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Real Madrid Takes Down Barcelona Twice in One Week

Real Madrid Takes Down Barcelona Twice in One Week

Real Madrid scored its second victory in a week over arch-rival FC Barcelona, snagging a 2-1 win here Saturday in the Spanish league "clasico" thanks to a late header by Sergio Ramos. continue reading »

King Juan Carlos’s Back Surgery Scheduled for Sunday

King Juan Carlos’s Back Surgery Scheduled for Sunday

King Juan Carlos will be operated this Sunday at a Madrid hospital for a herniated disc, yet another surgery following the hip operation he underwent last Nov. 23. continue reading »

Academy Award Winning Director Says He Prefers to Make Period Pieces

Academy Award Winning Director Says He Prefers to Make Period Pieces

Contemporary life is too "boring" to make movies about, Spanish director Fernando Trueba, who much prefers period pieces, said. continue reading »

Spain, France Arrest 3 Terror Suspects

Spain, France Arrest 3 Terror Suspects

Three suspected Chechen terrorists were caught in a Spanish-French operation that followed up on the dismantling of a terrorist cell last August in Spain. continue reading »

Daughter of Cuban Dissident Killed in Crash Says It Was No Accident

Daughter of Cuban Dissident Killed in Crash Says It Was No Accident

Cuban dissident Oswaldo Paya's death last July in a car crash "was not an accident," his daughter said here Thursday. The Spaniard who was driving the car carrying her father confirmed t continue reading »

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Nadal Calls for Player Blood Testing, Regular Publishing of Results

Spain's Rafael Nadal called on the International Tennis Federation to conduct anti-doping blood tests and regularly publish the results to ensure the sport is clean. continue reading »

Spanish Economy Contracted by .80%, Fourth Quarter 2012

Spanish Economy Contracted by .80%, Fourth Quarter 2012

The Spanish economy continues to struggle with current reports it contracted by .80 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012 mainly due to poor consumer spending in light of high unemployment continue reading »

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

More Than 800 Stolen Ibero-Roman Coins Recovered in Spain

A set of 867 Ibero-Roman coins stolen from a collector in Madrid nearly a year ago has been recovered, the Spanish National Police said Wednesday. continue reading »

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid Heads to Copa del Rey Finals with Real Madrid

Atletico Madrid played to a 2-2 draw with Sevilla here Wednesday in the second leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal, which was sufficient to win 4-3 on aggregate and advance to the final. continue reading »

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Barça Loses to Madrid in Copa Final, Ronaldo Scores 2

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two goals on Tuesday to lead Real Madrid to a resounding 3-1 victory over archrival FC Barcelona and a berth in the Copa del Rey final. continue reading »

Spain’s Energy Giant Repsol Sells Assets to Shell in $6BN Deal

Spain’s Energy Giant Repsol Sells Assets to Shell in $6BN Deal

Spanish energy giant Repsol SA said Tuesday that it agreed to sell a package of liquefied natural gas assets to Royal Dutch Shell Plc in a transaction valued at $6.65 billion. continue reading »

Over a Thousand Iberia Flights Cancelled as Labor Strike Looms Closer

Over a Thousand Iberia Flights Cancelled as Labor Strike Looms Closer

Spanish airline carrier Iberia has canceled 1,300 flights as the planned labor strikes loom closer. The strikes called for from March 4-8 and 18-22 are a result of layoffs and restructuring. continue reading »

Treasurer of Spain’s Governing Party Forced to Surrender Passport

Treasurer of Spain’s Governing Party Forced to Surrender Passport

In Spain news, Sen. Luis Barcenas has been ordered to surrender his passport after he was found with nearly $30 million in Swiss bank accounts. Barcenas is treasurer of the ruling Popular Party. continue reading »

Nadal Says Mexican Open Will be Good Test for Knee

Nadal Says Mexican Open Will be Good Test for Knee

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who is on the comeback trail after a seven-month hiatus due to an injury, said this week's Mexican Open will provide a good test for his left knee. continue reading »

Spaniard David Ferrer Wins Second Capo Claro Tournament

Spaniard David Ferrer Wins Second Capo Claro Tournament

In Latino sports news, Spaniard David Ferrer won his second Copa Claro tennis tournament putting him in the tennis history books. Ferrer is the first player to achieve back to back title at Copa in 35 years. continue reading »