Barcelona president says Lionel Messi will end career with club

Soccer Jul 6, 2020

Barcelona president says Lionel Messi will end career with club

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has said that captain Lionel Messi will end his career at the Catalan club, dismissing a report saying the Argentine no longer wishes to renew his current contract when it expires next year. "Messi has said he will end his ...

Neymar loses lawsuit over signing bonus with Barcelona

Soccer Jun 20, 2020

Neymar loses lawsuit over signing bonus with Barcelona

A Spanish court has ruled in favor of Barcelona in a dispute with former player Neymar over a signing bonus paid in part to the Brazil striker before he left for Paris Saint-Germain. On Friday, the court rejected Neymar’s suit that Barcelona owed him €43 ...

In the absence of tourists, locals in Europe reclaim their cities

World May 23, 2020

In the absence of tourists, locals in Europe reclaim their cities

In Barcelona, Laia and her daughter stroll peacefully in Park Guell. Meanwhile, Mladen savors the silence of the marble alleys of Dubrovnik and Fabiana soaks up the calm of old Lisbon. These three corners of three cities, known for the hustle and clamor of tourists, ...

Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Soccer May 7, 2020

Andres Iniesta calls children born because of legendary 2009 goal

Former Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta celebrated the 11th anniversary of his famous Champions League semifinal strike against Chelsea by calling two children conceived after his tie-clinching goal. Barcelona was two minutes from being eliminated from the Champions League in a tense second leg at Stamford ...

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

World Apr 4, 2020

'They just sedate them': Coronavirus overwhelms Spain's care homes

As Spain struggles desperately to cope with almost 120,000 coronavirus infections, it barely has the strength to help its overwhelmed care homes and their elderly residents, singularly vulnerable to the respiratory disease. With hospitals stretched to breaking point, the elderly are being turned away, and ...

Business Feb 25, 2020

Nissan warns about future of European plants as Brexit weighs

Nissan Motor Co. gave the starkest warning yet on the future of the Japanese group's car factories in Western Europe, with a plant in the U.K. threatened by Brexit and another in Spain suffering from a slump in demand. The Sunderland site in England, which ...