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Spain’s Grupo ACS to Build Two Hydroelectric Power Plants in Ontario, Canada

Spain’s Grupo ACS to Build Two Hydroelectric Power Plants in Ontario, Canada

Spain's ACS said Monday it won a contract to build two hydroelectric power plants in northern Ontario, Canada, for 76.5 million euros (about $102 million). continue reading »

Spain’s Nadal Claims No. 2 Rank Heading into U.S. Open

Spain’s Nadal Claims No. 2 Rank Heading into U.S. Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who won the Western & Southern Open in Cincinnati over the weekend, is back in the No. 2 spot in the ATP rankings for the first time since June 2012. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Victor Valdes Feels Offensive Pressure is What They Need

FC Barcelona Goalkeeper Victor Valdes Feels Offensive Pressure is What They Need

Returning to the aggressive attack that brought FC Barcelona 14 titles during the 2008-2012 tenure of coach Pep Guardiola is essential to realizing the club's lofty ambitions for this season, goalkeeper Victor Valdes said Monday. "Pressure is vital for us. It's one of the secrets this team has had these last few years," the veteran keeper said after practice. continue reading »

Gibraltar’s Decision to Drop Concrete Blocks in Sea Angers Spanish Fishermen

Gibraltar’s Decision to Drop Concrete Blocks in Sea Angers Spanish Fishermen

More than 50 Spanish fishermen protested Sunday against the decision by Gibraltar authorities to drop huge blocks of concrete into the ocean near the enclave, a project that they say harms their work and livelihood. continue reading »

Young Spaniards Forced to Emigrate Due to High Rate of Unemployment

Young Spaniards Forced to Emigrate Due to High Rate of Unemployment

The economic crisis Spain has suffered since 2008 has increased the number of young people emigrating to other countries by 41 percent, due to the lack of work prospects any time soon in a country with a jobless rate among the young of 56.14 percent. continue reading »

Anti-porn Operation Nets Over 100 Criminals in Spain, LatAm

Anti-porn Operation Nets Over 100 Criminals in Spain, LatAm

Police in Spain and several Latin American countries joined forces in an operation against the possession and distribution of kiddie porn that led to more than 100 arrests, Spanish authorities said Friday. continue reading »

Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

Spanish Artist Takes Sophisticated Portraits of Animals

Madrid-based advertising and industrial photographer Miguel Vallinas has taken a sophisticated approach to the "animals dressed as humans" trend. continue reading »

Rosalia Mera, Spain’s Richest Woman & Founder of Zara Stores, Dies at 69

Rosalia Mera, Spain’s Richest Woman & Founder of Zara Stores, Dies at 69

Rosalia Mera, co-founder of clothing and retail giant Inditex and Spain's richest woman, died Thursday after suffering a stroke, doctors said. She was continue reading »

Spanish Bar Owner Offers Up Sex with Waitress as Raffle Prize

Spanish Bar Owner Offers Up Sex with Waitress as Raffle Prize

A Spanish bar owner is being criticized for offering sex with one of his waitresses as a raffle prize. According to local reports, on posters for an upcoming party at Contrapunto bar in Salobreno, owner Miguel Ángel Cortés continue reading »

Spain Cashing in on Disfigured Jesus Fresco Now Known as “Beast Jesus”

Spain Cashing in on Disfigured Jesus Fresco Now Known as “Beast Jesus”

The much criticized amateur artist Cecilia Gimenez of Borja, Spain is laughing all the day to the bank these days. continue reading »

Oops! Spanish Building has 47 Floors, No Elevator

Oops! Spanish Building has 47 Floors, No Elevator

A 47-story skyscraper in Spain is nearly complete, but builders still have one major task ahead of them - building an elevator. Though anyone would assume a building as tall as the InTempo skyscraper continue reading »

SPAIN: Woman Has 13-Pound Baby, a Spanish Record

SPAIN: Woman Has 13-Pound Baby, a Spanish Record

A woman is reportedly doing well after giving birth to a record-breaking baby in Spain recently. Maxime Marin gave to birth to a 13-pound baby on Wednesday in Alicante, Spain, and surprisingly did so with no continue reading »

Falling Prices of Spain’s Luxury Homes Attracting Foreign Buyers

Falling Prices of Spain’s Luxury Homes Attracting Foreign Buyers

Spain's luxury real estate market has become a magnet for wealthy buyers, especially foreigners and investment funds, looking for opportunities to acquire choice properties selling at discounts of nearly 20 percent due to the economic meltdown. continue reading »

Manolo Blahnik of Spain to Have London Fashion Week Debut

Manolo Blahnik of Spain to Have London Fashion Week Debut

Spanish shoe designer Manolo Blahnik said Monday that he would present his creations for the first time at London Fashion Week, which takes place Sept. 13-17. continue reading »

Missing Irish Woman Arrested in Peru with 5 Kilos of Cocaine

Missing Irish Woman Arrested in Peru with 5 Kilos of Cocaine

An Irishwoman reported missing by her family was arrested by drug enforcement agents at Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, Peruvian police said Sunday. continue reading »