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Spain Celebrates Twin Festivals Of The Devils

AP | DANIEL OCHOA de OLZA | Posted 02.04.2015 | Religion

ALMONACID DEL MARQUESADO, Spain (AP) — If you live in the central Spanish town of Almonacid del Marquesado, the devil you see may be the devil you k...

Tens Of Thousands Rally For Spanish Anti-Austerity Party

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2015 | World

By Julien Toyer MADRID, Jan 31 (Reuters) - Tens of thousands marched in Madrid on Saturday in the biggest show of support yet for Sp...

Spain's Catalans Vote For Independence In Symbolic Ballot

Reuters | Posted 01.10.2015 | World

By Inmaculada Sanz BARCELONA, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Close to two million Catalans voted on Sunday in favor of seceding from Spain, the r...

Air France Passenger Tests Negative For Ebola In Spain

AP | Posted 10.17.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — Two of four people suspected of having Ebola and admitted to hospitals in Spain have tested negative in a first round of tests, offici...

12 Things The World Can Learn From Spain

El Huffington Post | Margarita Lazaro | Posted 08.26.2014 | World

If there’s a tradition that Spain can pass on to the world, and that the world has already begun to embrace, it is the siesta. The importance of res...

Meet The Colachos, Men Who Jump Over Babies During Feast Of Corpus Christi

Religion News Service | Gil Shefler | Posted 06.16.2014 | Religion

CASTRILLO DE MURCIA, Spain (RNS) It’s been three years since Juan Jose Duenas jumped over dozens of babies to the cheers of thousands of spectators,...

Spain's King Abdicated. What Now?

Octavio Salazar | Posted 08.02.2014 | World
Octavio Salazar

After the surprising news this week -- which was not, in fact, surprising, given that the abdication of King Juan Carlos has long been bandied about as the most realistic way for the Spanish monarchy to bring its institutional crisis to an end -- the many questions now emerging are two-fold.

U.S. Amb. To Spain: If She Runs, 'Hillary Clinton Will Be The Next U.S. President'

Posted 04.08.2014 | World

You don't often hear a traditionally educated diplomat making hard bets on politics. But James Costos, the U.S. Ambassador to Spain who was appointed ...

The Free Movement Of People In Europe Must Be Affirmed

Mariano Rajoy Brey | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Mariano Rajoy Brey

If we put all our efforts into saving the euro, we must be prepared to safeguard free movement with the same conviction, as it is the very lifeblood of the single market and, hence, of our prosperity. Let me state this with total clarity: the free movement of people is as important as the free movement of services, capital and goods, and constitutes one of the basic pillars of the EU.

A Banking Union Must Be A Pillar Of Europe

Pedro Passos Coelho | Posted 12.01.2014 | World
Pedro Passos Coelho

No one should resent the economic success of others. On the contrary. But in the same way that we stand for the ideal of equality of opportunity between individuals within our societies, we also need to deliver that equality of opportunity for every country within our great European society.

WATCH: BIG - 'Project Europe' Live Stream From Madrid

Posted 02.27.2014 | World

The Berggruen Institute on Governance (BIG) is hosting the international conference Project Europe, which will bring together a range of European lead...

Spain: Recovery with Moral Disarray

Carlos Carnicero Urabayen | Posted 04.14.2014 | World
Carlos Carnicero Urabayen

Homesick for the city where I grew up, I am drawn back to Madrid from time to time for a brief weekend. I was pleased to notice more activity this time -- more people eating out, dancing and laughing. New shops have opened. Trendy restaurants are fully booked. No time for a siesta, it would seem. The cosmopolitan center of the capital of Spain may not be representative of the state of the nation, yet it was a lot quieter two years ago. Is the crisis over?

Princess Cristina Faces Subpoena For Alleged Tax Fraud

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court has subpoenaed Princess Cristina, the daughter of Spain's King Juan Carlos, as a suspect in an investigation of allege...

Spanish Court Issues Arrest Order For Former Chinese Leaders

AP | Posted 11.20.2013 | World

BEIJING (AP) — China expressed its strong displeasure Wednesday over a Spanish court's arrest orders for several former Chinese leaders including re...

Spanish Pianist Might Go To Jail For Practicing Too Much

AP | Posted 11.12.2013 | World

MADRID -- MADRID (AP) — Spanish prosecutors want to send a young pianist to jail for over seven years after a neighbor accused him of causing psycho...

23 Injured In Stampede During Running Of The Bulls

AP | CARLOTA CORTES | Posted 09.12.2013 | World

PAMPLONA, Spain — The penultimate bull run of Spain's San Fermin festival left at least 23 people injured Saturday, when thrill-seekers fleeing ...

PHOTOS: Spanish Firefighters Battle Spectacular Wildfire

AP | HAROLD HECKLE | Posted 08.31.2012 | World

MADRID -- A wildfire fanned by strong winds devoured hillsides around the wealthy southern Mediterranean resort city of Marbella in Spain on Friday. O...

King Apologizes For Elephant-Hunting Trip

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 06.18.2012 | World

MADRID — In an unprecedented act of royal contrition, Spain's king apologized Wednesday for having gone elephant-hunting in Africa while everyda...

Virginity Auctioned To Pay For Ecuadoran Mother's Healthcare

The Independent | Elizabeth Nash | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A young woman living in Valencia has put her virginity up for auction to pay for care for her mother who is suffering from Alzheimer's. Evelyn Duenas...