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Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

FC Barcelona evaded 9.1 million euros ($12.5 million) in taxes on the deal that brought Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva to the club, according to a report from Spain's tax agency, judicial sources told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Prince Felipe Ascends to Spanish Throne on June 18

Prince Felipe Ascends to Spanish Throne on June 18

Spain's crown prince will be proclaimed King Felipe VI on June 18 before Parliament in Madrid, legislative officials said Tuesday. continue reading »

U.S. Praise for King Juan Carlos as He Announces His Abdication

U.S. Praise for King Juan Carlos as He Announces His Abdication

The White House, political personalities and the major U.S. media outlets on Monday emphasized the leadership of Spain's King Juan Carlos, who hours earlier had announced his abdication, during his country's transition to democracy. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Announces Plan to Boost Employment

Mariano Rajoy Announces Plan to Boost Employment

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday his government will approve new job-creation measures before the summer, including modernizing the public employment service and lowering the corporate tax rate. continue reading »

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

Real Madrid faces punishment for racist conduct by fans during an April 23 Champions League match between the Blancos and Bayern Munich, UEFA, European soccer's governing body, announced Friday. continue reading »

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police have dismantled a ring in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla that recruited and sent jihadist terrorists to Mali and Libya, arresting six people thus far in the ongoing operation. continue reading »

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

A former official in eastern Spain's Valencia region was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for his part in embezzling the better part of 1.8 million euros ($2.45 million) intended for aid projects in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid secured its long-awaited 10th Champions League title with a 4-1 overtime victory here Saturday over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which led 1-0 until the 93rd minute. continue reading »

Millennials Drive Sales of Spanish Wine in U.S.

Millennials Drive Sales of Spanish Wine in U.S.

So-called Millennials are behind the rising sales of Spanish wines in the United States, and "will drive them in the future," according to the director of Wines from Spain, a division of the Spanish Trade Commission. continue reading »

Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain in 2012 was, after France, the country where foreign tourists spent the most money and it is continuing to consolidate its image as a shopping destination, above all among tourists from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. continue reading »

Spain Honors “Mafalda” Creator with Communications Prize

Spain Honors “Mafalda” Creator with Communications Prize

Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, known by his pen name Quino and for his comic strip "Mafalda," has been named as this year's recipient of Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. continue reading »

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, Former Barca Player is New Head Coach of Team

Luis Enrique, who scored 109 goals for FC Barcelona as a player, is returning to the organization as head coach, the club said Monday. continue reading »

500 Migrants Attempt Break-In to Spanish Enclave

500 Migrants Attempt Break-In to Spanish Enclave

Close to 500 sub-Saharan African migrants tried Saturday to break into this Spanish city in North Africa by climbing over the border fence at a point near the local Chinatown. continue reading »

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

FC Barcelona’s Puyol Retires from Professional Soccer

Veteran defender and long-time team captain Carles Puyol said his goodbye to FC Barcelona on Thursday, signaling his retirement from professional soccer after a glittering career spent entirely with the Catalan club. continue reading »

American Explorer Hopes Spain, Haiti Will Cooperate on Santa Maria

American Explorer Hopes Spain, Haiti Will Cooperate on Santa Maria

The U.S. marine explorer who thinks he's found the wreckage of Christopher Columbus' flagship off the coast of Haiti said Wednesday he was confident that there would be cooperation between the Spanish and Haitian governments in excavating the remains of the sunken vessel that he says is the Santa Maria. continue reading »