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Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Chile Knocks Out Spain the Defending World Cup Champs

Spain saw its hopes of a second consecutive World Cup title shattered here Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile that signaled La Roja's elimination from the 2014 tourney. continue reading »

Spanish Senate Approves King Juan Carlos’s Abdication

Spanish Senate Approves King Juan Carlos’s Abdication

The Spanish Senate on Tuesday approved King Juan Carlos's abdication, completing the final parliamentary procedure needed for the proclamation of Felipe VI as Spain's next monarch. continue reading »

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Brazilian, Spanish Firms Investing $150 Million in Wind Farms

Spanish utility Iberdrola and Brazil's Neoenergia will partner to build three wind farms in Brazil with a total installed capacity of 84 MW. continue reading »

Dolphins Rescued Off Spanish Mediterranean Island

Dolphins Rescued Off Spanish Mediterranean Island

Agents of the Balearic Fauna Recovery Consortium, or Cofib, together with local police and biologists on Saturday morning freed 12 young dolphins on the open sea that had run aground in shallow water near the Alcudia Mar Nautical Club, off the northern coast of the Spanish Mediterranean island of Mallorca. continue reading »

Spain’s Juan Carlos, Sofia to Retain Royal Titles Following Abdication

Spain’s Juan Carlos, Sofia to Retain Royal Titles Following Abdication

Spain's King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia will retain their royal titles following the abdication of the monarch next week in favor of the couple's 46-year-old son, who will reign as King Felipe VI. continue reading »

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 »