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Spanish Tourism Up 3.9 Percent From Last Year

Spanish Tourism Up 3.9 Percent From Last Year

In the first seven months of this year, Spain welcomed 34 million international tourists, 3.9 percent more than during the same period in 2012 and a figure that sets a new record, according to data released here Thursday by the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Suffers Thigh Bruise, No Muscle Tear

Lionel Messi Suffers Thigh Bruise, No Muscle Tear

FC Barcelona forward Lionel Messi, who was injured in the first leg of Spain's Supercopa competition against Atletico Madrid and did not play in the second half, h continue reading »

Barça Comes Back to Tie with Atletico Madrid in Supercopa First Leg

Barça Comes Back to Tie with Atletico Madrid in Supercopa First Leg

FC Barcelona's big acquisition of the summer, Brazilian phenom Neymar, scored midway through the second half here Wednesday to salvage a tie for the defending La Liga champs against a dynamic Atletico Madrid in the first leg of Spain's Supercopa. continue reading »

“Sea Monster” Found on Spanish Beach

“Sea Monster” Found on Spanish Beach

A mysterious carcass was recently discovered on a beach in Spain and has many asking, "What is that thing?" Though multiple guesses have been made, no one has been able to definitively identify the sea creature. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Looks to Take Down Fc Barcelona at Supercopa

Atletico Madrid Looks to Take Down Fc Barcelona at Supercopa

The first Spanish soccer title of the 2013-2014 season - the Supercopa - is up for grabs starting Wednesday, with Atletico Madrid trying to pull off a big upset against powerhouse FC Barcelona. continue reading »

After Deadly Crash, Spanish Railway Officials May Also Face Charges

After Deadly Crash, Spanish Railway Officials May Also Face Charges

The judge investigating last month's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain plans to question the officials responsible for railway safety as possible defendants. continue reading »

Spain Requests EU to Investigate Concrete Reef Off of Gibraltar

Spain Requests EU to Investigate Concrete Reef Off of Gibraltar

The European Commission said Tuesday that it is acting at Spain's request to investigate the use of concrete blocks to create an artificial reef off Gibraltar, a British crown colony at the tip of the Iberian peninsula. continue reading »

One of the World’s First Professional Cycling Teams Spain’s Eskaltel Euskadi Disbands

One of the World’s First Professional Cycling Teams Spain’s Eskaltel Euskadi Disbands

Spanish professional cycling team Euskaltel Euskadi said Tuesday that it will disband at the end of this season after failing to secure a second sponsor for 2014. continue reading »

Cuban Dissident’s Family Says Gov’t Vehicle Caused his Death

Cuban Dissident’s Family Says Gov’t Vehicle Caused his Death

A criminal complaint filed Monday before Spain's National Court by the family of Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya, who died in July 2012 in a traffic accident, says the crash was deliberately caus continue reading »

European Commission Sending Delegation to Gibraltar

European Commission Sending Delegation to Gibraltar

European Commission President Jose Manuel Durao Barroso and Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made plans Monday for an EC delegation to visit the Spain-Gibraltar continue reading »

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 »