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  1. News - World - SPAIN

    Spanish police bust voodoo sex ring operating in Barcelona and Malaga

    Posted Jun 03rd 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on small wooden boats into Spain where they were forced to work as street prostitutes in Barcelona and Malaga. Spanish police have swooped several times in past years on similar prostitution rings ...

  2. News - World - SPAIN

    Thousands evacuated as wildfire nears Spanish tourist resort

    Posted Aug 31st 2012, 06:33pm by Reuters in Madrid

    ... Reuters in Madrid Thousands of people were evacuated after a huge wildfire reached the edge of the popular tourist beach resort of Marbella on Spain’s southern Costa del Sol, Spanish authorities said on Friday. The fire broke out late on Thursday and raged out of control overnight, forcing the evacuation of thousands to a sports centre in Marbella when it reached their homes ...

  3. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain back on track as big guns hit the target

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 08:31am by Reuters in London

    ... Reuters in London Europe’s top teams took important steps towards next year’s World Cup finals in Brazil with qualifying victories on Tuesday, notably world champions Spain who scored ... start in which they scored first. After a weekend of speculation about Spain losing their way on the road to Rio after a 1-1 home draw with Finland on Friday, their victory at the Stade de ...

  4. News - World - SPAIN

    Joy for thousands of Spain's El Nino US$1.1b lottery winners

    Posted Jan 08th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Tears of joy for lottery winners Thousands of winners of Spain's US$1.1 billion El Nino lottery broke open champagne and wept for joy, savouring ... prize was €100,000. Each ticket cost €20. But for the first time, winners will have to pay 20 per cent tax on any sum exceeding €2,500 under Spain's austerity drive aimed at slashing ...

  5. News - World - SPAIN

    Protests erupt after Spain PM denies corruption

    Posted Feb 03rd 2013, 09:54am by Associated Press in Madrid

    ... payments violated Spain’s party financing laws. “I have never received or handed out ‘black money’ in this party or anywhere else,” Rajoy said. Following the appearance of the allegations, ... come at a delicate moment for Spain, which is beginning to show signs of convincing investors and European authorities that it is serious about reforming the economy and keeping its finances ...

  6. Sport - Soccer

    Confederations Cup 'will see 12 stars'

    Posted Dec 02nd 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... world champions Spain will debut against Uruguay. Brazil will also play Italy and Mexico in group A of the tournament among continental champions. Yesterday's draw in Sao Paulo also pits Tahiti and the yet-to-be decided winners of the African Cup of Nations alongside Spain and Uruguay in group B. The eight-team warm-up event, which helps the host country test some of its 2014 ...

  7. News - World

    Spanish king's hip surgery successful

    Posted Nov 25th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid Spanish king's surgery successful Spain's 74-year-old King Juan Carlos had successful hip replacement surgery, the royal palace said, after two operations on the other hip caused by a fall during a controversial African elephant-hunting safari. "The operation, which lasted 90 minutes, was carried out under general anaesthetic ...

  8. News - World - SPAIN

    Rescuer drowns in bid to save trapped family as floods hit Spain

    Posted Oct 01st 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... on Friday near Puerto Lumbreras town in southeastern Spain. A 60-year-old man, identified by Spanish media as Juan Asensio, tried to rescue the girl but he was swept away by the flood and died. ...

  9. News - World - SPAIN

    Police in Spain 'foil Columbine-style massacre' at university on Mallorca

    Posted Oct 05th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Madrid 21-year-old held with explosives planned to plant pipe bombs on campus, diary reveals Police in Spain 'foil university massacre' Spanish police said yesterday they had arrested a 21-year-old as he received 140kg of explosives and chemicals that he intended to use in a Columbine-style massacre of students. The suspect was arrested ...

  10. Sport - Soccer - SOCCER

    Spain opens World Cup qualifying with late win

    Posted Sep 13th 2012, 09:06am by Associated Press in Georgia

    ... Associated Press in Georgia Spain opened the defence of its World Cup title with a 1-0 win at Georgia on Roberto Soldado’s 86th-minute goal on Tuesday night, while England stumbled to a 1-1 tie at home against Ukraine. Spain, the world and European champion, has won 23 consecutive qualifiers since 2007. Soldado scored off a cross from Cesc Fabregas, who entered six minutes ...




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