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Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Spanish University Brings Sustainable Energy to Colombian Town

Northwestern Spain's University of Santiago de Compostela is leading a project to create "sustainable energy communities" in Colombia, providing free electricity to residents of La Primavera, a town in the so-called "FARC zone," officials said. continue reading »

Real Sociedad Defeats Barcelona Thanks to “Chory” Castro’s 2 Goals

Real Sociedad Defeats Barcelona Thanks to “Chory” Castro’s 2 Goals

Two goals by the Uruguayan Gonzalo "Chory" Castro led home team Real Sociedad to a 3-2 win over league-leader Barcelona after trailing 0-2 in the first half. continue reading »

Spanish Prime Minister Reacts to Controversy Surrounding Popular Party

Spanish Prime Minister Reacts to Controversy Surrounding Popular Party

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy pledged here Saturday not to "waver" if irregularities are found to have occurred within his conservative Popular Party. continue reading »

Spain’s Largest Banks Hit Record High for Bad Loans

Spain’s Largest Banks Hit Record High for Bad Loans

The proportion of non-performing loans held by Spain's large banks, regional savings banks, or "cajas," and other lending institutions hit a new record high of 11.38 percent in November. continue reading »

Spain to Dispatch Military Transport, Trainers to Mali

Spain to Dispatch Military Transport, Trainers to Mali

Spain will contribute to the French-led European Union operation against Islamist militants in Mali by dispatching a Hercules military transport aircraft and as many as 50 military trainers, Defense Minister Pedro Morenes said Friday. continue reading »

Cultural Center in Miami Exhibits Photos of Spain from Last 60 Years

Cultural Center in Miami Exhibits Photos of Spain from Last 60 Years

An exhibit here of the work of Spain's greatest photographers, from black-and-white images of the impoverished post-civil-war period to intense color photos capturing the "movida madrileña" counter-cultural movement, documents the recent societal transformations in the Iberian nation. continue reading »

“Delighted” Nadal Happy to Make ATP Return in Viña del Mar, Chile

“Delighted” Nadal Happy to Make ATP Return in Viña del Mar, Chile

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal, who has been out of action for six months due to a knee injury, said he is "delighted" to make his return to the ATP Tour at a Feb. 4-10 clay-court event in the Chilean resort city of Viña del Mar. continue reading »

Spanish Popular Party Investigating Ex-Treasurer’s Swiss Bank Accounts

Spanish Popular Party Investigating Ex-Treasurer’s Swiss Bank Accounts

Top leaders of Spain's ruling conservative Popular Party, headed by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, have called a meeting to discuss revelations that the party's former treasurer, ex-Sen. Luis Barcenas, held 22 million euros ($29.3 million) in Swiss bank accounts. continue reading »

Atletico Cleans Up Agianst Betis in 2-0 Copa del Rey Quarterfinal Win

Atletico Cleans Up Agianst Betis in 2-0 Copa del Rey Quarterfinal Win

Atletico Madrid beat Real Betis 2-0 here Thursday in the first leg of their Copa del Rey quarterfinal matchup. The home side prevailed thanks to first-half offensive firewor continue reading »

Spainish Companies’ Investment in U.S. Up More Than 300% Since 2006

Spainish Companies’ Investment in U.S. Up More Than 300% Since 2006

Investment by Spanish companies in the United States has more than tripled since 2006 to $50 billion, Washington's envoy to Spain said here Thursday. Ambassador Alan D. Solomont also took the opportunity to e continue reading »

Spain’s Nadal Set to Return, Knee Healing Well

Spain’s Nadal Set to Return, Knee Healing Well

Spanish tennis star Rafael Nadal is in the "final stages" of recovery from a knee injury and is on course to return to the ATP Tour next month, the head of the Spanish Tennis Federation's medical team continue reading »

Former Barca Coach Pep Guardiola Signs with Bayern Munich

Former Barca Coach Pep Guardiola Signs with Bayern Munich

Josep "Pep" Guardiola, former manager of Spanish soccer powerhouse FC Barcelona, has agreed to take the helm of Bayern Munich at the conclusion of this season, the German club confirmed on Wednesday. continue reading »

SPAIN: Number of Registered Foreigners Drops, First Time in 15 Years

SPAIN: Number of Registered Foreigners Drops, First Time in 15 Years

The number of foreigners registered in Spain at the beginning of January 2012 fell for the first time in the last 15 years, official figures released Wednesday show. A total of 5,736,258 people of foreign origin were registered in Spain on Jan. continue reading »

Pieces of Spanish Ship Ulpiano Surface 142 Years after Sinking

Pieces of Spanish Ship Ulpiano Surface 142 Years after Sinking

The North Sea has released several pieces of historic flotsam that have washed up along the German coast on the island of Suederoog, including the Spanish ship Ulpiano, which ran aground at Christmas 1870, the press reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Number of Foreigners in Spain Drops for First Time in 15 Years

Number of Foreigners in Spain Drops for First Time in 15 Years

The number of foreigners registered in Spain at the beginning of January 2012 fell for the first time in the last 15 years, official figures released Wednesday show. continue reading »