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Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Backs Out of Buenos Aires Event

Tennis Star Rafael Nadal Backs Out of Buenos Aires Event

Spain's Rafael Nadal said Thursday he will not take part in next week's Copa Claro clay-court event in the Argentine capital because he has not been able to practice since injuring his back in last month's Australian Open final. continue reading »

7 Migrants Drown Attempting to Enter Spanish Enclave

7 Migrants Drown Attempting to Enter Spanish Enclave

At least seven sub-Saharan migrants drowned Thursday in a mass attempt to enter Ceuta, the Spanish city surrounded by Morocco, Spanish government sources told Efe. continue reading »

FC Barcelona is One Step Closer to Copa del Rey Championship Match

FC Barcelona is One Step Closer to Copa del Rey Championship Match

FC Barcelona took a big step toward a berth in the Copa del Rey championship match, defeating Real Sociedad 2-0 in the first leg of their semifinal clash. continue reading »

Spanish Police Seize Drugs Worth $81 Million on High Seas

Spanish Police Seize Drugs Worth $81 Million on High Seas

The Spanish National Police seized 22 tons of hashish being smuggled from Morocco into Spain and arrested eight suspects, including the most important drug trafficker operating between North Africa and Spain, officials said Thursday. continue reading »

Spanish Soccer Federation Suspends Cristiano Ronaldo for 3 Matches

Spanish Soccer Federation Suspends Cristiano Ronaldo for 3 Matches

The Royal Spanish Soccer Federation, or RFEF, on Wednesday suspended Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo for three La Liga games after the player was sent off during a match last weekend against Athletic Bilbao. continue reading »

Thousands of Protestors Take A Stand Against Abortion-Law Reform in Spain

Thousands of Protestors Take A Stand Against Abortion-Law Reform in Spain

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in Madrid to demand a stop to abortion-law reform, which seeks to change the current length of pregnancy when abortion is legal and limit the procedure to cases of rape or when the mother's health is in danger. continue reading »

Spain’s Former National Team Coach Luis Aragones Dies, Age 75

Spain’s Former National Team Coach Luis Aragones Dies, Age 75

Spanish former national soccer team coach Luis Aragones, who led his squad to victory at Euro 2008, died early Saturday in this capital, the Cemtro Clinic said. He was 75. continue reading »

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Picasso, Goya, Dali, Pissarro To Be Auctioned by Sotheby’s

Works by Picasso, Goya, Salvador Dali and Camille Pissarro will be featured in Sotheby's auction next week of Impressionist, Modern and Surrealist art. continue reading »

Spain’s Black-Market Economy Worth a Quarter of GDP

Spain’s Black-Market Economy Worth a Quarter of GDP

Spain's illicit economy is worth an estimated 24.6 percent of the nation's gross domestic product, or roughly 235.14 billion euros ($320 billion), according to a study by the Finance Ministry. continue reading »

Pemex Gives Flotel Contracts to Spanish Shipyards

Pemex Gives Flotel Contracts to Spanish Shipyards

State-owned oil giant Petroleos Mexicanos, or Pemex, said it awarded contracts to build two floating hotels to house workers to Spanish shipyards Barreras and Navantia. continue reading »

Spain Team Manager Looks Forward to Defending World Cup Title

Spain Team Manager Looks Forward to Defending World Cup Title

The manager of Spain's national soccer team says it will be an honor for the squad to try to defend its World Cup title this summer in Brazil. continue reading »

Manchester United Signs Chelsea’s Juan Mata for Record Fee

Manchester United Signs Chelsea’s Juan Mata for Record Fee

Spanish international Juan Mata is joining Manchester United, the defending Premier League champions said Friday. "MUFC has reached agreement with Chelsea for the transfer of Juan Mata for a club record fee," United said on Twitter. continue reading »

Spanish Photojournalist Goes Missing in Colombia

Spanish Photojournalist Goes Missing in Colombia

A Spaniard went missing 17 days ago in the northern Colombian province of La Guajira, the Spanish consul in Cartagena, Juan Antonio Martinez, told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Victor Manuel to Commemorate 50 Year Career with Concert

Victor Manuel to Commemorate 50 Year Career with Concert

Five decades of composing and more than 500 songs written are the balance of a life in which Victor Manuel has had "great hits and great fiascos," after which there are still songs to be written because "you never lose the urge to create," he told Efe in an interview Friday. continue reading »

Spanish Economy Sees Slight Growth in 4th Quarter of 2013

Spanish Economy Sees Slight Growth in 4th Quarter of 2013

Spain's economy grew 0.3 percent in the fourth quarter of 2013 relative to the previous quarter, according to the central bank, which noted, however, that the country's gross domestic product shrank 1.2 percent last year from 2012. continue reading »