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 to ...

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Sep 8, 2013

Madrid's Olympic hopes crushed a third straight time

Tens of thousands of Spaniards were devastated after Madrid lost its bid to host the 2020 Olympics on Saturday amid fears about the country's economy and unemployment rate. It was the third straight time the capital failed in attempts to win the Summer Games. The ...

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

Sep 8, 2013

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee selects Tokyo to host the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics on Saturday in Buenos Aires, giving Japan’s capital its second Summer Games, and first since 1964.

Experts uncertain about Tokyo bid

Sep 5, 2013

Experts uncertain about Tokyo bid

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As the weekend vote looms by the International Olympic Committee to decide the city that will host the 2020 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, experts in Japan say the three candidates are neck and neck amid lingering worries about the radioactive water leaking from the ...