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Spain’s David Ferrer routs Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela to Advance at Australian Open

Spain’s David Ferrer routs Argentinian Juan Ignacio Chela to Advance at Australian Open

Spain's David Ferrer overcame a slow start to rout Juan Ignacio Chela 7-5, 6-2, 6-1 Saturday and join three of his countrymen in the round of 16 of the Australian Open.Chela's defeat, meanwhile, left fellow Argentine Juan Martin del Potro as the only Latin American left in the first Grand Slam tournament of the tennis season. continue reading »

Birth Rates in Spain Continue to Decline

Birth Rates in Spain Continue to Decline

The 230,537 births recorded in Spain in the first half of 2011 represents a decline of 1.1 percent from the same period of the previous year and continues a trend that began in 2009, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Wednesday. continue reading »

Aussie Open: Spain’s Nadal, Colombia’s Falla Advance, American Mardy Fish Eliminated

Aussie Open: Spain’s Nadal, Colombia’s Falla Advance, American Mardy Fish Eliminated

Spain's Rafael Nadal continued his steady progression through the Australian Open draw with a 6-4, 6-3, 6-4 victory Wednesday over Germany's Tommy Haas in second-round play, continue reading »

‘Collar of the Golden Fleece’ Bestowed on France’s Sarkozy by Spain’s King Juan Carlos

‘Collar of the Golden Fleece’ Bestowed on France’s Sarkozy by Spain’s King Juan Carlos

Spain's King Juan Carlos conferred the Order of the Golden Fleece on Nicolas Sarkozy here Monday, praising the French president for his effective collaboration against the Basque terrorist group ETA. continue reading »

Founder of Spain’s Ruling Party & Franco’s Aid Manuel Fraga, Dies at 89

Founder of Spain’s Ruling Party & Franco’s Aid Manuel Fraga, Dies at 89

Manuel Fraga, a veteran Spanish politician and founder of the ruling conservative Popular Party, died at his home in Madrid, his family told Efe. He was 89. continue reading »

Italian Cruise Ship Victims Include 68-Year Old Spanish Tourist and Peruvian Crew Member

Italian Cruise Ship Victims Include 68-Year Old Spanish Tourist and Peruvian Crew Member

One of the two bodies found Sunday in the cruise ship Costa Concordia, which sank off Italy's Giglio Island earlier this weekend, is that of a Spaniard, officials said. continue reading »

Spain’s Prado Museum to Now be Open 7 Days a Week

Spain’s Prado Museum to Now be Open 7 Days a Week

Spain's Prado Museum marks the start of a new era on Monday, when it will begin opening seven days a week and on Good Friday, allowing visitors to enjoy its world famous collection an additional 53 days a year and making it the European museum with the most operating hours at 3,542 annually. continue reading »

Angelina Jolie Asks Pedro Almodovar for Job During Golden Globes Event? (VIDEO)

Angelina Jolie Asks Pedro Almodovar for Job During Golden Globes Event? (VIDEO)

Actress Angelina Jolie managed to get a promise from Spanish director Pedro Almodovar during an event in Los Angeles for directors competing for the Golden Globe for best foreign language film that he would include her in one of his future projects. continue reading »

CHECK OUT Madrid’s Transformation of a Highway into an Amazing Park (VIDEO)

Check out how Madrid's city planners transformed a concrete highway into a 3,000 acre green space filled with 33,000 trees, drinking foundation and one of the city's largest bike paths. The project took almost five years to complete but well worth it for green lovers. continue reading »

S&P downgrades Spain’s credit rating 2 notches

S&P downgrades Spain’s credit rating 2 notches

Ratings agency Standard & Poor's downgraded Spain's long-term sovereign credit rating by an additional two notches, citing a deepening of the euro-zone crisis and "external financing risks in the private sector" that could impede growth and hinder the government's ability to reduce a high public-sector deficit. continue reading »

Spanish Priest Says Exorcism is God’s ‘Gift to Help Us Believe’

Spanish Priest Says Exorcism is God’s ‘Gift to Help Us Believe’

If everything you know about exorcism you learned by watching the movie, "The Exorcist," Father Jose Antonio Fortea wants to exorcise those notions from your head. To learn about exorcism, Father Fortea said the best textbook is the Bible, especially the Gospels, because after all, Jesus was an exorcist. continue reading »

Goalie Enaut Zubikarai Doesn’t See Opponent Behind Him, Allows Easy Goal on EZ Goal (VIDEO)

Goalie Enaut Zubikarai Doesn’t See Opponent Behind Him, Allows Easy Goal on EZ Goal (VIDEO)

After Mallorca's failed attempt on the Real Sociedad goal, RS's goalie Enaut Zubikarai drops the ball to the ground to kick it away. What he doesn't realize is that Gonzalo Castro of the Mallorca team is still behind him and sees that he has not been spotted. Using the opportunity to speed in and take control of the ball Castro was able to score an easy goal on the EZ goal. continue reading »

Halle Berry Engaged to French-Spaniard Olivier Martinez

Halle Berry Engaged to French-Spaniard Olivier Martinez

It appears the Halle Berry has changed her mind on marriage and reports are confirming her engagement to actor Olivier Martinez. continue reading »

Spanish Government States Relationship with Latin America is “Capital Priority”

Spanish Government States Relationship with Latin America is “Capital Priority”

Spain's new conservative government is committed to maintaining "the best relations" with Latin America, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spain Launches Some of the Strongest Anti-Piracy Laws

Spain Launches Some of the Strongest Anti-Piracy Laws

While the U.S. is debating implementing the ‘Stop Online Piracy Act’ also known as SOPA, Spain has enacted some of the strongest anti-piracy laws around that will go in effect in March and in spite of much protest from open web activists. continue reading »