDATE: Migrant Boat from Morocco to Spain Sinks, 14 Dead and 4 Missing

The flimsy craft that went down in Mediterranean waters en route from Morocco to Spain was carrying 35 migrants, not the 71 mentioned by one of the survivors, the Moroccan Human Rights Association said Thursday. continue reading »

Spain, The Philippines Sign Agreement to Promote Spanish in Filipino Classrooms

The governments of Spain and the Philippines signed an accord to foster the reintroduction of Spanish in the Asian nation, officials said here Thursday. Both sides also agreed to continue the initiative to offer Spanish as a second language in Filipino high schools, Spain's foreign ministry said in a statement. continue reading »

Boat Carrying 70 Migrants Capsizes En Route to Spain, 14 Drown

At least 14 people died when a boat carrying some 70 undocumented migrants capsized in the Mediterranean after setting off from Morocco bound for Spain, authorities said Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Government Claims New Israeli Settlements Violate International Law

The Spanish government condemned on Wednesday plans by Israel to build some 1,500 new residences for Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. continue reading »

Homeless Families in Spain Squatting After Eviction

Protest groups in Spain have helped families that were kicked out of their homes by banks find shelter in repossessed, empty apartment buildings. Police moved in quickly in most cases, but in Seville about 30 families are going on six months of illegal occupation. continue reading »

Still No News 1 Year After Spanish Aid Workers’ Kidnapping in Kenya

One year after the kidnapping of Spanish aid workers Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut in Kenya, the Spanish Foreign Minister and Doctors without Borders pursue with extreme caution the procedures to free them from captivity. continue reading »