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King of Spain Journalism Prize Winners Announced

King of Spain Journalism Prize Winners Announced

The recipients of the 30th edition of the King of Spain Journalism Prizes were announced here Thursday by a jury that praised the "excellent quality" of the 242 pieces submitted for consideration. continue reading »

16 Spanish Chefs Fight Child Malnutrition in Latin America

16 Spanish Chefs Fight Child Malnutrition in Latin America

Sixteen famous Spanish chefs plan to cook up a storm on Feb. 11 at a like number of Madrid luxury stores, with the proceeds from the sale of meals going to fight child malnutrition in Latin America. continue reading »

Spanish Unemployment Rate Now Over 26%

Spanish Unemployment Rate Now Over 26%

Spain's unemployment rate hit 26.02 percent in 2012, with more than 5.9 million people jobless, the Spanish National Statistics Institute, or INE, said Thursday. A total of 187,300 people were added to jobless rolls in the fourth quarter of continue reading »

Real Madrid, Sevilla Head to Copa del Rey Semifinals

Real Madrid, Sevilla Head to Copa del Rey Semifinals

Real Madrid and Sevilla advanced to the semifinals of the Copa del Rey with wins Wednesday over Valencia and Zaragoza, respectively. continue reading »

Spain to Investigate Civil War Crimes

Spain to Investigate Civil War Crimes

A Spanish court on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the Italian military's 1937-1939 aerial bombardments of Barcelona, the first such judicial probe of Spanish Civil War-era crimes. continue reading »

European Union Fines Portugal’s Telecom and Spain’s Telefonica

European Union Fines Portugal’s Telecom and Spain’s Telefonica

The European Commission imposed a 79-million-euro ($104.96-million) fine Wednesday on Spain's Telefonica and Portugal Telecom for agreeing not to compete against each other in the Iberian market. continue reading »

Angel Carromero Makes Public Appearance at PP Event in Spain

Angel Carromero Makes Public Appearance at PP Event in Spain

The head of the New Generations of the Popular Party of Madrid, Angel Carromero, who was sentenced to four years in prison in Cuba for negligent homicide, on Tuesday attended his first public event since being returned to Spain on Dec. 29. continue reading »

Spain’s Economy Contract 1.3%, Unemployment Hovers Around 26%

Spain’s Economy Contract 1.3%, Unemployment Hovers Around 26%

The Spanish economy contracted 1.3 percent in 2012, with the recession intensifying in the last quarter of the year and the gross domestic product falling 0.60 percent, compared to the previous quarter, while the unemployment rate neared 26 percent, the Bank of Spain said Wednesday. continue reading »

Sami Khedira: Real Madrid Needs Better Defense, No More Easy Goals

Sami Khedira: Real Madrid Needs Better Defense, No More Easy Goals

German center-fielder Sami Khedira engaged in some self-criticism for the bad run Real Madrid has had and emphasized the team's improvement after speaking continue reading »

Banco Santander’s Emilio Botin Says He’s Only Looking to Buy in Brazil, Not Sell

Banco Santander’s Emilio Botin Says He’s Only Looking to Buy in Brazil, Not Sell

Banco Santander chairman Emilio Botin denied Tuesday that he is selling his company's assets in Brazil and said his bank is only interested in "buying" in the continue reading »

Spain Saw Increase in Tourism in 2012, 57.7 Million People Visited

Spain Saw Increase in Tourism in 2012, 57.7 Million People Visited

Spain welcomed 57.7 million foreign tourists in 2012, up 2.7 percent from the previous year, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Tuesday. continue reading »

Ferrer Beats Fellow Spaniard Almagro to Advance in Australian Open

Ferrer Beats Fellow Spaniard Almagro to Advance in Australian Open

Spain's David Ferrer, the No. 4 seed, staged a furious comeback against countryman Nicolas Almagro and walked away with a 4-6, 4-6, 7-5, 7-6 (7-4), 6-2 win in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open on Tuesday. continue reading »

Negotiation to Bring Brazil’s Kaka Back to AC Milan from Real Madrid Falls Apart

Negotiation to Bring Brazil’s Kaka Back to AC Milan from Real Madrid Falls Apart

Negotiations aimed at bringing Brazilian midfielder Kaka back to AC Milan from Real Madrid have ended in failure, the Italian club's chief executive said Monday. continue reading »

Spanish Chefs Honored as Cultural Ambassadors

Spanish Chefs Honored as Cultural Ambassadors

The Spanish Foreign Trade Institute, or ICEX, and the Guarantee of Origin and Quality, or DOC, of Rioja wines paid tribute Tuesday at the Madrid Fusion gastronomic fair to Spanish chefs continue reading »

Spain Did Not Meet 2012 Deficit Goals EC Assumes

Spain Did Not Meet 2012 Deficit Goals EC Assumes

The European Commission said in a report issued Tuesday that it was assuming that Spain did not achieve the goal of reducing its public-sector deficit to less than 6.3 percent of the gross domestic product in 2012. continue reading »