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Thousands flee from ‘monster’ wildfire on Canary Islands

A major, out-of-control wildfire in Spain’s Canary Islands was throwing flames 160 feet into the air on Monday, forcing emergency workers to evacuate more than 9,000 people, authorities said.


Ciao, Zags: Gonzaga women’s basketball set to embark on 12-day European tour

Katie Campbell can’t wait to taste the gelato. Kayleigh Truong is looking forward to some team bonding. Jill Townsend just wants to soak in the history.


First Eurasian Lynx born in Pyrenees in almost a century

A Spanish nature conservation center says that the first baby lynx has been born in the Pyrenees in nearly a century.


Hawaii telescope backers seek permit for alternative site

The director of a Spanish research center said Monday that the international consortium that wants to build a giant telescope on Hawaii’s tallest peak despite protests from Native Hawaiians has …


UPDATED: Mon., July 8, 2019, 1:48 p.m.

Run-in with Pamplona bull made American ‘fear for my life’

The desire to have a selfie as a souvenir from running with the bulls in Spain turned into a near-death experience an American lawyer says he’ll never forget.


UPDATED: Sat., July 6, 2019, 7:23 p.m.

Spain: Pamplona kicks off running of the bulls festival

The blast of a traditional firework opened Saturday nine days of uninterrupted partying in Pamplona’s famed running-of-the-bulls festival


Wildfire in Spain rages for third day amid heatwave

Firefighters and aircraft battled for a third straight day Friday to contain a major wildfire that started in a pile of chicken dung and raced across the hills of northeastern …


UPDATED: Mon., June 24, 2019, 1:41 p.m.

US in the World Cup quarterfinals after 2-1 win over Spain

Megan Rapinoe converted a pair of penalty kicks and the United States set up a much-anticipated quarterfinal meeting with host France at the Women’s World Cup with a 2-1 victory …


Defending champion USA plays Spain to open knockout stage

Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren’t intimidated by the defending Women’s World Cup champions.


UPDATED: Wed., June 19, 2019, 8:19 a.m.

Spain coach Luis Enrique stepping down for personal reasons

The Spanish soccer federation says Luis Enrique is stepping down as coach of the national team for personal reasons. Federation president Luis Rubiales says assistant coach Roberto Moreno will take …


UPDATED: Wed., June 12, 2019, 12:46 p.m.

Germany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain

Sara Dabritz scored in the 42nd minute to give Germany a 1-0 victory over Spain. It was Germany’s second successive 1-0 victory in Group B. Germany took the lead against …


Spain: Unfinished Gaudi church gets permit after 137 years

An official building permit has been issued for the unfinished Barcelona church designed by architect Antoni Gaudi 137 years after construction started on La Sagrada Familia Basilica.


Spain downs South Africa 3-1 for 1st Women’s World Cup win

Spain has won a game at the Women’s World Cup for the first time, beating South Africa 3-1 behind two penalty kicks by Jennifer Hermoso. Spain is ranked No. 13 …


Spanish police arrest soccer players for match-fixing

Several soccer players and club executives in Spain have been arrested for suspected match-fixing, Spanish police said Tuesday.


Basque militant ETA chief arrested in France after 17 years

A longtime chief of the Basque militant separatist group ETA was arrested Thursday on the street of a French Alps town after being on the run for 17 years, Spain’s …


Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief arrested in Madrid on U.S. arrest warrant for drug-trafficking offenses

A Spanish National Police spokeswoman says that Hugo Chavez’s longtime spy chief has been arrested in Madrid on a United States warrant for drug-trafficking offenses.


EU nations endorse Venezuela opposition leader over Maduro

More than a dozen European Union countries endorsed Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s interim president on Monday, piling the pressure on embattled President Nicolas Maduro to resign …


Spain: Technical setbacks slow search for boy in deep hole

Spanish rescuers on the fourth day of a frantic race to reach a 2-year-old boy trapped in a borehole clung to hope of finding the toddler alive despite massive setbacks …


Aid ship with 311 migrants ignored by Italy, heads to Spain

Spain’s Foreign Ministry says it has given permission to an aid boat carrying 311 rescued migrants to set course for Spain after Italy and other Mediterranean countries did not answer …


El Gordo fever: Spain enthralled by annual Christmas lottery

Those holding the ticket number 03347 struck it rich Saturday when they won the top prize in Spain’s bumper Christmas lottery.


Clashes erupt as Spanish Cabinet holds meeting in Catalonia

Thousands of pro-independence protesters angry about Spain’s Cabinet holding a meeting in Catalonia blocked roads across the region Friday and clashed with anti-riot police in its capital.


UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 16, 2018, 6:04 p.m.

Catalan separatists on hunger strike speak out

Separatist politicians on prison hunger strike say upcoming rebellion trial will be a platform to promote Catalonia’s independence from Spain.


Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Police in Barcelona have briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain’s national police forces in the Mediterranean city.


UPDATED: Sat., Oct. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.

Hurricane Leslie churns toward Portugal, Spain

Hurricane Leslie churned across the Atlantic Ocean on Saturday heading toward Portugal and Spain, with forecasters saying the storm will bring heavy rain, high winds and dangerous surf to western …


German couple found dead; Mallorca flood deaths now 12

Spanish rescuers have found the bodies of a German couple who went missing after flash flooding on the island of Mallorca, bringing the confirmed death toll to 12. A young …


10 dead in torrential flooding on Spain’s Mallorca island

At least 10 people died on the Spanish island of Mallorca after a torrential rainstorm caused flash flooding that left a trail of piled vehicles and damaged infrastructure from surges …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018, 1:22 p.m.

Catalan separatists clash with police as tensions mount

Clashes between Catalan separatists and police in Barcelona left 14 people injured and led to six arrests Saturday as tensions boiled over days before the anniversary of the Spanish region’s …


Ex-Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards launches pro career in Spain

Former Gonzaga center Ryan Edwards is heading to Spain for his first season of professional basketball.


Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski signs with Polish team

Former Gonzaga center Przemek Karnowski is going home to continue his professional basketball career.


Leaders of Germany, Spain pledge united front on migration

The leaders of Germany and Spain on Saturday promoted a shared approach to immigration into the European Union amid growing populist opposition in other EU nations to taking in more …