It’s not clear yet why the 5-month-old was on the baggage conveyor belt for oversized luggage.
Driver in Spanish Rail Crash Admits Speeding in New Recording
A recording has emerged in the Spanish media of a phone call made by the driver of a train that derailed in northern Spain, killing 79 people, in which the driver is heard telling a colleague that he was traveling at 190km/h (118 mph) instead of 80km/h and became distracted, reports the Independent.
In the audio, which was recorded …
As Syria Implodes, Europe Braces for a Spiraling Refugee Crisis
The bird shot gave Chinois his scars. Perched on a Moroccan mountain lit only by the full moon and orange glow from a tiny corner of Europe below, he pulls up a trouser leg to show the holes pockmarking his knee. The metal …
Rock of the Rages: Gibraltar Border Spat Gets Spain and U.K. PMs Involved
It happens every year about this time, like blockbuster releases or a bad algae bloom. As the temperature heats up, so too does the rhetoric seeping from the southern end of the Iberian Peninsula. But this year’s incarnation …
How Spain’s Train Tragedy Is a Blow to Spanish National Pride
Already living with mass unemployment and an economy and society in the grips of austerity, Spaniards suffered another blow to their morale when a high-speed train derailed last week.
Spanish Train Crash Mystery: Why Didn’t Automated Brakes Stop the Disaster?
“I should be going 80 [kmh] and I’m going 190 [kmh],” the driver of the train that crashed in Santiago de Compostela in northwestern Spain on July 24 reportedly told his company’s emergency service on the phone after the …
Moment of Impact Caught on Camera as Spanish High-Speed Train Derails [VIDEO]
A speeding train slammed into a concrete wall Wednesday as it approached Santiago de Compostela, a small city in northwest Spain. The train was reportedly traveling at 190 km/h (120 mph) as it rounded a corner, speeding at more …
Spanish Train Derails on Treacherous Curve, Killing At Least 78
Mangled remnants of train cars lay strewn about the tracks in the northwestern Spanish town of Santiago De Compostela after a tragic crash Thursday that killed 78 and injured more than 150. The train was reportedly traveling at …
At Pamplona’s San Fermin Festival, the Bulls Run Once More
The famed nine-day San Fermin fiestas kicked off July 6 in the northeastern Spanish town of Pamplona with age-old scenes of kerchief-clad revelers confronting (and retreating from) the fiesta’s fighting bulls
Hold The Onions: Spanish Beer Ad Stirs Up A Paella Controversy
As beer commercials go, it hardly seems controversial. There are no disembodied male arms reaching for the bottle that rests in the small of a prostrate woman’s naked back (thanks, Guinness), and no catfight between scantily-clad women over whether Miller Lite really does taste great or is less filling. Yet this year’s traditional …
Spain: Deportation Case Casts Light on Push for Catalan Independence
On Thursday, Barcelona police arrested a Moroccan-born man and informed him that he was being deported from the country where he has legally lived and worked for the past 14 years. They say he is a spy. He denies it
The Suspect Princess: Is This Good for Spanish Democracy?
Her father the King was a hero for standing up to a military coup attempt, but Princess Cristina’s contribution to Spanish modernity may be facing the judicial system
French Soccer Clubs Aren’t Safe From François Hollande’s 75% Tax on the Rich
France’s Socialist President François Hollande rolls out a new version of his derailed 75% income tax proposal on top salaries, and finds the French soccer establishment joining the wealthy and business class in protest