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Spanish Woman Allegedly Fakes Kidnapping To 'Test' Husband

AFP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Spanish police have detained a woman who faked her own kidnapping to test whether her husband would pay ranson, sending him a photograph of herself wi...

Graffit: Artist-Turned-Chef Opens New York Restaurant (PHOTOS)

Find. Eat. Drink. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Find. Eat. Drink.

Graffit is the New York restaurant debut of former graffiti artist-turned chef Jesus Nunez, and his third restaurant overall. He previously owned ...

Riding Metro in Istanbul and Beyond

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

It's after 9 at night on Thanksgiving and I'm sitting in a bus station on the Asian side of Istanbul waiting for a Metro bus. No, not that Metro.

Spain Holds First-Ever Siesta Contest

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID (AP) - Spaniards are snuggling up with pillows and stuffed animals amid the din of a suburban shopping center in what is being billed as the co...

PHOTOS: World's First Full-Face Transplant Patient Displays New Look

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

(AP) -- Scroll down for photos MADRID - A Spanish man who underwent the world's first full face transplant appeared before TV cameras Monday for the ...

3 Basques Convicted In 2006 Madrid Airport Bombing

AP | CIARAN GILES | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — Three members of Basque separatist group ETA were convicted Friday of a 2006 bombing that destroyed a Madrid airport parking garage and...

The 8 Sexiest Subway Systems In The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

Huffington Post | Hallie Seegal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

When your taxi fare far exceeds the number of sights you want to see, its worth checking out the local metro system. In fact, some cities have subways...

My Tale of Two World Cup Cities: Madrid vs Amsterdam

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Barry Yourgrau

I flew to Amsterdam from New York a couple of days ago, connecting through Madrid with a long layover. So happenstance offered me a paired glimpse of the two capitals from the World Cup final: red winner, orange loser.

Spain Is Not Close to Bankruptcy: Amalgamation Should Not Mean Contagion

Georges Ugeux | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

I happened to be in Madrid last week on the day Spain was downgraded. It was portrayed by the media as a catastrophic situation. Now is not the time for over dramatization.

Forget the Terrorists: Fear Is Our Real Enemy

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Fernando Espuelas

Said in another time and different context, Franklin Delano Roosevelt's exhortation that "we have nothing to fear but fear itself" holds true today, more than ever, in our fight against terrorism.

Fleeing the Volcano

Carne Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Carne Ross

I reached Paris by train but there hit the buffers. The Gare d'Austerlitz was a cacophony of frustration. Madrid was the only clear airport in Europe and the cloud threatened even there.

World's Most Liveable Cities: Monocle Magazine 'Quality of Life' Survey (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Munich residents have a reason to toast themselves months before Oktoberfest this year, as the Bavarian city tops the list of Monocle Magazine's Quali...

Hijab Gets 16-Year-Old Banned From School In Spain

Telegraph | Fiona Govan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A 16-year-old schoolgirl has been banned from classes in Spain after refusing to remove her Islamic headscarf, re-igniting the national debate over th...

Gates Foundation's Ignacio Mas On eFinance in the Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Jim Luce

Ignacio Mas, Deputy Director of the Financial Services for the Poor Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, took time off from his hectic schedule at the recent GSM Alliance Congress in Madrid to speak to me over coffee.

Naked Animal Rights Activists Rally Against Bullfighting In Madrid (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animal rights activists gathered in Madrid's central square to protest bullfighting, wearing nothing but fake blood and forming S.O.S. with their bodi...

C.E.O. Brooke Partridge Helps Lead Technology Thought in Developing World

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jim Luce

Brooke has been quietly moving behind the scenes for many years now helping technology companies strategize and tool up for successful revenue growth in emerging markets.

What Was Faisal Shahzad's Relationship to the Pakistani Taliban?

Jim Arkedis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Arkedis

The Pakistani Taliban now seems willing to give up operational control and experience in order to increase the chances of a successful attack, even if that attack is significantly smaller than before.

In Search of the Moderate Muslim: It Takes an Ummah

Qanta Ahmed, MD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qanta Ahmed, MD

Until moderate Muslims find each other, 'find the other hand,' and start a global response, nothing less than a cacophony of figurative clapping, we will remain as we are now: voiceless.

Israel Complains Over 'Antisemitic' Postcards From Spanish Children

Guardian | Giles Tremlett | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Israel has complained to the Spanish authorities after its embassy in Madrid received postcards from nine-year-old schoolchildren accusing it of killi...

Spain: Police Rescue Woman Caught In Elevator For 8 Days

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MADRID — Police say they rescued a woman who was trapped for eight days in an elevator in her house in northeastern Spain. Police said Friday t...

Somali pirates free Spanish ship

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Madrid, Home News

Tuna trawler and crew released amid reports of $3.5m ransom having been paid by Madrid....

Porn film stars frolic on Franco's big monument

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Madrid, Spain, Home News

The valley of the Fallen, an immense monument built by the dictator Francisco Franco as a mausoleum for himself and tens of thousands of the...

Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire Draws NYC From Memory

Huffington Post | Tam Vo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Stephen Wiltshire was mute when he was diagnosed with severe autism at the age of three. He began communicating through his drawings after being sent ...

Barak cancels Spain trip amid UNIFIL leadership crisis

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Defense Minister Ehud Barak cancelled his scheduled visit to Madrid on Friday as tension grows between the two countries due to a disagreement over th...

Foursquare Boasts More Than 100,000 Users

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since Foursquare's launch, it has added more than 100 worldwide cities to its roster, recently launching in Berlin, Paris, and Madrid; the New-York ba...