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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 »

Ricky Rubio v. Kobe Bryant on Who Will Win London’s Gold (VIDEO)

Ricky Rubio v. Kobe Bryant on Who Will Win London’s Gold (VIDEO)

Ricky Rubio, although just a rookie for the Minnesota Timberwolves, demonstrated confidence not only in his own basketball abilities but also in that of his home country, Spain. continue reading »

Spanish Airline Spanair Files for Bankruptcy, Thousands Stranded

Spanish Airline Spanair Files for Bankruptcy, Thousands Stranded

Spanish airline Spanair, which suspended operations last weekend, filed for bankruptcy on Monday amid a debt exceeding 300 million euros ($393 million), judicial sources told Efe. continue reading »

New Jersey Boat Makes its Way to Spain Unmanned

New Jersey Boat Makes its Way to Spain Unmanned

A discovery off the coast of Spain managed to surprise two New Jersey residents earlier this week. In 2008, Scott Douglas and his brother-in-law went fishing off Nantucket on Douglas’ 26-foo continue reading »

Spain’s “Fisca o Quimica” Debuts on U.S. Network

Spain’s “Fisca o Quimica” Debuts on U.S. Network

An adaptation of Spain's hit show "Fisica o Quimica" (Physics or Chemistry) debuted on U.S. Spanish-language network Telemundo Tuesday night. "We're very expectant, because this is the first adaptation of a Spanish fiction product in the continue reading »

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 »