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European Union Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday. The EU has transformed most of Europe "from a continent of wars to a continent of peace," committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said in Oslo. continue reading »

Spaniard Discovers Wife’s Mummified Body After Returning From Prison

A Spaniard returned home after being released from prison and found his wife's mummified body in her home. Evidently, it had been more than a year since he had heard from her. continue reading »

Man Arrested at Madrid, Found With Explosives, Bomb Manual, Embassy Addresses

A Spanish man carrying potentially explosive substances and a bomb-making manual was arrested in Madrid, police said Tuesday. Maps and plans for different sites in the capital were found in the suspe continue reading »

Spanish Official Steps Down After “Rape” Comment

A Spanish official has stepped down after sparking outrage with comments that made light of the crime of rape. continue reading »

U.S., Spain to Enter into Missile-Defense Pact

The Spanish government authorized Friday the signing of a pact with the United States that will allow elements of the NATO anti-missile shield to be deployed at the Rota naval base in southern Spain. continue reading »

Three Still Missing as Spain’s Rain Eases

The storm that for two days has been deluging southern and eastern Spain, leaving 10 people dead, eased up somewhat on Sunday, although three people remain missing and there are still traffic circulation problems on some roadways. continue reading »

Thousands Protest Spanish Austerity Measures in Madrid

Roughly 4,500 people took part in the latest "Surround Parliament" protest Saturday in the Spanish capital to demand an end to government austerity measures, authorities said. continue reading »

Audit Shows Spanish Banks Need $76 Billion, Banks Only Asking For $40 Billion Bailout

Spain's troubled banks need roughly 59.3 billion euros ($76.3 billion) to shore up their finances, according to the results of an independent audit released Friday. continue reading »

Severe Rains in Southern Spain Take 3 Lives

A 6-year-old girl and an elderly man died Friday in the southern municipality of Puerto Lumbreras as a result of heavy rains battering much of southern Spain, bringing to three the number of fatalities blamed on the storm. continue reading »

French Entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico Raffling Off Homes in Spain, Some for $13

French entrepreneur Leonard Simpatico will offer in Spain the chance to win a house for the modest price of 10 euros ($13), an original initiative in the midst of the financial and real estate crisis. continue reading »

Bill Clinton Meets with King Juan Carlos, Says He’s Confident Spanish Economy will Recover

U.S. President Bill Clinton told Spain's King Juan Carlos Sunday that he was confident Spain will get through the economic crisis during a meeting in New York at which the pair discussed the latest outbreak of violence in Muslim countries and the upcoming U.S. election. continue reading »

Spaniard Surprised to Find his Face on “Hipsters For Obama” Buttons

A Spanish man was surprised to find that his image has been enlisted into U.S. President Barack Obama's campaign for a second term. continue reading »

Spanish Man Fakes Own Kidnapping Hoping to Collect Ransom and Pay off Debts

A 30-year-old man in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia has been charged with faking his own kidnapping to collect ransom from his family, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Economist Receives Espasa Prize for Book on Economic Crisis

Economist Leopoldo Abadia was awarded Spain's Espasa Prize on Thursday for a book that charts a roadmap out of the nation's severe economic crisis and describes economic concepts in language accessible to the layperson. continue reading »

Famed Chef Jose Andres To Teach Course on Spanish Cuisine

Chef Jose Andres intends to revolutionize the way in which Spanish gastronomy is known in the United States and the rest of the world with his Spanish Culinary Art course. continue reading »

Spanish Firm to Open Solar Technology Plant in U.S.

Spanish solar technology firm Isofoton said that in November it will inaugurate its first plant in the United States, a market it expects will lead the photovoltaic, or PV, industry in the coming years. continue reading »

Spaniard Briefly Abducted by Al Qaeda-linked Group in Africa

Salafist militant group Ansar al Din, a group affiliated with Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, told Efe Saturday that it abducted a Spanish citizen in northern Mali earlier this week before freeing him 24 hours later. continue reading »

Europe’s Longest-Living Man Passes Away in Spain at Age 111

The man considered the longest-lived person in Europe has died in Spain. He was 111. Francisco Fernandez Fernandez, known as "Quico," died suddenly at home Friday in the small town of Pinilla de la Valderia in the northern province of Leon. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Vows To Produce Films in Spain To Stimulate Economy

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz said in an interview published Saturday by Italian daily La Stampa that she plans to produce at least two films a year in her homeland to create jobs amid sky-high unemployment. continue reading »

SPAIN: Nigerian Woman Gives Birth on Bus

A bus full of passengers in Spain received quite the surprise when a Nigerian woman went into labor on the bus. Monday night, the woman reportedly cried for help when her water broke and she went into labor. continue reading »