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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 »

Spanish Government Closer to Granting Dual Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Spanish Government Closer to Granting Dual Citizenship to Sephardic Jews

Spain's Cabinet approved a draft bill to permit dual citizenship to all Sephardic Jews who apply for it and to recognize that status for the entire time they are able to retain the nationality of their country of origin. continue reading »

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Former Uruguayan President Celebrates Spanish King’s Support for LatAm

Spain's King Juan Carlos, who announced this week his abdication in favor of Crown Prince Felipe, has been "a great friend and supporter of Latin American countries in their process of integration," former Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

Spain Approves New 11-Billion-Euro Stimulus Package

Spain's government on Friday approved a new 11-billion-euro ($15 billion) plan featuring 40 measures to spur growth, competitiveness and efficiency. continue reading »

Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

Felipe Expected to be Proclaimed Spain’s New King in 2 Weeks

The proclamation of Crown Prince Felipe as Spain's next monarch "very probably" will take place on June 19, one day after King Juan Carlos approves the law regarding his abdication, official sources said Thursday. continue reading »

Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Extreme Speed, Driver Error Caused Deadly Train Crash in Spain

Excessive speed due to driver error caused a train accident last year in northwestern Spain that left 80 people dead and 147 injured. continue reading »

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Vows to Serve as United, Diverse Nation

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe Vows to Serve as United, Diverse Nation

Crown Prince Felipe, who this month will be crowned king, on Wednesday expressed his "determination and conviction" to devote all his efforts to serving "beloved Spain." continue reading »

FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

FC Barcelona Could Face 54.6-Million-Euro Fine in Neymar Case

FC Barcelona could face a maximum fine of 54.6 million euros ($74.4 million) related to last year's signing of Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva. continue reading »

Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

Spanish Agency Reports Barça Dodged $12.5 Million in Taxes on Neymar Signing

FC Barcelona evaded 9.1 million euros ($12.5 million) in taxes on the deal that brought Brazilian striker Neymar da Silva to the club, according to a report from Spain's tax agency, judicial sources told Efe Tuesday. continue reading »

Prince Felipe Ascends to Spanish Throne on June 18

Prince Felipe Ascends to Spanish Throne on June 18

Spain's crown prince will be proclaimed King Felipe VI on June 18 before Parliament in Madrid, legislative officials said Tuesday. continue reading »