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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 »

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spaniard Finishes Ponce de Leon’s Route Via Jet Ski

Spanish adventurer Alvaro de Marichalar arrived on Wednesday in St. Augustine, Florida, after a 14-day solo journey on board his jet ski retracing the route explorer Juan Ponce de Leon took when he set sail and discovered Florida 500 years ago. continue reading »

Spanish Group Predicts Job Growth in 2014

Spanish Group Predicts Job Growth in 2014

Spain will begin to see job growth in 2014, the leader of the Iberian nation's Business Council for Competitiveness, or CEC, said here Wednesday. continue reading »

FC Barcelona’s Vilanova Makes First Team Trip Since Cancer Treatment

FC Barcelona’s Vilanova Makes First Team Trip Since Cancer Treatment

Coach Francesc "Tito" Vilanova traveled to Paris on Monday with FC Barcelona, making his first road trip with the squad since returning to Spain last week after a 10-week stay in New York to undergo treatment for throat cancer. continue reading »

Spain’s Ferrer Falls to Murray in Miami’s Sony Open

Spain’s Ferrer Falls to Murray in Miami’s Sony Open

Britain's Andy Murray saved a championship point on his way to defeating Spain's David Ferrer 2-6, 6-4, 7-6 (7-1) Sunday in the final of the Sony Open in Miami. continue reading »