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Spain Seeks Expansive Relationship with Brazil’s Defense Sector

Spain Seeks Expansive Relationship with Brazil’s Defense Sector

Spain wants to broaden the "intense" economic and political relationship it has with Brazil into the defense realm, the Iberian nation's defense minister told Efe here Tuesday. continue reading »

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Niñas en la Playa” Painting Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

Joaquin Sorolla’s “Niñas en la Playa” Painting Could Fetch $4 Million at Auction

Spanish artist Joaquin Sorolla's "Niñas en la Playa" is set to be auctioned by Sotheby and is expected to fetch close to $4 million. This is the first time the painting is on the market being previously owned by the artists family. continue reading »

Spanish Navy Training Ship, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Heads for Americas

Spanish Navy Training Ship, the Juan Sebastian de Elcano, Heads for Americas

The Spanish navy training ship Juan Sebastian de Elcano, named after the first man to circumnavigate the earth, sailed from the Canary Islands on Sunday for Puerto Rico on a new training cruise and wi continue reading »

Spanish Oil Company Steps Up Legal Action to Defend Interests in YPF

Spanish Oil Company Steps Up Legal Action to Defend Interests in YPF

The legal battle launched by Spanish oil company Repsol to defend its interests in YPF, which was nationalized by the Argentine government in 2012, has intensified with the filing of a lawsuit against Argentine petroleum firm Bridas. continue reading »

Nine Years Later: Spain Remembers Terrorist Attacks

Nine Years Later: Spain Remembers Terrorist Attacks

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Monday marked the ninth anniversary of the terrorist attacks that killed 191 people and wounded more than 1,500 others and vowed to "eradicate terrorism." continue reading »

Maria Sharapova Beats Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro at Indian Wells

Maria Sharapova Beats Spain’s Carla Suarez Navarro at Indian Wells

Russia's Maria Sharapova beat Spain's Carla Suarez Navarro 7-5, 6-3 to advance to the Round of 16 at the BNP Paribas Open in Indian Wells, California. The 25-year-old Sharapova, the No. 2 seed, had a fight on her hands in the first set with Suarez, who used continue reading »

Spain Withdraws Troops From Military Base in Afghanistan

Spain Withdraws Troops From Military Base in Afghanistan

Spanish troops in Afghanistan withdrew Saturday from their base at Moqur almost three years after their arrival, redeploying to Spain's principal Afghan base in the town of Qala i Naw, the Spanish Defense Ministry said. continue reading »

Spanish King Returns to Palace After a Week in Hospital

Spanish King Returns to Palace After a Week in Hospital

Spanish King Juan Carlos left the hospital where he underwent a back hernia operation six days ago and will continue his rehabilitation at the Zarzuela Palace, his official residence. continue reading »

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban Author Zoe Valdes Wins Spain’s Azorin Novel Prize

Cuban author Zoe Valdes has been named this year's recipient of Spain's Azorin Novel Prize for "La mujer que llora" (The Weeping Woman), a work about a lover and muse of Pablo Picasso. continue reading »

Police in Mexico Arrest Teen Wanted in Spanish Tourists’ Rape

Police in Mexico Arrest Teen Wanted in Spanish Tourists’ Rape

Mexican authorities on Thursday arrested a minor suspected of involvement in last month's rape of six Spanish women in the Pacific resort city of Acapulco. continue reading »

Barcelona Celebrates Picasso Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Barcelona Celebrates Picasso Museum’s 50th Anniversary

Barcelona's Picasso Museum is celebrating its 50th anniversary with an exhibition of the Spanish master's work and documents belonging to Jaume Sabartes, personal secretary and friend to the artist, and the moving force behind the museum. continue reading »

Spanish Foreign Minister Will Not Visit Gibraltar Until Spanish Flag Waves

Spanish Foreign Minister Will Not Visit Gibraltar Until Spanish Flag Waves

Spain's foreign minister said that he had never set foot in Gibraltar, the British Crown Colony at the southern tip of the Iberian peninsula, and he guaranteed that he never will do so "as long as there's no Spanish flag" flying over the territory. continue reading »

Spain’s King Receives Numerous Visits Following Surgery

Spain’s King Receives Numerous Visits Following Surgery

Queen Sofia, the crown prince with his wife and children, and several politicians on Wednesday visited Spain's King Juan Carlos in the Madrid hospital where he is recovering from surgery to repair a slipped disc. continue reading »

Former Grand Slam Champ Juan Carlos Ferrero to be Honored at Barcelona Open

Former Grand Slam Champ Juan Carlos Ferrero to be Honored at Barcelona Open

Spanish tennis great Juan Carlos Ferrero, who won 15 singles titles during his career and briefly held the No. 1 ranking in the fall of 2003, will be honored at the April 22-28 Barcelona Open, organizers said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spain’s Repsol to Reduce Its Environmental Efforts in Ecuadorian Amazon

Spain’s Repsol to Reduce Its Environmental Efforts in Ecuadorian Amazon

Spanish oil major Repsol said Wednesday it plans to invest around $9 million this year in environmental prevention and remediation at the two blocks in operates in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a 10 percent drop relative to 2012. continue reading »