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Spanish prosecutors want inquiry into church sex abuse cases

Jun. 24, 2019 10:32 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's public prosecutors are suggesting opening a national investigation into the sexual abuse of minors in the Catholic Church, the first such official proposal in the country. In a written report to the Ministry of Justice, the Spanish prosecutor's office says that new ways to face "a...

Defending champion US plays Spain to open knockout stage

Jun. 23, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Spain coach Jorge Vilda says part of the challenge in facing the United States is making sure his players aren't intimidated by the defending Women's World Cup champions. Spain faces the top-ranked U.S. team Monday in Reims, marking the first time La Roja will appear in the knockout...

Spain reports nearly 300 migrants rescued at sea in 2 days

Jun. 23, 2019 3:42 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says it picked up 290 migrants over the weekend while they attempted to cross the Mediterranean Sea in small boats unfit for open water. The rescue service said it pulled a total of 153 migrants from four boats on Saturday, and another 137 from four more boats...

Ivory Coast accident kills Spanish woman, injures 10 girls

Jun. 23, 2019 10:49 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Foreign Ministry says a Spanish woman has been killed and 10 Spanish girls have been injured in a traffic accident in the Ivory Coast. The ministry said Sunday the Spanish travelers were riding in a bus that was in an accident Saturday. Catalonia regional authorities identified the...

Dani Alves leaving PSG after 2 seasons with the club

Jun. 23, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving French champion Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club. The 36-year-old attacking right back scored eight goals in 73 appearances for PSG, winning the league title in both seasons. Although he scored a good goal in the French Cup final...

US defense will face greater challenges in knockout round

Jun. 22, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — Much of the attention on the United States rightly goes to its prolific offense, especially after that 13-goal game to open the Women's World Cup, but the team's defense has been predictably reliable so far in France. The defense has posted shutouts in the team's first three games,...

Spain reports 100 migrants rescued at sea in 1 day

Jun. 22, 2019 12:13 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's maritime rescue service says over 100 migrants have been rescued from three boats attempting to reach Europe from northern Africa. The maritime rescue service said one of the boats discovered Saturday carried eight people in the Strait of Gibraltar. Two larger boats, one with 58...

Unrepentant 'sinners' romp in Spanish town at Corpus Christi

Jun. 22, 2019 9:38 AM EDT

CAMUÑAS, Spain (AP) — It is time for the Corpus Christi celebrations in Spain and the central town of Camuñas smells of rosemary. Each year, members of the local Catholic brotherhood dedicated to the town's unique celebration of the Eucharist called "Pecados y danzantes" ("Sins and Dancers") take...

US Soccer, women's team tentatively agree to mediate lawsuit

Jun. 22, 2019 7:47 AM EDT

REIMS, France (AP) — U.S. Soccer and players for the women's national team have tentatively agreed to mediate a lawsuit that accuses the federation of gender discrimination and seeks equitable pay. The federation and representatives for the players confirmed the agreement, first reported in the Wall Street...

Spain's top court convicts 5 men in gang rape case

Jun. 21, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Supreme Court on Friday overruled two lower courts and sentenced five men to 15 years in prison for raping an 18-year-old woman. The case had triggered an outcry because the lower courts last year convicted the men of the lesser crime of sexual abuse and handed down nine-year...