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4.7 Million Unemployed Spaniards in 2013

4.7 Million Unemployed Spaniards in 2013

Spain ended 2013 with 4.7 million people officially registered as unemployed, a reduction of more than 147,000 compared with 12 months earlier, the Employment Ministry said Friday. continue reading »

Animal Traffickers Use Same Routes as Drug Smugglers

Animal Traffickers Use Same Routes as Drug Smugglers

Criminals involved in smuggling endangered species from Latin America into Spain are using the same routes as drug traffickers, Spanish police told Efe. continue reading »

New Species of Dinosaur Found in Spain’s La Rioja Region

New Species of Dinosaur Found in Spain’s La Rioja Region

Spanish researcher Ignacio Diaz Martinez says fossilized footprints found in northern Spain's La Rioja region point to the existence of a previously unknown species of dinosaur. Study of the footprints indicates that large number of a tall, bipedal, carnivorous dinosaur inhabited La Rioja 120 million years ago, Diaz told Efe. continue reading »

3 Spaniards to Bring Postapocalyptic Film to Hollywood

3 Spaniards to Bring Postapocalyptic Film to Hollywood

Produced by Jaume Collet-Serra and Juan Sola and directed by Miguel Angel Vivas, "Welcome to Harmony" will be an English-language Hollywood movie made by three Spaniards. continue reading »

Foreign Tourists Spend $76 Billion in Spain

Foreign Tourists Spend $76 Billion in Spain

Foreign tourists who visited Spain between January and November spent 55.9 billion euros ($76.5 billion), 8.7 percent more than during the same period in 2012, the Industry, Energy and Tourism Ministry said Thursday. continue reading »

Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

Victor Valdes Says He’s Ready to Return to Play for FC Barcelona

FC Barcelona and Spanish national team goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who has been out with an injury for more than a month, said on Twitter that he was ready to return to action. continue reading »

Spanish Royal Family’s Christmas Message Emphasizes Unity

Spanish Royal Family’s Christmas Message Emphasizes Unity

King Juan Carlos on Tuesday urged Spaniards to build their future together, using his traditional Christmas message to stress the "many, many things" that unite them. continue reading »

Spain Distributes $3 Billion in Its Annual ‘El Gordo’ Christmas Lottery

Spain Distributes $3 Billion in Its Annual ‘El Gordo’ Christmas Lottery

The total winnings in Spain's Christmas lottery this year totaled more than $3 billion and the year's most anticipated and popular national raffle will certainly help to alleviate the circumstances of many families adversely affected by the country's economic crisis. continue reading »

Spanish Filmmaker Brings Bill Collectors’ Telephonic Terrorism to Short Film

Spanish Filmmaker Brings Bill Collectors’ Telephonic Terrorism to Short Film

Journalist and moviemaker Miguel Parra opens one of the most painful wounds suffered by those in debt, the telephonic harassment they endure from businesses calling about unpaid bills, in his first fictional short film "Sin Respuesta" (No Answer), starring Natalia Mateo. continue reading »

EU to Scrutinize Telefonica’s Bid to Purchase E-Plus

EU to Scrutinize Telefonica’s Bid to Purchase E-Plus

The European Commission on Friday opened an in-depth investigation into Dutch telecom Royal KPN's agreement to sell its German mobile arm, E-Plus, to Spain's Telefonica, saying it could violate European merger regulations. continue reading »

Spaniard Starts Jet-Ski Journey From Cuba to Mexico

Spaniard Starts Jet-Ski Journey From Cuba to Mexico

Spanish navigator Alvaro de Marichalar left Havana en route to Cancun, Mexico, to complete another stage of his jet-ski journey commemorating the 500 years since the discovery of the Pacific Ocean by Vasco Núñez de Balboa. continue reading »

Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

Huge Increase in Spanish Doctors Looking to Emigrate

The number of Spanish doctors who this year have asked Spain's OMC medical association to certify their qualifications so that they may work abroad has increased by 36 percent compared to 2012. continue reading »

FC Barcelona Locks Up Andres Iniesta Until 2018

FC Barcelona Locks Up Andres Iniesta Until 2018

FC Barcelona star midfielder Andres Iniesta has agreed to a contract extension that will keep him at Camp Nou at least until 2018, the club's president, Sandro Rosell, announced Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Shuffling Players Preparing for Field in Valencia

Real Madrid Shuffling Players Preparing for Field in Valencia

Real Madrid defender Marcelo returned to practice Tuesday at the club's training facilities in Valdebebas, a Madrid suburb, while Sergio Ramos was absent for a second straight day and Gareth Bale had an injury scare. The club, which is gearing up for its match against Olimpic de Xativa, saw Bale go down with a calf injury after making a kick. continue reading »

Penelope Cruz Named Hottest Celebrity Body

Penelope Cruz Named Hottest Celebrity Body

Penelope Cruz has the hottest celebrity body of 2013, according to the list drawn up by Fitness Magazine, which places the Spanish actress ahead of showbiz colleagues like Jennifer Lawrence and Sandra Bullock. "'The Counselor' star welcomed her second child, daughter Luna, in July and popped back up on the red carpet in amazing shape just three months after giving birth," the magazine said. continue reading »