Catalans form human V for Vote to seek choice on split from Spain


BARCELONA Spain - Hundreds of thousands of Catalans packed the streets of Barcelona on Thursday to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain, their ambitions boosted by an independence referendum scheduled for next week in Scotland.

Santander bank's powerful patriarch Botin dies, daughter to succeed

MADRID - Emilio Botin, one of Spain's most powerful men who transformed Santander from a small domestic lender into the euro zone's biggest bank, has died of a heart attack, aged 79.

Business, 10 Sep 2014

Sick British boy arrives for treatment in Prague from Spain

PRAGUE - A British boy with a brain tumour, whose parents were briefly arrested in Spain when seeking alternative care, arrived at a Prague hospital for treatment on Monday.

World, 08 Sep 2014

Special Report - Web of lies: How a Spanish tech star fooled the world

MADRID - For nearly 10 years, Spanish internet company Let’s Gowex SA said it was making money by providing public wi-fi in cities around the world. Most of the contracts, it now emerges, never existed.

14 Aug 2014

Spain picks up almost 1,000 African migrants in two days

MADRID - Spanish emergency services picked up 755 immigrants travelling in dozens of small boats and makeshift rafts across the Strait of Gibraltar on Tuesday and 227 from the same stretch of water the day before, the Maritime Safety Agency said.

World, 13 Aug 2014

Liberia to give two doctors trial drug, Ebola toll at 1,013

MONROVIA/DAKAR - Liberia said on Tuesday it would treat two infected doctors with the scarce experimental Ebola drug ZMapp, the first Africans to receive the treatment, while authorities in Spain said a 75-year-old priest had died of the disease.

World, Top News, 12 Aug 2014

Liberia shuts hospital where Spanish priest infected, Ebola toll hits 932

MONROVIA - Liberia shut a major hospital in the capital Monrovia on Wednesday after a Spanish priest and six other staff contracted Ebola, as the death toll from the worst outbreak of the disease hit 932 in West Africa.

Top News, World, 06 Aug 2014

Family finds 300-year-old sunken treasure off Florida's east coast

ORLANDO Fla. - A Florida family scavenging for sunken treasure on a shipwreck has found the missing piece of a 300-year-old gold filigree necklace sacred to Spanish priests, officials said on Tuesday.

World, 30 Jul 2014

Two men gored in Spain's Pamplona bull run

PAMPLONA Spain - Two men, one of them an American, were gored by bulls on Wednesday as they took part in Pamplona's bull run, a festival where red-scarved participants race through the Spanish town's cobbled streets pursued by the huge animals.

World, 09 Jul 2014

Scatological science: oldest human poop fossils no laughing matter

WASHINGTON - Don't laugh, but the discovery of the oldest known human poop is offering valuable scientific insight into the life of Neanderthals who lived in Spain some 50,000 years ago.

World, 26 Jun 2014

OECD slashes growth forecasts, urges aggressive ECB action

PARIS - The OECD slashed its growth forecasts for major developed economies on Monday, urging much more aggressive ECB stimulus to ward off the risk of deflation in a subdued euro zone.