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Wife of FC Barcelona Player Iniesta Suffers Miscarriage

Wife of FC Barcelona Player Iniesta Suffers Miscarriage

FC Barcelona and Spanish national team midfielder Andres Iniesta and his wife, Anna Ortiz, have lost the child they were expecting due to a miscarriage, the Cadena SER radio network's "El Larguero" program reported Saturday. continue reading »

Spain Allows U.S. to Expand Air Force Base

Spain Allows U.S. to Expand Air Force Base

The Spanish government approved Friday an expansion of the size and duration of the U.S. military presence at the Moron base in southern Spain. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Coach Suspended 3 Games

Atletico Madrid Coach Suspended 3 Games

Atletico Madrid assistant coach German "Mono" Burgos has been suspended for three games for confronting a referee during the Spanish-league club's match last weekend against crosstown rival Real Madrid. continue reading »

Carles Puyol to Leave Barcelona Organization After 19 Years

Carles Puyol to Leave Barcelona Organization After 19 Years

Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol announced Tuesday that he will leave FC Barcelona at the end of this season. continue reading »

Kidnapped Spanish Journalist Released in Syria After 6 Months

Kidnapped Spanish Journalist Released in Syria After 6 Months

Spanish journalist Marc Marginedas, who was kidnapped in Syria on Sept. 4, has been released and is in good health in Turkey, from where on Sunday he spoke by telephone with his family and with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. continue reading »

Remembering One of World’s Greatest Flamenco Guitarist:  Paco de Lucia

Remembering One of World’s Greatest Flamenco Guitarist:  Paco de Lucia

The world is mourning the passing, this week, of one of the world’s greatest flamenco guitarist, Paco de Lucia. continue reading »

Spanish Police Arrest 75 British, 3 Americans for “Boiler-Room” Fraud

Spanish Police Arrest 75 British, 3 Americans for “Boiler-Room” Fraud

A total of 75 British and three Americans have been arrested by Spanish police in an international operation targeting so-called "boiler-rooms," or networks of businesses with no real commercial activities but responsible for frauds that rake in millions. continue reading »

Panama Unveils First Metro System in Central America

Panama Unveils First Metro System in Central America

The consortium made up of Spanish construction group FCC and Brazilian engineering giant Odebrecht has delivered Line 1 of Panama City's metro system, the first of its kind in Central America, wrapping up a project that took 41 months to complete and cost $2.01 billion. continue reading »

Dozens of Migrants Break into Spanish Enclave in North Africa

Dozens of Migrants Break into Spanish Enclave in North Africa

Dozens of sub-Saharan migrants stormed into the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla on Friday, scaling the barbed-wire fence that separates it from Morocco. continue reading »

Spanish Radar Helps European Space Agency Find Space Junk

Spanish Radar Helps European Space Agency Find Space Junk

The European Space Agency, or ESA, said it successfully tested a prototype radar system in Santorcaz, a town located 30 kilometers (18 miles) outside Madrid, designed to find space junk that could damage military, commercial and civilian satellites. continue reading »

Spain Records 45 Transplants in One Day

Spain Records 45 Transplants in One Day

Spain beat its own record for transplants, with 45 performed in a single day, the National Transplant Organization, or ONT, said Tuesday. The new record was set last Thursday, a day that saw transplants of 26 kidneys, 10 livers, five hearts, three lungs and one pancreas. continue reading »

Spain’s Prehistoric Altamira Cave Re-Opens After a Decade for Limited Public Viewing

Spain’s Prehistoric Altamira Cave Re-Opens After a Decade for Limited Public Viewing

Archaeologists rejoin! The amazing prehistoric Altamira cave has re-opened for limited public viewing after being closed for over a decade. continue reading »

Leg Injury Benches Gerard Pique For 2 Weeks

Leg Injury Benches Gerard Pique For 2 Weeks

FC Barcelona defender Gerard Pique sustained a leg injury in the loss to Real Sociedad and will be out of action for two weeks, the team's medical staff said. continue reading »

Fire Kills 6 Members of Same Family in Spain

Fire Kills 6 Members of Same Family in Spain

Six members of the same family, including three children, died early Saturday at a rural home in the northern Spanish town of Tordomar, authorities told Efe. continue reading »

Spain Welcomes 3.1 Million Tourists in January

Spain Welcomes 3.1 Million Tourists in January

Spain welcomed in January some 3.1 million foreign visitors, 12.3 percent more than in the same month of 2013, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Friday. continue reading »