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King Juan Carlos Presides Over Last Armed Forces Day Parade

King Juan Carlos Presides Over Last Armed Forces Day Parade

Spain's King Juan Carlos, who announced last week that that he was abdicating in favor of his son, presided on Sunday over his last Armed Forces Day ceremony as supreme commander. continue reading »

Spanish Government Closer to Granting Dual Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Spanish Government Closer to Granting Dual Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Spain's Cabinet approved a draft bill to permit dual citizenship to all Sephardic Jews who apply for it and to recognize that status for the entire time they are able to retain the nationality of their country of origin. continue reading »

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Spain's King Juan Carlos, who announced this week his abdication in favor of Crown Prince Felipe, has been "a great friend and supporter of Latin American countries in their process of integration," former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

Spain's government on Friday approved a new 11-billion-euro ($15 billion) plan featuring 40 measures to spur growth, competitiveness and efficiency. continue reading »

Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

The proclamation of Crown Prince Felipe as Spain's next monarch "very probably" will take place on June 19, one day after King Juan Carlos approves the law regarding his abdication, official sources said Thursday. continue reading »

Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Excessive speed due to driver error caused a train accident last year in northwestern Spain that left 80 people dead and 147 injured. continue reading »

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Vows to Serve as United, Diverse Nation

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Vows to Serve as United, Diverse Nation

Crown Prince Felipe, who this month will be crowned king, on Wednesday expressed his "determination and conviction" to devote all his efforts to serving "beloved Spain." continue reading »

FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

FC Barcelona could face a maximum fine of 54.6 million euros ($74.4 million) related to last year's signing of Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva. continue reading »

Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

FC Barcelona evaded 9.1 million euros ($12.5 million) in taxes on the deal that brought Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva to the club, according to a report from Spain's tax agency, judicial sources told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Prince Felipe Ascends to Spanish Throne on June 18

Prince Felipe Ascends to Spanish Throne on June 18

Spain's crown prince will be proclaimed King Felipe VI on June 18 before Parliament in Madrid, legislative officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

U.S. Praise for King Juan Carlos as He Announces His Abdication

U.S. Praise for King Juan Carlos as He Announces His Abdication

The White House, political personalities and the major U.S. media outlets on Monday emphasized the leadership of Spain's King Juan Carlos, who hours earlier had announced his abdication, during his country's transition to democracy. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Announces Plan to Boost Employment

Mariano Rajoy Announces Plan to Boost Employment

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday his government will approve new job-creation measures before the summer, including modernizing the public employment service and lowering the corporate tax rate. continue reading »

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

Real Madrid faces punishment for racist conduct by fans during an April 23 Champions League match between the Blancos and Bayern Munich, UEFA, European soccer's governing body, announced Friday. continue reading »

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police have dismantled a ring in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla that recruited and sent jihadist terrorists to Mali and Libya, arresting six people thus far in the ongoing operation. continue reading »

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

A former official in eastern Spain's Valencia region was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for his part in embezzling the better part of 1.8 million euros ($2.45 million) intended for aid projects in Nicaragua. continue reading »