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German Tourist Dies in Spain After Failed Jump from Balcony to Pool

German Tourist Dies in Spain After Failed Jump from Balcony to Pool

A German man died while vacationing in Spain after he attempted to jump into a pool from a balcony. The tourist, whose name and age were not released, jumped from a fifth-floor balcony of a hotel in the Catalonia region continue reading »

Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Rajoy Says He Will Not Resign Or Call For Early Elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told lawmakers Thursday he would not resign or hold early elections despite calls from the opposition for him to step down amid the allegations of corruption leveled against his party. continue reading »

Spain’s Princess Cristina Moving to Switzerland for Work, Husband to Remain in Barcelona

Spain’s Princess Cristina Moving to Switzerland for Work, Husband to Remain in Barcelona

Princess Cristina, the younger daughter of Spain's King Juan Carlos, will move to Geneva for work reasons, while her husband will remain in Barcelona pending continue reading »

Moroccan King Releases 48 Imprisoned Spaniards At Request of King Juan Carlos

Moroccan King Releases 48 Imprisoned Spaniards At Request of King Juan Carlos

King Mohammed VI on Tuesday ordered the release of 48 Spanish citizens imprisoned in Morocco in response to the request that Spain's King Juan Carlos made of him during the latter's recent visit to Rabat, the palace said. continue reading »

Spanish Train Driver Was on Phone Just Before Deadly Crash

Spanish Train Driver Was on Phone Just Before Deadly Crash

The driver facing charges for last week's deadly train crash in northwestern Spain was on the telephone to railway management shortly before the accident, a court said Tuesday, citing data from the train's black boxes. continue reading »

Law Reforms in Spain Mean Drunk Walkers Could be Arrested

Law Reforms in Spain Mean Drunk Walkers Could be Arrested

Thanks to a new law in Spain, walking while drunk can now get you arrested. According to ThinkSpain, the new rule is part of Spain's road traffic law reform. continue reading »

Francisco Jose Garzon Driver of Fatal Spanish Train Speaks

Francisco Jose Garzon Driver of Fatal Spanish Train Speaks

Francisco Jose Garzon, the driver of the high-speed train involved in a derailment that killed 79 people last week in the northwestern Spanish region of Galicia, told investigating Judge Luis Alaez that he lost track of his position and did not know where he was on the evening the accident occurred, sources close to the investigation told Efe. continue reading »

Fire on Mallorca Has Destroyed 4500 Acres of World Heritage Site

Fire on Mallorca Has Destroyed 4500 Acres of World Heritage Site

The fire that has been burning since last Friday near the town of Andratx on the Spanish island of Mallorca - in the Balearic Islands - has destroyed 1,800 hectares (4,500 acres) and forced the evacuation of some 800 local residents. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Houston Woman Injured in Spain Train Wreck Dies

JUST IN:  Houston Woman Injured in Spain Train Wreck Dies

According to the family and KHOU, Myrta Fariza of Houston has died from injuries sustained during the Spanish train wreck in Santiago de Compostela. continue reading »

Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

Foreign Tourists Spent $31.74 Billion in Spain in First Half of 2013

Foreign tourists who visited Spain in the first half of the year spent 24.42 billion euros ($31.74 billion), 6.6 percent more than in the same period of 2012, according to the Tourist Expenditure Survey published Friday. continue reading »

Driver Involved in Spanish Train Crash Held for Negligent Homicide

Driver Involved in Spanish Train Crash Held for Negligent Homicide

The driver of the high-speed train that derailed earlier this week just outside the northwestern Spanish city, Santiago de Compostela, was released from the hospital Saturday and taken to a police station, where he is being held on suspicion of negligent homicide. continue reading »

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama Looks to Entice Experts, Middle Managers in Spain

Panama needs experts in different sectors and middle managers and so it has changed its immigration policy to facilitate the entry of Spanish citizens, the Central American nation's foreign minister said here on Thursday. continue reading »

World’s Oldest Man in 112-Year-Old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez

World’s Oldest Man in 112-Year-Old Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez

Spanish-born New York resident Salustiano Sanchez-Blazquez has officially been named the oldest man in the world. According to the Guinness World Records, Sanchez-Blazquez continue reading »

Spain Unemployment Down .9%, Biggest Drop in 5 Years

Spain Unemployment Down .9%, Biggest Drop in 5 Years

The number of unemployed people in Spain dropped by 225,200 to 5.97 million in the second quarter, pushing the unemployment rate down by 0.9 percent to 26.26 percent, the government said in a report Thursday. continue reading »

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Death Toll of Spanish Train Crash Rises to 80

Two more people have died, raising the death toll from the derailment of a high-speed train just outside the northwestern Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela to 80, officials said Thursday. continue reading »