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Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

Luxury Watch Designed by Messi Raises $85,000 At Charity Auction

An exclusive Audemars Piguet watch designed with the assistance of soccer star Leo Messi was knocked down at auction Saturday for 65,500 euros ($85,000), all of which will go to the foundation created by the soccer star to aid underprivileged children in Argentina, Mexico and Spain. continue reading »

Spain Seized 40,000 Homes in 2012

Spain Seized 40,000 Homes in 2012

Banks seized a total of 39,167 homes in Spain in 2012 as a result of foreclosure proceedings, according to a central bank survey of lenders published Friday. The Banco de EspaƱa study showed that in 83 percent of the cases the homes were primary dwellings. continue reading »

Spaniard Adventurer Attempts Motorcycle Trip from Shanghai to Lisbon

Spaniard Adventurer Attempts Motorcycle Trip from Shanghai to Lisbon

Spanish adventurer Ricard Tomas, together with a Brazilian and five Chinese, will try to be the first to motorcycle from this Chinese metropolis by the Pacific Ocean to Lisbon on the Atlantic. continue reading »

Mario Vargas Llosa Gives Unique Spin on Matador Tale

Mario Vargas Llosa Gives Unique Spin on Matador Tale

Writer Mario Vargas Llosa takes on the character of a fighting bull in one of the essays compiled in "Dialogo con Navegante" (Dialogue with Navegante), a book inspired by Spanish matador Jose Tomas. continue reading »

72 Percent of Spanish Teachers Go On Strike

72 Percent of Spanish Teachers Go On Strike

The State Platform for Public Schools on Thursday labeled the general strike staged at all levels of the educational system in Spain "a total success," while officials said a low number of educators and students took part. continue reading »

Spain Awards Asturias Prize to Filmmaker Michael Haneke

Spain Awards Asturias Prize to Filmmaker Michael Haneke

Austrian filmmaker Michael Haneke was announced here Thursday as the recipient of the 2013 Prince of Asturias Award for the Arts. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Advances to 3rd Round of Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal Advances to 3rd Round of Madrid Masters

Spain's Rafael Nadal successfully kicked off his bid for a 40th career clay-court title, advancing to the third round of the Mutua Madrid Open with a 6-3, 6-4 victory Wednesday over Benoit Paire. continue reading »

Real Madrid President Pleads for Unity Amongst Coaches, Players

Real Madrid President Pleads for Unity Amongst Coaches, Players

The president of Real Madrid soccer club appealed for unity Monday amid public squabbling between players and the coaching staff. Florentino Perez took the opportunity of a previously scheduled event at the club's Santiago Bernabeu stadium to send a message to manager Jose Mourinho, his assistants and the players. continue reading »

Messi Leads Barcelona to Win Over Real Betis

Messi Leads Barcelona to Win Over Real Betis

Barcelona came from behind to beat an impressive Real Betis squad 4-2 on Sunday, with Leo Messi scoring two goals within 16 minutes in the second period. continue reading »

Spanish Foreign Minister Attends Flag Ceremony in Miami

Spanish Foreign Minister Attends Flag Ceremony in Miami

Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo attended a flag ceremony on board the Spanish navy training vessel Juan Sebastian Elcano in Miami on Sunday. continue reading »

Spanish Business Leaders to Guide Small Firms Expanding Abroad

Spanish Business Leaders to Guide Small Firms Expanding Abroad

Spain's CEOE business confederation has created a corporation - CEOE Internacional - whose aim is to place at the disposal of small and medium businesses the means to do business abroad, something the organization considers necessary to help overcome the country's economic crisis, officials said. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Gears up For Madrid Open

Rafael Nadal Gears up For Madrid Open

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal said he did not feel "right now" like he could be the winner of the Mutua Madrid Open, the Masters 1000 event in the Spanish capital. continue reading »

Spanish Police Discover 34 Tons of Hashish on Melon Truck

Spanish Police Discover 34 Tons of Hashish on Melon Truck

Spain's Civil Guard intercepted a record 35.6 tons of hashish in this southern port city, authorities said Friday. The seizure took place last Saturday, Civil Guard commanders and a central government representative said during a press conference in Algeciras. continue reading »

Spanish Artist Gives Zoo Animals a Sophisticated Look

Spanish Artist Gives Zoo Animals a Sophisticated Look

Spanish photographer Yago Partal has created a fun collection called "Zoo Portraits" using the heads of animals dressed in human clothes. Based in Barcelona, Partal has developed this series by mixing photography and illustration to create truly unique prints. continue reading »

Real Madrid Fails to Qualify for Champions League Finals

Real Madrid Fails to Qualify for Champions League Finals

Real Madrid scored twice in the last eight minutes of regulation Tuesday in the second leg of their Champions League final with Borussia Dortmund, but it wasn't enough to erase the 4-1 advantage the visitors racked up in last week's first leg in Germany. continue reading »