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 ...

Spanish shepherds guide thousands of sheep across Madrid

Nov 3, 2014

Spanish shepherds guide thousands of sheep across Madrid

Shepherds guided a flock of 2,000 sheep through Madrid’s streets on Sunday in defense of ancient grazing, herding and migration rights increasingly threatened by urban sprawl and modern agricultural practices. Tourists and city-dwellers were surprised to see the capital’s traffic cut to permit the ...

Oct 30, 2014

Spain detains top drug trafficker after cocaine is found with bananas

Spanish police said Wednesday they had arrested nine people, including one of the country’s biggest drug smugglers, after finding cocaine hidden among a shipment of bananas from Colombia. The authorities said they opened their investigation after police with sniffer dogs uncovered 54 kg (120 ...

Mexico codex exhibit sheds light on death of Aztec emperor Moctezuma

Oct 22, 2014

Mexico codex exhibit sheds light on death of Aztec emperor Moctezuma

Mexico’s largest exhibit of Mesoamerican manuscripts features a codex made of fig tree bark suggesting that Aztec emperor Moctezuma was slain by a Spanish conquistador with a sword. The piece is among 44 codices made by several pre-Columbian populations — including the Mayas, Purepechas ...

Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

Oct 20, 2014

Spain: Nursing assistant clear of Ebola virus

An initial test shows that a nursing assistant who became infected with Ebola in Spain is now clear of all traces of the virus nearly two weeks after she was hospitalized, authorities said Sunday. Teresa Romero, 44, is the first person known to have ...