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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 »

Messi, Xavi, Pique, Iniesta Visit Israeli Hospital

Messi, Xavi, Pique, Iniesta Visit Israeli Hospital

A delegation of FC Barcelona players on Sunday held a brief meeting with cancer-stricken kids in the town of Ramat Gan, near Tel Aviv, where many of the children had one of their dreams some true and forgot their illness for a few minutes. continue reading »

Spain’s Beaches are a Treasure Trove of Biodiversity

Spain’s Beaches are a Treasure Trove of Biodiversity

Almost half of the 3,500 or so beaches along the Spanish coast form part of the Natura 2000 network, the main conservation, management and sustainable development instrument for biodiversity in the European Union. continue reading »

Spain Mulls Measures Amid Flare-up of Tensions with Gibraltar

Spain Mulls Measures Amid Flare-up of Tensions with Gibraltar

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government is considering adopting different measures in response to recent complaints and actions by Gibraltar, which sent the European Commission a report about border checks that have caused motorists lengthy delays. continue reading »

Spain’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Tick Downward

Spain’s Unemployment Rate Continues to Tick Downward

The number of officially registered job seekers in Spain fell in July by 64,866 people to a total of 4,698,814, the Employment and Social Security Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

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 »