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The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

The Netherlands Slaughter Spain in First World Cup Match

The Netherlands routed Spain 5-1 Friday in both teams' first match of the 2014 World Cup, as the Dutch avenged their loss to La Roja in the 2010 final. continue reading »

Spain to Partially Privatize Airport Manager, Rail Service

Spain to Partially Privatize Airport Manager, Rail Service

Spain's government on Friday approved the partial privatization of state-owned airport manager Aena Aeropuertos and the entry of a private operator in the passenger-rail sector. continue reading »

Spain’s Public Debt Climbs to $1.3 Trillion

Spain’s Public Debt Climbs to $1.3 Trillion

Spain's public debt grew 7.12 percent in the first quarter of 2014 to 989.9 billion euros ($1.3 trillion), or a record 96.8 percent of gross domestic product. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Trades Fabregas to Chelsea for $45 Million

FC Barcelona Trades Fabregas to Chelsea for $45 Million

FC Barcelona and Chelsea have reached an agreement for the transfer of Spanish international Cesc Fabregas to the London club for a fee of 33 million euros ($44.7 million). continue reading »

Spain Calls for Closer Cooperation Between U.N., Regional Organizations

Spain Calls for Closer Cooperation Between U.N., Regional Organizations

Spain called before the U.N. Security Council for expanded cooperation between the United Nations and regional organizations in peacekeeping operations with the aim of guaranteeing the "efficacy" and "coherence" of those missions. continue reading »

Taxi Drivers Across Europe Protest Uber Application

Taxi Drivers Across Europe Protest Uber Application

Thousands of taxi drivers in large European cities protested Wednesday against smartphone car-paging applications like Uber, although the European Commission defended them as beneficial to consumers. continue reading »

Spanish Parliament Approves Abdication Law

Spanish Parliament Approves Abdication Law

The lower house of Spain's Parliament on Wednesday voted by a wide majority to pass the law approving the abdication of King Juan Carlos, whose son, Crown Prince Felipe, will ascend to the throne next week. continue reading »

Spaniards Close to Locating Cervantes’ Remains

Spaniards Close to Locating Cervantes’ Remains

Researchers searching for the remains of Miguel de Cervantes in the church of the Trinitarian convent in Madrid have found five places where he could be buried, including the church crypt, where they will begin looking since it is the area most easily accessible. continue reading »

King Juan Carlos and Family Host Mexico’s President Peña Nieto

King Juan Carlos and Family Host Mexico’s President Peña Nieto

Spain's King Juan Carlos on Monday presented the Order of Isabella the Catholic to Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and the Great Cross of Isabella the Catholic to first lady Angelica Rivero at a ceremony in Madrid. continue reading »

King Juan Carlos Presides Over Last Armed Forces Day Parade

King Juan Carlos Presides Over Last Armed Forces Day Parade

Spain's King Juan Carlos, who announced last week that that he was abdicating in favor of his son, presided on Sunday over his last Armed Forces Day ceremony as supreme commander. continue reading »

Spanish Government Closer to Granting Dual Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Spanish Government Closer to Granting Dual Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Spain's Cabinet approved a draft bill to permit dual citizenship to all Sephardic Jews who apply for it and to recognize that status for the entire time they are able to retain the nationality of their country of origin. continue reading »

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Spain's King Juan Carlos, who announced this week his abdication in favor of Crown Prince Felipe, has been "a great friend and supporter of Latin American countries in their process of integration," former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

Spain's government on Friday approved a new 11-billion-euro ($15 billion) plan featuring 40 measures to spur growth, competitiveness and efficiency. continue reading »

Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

The proclamation of Crown Prince Felipe as Spain's next monarch "very probably" will take place on June 19, one day after King Juan Carlos approves the law regarding his abdication, official sources said Thursday. continue reading »

Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Excessive speed due to driver error caused a train accident last year in northwestern Spain that left 80 people dead and 147 injured. continue reading »