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Rajoy Denies Receiving Under-the-Table Payments from PP

Rajoy Denies Receiving Under-the-Table Payments from PP

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday denied allegations that he received secret cash payments from the ruling conservative Popular Party and said he will release his income statements next week to clear up any doubts. continue reading »

Spanish Marketing Exec: U.S. Needs to Tap Into Soccer Market

Spanish Marketing Exec: U.S. Needs to Tap Into Soccer Market

Spanish-born marketing executive Vicente Navarro says U.S. companies need to tap into Hispanics' passion for soccer in their bid to reach out to that important consumer segment ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil and beyond. continue reading »

Are Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Baby No. 2?

Are Penelope Cruz and Javier Bardem Expecting Baby No. 2?

Both the New York Post and Us Weekly are reporting that Penelope Cruz and husband Javier Bardem are expecting their second bundle of joy. continue reading »

Tennis Great Rafael Nadal Ready for His Comeback

Tennis Great Rafael Nadal Ready for His Comeback

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal said Friday upon his arrival in Chile that he is ready to start his comeback despite lingering discomfort in his left knee. continue reading »

Spain Prime Minister Rajoy to Address Country on Corruption Allegations this Weekend

Spain Prime Minister Rajoy to Address Country on Corruption Allegations this Weekend

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will speak publicly Saturday about corruption allegations implicating the ruling conservative Popular Party's former treasurer and reports of alleged payments to party leaders from a slush fund. continue reading »

Spanish Popular Party Continues to Deny Malfeasance

Spanish Popular Party Continues to Deny Malfeasance

Spain's governing Popular Party said Thursday that its financial arrangements are managed "in accord with legality and complying with tax obligations," responding to a press report about an alleged secret ledger. continue reading »

Spanish Navy Compiles Database of 1,500 Shipwrecks

Spanish Navy Compiles Database of 1,500 Shipwrecks

The Spanish navy has documented 1,580 shipwrecks in a database created in 2011 to track all the ships lost at sea based on information in the naval archives, the Defense Ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

Copa del Rey Semis: Atletico Madrid Grabs 2-1 Win Over Sevilla FC

Copa del Rey Semis: Atletico Madrid Grabs 2-1 Win Over Sevilla FC

Atletico Madrid edged Sevilla 2-1 here Thursday in an exciting, hard-fought first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal. Three players were ejected and all three goals came on penalties. continue reading »

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid Welcomes “The Birth of Modern Art” Exhibitions

Madrid has been transformed into a festival of art, thanks to the two exhibitions that the Mapfre Foundation has dedicated to the birth of modern art. continue reading »

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya Painting Goes Unsold at Sotheby’s Auction Despite $5.5M Bid

Francisco Jose de Goya's portrait of his grandson went unsold Thursday in an auction of works by Old Masters at Sotheby's New York. The highest bid for "Portrait of Mariano Goya," was $5.5 million, short of the undisclosed reserve price continue reading »

British Archaeologist Says Neanderthals Sang Opera

British Archaeologist Says Neanderthals Sang Opera

Neanderthals sang opera, British archaeologist Steven Mithen, originator of the theory that music was used as a form of pre-linguistic communication by these pre-historic people, told Efe. continue reading »

Spain Remembers 40th Anniversary of Late Author Miguel Delibes’s Election to RAE

Spain Remembers 40th Anniversary of Late Author Miguel Delibes’s Election to RAE

A writer who was skeptical, reticent, disillusioned and, above all, aware of his scant influence within the Royal Spanish Academy, or RAE, the late Miguel Delibes always sought in his novels depicting provincial life to enrich his native tongue. continue reading »

Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei’s Work Being Exhibited at Spanish Musem

Chinese Dissident Ai Weiwei’s Work Being Exhibited at Spanish Musem

The first exhibition in a Spanish museum of the work of Chinese artist and dissident Ai Weiwei, under house arrest in his homeland and stripped of his passport for his criticism of the government, shows his obsession for truth and falsehood. continue reading »

Spainish Archaeologists in Egypt Find 3550-Year-Old Sarcophagus

Spainish Archaeologists in Egypt Find 3550-Year-Old Sarcophagus

The discovery of a 3,550-year-old child's sarcophagus near the southern Egyptian city of Luxor could shed light on a little-known period of Ancient Egypt, Jose Manuel Galan, continue reading »

Are Alec Baldwin and Spanish Wife, Hilaria Thomas, Expecting a Child?

Are Alec Baldwin and Spanish Wife, Hilaria Thomas, Expecting a Child?

According to multiple sources, including In Touch magazine, Alec Baldwin and his Spanish-born wife, Hilaria Thomas, are expecting their first child together. Baldwin and Thomas were married in New York in June of 2012, and it continue reading »