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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 »

Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Spain saw its hopes of a second consecutive World Cup title shattered here Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile that signaled La Roja's elimination from the 2014 tourney. continue reading »

Spanish Senate Approves King Juan Carlos’s Abdication

Spanish Senate Approves King Juan Carlos’s Abdication

The Spanish Senate on Tuesday approved King Juan Carlos's abdication, completing the final parliamentary procedure needed for the proclamation of Felipe VI as Spain's next monarch. continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Spanish utility Iberdrola and Brazil's Neoenergia will partner to build three wind farms in Brazil with a total installed capacity of 84 MW. continue reading »

Dolphins Rescued Off Spanish Mediterranean Island

Dolphins Rescued Off Spanish Mediterranean Island

Agents of the Balearic Fauna Recovery Consortium, or Cofib, together with local police and biologists on Saturday morning freed 12 young dolphins on the open sea that had run aground in shallow water near the Alcudia Mar Nautical Club, off the northern coast of the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. continue reading »

Spain’s Juan Carlos, Sofia to Retain Royal Titles Following Abdication

Spain’s Juan Carlos, Sofia to Retain Royal Titles Following Abdication

Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will retain their royal titles following the abdication of the monarch next week in favor of the couple's 46-year-old son, who will reign as King Felipe VI. continue reading »

The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

The Netherlands routed Spain 5-1 Friday in both teams' first match of the 2014 World Cup, as the Dutch avenged their loss to La Roja in the 2010 final. continue reading »

Spain to Partially Privatize Airport Manager, Rail Service

Spain to Partially Privatize Airport Manager, Rail Service

Spain's government on Friday approved the partial privatization of state-owned airport manager Aena Aeropuertos and the entry of a private operator in the passenger-rail sector. continue reading »

Spain’s Public Debt Climbs to $1.3 Trillion

Spain’s Public Debt Climbs to $1.3 Trillion

Spain's public debt grew 7.12 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to 989.9 billion euros ($1.3 trillion), or a record 96.8 percent of gross domestic product. continue reading »