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Catalans commemorate 5th anniversary of failed breakaway

Oct. 01, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Thousands of Catalans gathered in Barcelona on Saturday to commemorate the fifth anniversary of an independence referendum that marked the high point of their movement to break away from the rest of Spain. The 2017 vote, which was declared unconstitutional...

Pop singer Shakira to face trial over tax fraud in Spain

Sep. 27, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish judge on Tuesday approved a trial for Colombian pop singer Shakira on charges of tax fraud. Spanish prosecutors accused the entertainer in 2018 of failing to pay 14.5 million euros ($13.9 million) in taxes on income earned between 2012 and 2014....

World Cup Watch: Tough start at Milan for US defender Dest

Sep. 20, 2022 17:44 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — United States defender Sergiño Dest joined Italian champion AC Milan with the hope of getting more playing time ahead of the World Cup. He's gotten off to a tough start. “American Horror Story, a 45-minute episode,” was how Italian newspaper...

By dancing, Rodrygo and Vinícius make stance against racism

Sep. 19, 2022 08:12 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — With a goal and a dance, Real Madrid’s young Brazilian forwards made a statement against racism in soccer this weekend. With their samba-like moves after a goal in the derby against Atlético Madrid on Sunday, Rodrygo and Vinícius Júnior made it clear they are not...

World Cup Watch: Contractual tug-of-war may help Griezmann

Sep. 13, 2022 07:43 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Less could be more for Antoine Griezmann going into the World Cup. The France forward has been getting few minutes with Atlético Madrid because of a unique contractual dispute with Barcelona, but with his World Cup spot not really in danger, he may end up being one...

Spain, France kick off anniversary celebration of Picasso

Sep. 12, 2022 09:48 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Against the backdrop of Picasso´s iconic anti-war painting, “Guernica,” the culture ministers of France and Spain gathered Monday in Madrid’s Reina Sofía Museum to kick off a year of commemorative acts to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the death of the Spanish artist who...

Catalan separatists rally as movement frays 5 years on

Sep. 11, 2022 15:44 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Around 150,000 Catalan separatists rallied in Barcelona on Sunday, trying to reignite the independence movement that is fraying as it nears the five-year anniversary of its failed breakaway bid from Spain. For the past decade, the Sept. 11 rally held on...

Mbappé, Haaland shine in Champions League, Benzema injured

Sep. 06, 2022 18:06 PM EDT

Kylian Mbappé and Erling Haaland took their high-flying scoring acts into Europe as the Champions League returned on Tuesday, while last season's standout star Karim Benzema limped off with an injury after less than 30 minutes. Mbappé and Haaland both netted two goals as their...

Dropped by Man United, Maguire becomes an issue for England

Sep. 06, 2022 12:08 PM EDT

Harry Maguire has been dropped by Manchester United despite being its club captain and the most expensive defender in soccer history. The big question now: How will that affect his place in England's team ahead of the World Cup? England coach Gareth Southgate has...

Dest set to be Milan's 1st US player in Serie A after loan

Sep. 01, 2022 15:12 PM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Sergiño Dest is set to become the first American to play for AC Milan in Serie A after the Italian champion signed the defender on loan from Barcelona on Thursday, shortly before the transfer window shut. Milan also has the right to buy the U.S. international at the...