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Princess Letizia, the wife of Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Setting Fashion Trends

Princess Letizia, the wife of Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Setting Fashion Trends

Princess Letizia, the wife of Spain's Crown Prince Felipe, "creates fashion," according to the director of Madrid's International School of Protocol. Before, "it was the actresses who created trends," but now Spain's future queen is doing that, Francisco Merino said in an interview with EFEstilo. continue reading »

Tennis Great Rafael Nadal Withdraws From U.S. Open

Tennis Great Rafael Nadal Withdraws From U.S. Open

Tennis great Rafael Nadal issued a statement saying he will miss out on the U.S. Open due to his knee injury. continue reading »

Julio Iglesias wraps Spanish Tour at Marbella’s Starlite Festival

Julio Iglesias wraps Spanish Tour at Marbella’s Starlite Festival

Singer Julio Iglesias gave the last concert on his Spanish tour at the Starlite Festival here in this resort city on the Costa del Sol. The curtain went up at 10:15 p.m. Sunday on the artist singing "Amor, Amor," followed by "Natalie" and "La Gota Fria" continue reading »

Forest Fires Continue Burning in Spain

Forest Fires Continue Burning in Spain

A fire continues to burn on the Spanish island of La Gomera, in the Atlantic Canary Islands archipelago, while the other forest fires that affected different parts of the country, including the one on the nearby island of Tenerife, have been largely brought under control after destroying thousands of hectares (acres). continue reading »

Colombia Magazine: Shakira and Gerard Pique Expecting a Baby Boy in January

Colombia Magazine: Shakira and Gerard Pique Expecting a Baby Boy in January

Colombian singer Shakira and Spanish soccer star Gerard Pique will become the parents of a baby boy in late January 2013 that they have given the nickname of "Ulicito," the Colombian magazine Gente said in its latest edition. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Men’s Basketball Team from Spain Advances to Final

OLYMPICS 2012: Men’s Basketball Team from Spain Advances to Final

Spain took a bumpy road to the Olympic men's basketball final but will play for the gold against a heavily favored U.S. team after notching a 67-59 victory here Friday over Russia. continue reading »

International Migrant-smuggling Ring Dismantled in Spain

International Migrant-smuggling Ring Dismantled in Spain

Spanish police disbanded an international migrant-smuggling ring that provided Albanian citizen with forged documents and got them onto European soil at a price of 10,000 euros ($12,400) each. continue reading »

Olympic 2012 Basketball Players Busy Giving Crotch Shots

Olympic 2012 Basketball Players Busy Giving Crotch Shots

Monday’s basketball game saw U.S. play Argentina and it was a dirty game with a lot of elbowing and shoving allegations coming from both sides. The Argentines accused Chris Paul, of the Los Angeles Clippers, punching Facundo Campazzo and Campazzo was accused of elbowing Antony in the groin and not apologizing. continue reading »

Spanish Windsurfer Wins Country’s First Gold Medal in London

Spanish Windsurfer Wins Country’s First Gold Medal in London

Marina Alabau dominated the field in Olympic women's windsurfing to give Spain its first gold medal of the 2012 London Games. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012: Women’s Water Polo Team from Spain to Play for the Gold

OLYMPICS 2012: Women’s Water Polo Team from Spain to Play for the Gold

The Spanish women's water polo team, making its debut in Olympic competition, surprised observers and supporters alike by moving into the final at the 2012 Games in London after defeating Hungary by a score of 10-9. continue reading »

Spanish Retailer, Amancio Ortega, Replaces Warren Buffet as Third-Richest in the World

Spanish Retailer, Amancio Ortega, Replaces Warren Buffet as Third-Richest in the World

The founder, Amancio Ortega, of the popular Zara clothing chain that trades as Indetex SA (ITX) has replaced Warren Buffett as the third-richest person in the world. continue reading »

OLYMPICS 2012:  Spain Men’s Basketball Wisely Lose to Brazil

OLYMPICS 2012:  Spain Men’s Basketball Wisely Lose to Brazil

It has been a shaky tournament for the second ranked team in the world according to FIBA. continue reading »

Record Number of Individuals and Businesses Declare Bankruptcy in Spain

Record Number of Individuals and Businesses Declare Bankruptcy in Spain

A record 2,272 Spanish individuals and firms declared bankruptcy in the second quarter, up 28.6 percent from the same period in 2011, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Monday. continue reading »

Monica Cruz, Sis of Penelope, to be Face of ‘Agent Provocateur’ Lingerie

Monica Cruz, Sis of Penelope, to be Face of ‘Agent Provocateur’ Lingerie

The younger sister of Oscar-winning actress Penelope Cruz, Monica, has been tapped to be the face of ‘Agent Provacateur’s’ Fall-Winter 2012 advertising campaign. continue reading »

OLYMPICS: Spain’s Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

OLYMPICS: Spain’s Men’s Basketball Team Loses to Russia

Spain's men's basketball team lost a Group B game here Saturday to Russia 77-74 despite holding an 18-point early lead and now could be forced to meet the powerful U.S. squad in the semifinals of the Olympic tournament. continue reading »