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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 »

U.S. Praise for King Juan Carlos as He Announces His Abdication

U.S. Praise for King Juan Carlos as He Announces His Abdication

The White House, political personalities and the major U.S. media outlets on Monday emphasized the leadership of Spain's King Juan Carlos, who hours earlier had announced his abdication, during his country's transition to democracy. continue reading »

Mariano Rajoy Announces Plan to Boost Employment

Mariano Rajoy Announces Plan to Boost Employment

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Saturday his government will approve new job-creation measures before the summer, including modernizing the public employment service and lowering the corporate tax rate. continue reading »

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

UEFA Sanctions Real Madrid for Fans’ Racism During Match

Real Madrid faces punishment for racist conduct by fans during an April 23 Champions League match between the Blancos and Bayern Munich, UEFA, European soccer's governing body, announced Friday. continue reading »

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police Arrest 6 Suspects in Anti-Terror Raids at Spanish North African Enclave

Police have dismantled a ring in the Spanish North African enclave of Melilla that recruited and sent jihadist terrorists to Mali and Libya, arresting six people thus far in the ongoing operation. continue reading »

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

Spanish Court Sentences Politician to 8 Years in Prison for Embezzlement

A former official in eastern Spain's Valencia region was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for his part in embezzling the better part of 1.8 million euros ($2.45 million) intended for aid projects in Nicaragua. continue reading »

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid Takes Home Champions League Title

Real Madrid secured its long-awaited 10th Champions League title with a 4-1 overtime victory here Saturday over crosstown rival Atletico Madrid, which led 1-0 until the 93rd minute. continue reading »

Millennials Drive Sales of Spanish Wine in U.S.

Millennials Drive Sales of Spanish Wine in U.S.

So-called Millennials are behind the rising sales of Spanish wines in the United States, and "will drive them in the future," according to the director of Wines from Spain, a division of the Spanish Trade Commission. continue reading »

Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain Named No. 2 Destination in World for Shopping Tourism

Spain in 2012 was, after France, the country where foreign tourists spent the most money and it is continuing to consolidate its image as a shopping destination, above all among tourists from Latin America, the Middle East and Africa. continue reading »

Spain Honors “Mafalda” Creator with Communications Prize

Spain Honors “Mafalda” Creator with Communications Prize

Argentine cartoonist Joaquin Salvador Lavado, known by his pen name Quino and for his comic strip "Mafalda," has been named as this year's recipient of Spain's Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities. continue reading »