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Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

A former official in eastern Spain's Valencia region was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for his part in embezzling the better part of 1.8 million euros ($2.45 million) intended for aid projects in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid secured its long-awaited 10th Champions League title with a 4-1 overtime victory here Saturday over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which led 1-0 until the 93rd minute. continue reading »

Millennials Drive Sales of Spanish Wine in U.S.

Millennials Drive Sales of Spanish Wine in U.S.

So-called Millennials are behind the rising sales of Spanish wines in the United States, and "will drive them in the future," according to the director of Wines from Spain, a division of the Spanish Trade Commission. continue reading »

Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain in 2012 was, after France, the country where foreign tourists spent the most money and it is continuing to consolidate its image as a shopping destination, above all among tourists from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. continue reading »

Spain Honors “Mafalda” Creator with Communications Prize

Spain Honors “Mafalda” Creator with Communications Prize

Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, known by his pen name Quino and for his comic strip "Mafalda," has been named as this year's recipient of Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. continue reading »

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, who scored 109 goals for FC Barcelona as a player, is returning to the organization as head coach, the club said Monday. continue reading »

500 Migrants Attempt Break-In to Spanish Enclave

500 Migrants Attempt Break-In to Spanish Enclave

Close to 500 sub-Saharan African migrants tried Saturday to break into this Spanish city in North Africa by climbing over the border fence at a point near the local Chinatown. continue reading »

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol said his goodbye to FC Barcelona on Thursday, signaling his retirement from professional soccer after a glittering career spent entirely with the Catalan club. continue reading »

American Explorer Hopes Spain, Haiti Will Cooperate on Santa Maria

American Explorer Hopes Spain, Haiti Will Cooperate on Santa Maria

The U.S. marine explorer who thinks he's found the wreckage of Christopher Columbus' flagship off the coast of Haiti said Wednesday he was confident that there would be cooperation between the Spanish and Haitian governments in excavating the remains of the sunken vessel that he says is the Santa Maria. continue reading »

Mexico’s President Set to Visit Spain Next Month

Mexico’s President Set to Visit Spain Next Month

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to visit Spain June 9-10 in an effort to bolster political dialogue at the highest levels, trade and investment, Mexican diplomats told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open After Injured Nishikori Withdraws

Rafael Nadal Wins Madrid Open After Injured Nishikori Withdraws

Spain's Rafael Nadal won the Madrid tennis tourney for the fourth time on Sunday, when Japan's Kei Nishikori withdrew after suffering a back injury while trailing in the third set. continue reading »

Spanish Naval Ship Docks in New York

Spanish Naval Ship Docks in New York

The Spanish navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano docked Saturday in the Port of New York, its last stopover before returning to Europe. continue reading »

Thousands Mourn Youths Killed in Spanish Bus Crash

Thousands Mourn Youths Killed in Spanish Bus Crash

Monterrubio de la Serena Sports Hall in western Spain was filled to capacity with some 1,000 people attending the funeral of five young soccer players killed in a bus crash this week, while thousands more followed the funeral Mass from outside. continue reading »

Spain to Interrogate 11 Rail Execs Over Deadly Train Accident

Spain to Interrogate 11 Rail Execs Over Deadly Train Accident

Eleven former executives of the Adif state-owned railway administrator have been called to testify as suspects in the July 2013 high-speed train crash in northwestern Spain that killed 79 people and left 150 others injured, judicial sources told Efe Friday. continue reading »

5 Young Soccer Players Killed in Bus Accident in Spain

5 Young Soccer Players Killed in Bus Accident in Spain

Five youth soccer players between the ages of 12 and 15 were killed when the bus they were riding in collided with a farm vehicle in western Spain. continue reading »