Feb 17, 2017

Spanish woman gives birth to healthy twins at age 64

A doctor in northern Spain says a 64-year-old woman has given birth to healthy twins following her second successful pregnancy at an advanced age. Recoletas Hospital medical director Enrique Martin said Thursday that the babies delivered by cesarean section on Tuesday are “perfectly healthy.” ...

What the devil? Spaniards clang bells in religious festival

Feb 5, 2017

What the devil? Spaniards clang bells in religious festival

For two days in a tiny Spanish village, the devil ceases to be enemy number one for a few devout Catholics. Since medieval times, the 400 residents of Almonacid del Marquesado have celebrated the Endiablada (Brotherhood of the Devils) festival each Feb. 2 and ...

Jan 30, 2017

Body of small migrant boy turns up on southern Spain beach

The lifeless body of a 6- to 7-year-old boy believed to be a migrant trying to get to Europe has washed up on a southern Spanish beach, authorities said Sunday. In a grim reminder of the discovery of Aylan Kurdi, the 3-year-old Syrian boy ...

Jan 23, 2017

N.Y.-Barcelona American Airlines jet makes emergency landing in Portugal

Spanish and Portuguese airport authorities say that an American Airlines flight heading to Barcelona from New York was forced to make an emergency landing in northwest Portugal because of technical problems. Airport authorities told The Associated Press on Sunday that the incident occurred when ...

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Jan 17, 2017

Portugal protests Spain's stockpiling of nuke waste near border

Portugal has accused Spain of stockpiling nuclear waste close to its border without evaluating the environmental impact, in a complaint filed Monday with Brussels. The dispute stems from the Spanish government’s decision in late December to authorize the building of a nuclear waste depot ...

Spain ends 10-month political crisis

Oct 30, 2016

Spain ends 10-month political crisis

Spain finally turned the page on a roller-coaster 10-month political crisis Saturday as lawmakers voted the conservatives back into power despite bitter divisions. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy won a parliamentary confidence vote, pledging to plow on with his economic policies, despite the opposition blaming ...

Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

Sep 18, 2016

Nadal helps Spain get back to Davis Cup elite

Rafael Nadal and Marc Lopez clinched the Davis Cup World Group play-off tie for Spain with a hard-fought doubles win over India in New Delhi on Saturday. Nadal and Lopez, who won the doubles gold at the recent Rio Olympics, helped Spain take an ...

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Sep 6, 2016

Spain, Wales dominate; Kosovo gets first point

Spain began life under new coach Julien Lopetegui in perfect style, while Gareth Bale-inspired Euro 2016 sensations Wales and Kosovo earned a historic point in World Cup qualifying on Monday. Lopetegui enjoyed a perfect competitive debut as Diego Costa, David Silva and Alvaro Morata ...