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Spanish Government Claims New Israeli Settlements Violate International Law

Spanish Government Claims New Israeli Settlements Violate International Law

The Spanish government condemned on Wednesday plans by Israel to build some 1,500 new residences for Jewish settlers in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. continue reading »

Pope Benedict XVI Names 7 Saints, Including Spanish Nun

Pope Benedict XVI Names 7 Saints, Including Spanish Nun

Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday proclaimed Spain's Mother Maria del Carmen Salles y Barangueras and six other people saints of the Roman Catholic Church in a ceremony witnessed by thousands of people in St. Peter's Square. continue reading »

French Military to Purchase Spanish Refueling Planes

French Military to Purchase Spanish Refueling Planes

France's defense minister announced here Friday that his country will purchase 14 MRTT aerial refueling tanker aircraft from Spain. continue reading »

Entrepreneurs Introduce Moto-Taxis to Madrid

Entrepreneurs Introduce Moto-Taxis to Madrid

Madrid has joined other European and Latin American cities in offering a transport system with motorcycles, conceived as a way of relieving traffic jams. continue reading »

Bolivian President Thanks Queen Sofia For Spanish Aid in Education, Health

Bolivian President Thanks Queen Sofia For Spanish Aid in Education, Health

Bolivian President Evo Morales on Tuesday thanked Spain's Queen Sofia for Madrid's help in improving health and education in Bolivia, expressed confidence that this would continue in the future and reconfirmed that he will attend the Ibero-American Summit in Cadiz, which will be held in mid-November. continue reading »

2012 Ambassadors for “Brand Spain” Include Antonio Banderas, Fernando Alonso

2012 Ambassadors for “Brand Spain” Include Antonio Banderas, Fernando Alonso

The Leading Brands of Spain Forum named as honorary ambassadors for "Brand Spain" actor Antonio Banderas, Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso and the country's High-Speed rail service. continue reading »

Olympic Gymnast Barbara Gonzalez is the New Face of Martini

Olympic Gymnast Barbara Gonzalez is the New Face of Martini

Following in the footsteps of actresses Charlize Theron and Monica Bellucci, the athlete and gymnast Barbara Gonzalez has become the first Spaniard to represent the Martini image worldwide. continue reading »

Homeless Families in Spain Squatting After Eviction

Homeless Families in Spain Squatting After Eviction

Protest groups in Spain have helped families that were kicked out of their homes by banks find shelter in repossessed, empty apartment buildings. Police moved in quickly in most cases, but in Seville about 30 families are going on six months of illegal occupation. continue reading »

Still No News 1 Year After Spanish Aid Workers’ Kidnapping in Kenya

Still No News 1 Year After Spanish Aid Workers’ Kidnapping in Kenya

One year after the kidnapping of Spanish aid workers Montserrat Serra and Blanca Thiebaut in Kenya, the Spanish Foreign Minister and Doctors without Borders pursue with extreme caution the procedures to free them from captivity. continue reading »

European Union Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

European Union Wins 2012 Nobel Peace Prize

The European Union has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, the Norwegian Nobel Committee announced Friday. The EU has transformed most of Europe "from a continent of wars to a continent of peace," committee Chairman Thorbjoern Jagland said in Oslo. continue reading »

HS News Celebrates Spain’s National Day

HS News Celebrates Spain’s National Day

Today all of Spain is celebrating La Fiesta Nacional de España known as Spain’s National Day. The national holiday celebrates the day Christopher Columbus discovered the Americas in an expedition funded by the Spanish Crown. continue reading »

Spain’s S&P Credit Rating Cut, Nears Junk Status

Spain’s S&P Credit Rating Cut, Nears Junk Status

Rating agency Standard & Poor's said Wednesday that it now rates Spain's sovereign debt as BBB-minus, one notch above junk status. continue reading »

Spaniard Discovers Wife’s Mummified Body After Returning From Prison

Spaniard Discovers Wife’s Mummified Body After Returning From Prison

A Spaniard returned home after being released from prison and found his wife's mummified body in her home. Evidently, it had been more than a year since he had heard from her. continue reading »

Man Arrested at Madrid, Found With Explosives, Bomb Manual, Embassy Addresses

A Spanish man carrying potentially explosive substances and a bomb-making manual was arrested in Madrid, police said Tuesday. Maps and plans for different sites in the capital were found in the suspe continue reading »

Messi and Ronaldo Put on a Show at ‘El Clasico’

Messi and Ronaldo Put on a Show at ‘El Clasico’

The latest edition of El Clasico lived up to the expectations. continue reading »