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Rafael Nadal Wins Two Matches, Advances to Barcelona Semis

Spain's Rafael Nadal was forced to do double duty on Friday at the Barcelona Open, but he moved into the semifinals after wins over France's Benoit Paire and countryman Albert Ramos. continue reading »

Unemployment in Spain Hits 27%, Under 25 is 57%

Spain's unemployment rate hit 27.16 percent in the first quarter of this year, with the number of jobless people topping 6 million for the first time amid an economic downturn that started in 2008, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Thursday. More than 6.2 million people were jobless during the period, with 237,400 workers joining the ranks of the unemployed during the first three months of 2013, the INE said in its Labor Force Survey. continue reading »

Ex-Business Parter Accuses Urdangarin of Abusing Royal Connections

Iñaki Urdangarin, son-in-law of Spanish King Juan Carlos I, used the "very good relations" between the Spanish monarchy and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon to pursue business opportunities in the Latin American country, the lawyer for Urdangarin's ex-business partner said. continue reading »

Spanish Hotel Chain to Renovate Mexican Property for $45 Million

Spain's Barcelo Hotels & Resorts said Wednesday it planned to spend more than 34.6 million euros (about $45 million) on renovations at a luxury resort complex in Mexico's Riviera Maya. continue reading »

Octogenarian Duchess of Alba Suffers 2nd Accidental Fall Since Wedding to Much Younger Alfonso Diez

In Spanish news, the 87-year-old Duchess of Alba suffered her second accidental fall since her much-criticized wedding to the very handsome and younger Alfonso Diez in Spain. The Duchess if one of Spain's richest women continue reading »

Spanish Economy Causing Less Concern Than a Year Ago, Says Finance Minister

Spanish Finance Minister Luis de Guindos said Saturday that the Iberian nation's economic situation is less worrisome to the IMF and G20 than it was a year ago. continue reading »

After Following Ponce de Leon’s Footsteps, Spaniard Wants to Cross Pacific With Jet Ski

After a solo crossing of 21 days by jet ski, Spanish navigator Alvaro de Marichalar completed the route sailed by explorer and conquistador Juan Ponce de Leon when he discovered Florida 500 years ago, and now plans a four-month crossing of the Pacific Ocean, which will be his longest and perhaps last important feat. continue reading »

Spanish Bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordoñez Plans to Wed Again

Spanish bullfighter Francisco Rivera Ordoñez plans to wed a young attorney, Lourdes Montes, at a Sept. 14 ceremony where the matador's daughter by his first marriage will act as matron of honor. continue reading »

Real Madrid Named Most Valuable Soccer Club, Manchester United Falls to No. 2

Real Madrid has wrested the title of world's most valuable soccer club away from Manchester United, while FC Barcelona took third place on Forbes magazine's list, published Wednesday. continue reading »

Spain’s Cervantes Institute to Establish Observatory at Havard

Spain's Cervantes Institute announced Tuesday that it will establish an observatory for the study of Spanish in the United States at Harvard University, which will help consolidat continue reading »

Princess Elena of Spain Attends Children’s Center Opening in Panama

Spain's Princess Elena on Tuesday attended the opening of a center for at-risk children in this capital, a project supported by the Mapfre Foundation and the office of Panamanian first lady Marta Linares. continue reading »

Spanish Government: Royal Family and Monarchy Here to Stay

Spanish government has announced its commitment to maintaining a monarch and Spain's royal family. This confidence vote comes at a time when the monarchy is under seige for various reasons. continue reading »

Spanish Author and National Prize for Literature Winner Jose Luis Sampedro Dies

Spanish author and the 2011 National Prize for Literature winner, Jose Luis Sampedro has died at the age of 96 at his home in Madrid. The writer, economist and academic was known for his open critics of Spain's economic policies. continue reading »

Spain Ends Atalanta Command with No Hijackings, 29 Pirates Caught

Spain has passed to Portugal the command of the Atalanta, a European naval vessel for fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean, which it has held for the past four months, during which time there were no hijackings, nine attacks were aborted and 29 pirates were captured. continue reading »

Spain Sends Condolences for Argentine Flood Victims

Spain's King Juan Carlos has sent a telegram to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez expressing his condolences to the families of those who died in the recent floods in the South American country, and stated his support for the Argentine people in this catastrophe, sources in the royal household told Efe. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will travel to Rome on April 15 to be received in the Vatican by Pope Francis, government officials told Efe. continue reading »

EU Authorizes Penguin, Random House Publishing Merger

The European Commission gave the go-ahead to the merger of Penguin and Random House to create the world's No. 1 publishing house, considering that the operation will not harm competition in Europe. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. Respects Courts Dealing with Corruption Case Involving Princess

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday expressed his respect for all the judicial decisions connected with the naming of Princess Cristina, youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos, as a suspect in a corruption case. continue reading »

Italy’s Santini Succeeds Spain’s Arzak as World’s Best Female Chef

Italy's Nadia Santini has been named the Veuve Clicquot 2013 Best Female Chef, an honor that Britain's Restaurant magazine bestows each year. continue reading »

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar arrived on Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, after a 14-day solo journey on board his jet ski retracing the route explorer Juan Ponce de Leon took when he set sail and discovered Florida 500 years ago. continue reading »