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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 »

Spanish Mayor Arrested on Money Laundering, Corruption Charges

The Socialist mayor of this northwestern Spanish city, Francisco Rodriguez, was arrested Thursday on corruption charges. continue reading »

Spain’s El Hierro Island Volcano Starts Erupting

Volcanic activity on Spain's El Hierro island has resumed far below the Earth's surface in a similar manner to last July, albeit slightly stronger, the director of the National Geographic Institute, or IGN, in the Canary Islands, Maria Jose Blanco, told Efe on Sunday. 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

New Spanish Austerity Unveiled – Low Pay & Higher Taxes – Received with Protests

The new conservative government of Spain has announced further steps to reduce the deficit and new austerity measures in order to obtain a Euro bailout, all of which was met with protests. continue reading »

Spanish F1 Driver Maria De Villota Loses Eye After Test Crash

Maria de Villota, of the Formula One team Marussia, has lost her right eye in a crash at a test event on Tuesday. The 32-year-old driver, one of only two female drivers ever contracted to an F1 team, sustained her injuries at a British airfield after running into a stationary truck. continue reading »

Europe’s Biggest Illegal Pot Plantation Found in Spain

Authorities have found the largest illegal marijuana plantation in Europe, with about 10,000 plants in 16 greenhouses, on a farm in the eastern Spanish province of Alicante. continue reading »

Swine Leg with Hoof Found in Passengers Luggage Coming In from Spain

Border Protection seize cured 12-pound swine leg, complete with bone and hoof, packed in someone’s luggage coming in from Spain. 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 »

Prostitutes in Spain Can Now Take Out Ads for Their Services

A ban that previously prevented prostitutes from advertising their services has been lifted by the Spanish Parliament. Sex workers can now advertise their services in continue reading »

Spanish Man Found Dead in Home 20 Years After Death

The body of a man was only recently found in the northwestern Spanish village of Canizal, though he may have been dead for up to 20 years. continue reading »