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PSG, Man City shine in Champions League; big names struggle

Sep. 18, 2019 6:09 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City succeeded where storied rivals failed in their opening Champions League games. Even with its star forwards absent, PSG eased to a 3-0 win Wednesday over 13-time European champion Real Madrid, which missed the influence of suspended defender Sergio...

Spain leader asks for bigger Socialist win to break deadlock

Sep. 18, 2019 8:19 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's acting prime minister asked voters Wednesday for an even bigger victory for his Socialist party after his failure to form a government triggered a new election in November. Pedro Sánchez told opposition parties in parliament that "when we will be forced back to the...

Spain: 2 die in crash of small military training plane

Sep. 18, 2019 7:26 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's air force says that a student pilot and her instructor have both died when their plane crashed into the Mediterranean Sea. The air force said Wednesday that the plane was a small, two-seat propeller plane belonging to a military training academy. The crash occurred in waters off the...

Dutchman's body found, raises Spain's storm death toll to 7

Sep. 18, 2019 5:40 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police say they have found the body of a missing Dutchman, raising the death toll in last week's storms and flooding in southeastern Spain to seven. The Civil Guard in the southeastern province of Alicante said the body was found Tuesday in a canal after he was swept away in the...

Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose in Champs League

Sep. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

On a night when Europe's biggest stars couldn't find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy. The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his Champions League debut, scoring a hat trick as Salzburg beat Genk 6-2. Meanwhile, Liverpool, Barcelona and Chelsea all failed to score. Haaland is emerging...

Spain to hold fresh elections in November

Sep. 17, 2019 4:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain will hold fresh elections in November as no leader has been able to win enough parliamentary support to form a government. Spain's caretaker prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, made the announcement Tuesday after King Felipe VI announced that he had failed to find a party candidate capable...

Spain's caretaker prime minister says fresh elections will take place in November as no leader can form a government

Sep. 17, 2019 3:06 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister says fresh elections will take place in November as no leader can form a government.

New parent charged in admissions scam, linked to $400K bribe

Sep. 17, 2019 2:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A woman accused of paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit has become the 52nd person charged in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme, according to an indictment unsealed Tuesday. Xiaoning Sui, 48, of Surrey, British...

Spanish court publishes ruling on Venezuelan ex-spy chief

Sep. 17, 2019 11:19 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court says it rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges because the charges lacked detail and accepted the defense's claim that it was politically motivated. The court's ruling released...

Spain won't extradite Venezuela's ex-spymaster to US

Sep. 16, 2019 1:31 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's National Court on Monday rejected the extradition to the United States of a former Venezuelan military spy chief accused of drug smuggling and other charges. The court released retired Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who denies the charges and says that they were politically motivated. He...