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Overcrowding to Blame For Halloween Stampede

Overcrowding to Blame For Halloween Stampede

The crowd at the Madrid Arena was 58 percent larger than the facility's legal capacity during the Halloween party that ended in tragedy with the deaths of four young women who were crushed in a human stampede. continue reading »

Spainish King Juan Carlos Will be in Hospital for “A Few More Days”

Spainish King Juan Carlos Will be in Hospital for “A Few More Days”

Spain's King Juan Carlos is "in optimum condition" to be discharged after a hip replacement, but his medical team has convinced him to remain in the hospital for "a few more days" to carry out the next phase of his rehabilitation. continue reading »

Shakira Shows Off Babybump on Twitter/Instagram

Shakira Shows Off Babybump on Twitter/Instagram

Colombian superstar and momma-to-be, Shakira, showed off her ever-growing baby bump on Tuesday. After posting the photo on Instagram, Shakira tweeted the photo, saying: continue reading »

Spanish Police Discover Second Dead Baby in Freezer

Spanish Police Discover Second Dead Baby in Freezer

A second dead baby was found in a freezer Tuesday at the same home in southern Spain where the frozen body of another newborn was discovered earlier this month. continue reading »

Catalonia Will Not Splinter from Spain, Sovereignty Plan Fails at Voting Booth

Catalonia Will Not Splinter from Spain, Sovereignty Plan Fails at Voting Booth

The center-right Catalonian nationalists won the regional elections here Sunday but with 98.7 percent of the votes counted were far from garnering "the exceptional majority" they were seeking to push their sovereignty plan. continue reading »

Drug Fugitive Captured, Hash Ring Busted in Spain

Drug Fugitive Captured, Hash Ring Busted in Spain

Spanish police arrested a drug suspect who was on the lam after escaping from a prison in Sweden in 2003 and dismantled a hashish-trafficking organization he allegedly headed. continue reading »

Messi Is Not Afraid Of Losing Barcelona Contract

Messi Is Not Afraid Of Losing Barcelona Contract

FC Barcelona striker Lionel Messi said he is not concerned about negotiating an extension of his current contract, which expires on June 30, 2016, reiterating his desire to play his entire career with the Spanish club. continue reading »

Madrid Fires Officials Over Halloween Stampede Deaths

Madrid Fires Officials Over Halloween Stampede Deaths

Mayor Ana Botella on Wednesday announced the firing of two top officials with the public municipal company that manages the Madrid Arena, where four girls were crushed to death in a human stampede during a Halloween party. continue reading »

Salvador Dali Artwork Donated to Goodwill in Washington

Salvador Dali Artwork Donated to Goodwill in Washington

It was a busy, noisy moment at a thrift store and donation site in Tacoma, Washington, when an anonymous donor left, mixed among other used items, a somewhat deteriorated engraving that turned out to be an original Salvador Dali. continue reading »

Champions League 2012: Messi and Barcelona Advance to Knockout Stage (VIDEO)

Champions League 2012: Messi and Barcelona Advance to Knockout Stage (VIDEO)

Barcelona secured a spot in the Champions League knockout stage with a 3-0 away win Tuesday over Spartak Moscow and defending champ Chelsea found itself on the verge of elimination after losing 3-0 to Juventus. continue reading »

Spanish Scientist Achieve Great Success in Preserving Seahorses

Spanish Scientist Achieve Great Success in Preserving Seahorses

Researchers at Spain's Institute for Advanced Scientific Studies, or CSIC, have managed an 80 percent survival rate for seahorses raised in captivity, marking the first time this level has been achieved. continue reading »

Carlos Slim Invests $2.5 Million in Spanish Soccer Club

Carlos Slim Invests $2.5 Million in Spanish Soccer Club

Mexican telecommunications magnate Carlos Slim has become the largest shareholder in struggling Spanish soccer club Real Oviedo, providing much-needed funds just ahead of a deadline for raising capital. continue reading »

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Brazilian President Questions EU’s Austerity Plan

Confidence in a country's economy "is not built solely on the sacrifices" of its citizens, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Saturday, adding that austerity "has its limits." continue reading »

Spanish King Juan Carlos To Undergo Hip Surgery

Spanish King Juan Carlos To Undergo Hip Surgery

Spain's King Juan Carlos said here Friday that next week he will undergo surgery on his left hip. The monarch made the announcement during a dinner he hosted for heads of state who traveled to Cadiz for the 22nd Ibero-American Summit. continue reading »

Qatar Airways to be Main Sponsor on Barcelona’s Jersey

Qatar Airways to be Main Sponsor on Barcelona’s Jersey

FC Barcelona's jerseys will carry the name Qatar Airways starting next July in compliance with a request from the Spanish club's current main sponsor, Qatar Sports Investments. continue reading »