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Thousands Kick Off Spain’s San Fermin Festival

Thousands Kick Off Spain’s San Fermin Festival

Thousands of people turned out Sunday in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona to celebrate the start of the San Fermin festival, known around the world for its daily running of the bulls. continue reading »

Spanish Woman Who Stabbed Young Daughter’s Teacher Faces Murder Charge in France

Spanish Woman Who Stabbed Young Daughter’s Teacher Faces Murder Charge in France

The Spanish woman of Moroccan origin who stabbed her daughter's teacher to death in the southern French town of Albi has been accused of homicide, local media reported Saturday. continue reading »

Pamplona Gets Ready For the Popular Running of the Bulls

Pamplona Gets Ready For the Popular Running of the Bulls

On the eve of its popular San Fermin festival, Pamplona has everything ready for the enjoyment and excitement of some 200,000 locals plus thousands attracted from all parts of Spain and all over the world. continue reading »

Beloved Spanish Journalist Celso Collazo Dies, Age 92

Beloved Spanish Journalist Celso Collazo Dies, Age 92

Spanish journalist Celso Collazo Lema, who made his name as a foreign correspondent, died Friday, family members said. He was 92. Collazo was part of the "intermediate generation" who brought news of the wider world to Spain as the country emerged from isolation in the years leading up to the restoration of democracy in the 1970s. continue reading »

Prince Royce Cancels 3 Upcoming Concerts in Spain

Prince Royce Cancels 3 Upcoming Concerts in Spain

Singer Prince Royce announced in Miami that he was calling off the three concerts he had scheduled for this weekend in Spain due to "the failure of local promoters to meet their obligations."I feel terrible about having to disappoint my fans in Spain," Prince Royce said in a communique, adding that the promoters' noncompliance was "beyond his control." continue reading »

Spain’s New King and Queen Meet the Pope

Spain’s New King and Queen Meet the Pope

Pope Francis on Monday welcomed Spain's King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia to the Vatican. continue reading »

Spanish Scientists Discover Issues With Satellite Sensors

Spanish Scientists Discover Issues With Satellite Sensors

The 2011-2012 eruption of El Hierro Volcano in Spain's Canary Islands caused such changes in the surrounding sea that it became a bank of opportunities for all kinds of scientific projects, like the one that just found flaws in the sensors of three earth-observation satellites. continue reading »

Spanish Birth Rates Drop for 5th Straight Year

Spanish Birth Rates Drop for 5th Straight Year

In 2013, births in Spain declined for the fifth straight year to 425,390, or 6.4 percent less than the year before, and a decrease since 2008 of more than 18 percent, the National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Tuesday. continue reading »

Spanish National Team Returns Home and Avoids Press

Spanish National Team Returns Home and Avoids Press

The Spanish national soccer team returned to Madrid from Brazil around noon on Tuesday, avoiding reporters and not greeting the fans who showed up to express their support. continue reading »

Madrid and Miami Sign Friendship Accord

Madrid and Miami Sign Friendship Accord

Madrid Mayor Ana Botella and Miami's Tomas Regalado signed in the Spanish capital Monday a twin-town agreement, noting the historic, cultural and economic ties that bind them. continue reading »

Spanish Singer Isabel Pantoja’s Money Laundering Sentence Upheld

Spanish Singer Isabel Pantoja’s Money Laundering Sentence Upheld

The Spanish Supreme Court confirmed Monday a two-year prison sentence for singer Isabel Pantoja on charges of money laundering, but she is unlikely to serve any time behind bars. continue reading »

Spain Unveils Tax-Cut Measures

Spain Unveils Tax-Cut Measures

Spain's government has approved plans to cut the tax rate for large companies from 30 percent to 28 percent on Jan. 1, 2015, and to 25 percent beginning in 2016, bringing it in line with the levy imposed on small- and medium-sized enterprises. continue reading »

World Leaders Honor Spanish Royal Family

World Leaders Honor Spanish Royal Family

The international community congratulated Felipe VI on his investiture Thursday as Spain's new king and paid tribute to the work of former monarch Juan Carlos during his 39 years as head of state. continue reading »

Spanish Parliament Swears In Felipe VI

Spanish Parliament Swears In Felipe VI

Felipe VI was sworn in and proclaimed king of Spain before Parliament on Thursday in a ceremony in the lower house of the legislature. continue reading »

400 African Migrants Try to Break Into Spanish Enclave

400 African Migrants Try to Break Into Spanish Enclave

Roughly 400 sub-Saharan migrants tried Wednesday to scale the barrier separating this Spanish city from Morocco, authorities said. The attempt to enter Melilla occurred at around 6:15 a.m. at the north section of the perimeter, the Spanish central government's delegation in the enclave said in a statement. continue reading »