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Spain’s Largest Banks Downgraded by Fitch Ratings

Spain’s Largest Banks Downgraded by Fitch Ratings

Fitch Ratings, which downgraded Spanish sovereign debt a month ago, said Monday it lowered its credit rating of Spain's four largest lenders. continue reading »

Check Out Video: Cristiano Ronaldo Amazing ‘Hat-Trick’ Goal Over Weekend

Check Out Video: Cristiano Ronaldo Amazing ‘Hat-Trick’ Goal Over Weekend

Thanks to an incredible goal by Cristiano Ronaldo, Real Madrid is closer to the La Liga title. Check out this gooooal by Ronaldo, one of three, helping securing a 4-2 win against the Levante team this weekend. continue reading »

Spanish Publisher and Founder of Grupo Anaya German Sanchez Ruiperez Dies at 85

Spanish Publisher and Founder of Grupo Anaya German Sanchez Ruiperez Dies at 85

Spanish publisher German Sanchez Ruiperez, the founder of Grupo Anaya, died early Sunday in the Dominican Republic, Casa del Lector director and former Spanish Culture Minister Cesar Antonio Molina told Efe. He was 85. continue reading »

Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’ Winner at BAFTA

Pedro Almodovar’s ‘The Skin I Live In’ Winner at BAFTA

"The Skin I Live In" (La piel que habito), directed by Pedro Almodovar, on Sunday evening won the British film industry's BAFTA award for Best Film Not in the English Language, beating out the night's great favorite, Iran's "The Separation." continue reading »

Handover of Recovered Sunken Treasure to Spain Moves One Step Closer

Handover of Recovered Sunken Treasure to Spain Moves One Step Closer

The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued on Friday a mandate obliging a Florida company to hand over to Spain $500 million in gold and silver coins salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic in May 2007. The Atlanta-based appellate panel sent a notification of the mandate to the district court in Tampa that originally heard the case pitting the Spanish government against Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. continue reading »

AirBnb, the Ebay of Hotels, Comes to Spain

AirBnb, the Ebay of Hotels, Comes to Spain

The web based home hotel service better known as AirBnB has expanded their offices to include Barcelona, Spain. Now returning customers of AirBnb, also known as the ‘Ebay of Hotels’, as well as new users can add Spain as one of their possible travel destinations. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz to be Presenter at Oscars

Penelope Cruz to be Presenter at Oscars

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz will be one of the presenters during the Feb. 26 Oscar awards ceremony at the Kodak Theatre in Los Angeles, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday. continue reading »

Who Gets Sunken Spanish Gold - Supreme Court May Decide - $500 Million in Gold Coins at Stake

Who Gets Sunken Spanish Gold - Supreme Court May Decide - $500 Million in Gold Coins at Stake

The U.S. Supreme Court's agreement to consider a motion seeking an injunction against a judicial order compelling a Florida company to hand over to Spain $500 million in gold and silver coins salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic in May 2007 will not "paralyze" the handover process, Madrid's attorney said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Trial of Prominent Judge Concerns UN Human Rights Experts

Spanish Trial of Prominent Judge Concerns UN Human Rights Experts

A series of independent United Nations human rights experts voiced concern about the impact of the trial of a prominent Spanish judge on his independence, particularly his efforts to investigate more than 100,000 allegations of enforced disappearances during the country’s civil war and then under the regime of Francisco Franco. continue reading »

Stripped of 2010 Tour de France Title, Cyclist Alberto Contador Will Not Quit

Stripped of 2010 Tour de France Title, Cyclist Alberto Contador Will Not Quit

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador told reporters here Tuesday he plans to remain in professional cycling and that he will fight the suspension imposed on him by the S continue reading »

Spanish Cyclist Alberto Contador Will Lose Tour de France Title for ‘Doping’

Spanish Cyclist Alberto Contador Will Lose Tour de France Title for ‘Doping’

Spanish cyclist Alberto Contador will lose his 2010 Tour de France title and be excluded from this year's Tour as well as the 2012 Olympics, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Monday in its decision in a continue reading »

FC Barcelona (Barça) Named the Laureus Team of the Year

FC Barcelona (Barça) Named the Laureus Team of the Year

The Barcelona soccer club and Serbian tennis player Novak Djokovic were honored Monday at the Laureus Sports Awards as the Best Team and Best Male Athlete of 2011, respectively. continue reading »

Even In Spain, Girls Still Face Ancestral Practice of Sexual Mutilation

Even In Spain, Girls Still Face Ancestral Practice of Sexual Mutilation

In Spain, thousands of African immigrant girls are facing the danger of becoming victims of female genital mutilation, an ancestral practice that sub-Saharan immigrants have brought with them and which several continue reading »

Contamination from 1966 H-bomb Accident in Spain to be Cleaned up by U.S.

Contamination from 1966 H-bomb Accident in Spain to be Cleaned up by U.S.

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said Friday that the U.S. government pledged quick action to remove radioactive soil from a town in southern Spain where three hydrogen bombs landed after a mid-air collision in 1966. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Joins PETA Crusade Against Fur

Penelope Cruz Joins PETA Crusade Against Fur

Spanish actress Penelope Cruz has become the latest celebrity to team up with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, on an anti-fur campaign. continue reading »