Seeking a vote to secede from Spain
MADRID) — A barely used Spanish airport that cost some 1.1 billion euros ($1.5 billion) to build and became a symbol of the country’s wasteful spending ahead of an economic downturn has gone on sale for a minimum price of 100 million euros.
Ciudad Real’s Central airport, about 235 kilometers (150 miles) south of Madrid,
(MADRID) — A Delta Air Lines passenger jet that experienced a hydraulics problem after taking off from Madrid has returned and made an emergency landing. No one was injured.
Delta spokesman Morgan Durrant says tires on the main landing gear of New York-bound plane deflated as it landed but that the plane came to a rest
After crash that killed 79
(MADRID) — A Spanish court has acquitted a 27-year-old concert pianist on charges of causing noise pollution and psychological damage to a neighbor.
According to a written ruling issued on Tuesday, the court in northeastern Girona absolved professional pianist Laia Martin and her parents of both charges.
The trial this month …
(MADRID) — Spain says China has called in the Spanish ambassador to protest court arrest orders for several former Chinese leaders, including retired President Jiang Zemin, in an investigation into alleged genocide in Tibet.
A foreign ministry spokeswoman said Friday that China expressed concern in the meeting Thursday that the …
(MADRID) — Spain’s National Court has issued arrest orders for former Chinese president Jiang Zemin and four other Chinese officials as part of a probe into alleged genocide by China against Tibet.
The court said Tuesday it has accepted arguments from Spanish pro-Tibet rights groups that said international reports indicate the five …
(MADRID) — Mexican journalist and author Elena Poniatowska has won the 2013 Cervantes Prize, the Spanish-speaking world’s highest literary honor.
Education Minister Jose Ignacio Wert announced the prize Tuesday, praising Poniatowska’s brilliant and diverse literary and journalistic career.
Poniatowska, 81, was born in Paris and …
(MADRID) — Spanish prosecutors want to send a young pianist to jail for over seven years after a neighbor accused her of causing psychological damage and noise pollution.
The neighbor — identified only as Sonia B — claims she suffered noise pollution between 2003 and 2007 due to the five-days-a-week, eight-hour practice sessions …
The country with the highest unemployment rate in Europe has announced economic growth for the first time in 10 straight quarters
Allegations made by civil liberties journalist Glenn Greenwald based on Snowden documents
Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi and his father are due to appear in a Spanish court on Friday over tax fraud allegations, reports the BBC.
The 26-year-old Argentine and his father, Jorge, are accused of evading €4.2m in tax on earnings made from endorsements from his principal sponsors – Adidas, PepsiCo and Proctor & Gamble …
It’s not clear yet why the 5-month-old was on the baggage conveyor belt for oversized luggage.