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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 »

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 »