Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

May 22, 2017

Pope names cardinals for Laos, Mali, Sweden, Spain, El Salvador

In a surprise announcement Sunday, Pope Francis named new cardinals for Spain, El Salvador and three countries where Catholics are a tiny minority: Mali, Laos and Sweden. “Their origin, from different parts of the world, manifests the universality of the Church spread out all ...

Emperor, empress welcome Spain's royal couple at Imperial Palace

Apr 5, 2017

Emperor, empress welcome Spain's royal couple at Imperial Palace

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Wednesday welcomed Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, who are visiting Japan as state guests, at the Imperial Palace, with Crown Prince Naruhito and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also attending a related event there. The Spanish royal ...

Spain sees its coveted 'Rock' as Brexit-EU bargaining chip

Apr 4, 2017

Spain sees its coveted 'Rock' as Brexit-EU bargaining chip

Madrid and London are once again locking horns over Gibraltar, a British overseas territory that appears to have become a Brexit negotiating weapon for Spain and the EU and signals difficulties ahead for Britain. Tensions over the territory known as “the Rock” have ebbed ...

Mar 2, 2017

Spain tops Japan at Algarve Cup

The Japan women’s soccer team made a losing start to the year with a 2-1 defeat to Spain in its opening match of the Algarve Cup on Wednesday. Goals from Silvia Meseguer and Olga Garcia fired the Spaniards into a 2-0 lead before Kumi ...