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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 »

Spain: Prime Minister Orders Audit of Popular Party’s Accounts

Spain: Prime Minister Orders Audit of Popular Party’s Accounts

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Monday he has commissioned an external audit of the governing Popular Party's accounts, an inspection that will complement a forthcoming internal audit. continue reading »

American Artist Roni Horn Wins Joan Miro International Prize

American Artist Roni Horn Wins Joan Miro International Prize

U.S. artist Roni Horn on Monday was named the winner of the 4th Joan Miro International Prize 2013, one of the most prestigious such awards in the world and which comes with a relatively large cash stipend of 70,000 euros ($93,000). continue reading »

Spanish Authorities Break Up Coke Smuggling Ring from Latin America

Spanish Authorities Break Up Coke Smuggling Ring from Latin America

Spanish police arrested seven people who were trying to smuggle 93 kilograms of cocaine into the country hidden in blocks of stone, which had been seized by Chilean customs authorities before they could be shipped to Spain. continue reading »

Recent Weather Conditions Affect Airports, Kill 3 in Spain

Recent Weather Conditions Affect Airports, Kill 3 in Spain

The wind-, rain- and snowstorm affecting a large part of Spain on the weekend, along with other European countries, has taken the lives of three people and affected rail, air and road traffic. continue reading »

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 »