Spanish casket bears 'Quixote' author's initials: researchers

Jan 27, 2015

Spanish casket bears 'Quixote' author's initials: researchers

Researchers looking for the remains of Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes said Monday they found part of a casket at a Madrid convent bearing the initials of the “Don Quixote” author. The team made the find over the weekend inside an alcove in the ...

Spain's worst coach crash in 13 years claims 14

Nov 10, 2014

Spain's worst coach crash in 13 years claims 14

Fourteen people died when a coach plunged into a ravine in southeastern Spain, in the worst such accident in the country for 13 years, officials said Sunday. The coach left the road and plunged into a ravine in the Murcia region just before midnight ...

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Sep 8, 2013

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country’s economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. ...

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee selects Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Saturday in Buenos Aires, giving Japan’s capital its second Summer Games, and first since 1964.

Experts uncertain about Tokyo bid

Sep 5, 2013

Experts uncertain about Tokyo bid

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As the weekend vote looms by the International Olympic Committee to decide the city that will host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, experts in Japan say the three candidates are neck and neck amid lingering worries about the radioactive water leaking from the ...