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Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is Now Ebola-Free

Spanish Nurse Teresa Romero is Now Ebola-Free

Spanish auxiliary nurse Teresa Romero, who became infected with Ebola while treating a patient with the disease, has tested negative for the virus in a second test performed on the weekend, although that does not mean that she is "free" of the virus with yet another test being required to determine that, the results of which will not be known for 24 to 48 hours. continue reading »

Spanish Nurse Infected with Ebola is Conscious and Able to Meet with Her Medical Team

Spanish Nurse Infected with Ebola is Conscious and Able to Meet with Her Medical Team

The Spanish nursing assistant infected with the Ebola virus is conscious Saturday and able to speak with the medical team caring for her at Carlos III Hospital, medical sources said. continue reading »

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Building Structure Found in Spain Dated Back to Bronze Age

Archaeologists from the University of Barcelona have discovered in the southeastern Spanish region of Murcia the remains of a building believed to be the first example of a Bronze Age political headquarters in Western Europe. continue reading »

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

Scholars Finally Able to Pinpoint Where Columbus Departed from Spain to New World

The discovery of tell-tale objects during excavations at Palos de la Frontera in southwestern Spain has allowed scholars to determine the exact location from which Christopher Columbus's three ships set off to discover the New World in 1492. continue reading »

Spanish Nurse First Person Outside Africa to Contract Ebola

Spanish Nurse First Person Outside Africa to Contract Ebola

A Spanish nurse who treated the missionary priest who died from Ebola last month has contracted the deadly disease, public health officials said on Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Rescue Nearly 60 African Immigrants at Sea

Spanish Authorities Rescue Nearly 60 African Immigrants at Sea

Spain's Maritime Rescue service on Sunday picked up 58 Sub-Saharan immigrants who had set sail from the Moroccan coast in a small and unstable boat, intercepting them 10 nautical miles from the Spanish islet of Alboran in the Mediterranean Sea. continue reading »

Nadal Says He’s Ready for China Open

Nadal Says He’s Ready for China Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been out of action since Wimbledon due to an ailing right wrist, told the media here Saturday that he is "much better" and ready for next week's China Open. continue reading »

Catalonia Calls Independence Referendum in Spain

Catalonia Calls Independence Referendum in Spain

The head of Spain's northeastern autonomous community of Catalonia, Artur Mas, on Saturday signed a decree calling an independence referendum for Nov. 9, although the national government in Madrid vowed to challenge the planned vote before the Constitutional Court. continue reading »

Spain Projects GDP to Grow 2 Percent in 2015

Spain Projects GDP to Grow 2 Percent in 2015

The Spanish government expects a 2 percent rise in gross domestic product for 2015 and an easing of the unemployment rate to 22.9 percent, according to the draft budget approved by the Cabinet on Friday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid Extends Raphael Varane’s Contract Till 2020

Real Madrid announced on Thursday the extension of French defender Raphael Varane's contract to June 30, 2020. Varane joined the club at 18 in 2011, and has so far won five titles with the team: Champions League, European Super Cup, La Liga, Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup. continue reading »

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 »