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 ...

Jul 11, 2014

Is there a right to secede?

by Peter Singer

If a majority of the voters in a distinct region of a country favor independence, does that mean that they have a right to secede? Paradoxically the EU has made it more feasible for states like Scotland and Catalonia to consider independence.

Spain's Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules

Jun 26, 2014

Spain's Princess Cristina must face fraud charges, judge rules

A Spanish judge ruled Wednesday that King Felipe’s sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband should face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial. Six days after Felipe, 46, came to the throne promising an “honest and transparent” monarchy, the decision refocused ...

Marquez inspires Mexico again in victory over Croatia

Jun 24, 2014

Marquez inspires Mexico again in victory over Croatia

One of the first things Miguel Herrera did when he became Mexico’s fourth coach in a year was call Rafael Marquez and ask the 35-year-old defender known as “The Boss” to return to the national side as captain. On Monday, the world saw why. ...

Spain's reign ended by Chile

Jun 19, 2014

Spain's reign ended by Chile

One of the greatest dynasties in modern soccer came to a shattering end when champion Spain lost 2-0 to Chile on Wednesday and crashed out of the World Cup with its glory days consigned to the history books. On the day when Spain’s King ...

Jun 17, 2014

Spain raids jihadi cell 'led by ex-Guantanamo inmate'

Spanish police arrested eight people in pre-dawn raids in Madrid on Monday against a jihadist recruitment network led by a former Guantanamo Bay inmate, the government said. Police have so far launched 12 raids in the Spanish capital, detaining eight people, and the investigation ...

Experts see no chance of Elizabeth abdicating

Jun 3, 2014

Experts see no chance of Elizabeth abdicating

Queen Elizabeth II may be Europe’s oldest monarch but there is little chance of the 88-year-old joining the wave of sovereigns giving up the throne, experts said Monday. While Spain’s King Juan Carlos announced Monday he is abdicating — following similar moves in Belgium ...

Revitalizing throne is Spain heir's new job

Jun 3, 2014

Revitalizing throne is Spain heir's new job

Prince Felipe faces an uphill battle to revive the monarchy’s popularity when he takes the throne of a nation battered by economic hardships that have shattered faith in political elites, analysts say. King Juan Carlos, 76, announced Monday that he will hand over the ...