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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 »

Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

Archaeologists Uncover 1.4 Million Year Old Flint Knife in Spain

Excavation work at the Atapuerca archaeological complex in northwestern Spain has unearthed a small flint knife that was made 1.4 million years ago and is the oldest evidence of the presence of hominids at the site. continue reading »

Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

Archaeologists Continue Searching for “First Humans” in Europe at Atapuerca Site in Spain

Archaeologists in Spain are busy excavating the Gran Dolonia portion of the Atapuerca archaeological site for clues to the first humans that arrived in Europe. continue reading »

JUST IN:  Spain Train Crash near Pilgrimage City of Santiago de Compostela Leaves at Least 20 Dead

JUST IN:  Spain Train Crash near Pilgrimage City of Santiago de Compostela Leaves at Least 20 Dead

UPDATE: Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that at least 20 people and dozens more have been injured in the Santiago de Compostela, Spain train crash. It is believed the high-speed train had nearly 220 passengers when it derailed at 8:41 p.m. local time. continue reading »

Gerardo “Tata” Martino is La Barca’s New Coach

Gerardo “Tata” Martino is La Barca’s New Coach

Argentina's Gerardo "Tata" Martino will succeed the ailing Tito Vilanova as coach of defending La Liga champion FC Barcelona, the Spanish club announced Tuesday. continue reading »

It’s a Girl! Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Welcome Second Child

It’s a Girl! Javier Bardem, Penelope Cruz Welcome Second Child

Spanish couple Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz welcomed their second child in Madrid. The couple gave son, Leo, a little sister on Monday, mere days after Cruz made an appearance at the Madrid Music Festival. continue reading »

Ecuador to Hire Over 5,000 Spanish Educators Currently Unemployed in Home Country

Ecuador to Hire Over 5,000 Spanish Educators Currently Unemployed in Home Country

The Ecuadorian government is offering more than 5,000 jobs to Spanish educators at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels amid a shortage of teachers in the Andean nation, Quito's deputy secretary for educational and professional development said here Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Beer Chugging Champ Dies After Competition

Spanish Beer Chugging Champ Dies After Competition

A Spanish man who had just won a beer chugging contest is dead after reportedly downing many liters of the alcoholic beverage. Authorities say Joaquin Alcaraz Gracia, 45, won a beer drinking contest on Wednesday at an annual drinking festival continue reading »

Vera, Spain Sets Guinness World Record for Most Nude Bathers

Vera, Spain Sets Guinness World Record for Most Nude Bathers

With 729 people bathing nude at the same time, the beach at the southeastern Spanish town of Vera on Sunday proclaimed itself the new Guinness world record holder for collective nude bathing, continue reading »

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

La Barca to Honor Ailing Coach Tito Vilanova by “Winning”

While stunned by the sudden departure of ailing coach Tito Vilanova, the FC Barcelona squad knows winning on the field is the best way to honor him, captain Carlos Puyol said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Philologist Francisco Rico Wins Mexico’s Alfonso Reyes Prize

Spanish Philologist Francisco Rico Wins Mexico’s Alfonso Reyes Prize

Spanish philologist Francisco Rico has been awarded the 2013 Alfonso Reyes Prize, which is given to outstanding humanities scholars, the Colegio de Mexico said Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Flamenco Dancer Israel Galvan Performs “Solo” Internationally

Spanish Flamenco Dancer Israel Galvan Performs “Solo” Internationally

To be able to perform for all the audiences and at all the festivals that want him, Spanish flamenco dancer Israel Galvan says he's had to go it alone, dance without musicians and without fancy sets in order to lower costs. continue reading »

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona: We Are Not Entertaining Offers for Midfielder Fabregas

FC Barcelona says it will not listen to any offers for midfielder Cesc Fabregas, who has attracted the interest of English-league powerhouse Manchester United. continue reading »

Kidnapped Spanish Aid Workers Released in Somalia

Kidnapped Spanish Aid Workers Released in Somalia

Two Spanish citizens kidnapped in October 2011 while working with Medicins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) at a Somali refugee camp in Kenya have been released, sources familiar with the situation told Efe Thursday. continue reading »