Latest Madrid News

Messi breaks arm as Barcelona regains lead in La Liga

Oct. 20, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona ended its slump and regained the Spanish league lead but there was little to celebrate as Lionel Messi broke his right forearm and will be sidelined for three weeks. Also, Real Madrid lost again while suffering its worst scoring drought. Messi scored and walked off injured in the...

Real Madrid loses again after its worst scoring drought

Oct. 20, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Without Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in nearly a decade, Real Madrid reached the worst scoring drought in its history. Madrid went more than 465 minutes without finding the net in a 2-1 home loss to Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday, leaving new coach Julen Lopetegui under...

The Latest: Group: Malta finally allows rescue ship to leave

Oct. 20, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A humanitarian group says its migrant rescue ship has been cleared to leave Malta for repairs, after being prevented from doing so for months by the island's authorities. The German group Sea-Watch said Saturday...

Power failure: Leading teams struggle across European soccer

Oct. 19, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

Glance across the European soccer standings and there is an unfamiliar look. At least one powerhouse team in each of the five biggest domestic leagues is finding it much tougher to challenge for the title two months into the season. Associated Press writers across Europe take a look at the struggles of AC Milan,...

Spain arrests 4, seizes 115 properties in Venezuelan probe

Oct. 18, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested a former Venezuelan official and an exiled opposition leader's relative and seized more than 115 properties in a money-laundering investigation into a ring that allegedly bought real estate in Spain with illicit funds from Venezuela. Antonio Ledezma, the exiled...

Pique says Rafael Nadal to play in new Davis Cup format

Oct. 17, 2018 1:23 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Gerard Pique is not worried about the possible absence of some top players in the revamped Davis Cup, especially since Rafael Nadal has said he will play in the new-look competition when it debuts next year. The Barcelona defender, who spearheads the company behind the new format of the Davis...

Venezuela frees, uproots to Spain jailed opposition activist

Oct. 13, 2018 7:49 AM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have freed a prominent opposition activist jailed for four years just days after an anti-government politician died in state custody. Lorent Saleh was immediately escorted to the airport and put on a flight to Madrid with Spanish government officials. Upon...

Spain celebrates national day with royal and military pomp

Oct. 12, 2018 6:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A royal parade and military fanfare are taking place in Madrid on Spain's National Day, an annual public holiday that provides a cue for nationwide displays of pomp and patriotism. King Felipe VI, wearing military uniform, and Queen Letizia were driven Friday in a Rolls Royce down one of the...

Brazil foreign minister seeks to allay election fears

Oct. 11, 2018 1:03 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Brazil's foreign minister says whoever wins his country's presidential election won't be able to throw out human rights safeguards. Aloysio Nunes insisted Thursday that Brazil has "well-established parameters" on an independent judiciary, a free press and foreign policy, whoever comes to...

Madrid sues newspaper that said it forced Ronaldo to settle

Oct. 11, 2018 12:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid says it has taken legal action against a Portuguese newspaper that reported the Spanish club forced Cristiano Ronaldo to settle with the woman who accused him of rape. Madrid says the information published by the Correio da Manha newspaper is "categorically false" and was printed...