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Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

Real Madrid Defeats FC Barcelona, Wins Copa del Rey

A tremendous individual effort by Welsh international Gareth Bale with six minutes left in regulation gave Real Madrid a 2-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona in Wednesday's 2014 Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Foreign Investment in Spanish Real Estate Hits 9-Year High

Foreign Investment in Spanish Real Estate Hits 9-Year High

Foreign investment in Spanish real estate rose in 2013 for the fourth consecutive year to 6.45 billion euros ($8.95 billion), the highest level registered in the past nine years and 16 percent more than in 2012. continue reading »

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Antonio Banderas Partakes in Holy Week Events in Spain

Actor Antonio Banderas said Sunday that he returned once again for Holy Week to his hometown of Malaga, a city in southern Spain, to "rest" from the "whirlpool" of making four films this year and enjoy his "people." continue reading »

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Fire Forces 100 People to Evacuate Spanish Island

Some 100 people were evacuated Saturday as a fire spread in the municipality of Sant Josep de sa Talaia on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Ibiza. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Spanish Authorities Foil Immigration Scheme Involving Dominican Basketball Players

Fifteen Dominicans were arrested for illegally bringing into Spain some of their countrymen by having them pass for professional basketball players, Spanish police said Friday. continue reading »

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid-Bayern, Atletico-Chelsea to Face Each other in Champions Semis

Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich and Atletico Madrid will square off against Chelsea in the Champions League semifinals, which will get underway later this month. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Cristiano Ronaldo Suffers Hamstring Injury

Real Madrid said new tests showed Cristiano Ronaldo has sustained a left hamstring injury but did not indicate how much longer the star forward would be out of action. continue reading »

Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

Spain Surpasses France as No. 2 Wine Producer in the World

Spain last year became the world's second-largest wine producer, moving ahead of France - but still behind Italy - thanks to a 31 percent production increase over 2012 to 42.7 million hectoliters (about 1.13 billion gallons), the International Organization of Vine and Wine, or OIV, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Construction on Panama City Metro Finishes in Record Time

Construction on Panama City Metro Finishes in Record Time

The Spanish companies involved in construction of the Panama City metro, to be inaugurated Saturday evening, said the project was delivered in "world record" time and within the budget constraints. continue reading »

Spanish Tax Authorities Fine Cemex $620 Million

Spanish Tax Authorities Fine Cemex $620 Million

Mexican cement maker Cemex said Spanish tax authorities have fined its Spanish subsidiary 455 million euros ($620 million) following an audit of the unit's tax returns for the years 2006 through 2009. continue reading »

Spanish Docs See Mechanical Heart as Alternative to Transplant

Spanish Docs See Mechanical Heart as Alternative to Transplant

A 51-year-old man with a grave case of heart failure underwent an operation for a mechanical heart implant, a technique that in the future could be an alternative to a human heart transplant. continue reading »

Team of Spanish Surgeons Perform Double-Arm Transplant

Team of Spanish Surgeons Perform Double-Arm Transplant

A team of Spanish surgeons has successfully performed the second-ever double-arm transplant in Spain and the fifth in the world on a 41-year-old man who was having complications after being severely electrically burned. continue reading »

Spain Sees Major Drop in Unemployment Rate

Spain Sees Major Drop in Unemployment Rate

The number of registered unemployed people in Spain dropped by 16,620 in March, compared to February, to 4.79 million, marking the biggest drop in the third month of a year since 2006, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Wednesday. continue reading »

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, and FC Barcelona 500,000 Swiss francs ($565,000) and 450,000 Swiss francs ($508,000), respectively, for infractions related to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. continue reading »

Spanish Reporters Released After 194 Days of Captivity in Syria

Spanish Reporters Released After 194 Days of Captivity in Syria

Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, Spanish reporters with the daily El Mundo kidnapped in Syria last September, have been released. Espinosa confirmed the release in a telephone call to his colleagues at the paper at 9:27 p.m. on Saturday. continue reading »