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Spain includes Pau Gasol in preliminary squad for Olympics

Jun. 19, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain included Pau Gasol in its preliminary squad for the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday. The 40-year-old Gasol was among the 18 players called up by coach Sergio Scariolo to prepare for the Tokyo Games. Only 12 players will make the final squad. ...

U.S. general: 'wildfire of terrorism' on march in Africa

Jun. 18, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

TAN-TAN, Morocco (AP) — A senior U.S. general warned Friday that the “wildfire of terrorism” is sweeping across a band of Africa and needs the world's attention. He spoke at the close of large-scale U.S.-led war games with American, African and European troops. The...

The Latest: Hazard, De Bruyne to start next game for Belgium

Jun. 18, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Eden Hazard and Kevin De Bruyne will make their first starts at the European Championship in Belgium’s final group match against Finland on Monday. Belgium coach Roberto...

Migrant boat capsizes near Spain's Canary Islands, 4 dead

Jun. 18, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Four people died, one of them a child, when a migrant boat believed to be carrying 45 passengers capsized near Spain’s Canary Islands, Spanish authorities said Friday. The boat was approaching Órzola on the island of Lanzarote on Thursday...

'Listening to my body': Nadal to sit out Wimbledon, Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 13:19 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal will sit out Wimbledon and the Tokyo Olympics to rest and recover “after listening to my body,” he announced via social media on Thursday, taking one of the biggest stars of tennis out of two of the sport's biggest events in 2021. “The...

Activists take Spain's government to court over climate plan

Jun. 17, 2021 08:35 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Environmental activists in Spain lodged a legal claim against the government Thursday for what they deem as insufficient ambition in reducing carbon emissions and other contributors to climate change. The action in Spain's Supreme Court is a preliminary...

Rafael Nadal says he will not play at Wimbledon or Tokyo Olympics

Jun. 17, 2021 07:44 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal says he will not play at Wimbledon or Tokyo Olympics.

Let the recovery begin: EU chief OKs first virus plans

Jun. 16, 2021 11:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The European Union moved a step closer Wednesday to deploying the bloc’s massive pandemic recovery fund, with a top executive going to Portugal and Spain to announce the bloc’s initial endorsement of their national spending plans. European Commission...

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...

Spanish prize honors group empowering African girls, women

Jun. 16, 2021 09:42 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A consortium of non-profit groups that aims to reduce poverty in Africa through educating more girls and empowering women has won a Princess of Asturias award. The Campaign for Female Education, or CAMFED, was chosen in the International Aid category, a...