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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 »

Spain Releases Development Aid to Mali

Spain Releases Development Aid to Mali

Spain will release to Mali development aid frozen since the March 2012 coup and Madrid will provide support to the African country for its political transition and to train its police, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo said Sunday. continue reading »

Spain’s Wine Books Win 4 Gourmand Awards in Paris

Spain’s Wine Books Win 4 Gourmand Awards in Paris

Spain garnered four Gourmand awards - considered some of the most prestigious in the sector - for the year's best books about wines and beverages. continue reading »

Spanish Woman Accused of Murdering Husband to Appear in Pennsylvania Court

Spanish Woman Accused of Murdering Husband to Appear in Pennsylvania Court

Spanish citizen Maria Reyes Garcia-Pellon, who allegedly murdered her husband - former pro basketball player Matthew White - two weeks ago, is to appear at a preliminary court hearing in the city of Media, Pennsylvania, where a judge will determine if judicial proceedings should commence. continue reading »

Son-in-Law says Spanish Royals, Wife not Involved in his Business

Son-in-Law says Spanish Royals, Wife not Involved in his Business

The son-in-law of Spanish King Juan Carlos, Iñaki Urdangarin, testified Saturday that the royal household never authorized or endorsed the business operations of his non-profit Noos Institute, adding that his wife, the Infanta Cristina, took no part in the activities of the foundation which presumably embezzled millions of euros in public funds. continue reading »

Anti-austerity Protest in Spain Draws Thousands

Anti-austerity Protest in Spain Draws Thousands

Thousands of people demonstrated Saturday in this capital and other Spanish cities against austerity measures implemented by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's government. In the Spanish capital, four columns of protesters made their way from different points of the metropolis to the downtown Fountain of Neptune. continue reading »