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Lackluster US loses to Japan 2-0 in World Cup warmup

Sep. 23, 2022 12:32 PM EDT

With the World Cup approaching and final roster decisions looming, U.S. soccer players gave a dismal performance in a 2-0 exhibition loss to Japan on Friday in Düsseldorf, Germany. Daichi Kamada scored following Weston McKennie’s giveaway in the 24th minute and Kaoru Mitoma added...

Spanish women's soccer in turmoil after player revolt

Sep. 23, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spanish soccer is in turmoil after 15 players on the women’s national team pulled out of the squad saying their coach has “significantly” affected their “emotional state” and their health. Late Thursday, the federation announced that the 15 players...

Spain plans tax hike for millionaires to help those in need

Sep. 23, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Socialist-led coalition government is planning a temporary higher tax rate on the richest 1% of the country from next year, in addition to its windfall taxes on large energy companies and banks. “We are proposing a redistribution of the effort, among those...

Spanish police seize 15 tons of Moroccan hashish, arrest 49

Sep. 23, 2022 05:19 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Civil Guard said Friday it seized 14 metric tons (15.4 tons) of hashish from Morocco and arrested 49 people as it smashed a major drug-smuggling ring. The gang was believed to be the biggest operating in Spain, regularly bringing up to 20 metric tons (19.7...

Live updates: U.N. General Assembly

Sep. 21, 2022 22:49 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell is promising new sanctions against Russia after an escalation of its war in Ukraine. Following an emergency meeting of EU foreign ministers Wednesday...

Spain gives personhood status to Mar Menor salt-water lagoon

Sep. 21, 2022 11:55 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain granted personhood status Wednesday to what environmentalists call Europe's largest salt-water lagoon, which has suffered massive die-offs of marine life as it degrades due to coastal development and local farming. The new law came after a citizen-led push to provide...

Oil leak from ship off Gibraltar affects fishing, beaches

Sep. 21, 2022 07:51 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Teams are working to mitigate the impact of a new oil leak from a partly sunken cargo ship in Gibraltar that has affected fishing and bathing in both the British territory and in a town in nearby Spain, officials said Wednesday. The Gibraltar Port authority said the...

Bale energized for World Cup after feeling the love in LA

Sep. 21, 2022 07:48 AM EDT

During his difficult final years at Real Madrid, Gareth Bale only truly found happiness on a soccer field when he linked up with Wales for matches with his national team. Now, after moving to the United States, he is feeling the love at club level, too. Bale joined Los...

Spain fines delivery app Glovo 79M euros for labor violation

Sep. 21, 2022 06:04 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain fined delivery company Glovo nearly 79 million euros ($78 million) for violating a 2021 law that obliged app-based food delivery platforms to make their riders full employees, Spain’s labor minister said Wednesday. Labor Minister Yolanda Díaz said Glovo had...

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...