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BLOTTER: Spanish Man Throws Acid at Children and Mother at Bus Stop

Monday, three children and their mother were taken to the hospital after a man at a bus stop in Spain threw acid at their faces. The unprovoked attack left two of the children with continue reading »

In Spite of Economic Crisis in Spain, Luxury Brands Thriving

Although Spain faces an enormous economic catastrophe with a 24% unemployment rate, local luxury brands continue to prosper. This surprising statistic may be due in part to a rise in tourism within the Mediterranean country. continue reading »

Thousands Fill the Streets of Spain Protesting Labor Reform

Thousands of citizens called upon by the main Spanish unions, CCOO and UGT, on Sunday took to the streets all over the country to protest against the labor reform approved by the government and called by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy "just, good and necessary." continue reading »

Pope Names Spanish and Brazilan Priests to College of Cardinals

Pope Benedict XVI on Saturday solemnly proclaimed 22 new cardinals, including a Spaniard and a Brazilian. continue reading »

Spain’s Longest-Serving Inmate Finally Freed

Spain's longest-serving non-terrorist inmate walked out of prison on Wednesday after spending most of the years since 1976 behind bars for a score of bloodless crimes. continue reading »

Perfect Genetic Matched Sibling Born to Save Dying Brother in Spain

The birth of Baby Estrella on Saturday in Seville announces the arrival of Antonio and Melania’s first daughter as well as the savior for their son, Antonio, suffering from a severe form of the life threatening illness, continue reading »

Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’ Winner at BAFTA

"The Skin I Live In" (La piel que habito), directed by Pedro Almodovar, on Sunday evening won the British film industry's BAFTA award for Best Film Not in the English Language, beating out the night's great favorite, Iran's "The Separation." continue reading »

AirBnb, the Ebay of Hotels, Comes to Spain

The web based home hotel service better known as AirBnB has expanded their offices to include Barcelona, Spain. Now returning customers of AirBnb, also known as the ‘Ebay of Hotels’, as well as new users can add Spain as one of their possible travel destinations. continue reading »

Who Gets Sunken Spanish Gold - Supreme Court May Decide - $500 Million in Gold Coins at Stake

The U.S. Supreme Court's agreement to consider a motion seeking an injunction against a judicial order compelling a Florida company to hand over to Spain $500 million in gold and silver coins salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic in May 2007 will not "paralyze" the handover process, Madrid's attorney said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Trial of Prominent Judge Concerns UN Human Rights Experts

A series of independent United Nations human rights experts voiced concern about the impact of the trial of a prominent Spanish judge on his independence, particularly his efforts to investigate more than 100,000 allegations of enforced disappearances during the country’s civil war and then under the regime of Francisco Franco. continue reading »

Spanish Cyclist Alberto Contador Will Lose Tour de France Title for ‘Doping’

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will lose his 2010 Tour de France title and be excluded from this year's Tour as well as the 2012 Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday in its decision in a continue reading »

Even In Spain, Girls Still Face Ancestral Practice of Sexual Mutilation

In Spain, thousands of African immigrant girls are facing the danger of becoming victims of female genital mutilation, an ancestral practice that sub-Saharan immigrants have brought with them and which several continue reading »

Contamination from 1966 H-bomb Accident in Spain to be Cleaned up by U.S.

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said Friday that the U.S. government pledged quick action to remove radioactive soil from a town in southern Spain where three hydrogen bombs landed after a mid-air collision in 1966. continue reading »

Spanish Airline Spanair Files for Bankruptcy, Thousands Stranded

Spanish airline Spanair, which suspended operations last weekend, filed for bankruptcy on Monday amid a debt exceeding 300 million euros ($393 million), judicial sources told Efe. continue reading »

Spain’s “Fisca o Quimica” Debuts on U.S. Network

An adaptation of Spain's hit show "Fisica o Quimica" (Physics or Chemistry) debuted on U.S. Spanish-language network Telemundo Tuesday night. "We're very expectant, because this is the first adaptation of a Spanish fiction product in the continue reading »

Birth Rates in Spain Continue to Decline

The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year and continues a trend that began in 2009, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Wednesday. continue reading »

‘Collar of the Golden Fleece’ Bestowed on France’s Sarkozy by Spain’s King Juan Carlos

Spain's King Juan Carlos conferred the Order of the Golden Fleece on Nicolas Sarkozy here Monday, praising the French president for his effective collaboration against the Basque terrorist group ETA. continue reading »

Founder of Spain’s Ruling Party & Franco’s Aid Manuel Fraga, Dies at 89

Manuel Fraga, a veteran Spanish politician and founder of the ruling conservative Popular Party, died at his home in Madrid, his family told Efe. He was 89. continue reading »

Italian Cruise Ship Victims Include 68-Year Old Spanish Tourist and Peruvian Crew Member

One of the two bodies found Sunday in the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which sank off Italy's Giglio Island earlier this weekend, is that of a Spaniard, officials said. continue reading »

Spain’s Prado Museum to Now be Open 7 Days a Week

Spain's Prado Museum marks the start of a new era on Monday, when it will begin opening seven days a week and on Good Friday, allowing visitors to enjoy its world famous collection an additional 53 days a year and making it the European museum with the most operating hours at 3,542 annually. continue reading »