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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 »

Tourists in Spain Spending More this Year

Tourists in Spain Spending More this Year

Foreign tourists visiting Spain between January and September spent 45.1 billion euros ($58.2 billion), some 7.2 percent more than in the same period of 2011, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Predicts Stronger Economy in 2013

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy expressed confidence that 2013 will be a better year and that the economic crisis can begin to be overcome in the near future. Rajoy sounded that optimistic note Saturday at the close of a two-day meeting here of the ruling Popular Party. continue reading »

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Mexican Film Industry Wins At Spanish Film Festival

Three Mexican movies by directors Luis Mandoki, Kenya Marquez and Everaldo Gonzalez were awarded prizes Saturday by the jury of Valladolid's 57th International Film Week, or Seminci. continue reading »

Unemployment Rate Tops 25 Percent in Spain

Unemployment Rate Tops 25 Percent in Spain

The ranks of Spain's unemployed climbed by 85,000 in the third quarter to more than 5.75 million, pushing the jobless rate to a record 25.02 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Friday. continue reading »

EU Signs Off on Future Spanish “Bad Bank”

EU Signs Off on Future Spanish “Bad Bank”

The European Commission and the European Central Bank said in a joint statement Friday that a deal has been struck with Spain on key aspects of a future "bad bank" that will take on other Spanish lenders' toxic property assets, noting that that entity will be up and running on Dec. 1. continue reading »

UPDATE: Migrant Boat from Morocco to Spain Sinks, 14 Dead and 4 Missing

UPDATE: Migrant Boat from Morocco to Spain Sinks, 14 Dead and 4 Missing

The flimsy craft that went down in Mediterranean waters en route from Morocco to Spain was carrying 35 migrants, not the 71 mentioned by one of the survivors, the Moroccan Human Rights Association said Thursday. continue reading »