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Moroccans Prevented from Entering Spanish Territory

A group of four Moroccan nationalists tried on Wednesday morning to "occupy" the Peñon de Velez de la Gomera, a Spanish possession located on the Moroccan coast, but they failed when they were driven out by members of the Spanish military stationed there. continue reading »

Spanish Economy Grew by Only .04% Less than Initial Estimates

The Spanish economy grew by 0.4 percent last year, less than the initial estimate of 0.7 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Monday. continue reading »

Places of Interest: Madrid’s Atocha Railway Station is Also Indoor Botanical Garden

Built in 1851, Madrid, Spain’s Atocha railway station is easily one of the world’s most beautiful and unique stations in the world. While Atocha is Madrid’s largest railway station it has additional features that set it above all the rest. continue reading »

Spanish Politicians Outraged as ‘Mayor Robin Hood’ Steals to Feed the Needy

"You can't be Robin Hood and the Sheriff of Nottingham. This man is just searching for publicity at the cost of everyone else." That was a spokesman for Spain's Parliament-ruling People's Party, continue reading »

Spanish Science Journalist Manuel Calvo Hernando Dies at 88

Spanish journalist Manuel Calvo Hernando, a pioneer of reporting on science both in his homeland and in Latin America, died Thursday in Madrid. He was 88. The author of some 40 books, most of them works explaining science an continue reading »

Princess Letizia, the wife of Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Setting Fashion Trends

Princess Letizia, the wife of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe, "creates fashion," according to the director of Madrid's International School of Protocol. Before, "it was the actresses who created trends," but now Spain's future queen is doing that, Francisco Merino said in an interview with EFEstilo. continue reading »

Forest Fires Continue Burning in Spain

A fire continues to burn on the Spanish island of La Gomera, in the Atlantic Canary Islands archipelago, while the other forest fires that affected different parts of the country, including the one on the nearby island of Tenerife, have been largely brought under control after destroying thousands of hectares (acres). continue reading »

Spanish Retailer, Amancio Ortega, Replaces Warren Buffett as Third-Richest in the World

The founder, Amancio Ortega, of the popular Zara clothing chain that trades as Indetex SA (ITX) has replaced Warren Buffett as the third-richest person in the world. continue reading »

Spanish Retailer, Amancio Ortega, Replaces Warren Buffet as Third-Richest in the World

The founder, Amancio Ortega, of the popular Zara clothing chain that trades as Indetex SA (ITX) has replaced Warren Buffett as the third-richest person in the world. continue reading »

Record Number of Individuals and Businesses Declare Bankruptcy in Spain

A record 2,272 Spanish individuals and firms declared bankruptcy in the second quarter, up 28.6 percent from the same period in 2011, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Monday. continue reading »

Another Stumble for Spain’s King Juan Carlos (VIDEO)

King Juan Carlos of Spain took a nasty spill while reviewing the military troops in Madrid suffering a bump on the nose. continue reading »

Terrorist Suspects with Explosives Arrested in Spain, Planning Attack in Europe

Three suspected al-Qaeda members arrested in possession of explosives were planning an attack on European soil, the Spanish interior minister said Thursday. continue reading »

Tough Road Ahead for Spanish Film Industry

It is becoming increasingly evident that the Spanish film industry is in danger of sinking. Attendance at movies is at an all time low while funding has recently been cut in half, yet ticket prices continue to increase by 13 percent. continue reading »

Spain Gladly Welcomes 6 Million Tourists in June

Spain welcomed some 6 million foreign tourists in June, 4.7 percent more than during the same month last year and a situation arising from an increase in visitors from Britain and Germany. continue reading »

Spain’s Royals Take 7.1%  Paycut Amidst 4th Austerity Package and 24% Unemployment

Spain's King Juan Carlos decided to cut his salary and that of Crown Prince Felipe by 7.1 percent in line with government-mandated reductions in pay for civil servants, the royal household said Tuesday. The monarch's annual pre-tax income will fall by 20,910 euros ($25,543) and his son's remuneration is set to decline by half that amount. continue reading »

The Running of the Bulls San Fermin Festival Ends with No Gorings

The eighth and final running of the bulls of this year's San Fermin festival was one of the fastest and cleanest, ending in two minutes and 33 seconds with no apparent gorings. Six fighting bulls and an equal number of tame steers from the Torrehandilla-Torreherberos estate made their way quickly along the streets of this northern Spanish city Saturday, continue reading »

Emotional Julio Iglesias Sings Favorites in Barcelona

Julio Iglesias aimed directly at the hearts of his fans and found the target with an emotional concert in which he performed many of his greatest hits and encouraged Spaniards to trust in the country's ability to overcome its current economic woes. continue reading »

Spain’s Economic Minister Says Recession Expected to Worsen

Spain's economic recession is getting worse, and the economic figures from the second quarter point to a "slightly greater" decline of the gross domestic product than occurred in the first three months of the year, when it slipped by 0.30 percent, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said Sunday. continue reading »

Gay Cruise Ship Banned in Casablanca Docks in Spain

The cruise ship Nieuw Amsterdam, on its present voyage catering to a gay clientele, docked Sunday in the southern Spanish port of Malaga after Moroccan authorities prohibited it from making its scheduled port of call in Casablanca. continue reading »

Nanny at Handicapped Childrens’ Shelter in Spain Admits to Killing 3

Graciela Baravran, the nanny implicated in the deaths of three children at a shelter for handicapped youngsters in central Spain, admitted her guilt on Monday and was sentenced to 45 years in prison. continue reading »