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Spain Arrests Halloween Party Organizer Following Deaths of 5 People

Spain Arrests Halloween Party Organizer Following Deaths of 5 People

On Thursday, Spanish police arrested the owner of the company behind a giant Halloween party in Madrid that ended with a human stampede resulting in five deaths. continue reading »

Brand Spain, Spanish Public Broadcaster to Promote Spanish Image

Brand Spain, Spanish Public Broadcaster to Promote Spanish Image

The government's high commissioner for Brand Spain and the head of public broadcaster RTVE signed an agreement here Thursday to cooperate in promoting the image of the Iberian nation. continue reading »

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Lionel Messi Best Goal Scorer Amongst 60 Main Soccer Leagues - 2012

Argentine forward Lionel Messi of FC Barcelona was the best goal scorer of the 60 main leagues in the world in 2012, managing 50 goals in 37 games, and was also the most effective, with 1.35 goals per match, the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, or IFFHS, says. continue reading »

Evictions in Spain Rise by 15.9 Percent

Evictions in Spain Rise by 15.9 Percent

Eviction proceedings in Spanish courts rose to a record 49,702 as of Sept. 30, up 15.9 percent from the same period in 2011, the Judicial Branch General Council said Thursday. continue reading »

Rafa Benitez Hopes to Lure Barcelona’s David Villa to Chelsea

Rafa Benitez Hopes to Lure Barcelona’s David Villa to Chelsea

Chelsea coach Rafa Benitez plans to make an offer to FC Barcelona next month for forward David Villa in an effort to bolster the London club's roster, The Daily Mirror reported Wednesday. continue reading »

Spain’s Bankia Bank has Value of -$5.49 Billion

Spain’s Bankia Bank has Value of -$5.49 Billion

Bankia, which was nationalized in May at its own request, has a negative value of 4.148 billion euros ($5.49 billion), Spain's state-backed FROB bank restructuring fund said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spanish Bakery Makes World’s Largest Pastry

Spanish Bakery Makes World’s Largest Pastry

A Spanish pastry bakery created a "polvoron" - a type of shortbread - calculated to be the largest in the world and distributed it on Wednesday among 10,000 people at a mall in this southern city. continue reading »

Exports of Spanish Arms and Defense Sector Drop 44 Percent in Spain

Exports of Spanish Arms and Defense Sector Drop 44 Percent in Spain

Spain's arms exports fell 43.7 percent in the first half of the year compared with the same period in 2011, the Industry Ministry said in a report released Wednesday. continue reading »

Extreme Traffikcing:  Spanish Authorities Seize over 11 Tons of Hashish

Extreme Traffikcing:  Spanish Authorities Seize over 11 Tons of Hashish

Spanish police arrested 35 people and seized more than 11 tons of hashish, marking one of the biggest blows to traffickers of this drug in the Iberian Peninsula, officials said Wednesday. continue reading »

Spain’s Luxury Goods and Services Sector Up 15 Percent from 2011

Spain’s Luxury Goods and Services Sector Up 15 Percent from 2011

Spanish firms offering luxury goods and services will end the year with total sales of 4.79 billion euros ($6.3 billion), up 15 percent over 2011. continue reading »

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Speaks of Economic Crisis in Christmas Message to Country

Spain’s King Juan Carlos Speaks of Economic Crisis in Christmas Message to Country

Spain's King Juan Carlos on Monday defended the idea of making austerity compatible with economic growth and emphasized that the country is "part of the solution to the global crisis." continue reading »

FC Barcelona Tops 2012 Spanish Soccer League

FC Barcelona Tops 2012 Spanish Soccer League

FC Barcelona emerged as the winter champions in the Spanish soccer league for 2012 by notching three more points for an accumulated total of 49 out of 51 possible since the start of the season. continue reading »

Spain Revokes Asylum Status for Pakistani who Directed Anti-Muslim Video

Spain Revokes Asylum Status for Pakistani who Directed Anti-Muslim Video

Spanish authorities have revoked asylum for a Pakistani citizen, who filmed a defamatory video about Mohammed, for "putting the security of the Spanish state at risk," Interior Ministry officials told Efe on Saturday. continue reading »

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish Engineering Firm to Benefit from $100 Million Loan From IDB

Spanish engineering and consulting company Isolux has received a $100 million corporate loan from the Inter-American Development Bank to finance renewable energy and energy infrastructure projects in Peru and Brazil. continue reading »

Christmas Lottery Distributes $3.3 Billion in Spain

Christmas Lottery Distributes $3.3 Billion in Spain

The more than 2.5 billion euros (some $3.3 billion) distributed Saturday by Spain's Christmas lottery, the most anticipated and popular of the year, provided a breathing space for many Spaniards and immigrants, many of them jobless, amid the economic crisis the country is going through. continue reading »