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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 »

Exports of Spanish Wine Rise 7.74 Percent

Exports of Spanish Wine Rise 7.74 Percent

Wine exports from northern Spain's Rioja region rose 7.74 percent in the first six months of this year, compared with the same period in 2012, totaling 47.7 million liters (12.6 million gallons), Rioja's DOCa wine quality regulation agency said. continue reading »

Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic in Montreal Semifinals

Nadal Knocks Out Djokovic in Montreal Semifinals

Spain's Rafael Nadal, the No. 4 seed, beat Serbian world No. 1 Novak Djokovic 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 (7-2) in the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal. "You always dream of matches like the one I played against the world No. 1," Nadal said after Saturday night's match. continue reading »

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Authorities Bust Spanish Immigrant Smuggling Ring Working in Europe, U.S.

Spanish and French police have arrested 75 people - 51 in Spain and 24 in France - for smuggling Chinese into various European countries and the United States through a people-trafficking ring that charged the immigrants between 40,000 and 50,000 euros (between $55,000 and $65,000). continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Heads to Semifinals in Montreal

Rafael Nadal Heads to Semifinals in Montreal

Spain's Rafael Nadal advanced to the semifinals of the Rogers Cup in Montreal with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Australia's Marinko Matosevic. The world No. 4 won the first set of Friday night's match on the strength of two service breaks, but he encountered tougher opposition from his 28-year-old opponent at the start of the second set. continue reading »

Spain Looks to Include Andalusia Region in Gibraltar Talks

Spain Looks to Include Andalusia Region in Gibraltar Talks

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said here Friday that he is in favor of a four-part dialogue - Spain, Britain, Gibraltar and Spain's Andalusia region - to overcome current tensions surrounding the Rock. continue reading »

Spanish Investigation Shows Train Never Contacted Headquarters Before Crash

Spanish Investigation Shows Train Never Contacted Headquarters Before Crash

The train that derailed on July 24 near the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela experienced no problems prior to the accident and "there is no record of any communication" between the railway operator and the driver, the head of state-owned railway company Renfe, Julio Gomez-Pomar, told Parliament on Thursday. continue reading »

Barça Midfielder Cesc Fabregas: I’ve Never Thought About Leaving

Barça Midfielder Cesc Fabregas: I’ve Never Thought About Leaving

Spanish international Cesc Fabregas said Thursday that his plan has always been to remain with FC Barcelona, ending speculation about a possible move. continue reading »

Spanish, British Officals to Meet, Discuss Gibraltar Tensions

Spanish, British Officals to Meet, Discuss Gibraltar Tensions

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and British Prime Minister David Cameron agreed Wednesday to have their foreign ministers hold "immediate" talks to reduce tensions over Gibraltar. continue reading »

Spanish Environmentalist Who Reported on Illegal Logging is Slain in Brazil

Spanish Environmentalist Who Reported on Illegal Logging is Slain in Brazil

A Spanish biologist and environmental activist was murdered in the Brazilian state of Rio de Janeiro, officials said Wednesday. Gonzalo Alonso Hernandez, who lived in Rio de Janeiro state, may have been killed because he reported poaching and illegal logging. continue reading »

Real Madrid Prepares for First Face-Off with Former Coach in Miami

Real Madrid Prepares for First Face-Off with Former Coach in Miami

Real Madrid is in Miami for the penultimate event of the Spanish club's pre-season U.S. tour: a clash with Chelsea, now under the tutelage of erstwhile Blancos coach Jose Mourinho. continue reading »

Spaniard Daniel Galvan’s Moroccan Pardon Revoked, Arrested in Spain

Spaniard Daniel Galvan’s Moroccan Pardon Revoked, Arrested in Spain

A Spaniard convicted in Morocco of sexually molesting children is in custody in Spain after the Moroccan king revoked the pardon he had granted only last week, sources in the Spanish Interior Ministry told Efe Monday. continue reading »

Is Mallorca Spain Jewel Thief Tied to $136 Million Cannes Hotel Heist?

Is Mallorca Spain Jewel Thief Tied to $136 Million Cannes Hotel Heist?

French police suspect that a man arrested on the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca may be linked to the theft of jewelry worth 1.4 million euros ($1.8 million) in Cannes, France, in May, the Spanish Civil Guard said Monday. continue reading »

SPAIN: Gang Turns Ordinary Cars into Knock-Off Ferraris

SPAIN: Gang Turns Ordinary Cars into Knock-Off Ferraris

Gangs in Spain had reportedly been using less expensive cars as the bases for their luxury car knock-offs. According to Spanish authorities, the gang, which had workshops in Madrid and Valencia, continue reading »

Spaniards Spying In on Billionaire Carlos Slim’s Galicia Vacation

Spaniards Spying In on Billionaire Carlos Slim’s Galicia Vacation

Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim, owner of the telecom Claro and investor in more than 200 companies, is spending his August in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia. continue reading »