Fast visas and dim sum: Spain seeks to attract Chinese tourists

Feb 27, 2015

Fast visas and dim sum: Spain seeks to attract Chinese tourists

Spanish five-star hotels are serving up white rice for breakfast as Spain offers quicker visas and seeks more direct flights from China to tap into the surging wave of Chinese tourists. When Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy visited China in September, he announced that ...

Feb 24, 2015

5.2-magnitude quake rocks central Spain

A 5.2-magnitude earthquake jolted Madrid and central Spain on Monday, seismologists said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage. Spain’s National Geographic Institute initially reported the quake, which hit at 5:16 pm (1616 GMT), as having a magnitude of 5.4 but ...

American gored, tossed by bull in Spain comes out of intensive care

Feb 17, 2015

American gored, tossed by bull in Spain comes out of intensive care

A 20-year-old American man who was badly gored during a Spanish bull-running festival is out of intensive care and improving, a spokesman for the Clinic Hospital in the northwestern city of Salamanca said Monday. The hospital spokesman identified the man as Benjamin Miller and ...

American youth seriously gored by bull during Spanish Carnival

Feb 16, 2015

American youth seriously gored by bull during Spanish Carnival

An American youth is recovering in the intensive-care unit of a hospital in western Salamanca after being savagely gored during a bullfighting festival celebrating Carnival, officials said Sunday. Surgeon Enrique Crespo said he was called to operate on 20-year-old Benjamin Miller from Georgia, who ...

Chemical cloud over Spanish town after factory accident

Feb 13, 2015

Chemical cloud over Spanish town after factory accident

A chemical accident at a factory in Spain on Thursday injured three people and cloaked large swaths of the region in an orange chemical cloud, forcing over 60,000 people to stay indoors before it disappeared. The “explosion or chemical reaction” happened when products being ...

Feb 3, 2015

Spain proposes life in prison for deadly terror attacks

Those who commit deadly terror attacks in Spain could face possible life sentences under a new anti-terror law announced Monday by the country’s two main political parties. The current maximum prison sentence for any crime in Spain is 40 years, though it is rare ...

2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Jan 29, 2015

2,200 pillaged ancient artifacts are seized in Europe

Over 2,200 looted artifacts, many from ancient Egypt, were seized as part of a European crackdown that also snared 35 suspected traffickers, Europol announced Wednesday. Among the most valuable of the recovered cultural items was a majestic bust of the Egyptian goddess Sekhmet worth ...