La Palma forest fire prompts 500 more to evacuate

Aug 8, 2016

La Palma forest fire prompts 500 more to evacuate

Spanish authorities have evacuated 500 more residents in the path of a five-day-old forest fire on the Atlantic island of La Palma. The regional government for the Canary Islands archipelago says the evacuation of two neighborhoods in the town of Villa de Mazo took ...

Crossing Spain on an ancient pilgrimage route

Jul 30, 2016

Crossing Spain on an ancient pilgrimage route

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About three hours into the day’s hike, having just cleared the highest mountain point of the Camino de Santiago, I looked down into the valleys pockmarked with yellow and purple spring blossoms, and froze. Surely that faraway black office tower, seemingly no bigger than ...

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Jul 14, 2016

80 years ago, Spain was plunged into civil war

Eighty years ago, civil war broke out in Spain, a painful, bloody wound that has yet to heal. A dark prelude to World War II, the conflict unleashed passions around the world for close to three years and led to a decades-long dictatorship. It ...

Croatia condemns Spain to Italy showdown at Euros

Jun 22, 2016

Croatia condemns Spain to Italy showdown at Euros

Spain’s long unbeaten run at the European Championship ended when Croatia rallied for a stunning 2-1 win on Tuesday, sending the two-time champions into an intense, high-profile knockout match against Italy in the round of 16. Ivan Perisic’s 87th-minute winner for Croatia not only ...