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Spain hopes to jumpstart electric car industry with EU funds

Jun. 16, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Daniel Sánchez is one of the luckier electric car owners in Spain. With a free recharging station less than a kilometer from his home just north of Barcelona, he can keep his Tesla ready to roll. “I cannot imagine stopping at a gas station...

SKorea, Spain seek closer economic ties with state visit

Jun. 15, 2021 11:47 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in arrived in Madrid Tuesday, in the first state visit to Spain by a foreign leader since the pandemic began, as the two countries seek to deepen economic ties. Moon and First Lady Kim Jung-Sook were received with military...

AP wins 2 Pulitzers for photos of pandemic pain, US unrest

Jun. 11, 2021 18:05 PM EDT

Associated Press photographers awarded the Pulitzer Prize on Friday had dodged tear gas to capture protests against racial injustice and patiently built trust with elderly people to empathetically document the toll of the coronavirus pandemic. AP’s chief photographer in...

Pilgrims return to Spain’s 'El Camino' paths after pandemic

Jun. 05, 2021 02:48 AM EDT

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — Committing to the pilgrim’s path has for centuries been a source of renewal for those willing to put their lives on hold and spend days, weeks or even months crossing Spain along the Camino de Santiago, a journey that takes hikers to the reported...

Champions League final averages 3.65 million viewers in US

Jun. 02, 2021 16:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Champions League final on Saturday averaged a combined 3.65 million viewers on English- and Spanish-language television, tying for the second-largest audience for the game since 2011. Nielsen ratings show Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Manchester City...

FRENCH OPEN 2021: Rafael Nadal's magic numbers are 14 and 21

May. 29, 2021 11:16 AM EDT

Go back, for a moment, to May 8, 2005, when Rafael Nadal was still just 18 and yet to appear in a French Open, let alone win one. After collecting his first trophy on the red clay of Rome — which had been preceded by his first trophy on the red clay of Barcelona, which...

Wealth prevails as Chelsea, Man City contest European final

May. 28, 2021 13:08 PM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — Looming over Liberdade Square, the giant European Cup replica that supporters of Chelsea and Manchester City crane their necks to photograph is a reminder of the prize being sought in Saturday's Champions League final. And the footballing heritage...

Talking points ahead of the Champions League final

May. 28, 2021 06:52 AM EDT

Manchester City and Chelsea meet in an all-English Champions League final in Porto on Saturday. Here are some of the talking points in the match: GUARDIOLA VS. TUCHEL It's a meeting of two of the sharpest minds in soccer, seven years after Guardiola...

3 jailed over 2017 Barcelona attacks by Islamist extremists

May. 27, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Thursday imposed prison sentences ranging from 8 to 53 years on the three surviving members of an extremist Islamist cell that killed 16 people and injured 140 others in two consecutive attacks in and near Barcelona in 2017. The three...

Rebel Super League clubs won't accept UEFA 'coercion'

May. 26, 2021 17:26 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus strongly criticized UEFA on Wednesday for opening disciplinary cases against them over their roles in trying to launch a European Super League, saying they won't accept being pressured by the European soccer body. The...