France shocks host Spain to make World Cup semifinals

Sep 11, 2014

France shocks host Spain to make World Cup semifinals

France upset Spain 65-52 in front of its stunned fans in the quarterfinals of the Basketball World Cup on Wednesday. After dominating its first six games and blowing out France by 24 points in the group phase, Spain appeared to be the main candidate ...

Spain, U.S. roll into quarterfinals with routs

Sep 7, 2014

Spain, U.S. roll into quarterfinals with routs

They have a gold medal to chase and a golden U.S. basketball legacy to protect, so the Americans knew they had to bring their best to Barcelona. Stephen Curry sure did. Curry made six 3-pointers and scored 20 points Saturday, leading the U.S. national ...

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

Sep 5, 2014

Parents of British boy with brain cancer fight for custody

The parents of Ashya King fought for custody of their critically-ill son in Spain on Thursday, in the latest chapter of a desperate quest to secure special care for the five-year-old with brain cancer. A day after being released from jail near Madrid, where ...

Spain, Greece stay unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

Sep 2, 2014

Spain, Greece stay unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the FIBA World Cup. The Spanish earned a trip to their capital by routing Brazil in ...

Aug 7, 2014

127 kg of cocaine seized from Spanish naval ship

Spanish police say they have seized 127 kilograms of cocaine from a Spanish navy training ship, which allegedly carried the drug from Colombia and dropped off some in New York. A Civil Guard statement Wednesday said three sailors were arrested on July 12 when ...

Aug 4, 2014

Spain throws cold water on sex and booze resorts

Wearing only underwear and angel wings, three young women wiggle their hips to entice customers to enter one of the many nightclubs in Magaluf, a Spanish beach resort notorious for its sex and booze excess. “We came to get drunk, basically. Everyone knows Magaluf ...

Jobless families occupy Spain's tourist homes

Jul 28, 2014

Jobless families occupy Spain's tourist homes

Unable to pay her mortgage, Manoli Herrera turned over her apartment to the bank and moved into one of six abandoned buildings occupied by other jobless families in Sanlucar de Barrameda, a seaside town on Spain’s southern coast. “I did not want my two ...

Jul 27, 2014

Hundreds of human skeletons found in Bolivian mining city

Construction workers in Bolivia have stumbled upon a mass grave with the remains of hundreds of likely indigenous miners during the Spanish colonial era, a researcher said Saturday. The workers found the remains last week as they started construction on a new building in ...

Spain train driver apologizes one year after deadly crash

Jul 25, 2014

Spain train driver apologizes one year after deadly crash

A year after a train flew off the tracks on the outskirts of the Spanish city of Santiago de Compostela, killing 79 people, the driver on Thursday asked for forgiveness in an open letter to the victims. “I feel a great deal of pain ...

Jul 20, 2014

Basque group ETA claims new step toward disarming

Basque separatist group ETA said it has dismantled the “logistical and operational structures” of its armed campaign in a step toward full disarmament, in a declaration published Sunday. The move is the latest tortuous step toward a potential end to western Europe’s last major ...