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Barca Crushes Cordoba (5-0) en Route to Copa Quarterfinals

Barca Crushes Cordoba (5-0) en Route to Copa Quarterfinals

Usually left out of the starting 11 in recent weeks, David Villa made a statement here Thursday, scoring twice to lead FC Barcelona to a 5-0 rout of Cordoba and set up a meeting with Malaga in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. continue reading »

Bomb Blast Kills Spanish Soldier in Afghanistan

Bomb Blast Kills Spanish Soldier in Afghanistan

A Spanish soldier died Friday in a bomb blast in Afghanistan, Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria said. continue reading »

Spanish PM Rajoy Announces Spanish-Algerian Business Summit for March

Spanish PM Rajoy Announces Spanish-Algerian Business Summit for March

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced Thursday that business leaders from his country and Algeria will gather here in March for a summit to explore investment opportunities. continue reading »

Spain’s FC Barcelona Once Again Named Soccer Club of the Year

Spain’s FC Barcelona Once Again Named Soccer Club of the Year

Spain's FC Barcelona has once again been named soccer club of the year by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics, or IFFHS. continue reading »

5 Match Suspension for Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos

5 Match Suspension for Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos

Spain's soccer federation imposed a five-match suspension Thursday on Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos in the wake of his ejection from a Copa del Rey clash against Celta. Besides the automatic one-game suspension for the expulsion, the defender will miss four other matches because of his abusive comments toward the officials at Wednesday's game in Madrid, the federation said. continue reading »

Lakers Lose 5th Consecutive  - Gasol, Howard Still Out as Team Loses to Spurs

Lakers Lose 5th Consecutive - Gasol, Howard Still Out as Team Loses to Spurs

The Los Angeles Lakers' downward spiral continued against the well-oiled San Antonio Spurs, who held off a late rally by the visiting team for a 108-105 victory. continue reading »

EU Must Adopt Minimum Wage, Says Eurogroup

EU Must Adopt Minimum Wage, Says Eurogroup

The EU should adopt a minimum wage and other measures of solidarity to ensure that the European Union's "social dimension" does not disappear amid a bloc-wide austerity drive, Eurogroup President Jean-Claude Juncker said Thursday. continue reading »

Chile’s ‘No’ Makes Final Oscars Cut, Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Chile’s ‘No’ Makes Final Oscars Cut, Nominated for Best Foreign Language Film

Chile’s No, starring Gael Garcia Bernal, has made the final cut, and is officially a Oscar nominee in the Foreign Film category. In 1988, due to international pressure, Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet, is forced continue reading »

No Oscar Nomination for Javier Bardem in ‘Skyfall’

No Oscar Nomination for Javier Bardem in ‘Skyfall’

Spain's Javier Bardem will not be in the running for a best supporting actor Oscar in the 85th Academy Awards, whose nominations were unveiled on Thursday. continue reading »

Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Real Madrid to Copa del Rey Quarterfinals

Cristiano Ronaldo Leads Real Madrid to Copa del Rey Quarterfinals

Cristiano Ronaldo's hat trick powered Real Madrid to a 4-0 victory in Madrid Wednesday over Celta to set up a clash with Valencia in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey. continue reading »

Spain Wants Lenient Treatment for Angel Carromero on His Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

Spain Wants Lenient Treatment for Angel Carromero on His Vehicular Manslaughter Charges

The treatment board of a prison in the north-central Spanish province of Segovia has proposed that Angel Carromero, who was extradited from Cuba after being convicted there of vehicular manslaughter, be granted open-regime, or semi-free, status. continue reading »

SPAIN: Deputy Mayor Resigns As a Result of 2012 Halloween Party Tragedy

SPAIN: Deputy Mayor Resigns As a Result of 2012 Halloween Party Tragedy

Madrid Deputy Mayor Miguel Angel Villanueva resigned Wednesday, two months after the Halloween party tragedy that resulted in the deaths of five young women in a human stampede, officials told Efe. continue reading »

Spain’s Rubén Belloso Adorna Creates Amazingly Realistic Pastel Art (PHOTOS)

Spain’s Rubén Belloso Adorna Creates Amazingly Realistic Pastel Art (PHOTOS)

Artist Rubén Belloso Adorna, of Seville, Spain has created some of the most realistic looking faces we’ve ever seen. Perhaps even more impressive is the fact that he creates them using pastels. continue reading »

Spain’s Repsol Begins Oil Production at “Megafield” in Brazil

Spain’s Repsol Begins Oil Production at “Megafield” in Brazil

Spanish oil major Repsol has begun commercial production at the pre-salt Sapinhoa "megafield" after connecting a producing well to an FPSO with the capacity to extract 120,000 barrels of oil per day. continue reading »

Without Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard Lakers Struggle, Lose 4th Game in a Row

Without Pau Gasol, Dwight Howard Lakers Struggle, Lose 4th Game in a Row

Point guard Steve Nash achieved a career milestone by dishing out his 10,000th assist, but the injury-riddled Los Angeles Lakers plunged deeper into crisis with a 125-112 loss to the Houston Rockets. continue reading »