Hagino seeking return to competition next month in Madrid

Feb 9, 2017

Hagino seeking return to competition next month in Madrid

Rio Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino is eyeing a return to competition in Madrid on March 10-12 following right-elbow surgery last September. “I want to go into the race being conscious of my competition fitness and how I maintain my concentration,” Hagino said after ...

Feb 3, 2017

Baku, Madrid bid to host 2019 Champions League final

Baku and Madrid are bidding to host the 2019 Champions League final, UEFA said Friday. The Olympic Stadium in the Azerbaijani capital will be a 2020 European Championship venue, and Atletico Madrid’s new Metropolitano Stadium will open this year. Both have capacities of about ...

Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

Dec 29, 2016

Spanish first for smog: Madrid curbs half of cars

Madrid’s City Hall announced Wednesday it had ordered half of most private cars off the roads to fight a particularly bad bout of pollution, a first in Spain. From Thursday, between 0530 GMT and 2000 GMT, “vehicles with even-number registration plates will be allowed ...

Cabbies converge on Madrid to march against Uber-type services

Feb 19, 2016

Cabbies converge on Madrid to march against Uber-type services

Thousands of taxi drivers protested Thursday in Madrid over competitors such as Uber, echoing similar recent demonstrations in neighboring France. French drivers joined the thousands of protesters in the Spanish capital who sported banners that read “No to unfair competition,” denouncing among other grievances ...

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 ...