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Spanish court dismisses Shakira appeal in tax fraud case

May. 26, 2022 11:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A court in Spain on Thursday dismissed Colombian singer Shakira's appeal in a tax fraud case, paving the way for a trial after a judge previously concluded there was enough evidence to suggest the pop star may have avoided her fiscal obligations to the state. The...

Explosion at Spanish plant leaves 2 dead; 250 kids evacuated

May. 26, 2022 09:59 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An explosion hit a biodiesel production plant in northern Spain on Thursday, killing two people and forcing the evacuation of 250 children who had been on a field trip nearby, police said Thursday. Police video of the explosion showed flames engulfing the plant in...

Spain vows legal reforms in wake of spying allegations

May. 26, 2022 09:31 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government will tighten judicial control over the country’s intelligence agency, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said Thursday, weeks after the agency admitted it had spied on several pro-independence supporters in the region of Catalonia with judicial authorization. ...

Benzema looks to cap great season with 5th European title

May. 26, 2022 07:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The last time Karim Benzema was in a Champions League final, it was in a supporting role to Cristiano Ronaldo. He was just another forward on a Real Madrid team in which Ronaldo attracted most of the attention. It will be a lot different when Benzema...

Refugee Olympic team awarded prestigious Spanish prize

May. 25, 2022 14:32 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Olympic Refugee Foundation and the refugee Olympics team are the winners of this year’s Princess of Asturias Award for sports, the Spanish foundation that organizes the prizes said Wednesday. The prize jury said that their work to help refugee athletes “merges...

Salah on revenge mission in Champions League final

May. 25, 2022 10:54 AM EDT

Mohamed Salah could easily have given the kind of diplomatic answer trotted out by most soccer players. He just couldn’t. Was there a preference, Salah was asked minutes after Liverpool reached the Champions League final three weeks ago, over which team he faced in...

EU court restores immunity for 3 Catalan lawmakers

May. 24, 2022 13:32 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — A European Union court decided Tuesday to restore the parliamentary immunity for three former top Catalan officials who fled Spain fearing arrest over a secessionist push they led in the region. The decision by the general court is the latest episode in the legal...

Spain to invest $13 billion to build microchip industry

May. 24, 2022 11:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government on Tuesday announced a 12.3 billion euro ($13.2 billion) investment plan to convert the country into a major producer of microchips and help reduce the dependence of Spain and the European Union on other suppliers. The announcement in Madrid...

Madrid tries to forget Mbappé, focus on Champions League

May. 24, 2022 06:05 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid wants to quickly forget about Kylian Mbappé and turn its focus back on the Champions League final against Liverpool. Four days before the final in suburban Paris, Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti and his players tried their best to avoid talking about the...

Bruce Springsteen and E Street Band to tour in US, Europe

May. 24, 2022 00:16 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Boss is hitting the road again, and the E Street Band band is coming with him. The rockers announced Monday that they will begin an arena tour in February in the United States, followed by stadium shows beginning in April in Europe. Details on the...