Latest Madrid News

For opera legend Placido Domingo, the show goes on in Europe

Oct. 12, 2019 9:50 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Even as his U.S. career seemingly winds down amid accusations of sexual harassment, opera legend Placido Domingo remains on the bill of a host of European opera houses. But cracks, even if slight, are beginning to show in his support. The 78-year-old singer who rose to stardom as a tenor has...

Spanish government vows to exhume Franco before election

Oct. 11, 2019 8:15 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has set Oct. 25 as the deadline for relocating the remains of dictator Gen. Francisco Franco from a mausoleum to a more discreet grave in a public cemetery in Madrid. The deputy prime minister in Spain's caretaker Cabinet, Carmen Calvo, said Friday the exhumation will be conducted in...

Spain: Olive farmers protest low prices, US tariff plans

Oct. 10, 2019 8:38 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Several thousand olive farmers have marched through Spain's capital to protest plunging prices and to demand protection from tariffs the United States plans to levy on European Union on agriculture products. Many of the protesters waved olive branches as they marched to Agriculture Ministry...

The Latest: Swiss Nobel physics winner found out 'by chance'

Oct. 8, 2019 12:21 PM EDT

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Prize in Physics (all times local): 6:10 p.m. Michel Mayor, who shared the Nobel Prize in Physics, says he found out he was one of the winners "by chance" when he logged onto his computer after leaving his hotel in San Sebastian, in northern Spain. Though he knew he...

The Latest: Climate protesters douse famous Wall Street bull

Oct. 7, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on international climate protests (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Protesters have doused New York City's famous charging bull statue with fake blood as part of a protest against climate change. The group Extinction Rebellion staged the protest Monday at the bull statue near Wall...

Rahm matches course record, takes 5-shot lead in Spain

Oct. 5, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Jon Rahm shot an 8-under 63 on Saturday to match the course record and take a five-shot lead entering the final round of the Spanish Open. The defending champion had a back-nine 28 to charge to the front at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid. The crowd favorite hit eight birdies, two bogeys...

Arnaus, Cabrera Bello lead Spanish Open after 2 rounds

Oct. 4, 2019 2:32 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Adri Arnaus and Rafa Cabrera Bello took a one-shot lead of the Spanish Open on Friday, as Spaniards finished the second round in the top four spots on the leaderboard. Samuel del Val was third, followed by defending champion Jon Rahm, another stroke behind. Arnaus, who is playing his first...

Johannessen shoots 63 to take 1st-round lead at Spanish Open

Oct. 3, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Kristian Krogh Johannessen of Norway shot a career-best 8-under 63 to match the course record and take a two-shot lead after the first round of the Spanish Open on Thursday. Johannessen birdied four of his last six holes at the Club de Campo Villa de Madrid for the lowest opening round in the...

Spain gets last word on London sale of Botticelli painting

Oct. 2, 2019 2:45 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — A Botticelli portrait of a humanist poet that long hung in Madrid's El Prado Museum is being offered this week for sale during London's Frieze Masters art fair for $30 million. But a Spanish law on cultural treasures might create difficulties for a foreign buyer seeking to bring the treasure...

Tottenham loses 7-2 to Bayern; Real Madrid salvages CL draw

Oct. 1, 2019 7:28 PM EDT

A Champions League finalist for the first time just four months ago, Tottenham is making history again in Europe's top club competition this season. The wrong kind of history. Tottenham was picked off repeatedly by Bayern Munich in a humiliating 7-2 loss on Tuesday, the first time the English team has conceded...