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Developing Countries to Reduce CO2 Emissions with Spanish Wind Farms

Developing Countries to Reduce CO2 Emissions with Spanish Wind Farms

The Spanish government on Wednesday approved 26 international cooperation projects that would result in a projected annual reduction of 3.8 million tons in CO2 emissions with the aim of complying with the Kyoto protocol. continue reading »

Spanish Photographer’s Photo of Bolivian Mennonite Wins Taylor Wessing Prize

Spanish Photographer’s Photo of Bolivian Mennonite Wins Taylor Wessing Prize

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2012 has been awarded to Jordi Ruiz Cirera, 28, for a photograph of a 26-year-old woman from Bolivia - who was reluctant to sit for the camera. continue reading »

Celtic Shocks Barcelona in Champions League Match

Celtic Shocks Barcelona in Champions League Match

Offensive powerhouse FC Barcelona ran into a determined defense Wednesday in Glasgow, where Celtic pulled off a 2-1 upset in the fourth round of group play in the Champions League. continue reading »

Champions League: Real Madrid Ties Borussia Dortmund 2-2

Champions League: Real Madrid Ties Borussia Dortmund 2-2

Real Madrid had to come from behind here Tuesday to gain a 2-2 tie with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, even as Malaga and Porto secured their spots in the round of 16. continue reading »

Constitutional Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Law in Spain

Constitutional Court Upholds Same-Sex Marriage Law in Spain

The Spanish Constitutional Court defended same-sex marriage in rejecting a challenge filed by the conservative Popular Party against the law authorizing such unions, which was enacted by a Socialist administration. continue reading »

One Direction Glitter Bomb Each Other on Spanish Television Show (VIDEO)

One Direction Glitter Bomb Each Other on Spanish Television Show (VIDEO)

During their appearance on the Spanish television show "El Hormiguero", the boys of One Direction threw caution to the wind (and glitter, flour, and who knows what else) when they took their arts and crafts project to the next level. continue reading »

Spain’s David Ferrer Wins Paris Masters, First Spaniard to Ever Win

Spain’s David Ferrer Wins Paris Masters, First Spaniard to Ever Win

Spain's David Ferrer defeated Poland's Jerzy Janowicz 6-4, 6-3 on Sunday in Bercy to win the Paris Masters, the first ATP World Tour Masters 1000 title of his career. continue reading »

Another Teen Dies After Halloween Stampede in Madrid

Another Teen Dies After Halloween Stampede in Madrid

A 17-year-old girl, who was admitted to hospital in critical condition after being crushed at a giant Halloween party in the Spanish capital, died Saturday, authorities at the medical center said. continue reading »

Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Soccer Star Messi Welcomes First Child

Thiago Messi Rocuzzo, the first child of Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi and Antonella Rocuzzo, was born Friday at Barcelona's USP hospital. continue reading »

Police Monitoring Security Footage of Deadly Halloween Stampede in Spain

Police Monitoring Security Footage of Deadly Halloween Stampede in Spain

Spanish police are investigating videos taken by security cameras in a corridor of the Madrid Arena, scene of a giant Halloween party where three people died and two others were badly hurt in a stampede. continue reading »

Spanish Soccer Club, Atletico Madrid, Offers Fans a Final Resting Place After Cremation

Spanish Soccer Club, Atletico Madrid, Offers Fans a Final Resting Place After Cremation

Spain's Atletico Madrid may lack the championship pedigree of cross-town rivals Real Madrid or FC Barcelona, but it can boast of being the first soccer club to offer an eternal resting place for its ultra-loyal fan base. continue reading »

Crown Prince Calls On Businesses to Create Jobs in Spain

Crown Prince Calls On Businesses to Create Jobs in Spain

Crown Prince Felipe told businessmen and representatives of the Spanish government on Wednesday that fostering the creation of jobs is "urgent and vital" in Spain, where the unemployment level is "unacceptable." continue reading »

Stampede at Halloween Concert Leaves 3 Dead in Madrid

Stampede at Halloween Concert Leaves 3 Dead in Madrid

Three young women died and two other people are in critical condition after suffering cardiorespiratory collapse during a stampede at a big Halloween party in Madrid, first responders told Efe. continue reading »

Spanish Writer Fernando Diaz-Plaja, 94, Dies in Uruguay

Spanish Writer Fernando Diaz-Plaja, 94, Dies in Uruguay

Spanish writer and historian Fernando Diaz-Plaja died Wednesday of pneumonia in Uruguay, where he had lived for the past decade, doctors told Efe. He was 94. continue reading »

Halloween Brings Ghosts, Zombies, & Vampires to Spain

Halloween Brings Ghosts, Zombies, & Vampires to Spain

Halloween, an Anglo tradition, is becoming more and more popular in Spain, as seen by the growing number of activities and sales of articles for its celebration.Businesses are jumping on the Halloween bandwagon, promoting "terror" with a wide choice of products. continue reading »