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Spain's 'Wolf Pack' found guilty of rape in landmark ruling

21 Jun 2019

MADRID Spain's Supreme Court on Friday ruled that five men who attacked a teenager at a bull-running festival were guilty of rape not the lesser crime of sexual abuse, concluding a case that sparked mass protests across Spain over chauvinism and sexual abuse.

All-Korean 'Dream' team aim for Spanish national soccer league

14 May 2019

ILLESCAS, Spain Qum FC's players speak little Spanish, but the team composed entirely of expatriate South Korean footballers won't let the language barrier hold them back as they strive through Spain's lower leagues dreaming of one day taking on Real Madrid and Barcelona.

Spain's euthanasia debate rekindled before election with husband's arrest

08 Apr 2019

MADRID The arrest of a 69-year-old Spaniard on homicide charges after he helped his terminally ill wife end her life has reignited a divisive debate on euthanasia, raising its profile as a campaign issue three weeks before a national election.

Filmmaker Almodovar walks Cruz, Banderas down memory lane in 'Pain and Glory'

14 Mar 2019

MADRID Oscar-winning Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar premiered his retrospective drama "Pain and Glory" in Madrid on Wednesday, reuniting actors Penelope Cruz and Antonio Banderas, who had risen to Hollywood stardom after starting in his movies. | Video

'Don't speak in my name': Women's Day exposes Spain's social divisions

08 Mar 2019

MADRID Global campaigners are showcasing events to mark Women's Day on Friday with the slogan 'a balanced world is a better world' - but in Spain the gender equality debate is sowing divisions that appear deeper than ever. | Video

'Don't speak in my name': Women's Day exposes Spain's social divisions

08 Mar 2019

MADRID Global campaigners are showcasing events to mark Women's Day on Friday with the slogan 'a balanced world is a better world' - but in Spain the gender equality debate is sowing divisions that appear deeper than ever. | Video

Placards outside Montserrat Monastery expose abuse in Spanish Church

19 Feb 2019

MONTSERRAT, Spain Tourists and worshippers visiting Catalonia's imposing mountain-side Montserrat Monastery on a sunny Sunday this month appeared to pay little heed to two men with placards demanding that the local abbot be defrocked for covering up sexual abuse.

ECB's De Cos says need to see if some risks to growth more persistent

28 Jan 2019

MADRID European Central Bank policymaker Pablo Hernandez de Cos said on Monday that the central bank might need to look into whether downside risks to growth it had so far deemed temporary were becoming more persistent.

As Spain readies euthanasia law, dying sclerosis victim senses hope

21 Dec 2018

GUADALAJARA, Spain Painfully aware that his advancing illness will eventually leave him on life support, Spaniard Mariano Lopez has his hopes pinned not on a cure but on a parliamentary bill that would allow him to meet death on his own terms.

Blind Spanish surfer says sea sets her free, goes for world title

12 Dec 2018

SALINAS, Spain Carmen Lopez can only imagine what the sea looks like, but the blind 21-year-old Spaniard is in her element riding the surf. | Video

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