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Bloomberg Honors Barcelona With Innovation Award

Bloomberg Honors Barcelona With Innovation Award

Barcelona has won the grand prize in Bloomberg Philanthropies 2014 Mayors Challenge, a competition that honors cities for innovation. continue reading »

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid Defeats Basel 5-1 in Champions League Match

Real Madrid got off to a good start in defending its Champions League title with a 5-1 win here Tuesday over Basel. The visitors fell behind 1-0 in the 14th minute on an own goal and went on to give up three more in the space of seven minutes before clawing one back nearly 40 minutes into the contest before more than 65,000 people at the Blancos' Santiago Bernabeu stadium. continue reading »

Spain Considers Prosecuting Citizens Who Join Jihadist Groups

Spain Considers Prosecuting Citizens Who Join Jihadist Groups

The Spanish government is thinking about amending the criminal code to allow Spaniards who take part in foreign conflicts, especially those in which radical Islamic groups are involved, to be prosecuted on terrorism charges. continue reading »

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

Gerard Pique Stands By Referendum in Catalonia

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique said Tuesday that he does not understand the criticism he has received in social media for attending a rally in favor of a referendum on Catalonia's independence from Spain. continue reading »

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. Barça comes into Saturday's match having beaten Elche and Villarreal in its first two matches. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Arrest 9 Brits For Drug Trafficking

Spanish Authorities Arrest 9 Brits For Drug Trafficking

Spanish Civil Guards and agents of Britain's National Crime Agency have broken up a drug trafficking ring and arrested nine Britons on the island of Mallorca, officials said Friday. continue reading »

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barça Sets Sights on Tighten Grip on First Place

Barcelona will aim to strengthen its position at the top of La Liga after it hosts Athletic Bilbao this weekend at Camp Nou. Barça comes into Saturday's match having beaten Elche and Villarreal in its first two matches. continue reading »

Europe’s Gaia Probe Discovers Its First Supernova

Europe’s Gaia Probe Discovers Its First Supernova

Gaia, the orbital observatory launched last year by the European Space Agency with a mission to map the Milky Way, has discovered its first supernova, the ESA said Friday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Calls on Bale, Modric, Marcelo for Capital Derby

Real Madrid Calls on Bale, Modric, Marcelo for Capital Derby

Gareth Bale, Luka Modric and Marcelo all returned to Real Madrid on Thursday to prepare for the much-anticipated capital derby against Atletico Madrid. continue reading »

Real Madrid Posts $50 Million in Net Income

Real Madrid Posts $50 Million in Net Income

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez said Friday in presenting the club's balance sheet for the 2013-2014 financial year that it earned 38.5 million euros ($50 million) in net income, up 4.4 percent from the previous 12-month period. continue reading »

Spanish Priest Gets Suspended Sentence in El Salvador Gang Case

Spanish Priest Gets Suspended Sentence in El Salvador Gang Case

A Spanish priest who pleaded guilty to aiding gang members in El Salvador was sentenced Thursday to 2 1/2 years in prison, but will not have to spend any time behind bars, a Salvadoran judicial spokesperson told Efe. continue reading »

Chelsea’s Mourinho Admires Barça Coach Luis Enrique

Chelsea’s Mourinho Admires Barça Coach Luis Enrique

Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho expressed admiration for his Barcelona counterpart, Luis Enrique, but declined to comment on the players who left his former club, Real Madrid, during the summer transfer window. continue reading »

Spanish Minister Says Firms Interested in Infrastructure Deals in Mexico

Spanish Minister Says Firms Interested in Infrastructure Deals in Mexico

Spanish Development Minister Ana Pastor said in an interview with Efe that she told Mexican Communications and Transportation Secretary Gerardo Ruiz Esparza during a meeting here that firms from Spain were interested in investing in infrastructure in Mexico. continue reading »

Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

Colombia Receives Nearly 700 Pre-Columiban Artifacts Repatriated from Spain

Colombia's Foreign Ministry on Monday publicly presented a total of 691 pre-Columbian artifacts repatriated from Spain in recent weeks. continue reading »

Spanish Fashion Designer Manuel Pertegaz Dies, Age 96

Spanish Fashion Designer Manuel Pertegaz Dies, Age 96

Spanish fashion designer Manuel Pertegaz died before dawn Saturday in Barcelona, his design studio told told Efe. He was 96. His funeral will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the mortuary in the Sant Gervasi district. continue reading »