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.

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

Spain's Princess Cristina faces trial on corruption charges

MADRID - A Spanish court on Wednesday upheld corruption charges against Cristina de Borbon, sister of newly-crowned King Felipe VI, and her husband in one of the last steps before a trial that could cloud the monarchy's bid to rebuild its reputation.

World, 25 Jun 2014

Felipe VI becomes Spain's king, calls for unity with diversity

MADRID - Felipe VI was sworn in as Spain's new king on Thursday and immediately sought to knit together a nation threatened by a growing separatist movement in Catalonia.

Top News, World, 19 Jun 2014

Former journalist Letizia Ortiz becomes Spain's first commoner queen

MADRID - A divorced former journalist, Letizia Ortiz, became Spain's first commoner queen on Thursday when her husband, Felipe VI, was sworn in as king.

World, 19 Jun 2014