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FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

FIFA Fines Barça, Spanish Federation for Int’l Transfers of Minors

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has fined the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, and FC Barcelona 500,000 Swiss francs ($565,000) and 450,000 Swiss francs ($508,000), respectively, for infractions related to the international transfer and registration of players under the age of 18. continue reading »

Spanish Reporters Released After 194 Days of Captivity in Syria

Spanish Reporters Released After 194 Days of Captivity in Syria

Javier Espinosa and Ricardo Garcia Vilanova, Spanish reporters with the daily El Mundo kidnapped in Syria last September, have been released. Espinosa confirmed the release in a telephone call to his colleagues at the paper at 9:27 p.m. on Saturday. continue reading »

Seville’s Real Betis President Resigns

Seville’s Real Betis President Resigns

Miguel Guillen resigned on Friday as president of Seville's Real Betis, accepting "the entire responsibility for the poor planning" that has left the club facing relegation. He announced his resignation at a shareholders meeting. continue reading »

Hundreds of Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Enclave

Hundreds of Migrants Attempt to Break Into Spanish Enclave

Hundreds of sub-Saharan migrants made various attempts to enter the Spanish city of Melilla in North Africa on Friday, some of whom managed to get across the border fence. continue reading »

Spaniards Pay their Last Respects to Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez

Spaniards Pay their Last Respects to Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez

Thousands of Spaniards on Monday came to Parliament to pay tribute, express their gratitude and say their last goodbyes to the country's first prime minister under democracy, Adolfo Suarez, who died over the weekend at age 81. continue reading »

Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez Dies, Age 81

Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez Dies, Age 81

Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez, who played a key role in Spain's transition to democracy, died in Madrid on Sunday. He was 81. continue reading »

Queen Sofia Wraps Up Trip to Guatemala

Queen Sofia Wraps Up Trip to Guatemala

Spain's Queen Sofia completed her trip to Guatemala Friday at the National Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she could see the remains of the tomb of Mayan Queen Kalomt'e K'abel, discovered in 2012 at one of the most important of recent archaeological finds in this Central American country. continue reading »

Spain PM Gets EU Support on Energy Interconnection

Spain PM Gets EU Support on Energy Interconnection

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in Brussels Friday he was pleased that his petition to improve energy interconnection within the 28-nation bloc obtained the support of his European Union colleagues. continue reading »

Spain’s Ex-Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez is Near Death

Spain’s Ex-Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez is Near Death

Former Prime Minister Adolfo Suarez, who led Spain's first democratic government after the end of the Franco dictatorship, is near death, his son said Friday. continue reading »

German Doctors Operate on Real Madrid’s Jese

German Doctors Operate on Real Madrid’s Jese

Real Madrid forward Jese Rodriguez underwent successful anterior cruciate ligament and lateral meniscus surgery Thursday in Germany, the Spanish club said. continue reading »

Enrique Bunbury’s New Disc has Combative, Activist Spirit

Enrique Bunbury’s New Disc has Combative, Activist Spirit

Spanish singer Enrique Bunbury said in Santo Domingo that he feels he is living one of the best times of his life, and a sign of that is his new disc "Palosanto," in which he calls for change from a passionate social point of view and with a certain combative, activist spirit. continue reading »

Spanish, Moroccan Police Take Down Terrorist Cell

Spanish, Moroccan Police Take Down Terrorist Cell

An ongoing joint Spanish-Moroccan police operation dismantled Friday a seven-man terrorist cell that sent volunteers abroad to take part in jihadist activities. continue reading »

Spain to Lower Fees in Hopes of Attracting Major Cruise Lines

Spain to Lower Fees in Hopes of Attracting Major Cruise Lines

Spain is looking to attract the world's largest cruise lines by offering lower fees for arriving ships and passengers and making investments to link ports to the country's major cities. continue reading »

Spain Honors International Journalists in Madrid

Spain Honors International Journalists in Madrid

Spanish journalist Jose Maria Irujo was named Wednesday as the winner of the 2014 King of Spain International Journalism Prize in the Press category for his story in Madrid daily El Pais on a 1980 murder by right-wing extremists. continue reading »

Spain Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Terror Attack in Madrid

Spain Commemorates 10th Anniversary of Terror Attack in Madrid

Spain on Tuesday marked the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,500 others in Madrid. continue reading »