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Spanish government presents bill to fight human trafficking

Nov. 29, 2022 13:22 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s government presented a new bill Tuesday with the goal of providing better protection for economically vulnerable migrants who are in the clutches of international human trafficking rings. The proposed legislation was designed to help victims of...

World Cup Viewer's Guide: Messi tries to avoid elimination

Nov. 29, 2022 12:55 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Two of the best players on the planet go head-to-head when Lionel Messi of Argentina and Robert Lewandowski of Poland meet with World Cup implications in what is likely Messi's final attempt to win the tournament. That match is part of an intense Wednesday at the...

Nigerian stowaways found on ship's rudder in Canary Islands

Nov. 29, 2022 10:16 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Three stowaways were found on a ship's rudder in the Canary Islands after an 11-day ocean voyage from Nigeria, Spain’s maritime rescue service said. The men found on the Alithini II oil tanker at the Las Palmas port on Monday afternoon appeared to have...

Museums' daring feat brings major Ukraine art show to Spain

Nov. 29, 2022 07:56 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Against a backdrop of Russian bombardments, border closures and a nail-biting 3,500-kilometer (2,150-mile) truck journey across Europe, Spain's Thyssen-Bornemisza National Museum has teamed up with the National Art Museum of Ukraine to secretly bring dozens of 20th century Ukrainian...

Veterans keep important role in Spain's young World Cup team

Nov. 29, 2022 07:22 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — After the final whistle of Spain’s 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup on Sunday, coach Luis Enrique went out to the field and began talking to some of his players. He spent more time with one in particular, Sergio Busquets, the only remaining member of...

World Cup TV pundit under fire for disparaging Qatari attire

Nov. 28, 2022 13:33 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Former Germany forward Sandro Wagner is under fire for a disparaging remark he made about Qatari men’s traditional attire while commentating for TV during Germany and Spain’s World Cup match on Sunday. Wagner was commentating on the teams’ 1-1 draw for...

Gavi misses Spain practice at World Cup because of injury

Nov. 28, 2022 08:17 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Teenager Gavi did not practice with Spain on Monday, a day after the team’s draw with Germany at the World Cup. Gavi was nursing a minor injury sustained in the 1-1 draw at Al Bayt Stadium on Sunday. The 18-year-old midfielder was substituted in...

'Super guy' Füllkrug drives Germany forward at World Cup

Nov. 28, 2022 07:02 AM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Niclas Füllkrug was scoring goals in Germany’s second division one year ago. Now he’s scoring at the World Cup. “That’s exactly what he’s there for,” teammate Thomas Müller said after Füllkrug's late goal rescued a 1-1 draw for...

Qatari fans hit back at Germany by recalling Özil in protest

Nov. 28, 2022 05:17 AM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Qatari soccer fans hit back at Germany’s World Cup protest on Sunday by holding pictures of former Germany player Mesut Özil while covering their mouths during the match against Spain. A group of fans held copies of a hand-drawn sketch of Özil, while...

Spain coach remembers late daughter on 'special day' at WCup

Nov. 27, 2022 19:35 PM EST

AL KHOR, Qatar (AP) — Spain coach Luis Enrique said it was a “special day” after his team's 1-1 draw with Germany at the World Cup on Sunday. But it had nothing to do with soccer. Luis Enrique said Sunday would have been the 13th birthday of his daughter, Xana...