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Winners of Spain’s “El Gordo” Lottery Share US$5.2M Prize

Holders of tickets sold in the northeastern town of Grañen took the 4 million euro ($5.2 million) first prize, known as "El Gordo" (The Fat One) in Spain's Christmas lottery. continue reading »

Spanish Couple Celebrates 78 Years Together and 103rd Birthdays

Born in Spain in the early 20th century, Jose Pascua and Antonia Patino - married to each other for 78 years - on Wednesday became an example of longevity and perseverance by both celebrating their 103rd birthdays. Antonia and Jose, neighbors in the central town of Hinojosa de Duero, were born, respectively on Aug. 14, 1908, and Dec. 21, 1908, and they celebrated their birthdays on Wednesday. continue reading »

First Day of Iberia Pilot Strike, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled

The Spanish airline Iberia will cancel more than 100 flights Sunday on the first day of a two-day pilots' strike called by the Sepla union to protest the founding of a low-cost subsidiary. continue reading »

WTF: Tom Cruise and Duchess of Alba on Red Carpet in Spain?

Take a look at the Duchess of Alba snuggle to Tom Cruise at the red carpet premiere of Mission Impossible 4 “Ghost Protocol” in the Spanish capital. continue reading »

The Santiago Bernabéu: Mythical Venue (VIDEO)

Since the first league meeting in 1929, Real Madrid have played host to Fútbol Club Barcelona on 81 occasions, of which the home team have emerged victorious 50 times, 15 continue reading »

Organ Transplant Record set in Spain: 94 in 72 Hours!

Spain's National Transplant Organization set a new record with 94 organ transplants during the period of Nov. 23-25. continue reading »

Queen Sofia Spanish Institute’s Gold Medal Awarded to Several Spaniards incl Javier Bardem

The queen of Spain presented the Queen Sofia Spanish Institute's gold medal to Spaniards Ferran Adria and Javier Bardem, as well as to Peruvian photographer Mario Testino continue reading »

Spanish Commission Seeks to Have Franco’s Body Moved to New Site

A blue-ribbon commission created by Spain's Socialist government on Tuesday recommended that the body of dictator Francisco Franco be removed from the Valley of the Fallen to make the site a true memorial to victims of the 1936-1939 civil war. continue reading »

Spain’s Royal Son-in-Law Suspected of Diverting Public Money

Spanish prosecutors are investigating a possible diversion of public funds by a foundation once headed by Iñaki Urdangarin, who is married to Princess Cristina, the youngest child of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia. continue reading »

Cemetery in Spain Posts Eviction Notice Stickers on Burial Sites

Strapped for space, Torrero Municipal Cemetery in Spain has started issuing eviction notices, and repossessing crypts from payment defaulters. continue reading »

Snake Crawls Out of Spanish ATM (VIDEO)

A man making a routine withdrawal at a Spanish ATM was surprised by a snake, crawling out of the machine as he attempted to retrieve his cash. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Fitch Downgrades Spain’s Credit Rating from AA-plus to AA-minus

Fitch, the international credit rating agency, has just downgraded Spain’s credit rating by two notches from AA-plus to AA-minus. This downgrade was done on the heals of the agency downgrading Italy’s rating from A+ to AA-. continue reading »

Two Locations in Spain Added to UN List of Globally Significant Sites

Nine geological sites of exceptional scientific and educational importance, rarity or beauty have been added to the Global Network of National Geoparks that include two locations in Spain. continue reading »

Madrid Amongst Six Cities to Compete for the 2020 Olympic Games

he International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Friday announced the six countries which will compete to host the 2020 Summer Olympics. Among the six are Spain and Japan who lost their bid to host the 2016 Games. The announcement was made after a deadline expired. National Olympic Committees were required to notify the IOC by September 1st that a city within their jurisdiction was interested in applying to host the Games. continue reading »

World’s Largest Food Fight, La Tomatina, Launches in Buñol, Spain (VIDEO)

The tourist office in Spain bills this as the world’s largest food fight but for the thousands that attend the La Tomatina in Buñol, Spain its just plain fun. continue reading »

Is Real Madrid’s Newest Superstar a 7-yr Old Argentinean Named Leo Coira?

Soccer champions Real Madrid wants to continue being the most successful club in Spanish football history so they have signed a player that has never played for anyone else before. Confused? Well who can make sense of the team signing 7-year old Argentinean Leo Angel Coira, known as Leo. continue reading »

Madrid is Preparing to Welcome a Million Young People for World Youth Day

Major religious and cultural events are being organized for World Youth Day (WYD) in Spain by the Catholic Church that gathers around the Pope thousands of young people from all continents. continue reading »

U.S.-Spain Sign Agreement on Science & Technology for Homeland Security Matters

Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined Spanish First Deputy Prime Minister and Interior Minister Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba to sign an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation continue reading »

Secretary Hillary Clinton to Travel to Madrid, Spain

Following her travel to Hungary and Lithuania, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Madrid, Spain, July 1-2, 2011. In Madrid, Secretary Clinton will underscore continue reading »

Flower Ortega Anticipates World Youth Day 2011 (VIDEO)

A new generations of Catholics will seek out their place in the church in Madrid this August at World Youth Day 2011. continue reading »