Spain

Weary of poverty, Senegalese migrants head for Europe

THIAROYE-SUR-MER, Senegal - After being repatriated to Senegal on a Spanish military plane having risked his life on a perilous sea crossing to the Canary Islands in 2006, Moustafa Diouf founded an association to warn young Africans of the dangers of illegal migration to Europe.

Bomb explodes at Spanish embassy in Libyan capital

TRIPOLI - A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign missions in the North African country.

Top News, World, Libya, 21 Apr 2015

Vatican defends canonisation of founder of Californian missions

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican on Monday defended Pope Francis's decision to canonise Junipero Serra, the 18th-century Spanish Franciscan priest who founded missions in California, against accusations that he brutalised Native Americans.

World, 20 Apr 2015

Boy detained after Barcelona school killing

BARCELONA, Spain - A Spanish schoolboy armed with a crossbow and a knife killed a teacher and wounded four other people in an attack at a Barcelona high school on Monday, police said.

World, 20 Apr 2015

Interview: Spain's latest political upstart rides high on message of moderation

BARCELONA - Albert Rivera, the 35-year-old leader of upstart political party Ciudadanos, has become Spain’s best-rated politician by cutting through his country’s increasingly volatile politics with a simple message: moderation.

World, 19 Apr 2015

Ex-IMF head Rato in preliminary corruption probe

MADRID - The home and office of former International Monetary Fund chief Rodrigo Rato were searched on Thursday as part of a tax and money laundering investigation into his personal wealth, Spanish judicial officials said.

World, IMF, 17 Apr 2015

Jeb Bush marked 'Hispanic' on Florida voter form - NYT

WASHINGTON - Likely Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, who was popular among Spanish-speaking voters while Florida governor, marked himself as "Hispanic" on a 2009 voter registration application, The New York Times reported on Monday.

World, 06 Apr 2015

Rescue plan for Sahara in doubt as BBVA denies loan

MADRID/MUMBAI - A rescue plan for Indian conglomerate Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday after Spanish bank BBVA denied offering a credit line to the group, potentially jeopardising efforts to revive its fortunes and free its jailed boss.

Business, Top News, 26 Mar 2015

Rescue plan for India's Sahara in doubt as BBVA denies loan

MADRID/MUMBAI - A rescue plan for Indian conglomerate Sahara was thrown into disarray on Wednesday after Spanish bank BBVA denied offering a credit line to the group, potentially jeopardising efforts to revive its fortunes and free its jailed boss.

Business, Top News 26 Mar 2015

Oldest evidence of breast cancer found in Egyptian skeleton

CAIRO - A team from a Spanish university has discovered what Egyptian authorities are calling the world's oldest evidence of breast cancer in the 4,200-year-old skeleton of an adult woman.

World, 24 Mar 2015