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Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has Private Audience with Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has Private Audience with Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had a private meeting with Pope Francis, the meeting lasted for 24 minutes in the Private Library of the Vatican. continue reading »

Mexican Hopes to Kayak From Spain to Mexico

Mexican Hopes to Kayak From Spain to Mexico

Mexican adventurer Abraham Levy, who in 2008 kayaked 11,000 kilometers (6,800 miles) along the coasts of his country, will try to row it alone from Spain to Mexico in a boat equipped with the latest in 21st-century navigation technology. continue reading »

Spain’s “Blancanieves” Receives Ariel Nomination for Best Ibero-American Picture

Spain’s “Blancanieves” Receives Ariel Nomination for Best Ibero-American Picture

The big winner in Spain's Goya film awards, "Blancanieves," has been nominated for Mexico's Ariel prize in the category of best Ibero-American picture. continue reading »

Spanish CEO: Economy Will Emerge Healthier After Crisis

Spain will emerge from the current crisis with a much healthier economy, Spanish power giant Iberdrola's CEO, Jose Ignacio Sanchez Galan, said here Thursday during an event at Harvard University. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Heads to Champions League Semifinals

FC Barcelona Heads to Champions League Semifinals

FC Barcelona had a tougher time than expected Wednesday with Paris Saint-Germain in the second leg of their Champions League quarterfinal and had to turn to a limping Lionel Messi to secure a spot in the semis. continue reading »

Spanish Author and National Prize for Literature Winner Jose Luis Sampedro Dies

Spanish Author and National Prize for Literature Winner Jose Luis Sampedro Dies

Spanish author and the 2011 National Prize for Literature winner, Jose Luis Sampedro has died at the age of 96 at his home in Madrid. The writer, economist and academic was known for his open critics of Spain's economic policies. continue reading »

Spanish Gallery Honors Picasso on 40th Anniversary of Death

Spanish Gallery Honors Picasso on 40th Anniversary of Death

Monday marks the 40th anniversary of Pablo Picasso's death, and to honor the artist an art gallery in Spain is holding an exhibition. Madrid's Leandro Navarro continue reading »

Spanish Beauty, Actress Sara Montiel Dies at 85

Spanish Beauty, Actress Sara Montiel Dies at 85

Spanish actress and singer Sara Montiel died Monday at her home in Madrid, apparently of natural causes, she was 85. continue reading »

Divorce or Abdication:  Princess Cristina of Spain’s Difficult Choice

Divorce or Abdication:  Princess Cristina of Spain’s Difficult Choice

There is a scandal brewing in Spain that is so riveting Spaniards are taking time off from focusing on their economic woes to weigh in and watch with bated breath what happens next. It involves the middle-child, Princess Cristina or Infanta Christina as she is referred to in Spanish, of King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia. continue reading »

Spain Ends Atalanta Command with No Hijackings, 29 Pirates Caught

Spain Ends Atalanta Command with No Hijackings, 29 Pirates Caught

Spain has passed to Portugal the command of the Atalanta, a European naval vessel for fighting piracy in the Indian Ocean, which it has held for the past four months, during which time there were no hijackings, nine attacks were aborted and 29 pirates were captured. continue reading »

Spain Sends Condolences for Argentine Flood Victims

Spain Sends Condolences for Argentine Flood Victims

Spain's King Juan Carlos has sent a telegram to Argentine President Cristina Fernandez expressing his condolences to the families of those who died in the recent floods in the South American country, and stated his support for the Argentine people in this catastrophe, sources in the royal household told Efe. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish P.M. is First European Head of Gov’t to be Received by Pope Francis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will travel to Rome on April 15 to be received in the Vatican by Pope Francis, government officials told Efe. continue reading »

EU Authorizes Penguin, Random House Publishing Merger

EU Authorizes Penguin, Random House Publishing Merger

The European Commission gave the go-ahead to the merger of Penguin and Random House to create the world's No. 1 publishing house, considering that the operation will not harm competition in Europe. continue reading »

Victor Valdes Reiterates Intention to Leave FC Barcelona in 2014

Victor Valdes Reiterates Intention to Leave FC Barcelona in 2014

FC Barcelona goalkeeper Victor Valdes expressed admiration for England's Premier League in an interview where he also reiterated his intention to leave Barça when his current contract expires in June 2014. continue reading »

Spanish P.M. Respects Courts Dealing with Corruption Case Involving Princess

Spanish P.M. Respects Courts Dealing with Corruption Case Involving Princess

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Thursday expressed his respect for all the judicial decisions connected with the naming of Princess Cristina, youngest daughter of King Juan Carlos, as a suspect in a corruption case. continue reading »