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Messi Will Stay with FC Barcelona Through June 2018

Messi Will Stay with FC Barcelona Through June 2018

Soccer star Lionel Messi has agreed to a new contract with FC Barcelona, and it will keep him with Barca through June 2018. The 25-year-old from Argentina has proven time and t continue reading »

Lionel Messi Working with UN Children’s Fund to Help End Infant Mortality

Lionel Messi Working with UN Children’s Fund to Help End Infant Mortality

Argentine soccer star Lionel Messi, holder of the new record for most goals in a calendar year, called on Monday for action to end infant mortality. continue reading »

Argentina’s Eduardo Relero Creates Amazing Optical Illusions

Argentina’s Eduardo Relero Creates Amazing Optical Illusions

Often spending as long as two weeks on a piece, Argentinian street artist Eduardo Relero is the artist behind some of the most amazing large-scale optical illusions. continue reading »

Expert:  Spain Has ‘Very Solid’ and ‘Respected’ Image Abroad

Expert:  Spain Has ‘Very Solid’ and ‘Respected’ Image Abroad

Spain's image abroad is "very solid" and "respected," with the negative effects of the economic crisis being just a temporary factor that will not affect the country's permanent value, Brand Spain High Commissioner Carlos Espinosa de los Monteros said. continue reading »

Three Arrested in Panama for Murder of Two Spanish Businessmen

Three Arrested in Panama for Murder of Two Spanish Businessmen

Three people are in custody in connection with the murder of two Spanish businessmen in Panama, diplomatic sources here told Efe Friday. continue reading »

Radamel Falcao and Atletico Madrid Prepare for FC Barcelona Match

Radamel Falcao and Atletico Madrid Prepare for FC Barcelona Match

Atletico Madrid striker Radamel Falcao showed clear signs of recovery from a muscle injury and will be available for this weekend's much-anticipated match against unbeaten FC Barcelona at Camp Nou. continue reading »

Cuba to Send Spaniard Home to Finish His Prison Sentence

Cuba to Send Spaniard Home to Finish His Prison Sentence

A Spaniard jailed in Cuba in connection with a road accident that resulted in the death of prominent dissident Oswaldo Paya will be sent back to Spain, possibly before the end of the year, to serve the rest of his four-year sentence. continue reading »

Spain Shows Support to Pakistani Woman Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

Spain Shows Support to Pakistani Woman Sentenced to Death for Blasphemy

The Spanish government expressed support Thursday to the family of a Pakistani Christian woman sentenced to death under the South Asian country's controversial blasphemy law. continue reading »

Hollywood Tribute for Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar

Hollywood Tribute for Spanish Director Pedro Almodovar

Pedro Almodovar unveiled the first footage from his new film, "Los amantes pasajeros" (I'm So Excited), during a Hollywood tribute to the Spanish filmmaker in the English capital. continue reading »

Spanish Population Grows by 6 Million in 10 Years, Driven by Foreigners Migrating to Country

Spanish Population Grows by 6 Million in 10 Years, Driven by Foreigners Migrating to Country

The Spanish population grew by 6 million people over the last decade (2001-2011) to reach 46.8 million inhabitants, largely due to the number of foreigners living in Spain, a segment that has tripled in that period to a total of 5.2 million. continue reading »

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Messi’s Goal Record Recognized by Guinness World Records

Guinness World Records has recognized FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi for setting a new mark for most goals in a calendar year - 88 and counting. continue reading »

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain May Publish List of Top Tax Dodgers

Spain's government is considering publishing the names of the country's "biggest tax dodgers and delinquent taxpayers," Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro said Thursday. continue reading »

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid Loses First Copa del Rey Match

Real Madrid lost 2-1 on the road Wednesday to Celta Vigo in the first leg of their round-of-16 clash in the Copa del Rey, but the reigning cup-holders can still advance to the quarterfinals with a win here next week. continue reading »

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Artifacts Sold at Auction

Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain Artifacts Sold at Auction

The collection of objects and memorabilia belonging to Queen Victoria Eugenia, grandmother of Spain's King Juan Carlos, was sold at auction here Monday for 157,000 Swiss francs ($168,000). continue reading »

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spain Microfinance Foundation Helps 1,200 Puerto Rican Projects

Spanish banking giant BBVA's Microfinance Foundation has contributed some $4.7 million over the past two years to fund 1,200 small businesses in Puerto Rico, the bank sa continue reading »