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Barcelona says it has signed France forward Antoine Griezmann

Jul. 12, 2019 9:17 AM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it has signed France forward Antoine Griezmann.

Catalan chief to face trial for displaying secession symbols

Jul. 12, 2019 8:56 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A judge in Spain says the regional president of Catalonia will face trial for allegedly disobeying the country's electoral board by not removing pro-secession symbols from public buildings during an election campaign. Catalan chief Quim Torra could be declared unfit to hold public office for...

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...

Spanish police raid 'narcoflats' in Barcelona

Jun. 20, 2019 11:27 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Police in Barcelona say that around one thousand officers are searching dozens of city center establishments that are believed to be used in the trafficking and consumption of drugs. A spokeswoman for police in the Spanish region of Catalonia said Thursday that the raids are aimed at...

Correction: NBA Draft-International Model story

Jun. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — In a story June 14 about international players and the NBA draft, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the Dallas Mavericks took Sarunas Marciulionis in the 1987 draft. It was Golden State that made the pick. A corrected version of the story is below: Mavs illustrate draft's...

Center-right coalition wins Madrid, far-left keeps Barcelona

Jun. 15, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A conservative has been sworn in as the new mayor of Madrid in the first major political shift enabled by the far-right's gains in last month's Spanish local and regional elections. The Popular Party's José Luis Martínez-Almeida replaces the far-left administration led by former...

Future of left-wing mayors of Madrid, Barcelona in balance

Jun. 14, 2019 3:28 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The future of the left-wing mayors of Spain's two biggest cities is being decided as political parties work against the clock to determine who will govern the country's municipal governments. Ada Colau, a former housing activist, is poised to stay in charge of Barcelona after her...

Catalan separatists defend actions at end of Spanish trial

Jun. 12, 2019 3:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A rebellion and sedition trial resulting from a push to take the Catalonia region out of Spain wrapped up Wednesday with prosecuted leaders arguing they exercised their democratic rights by holding a banned independence referendum. The dozen ex-officials and activists on trial, who hope to...

Cruise line says search for passenger in Mediterranean ended

Jun. 9, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A cruise ship passenger went overboard during a voyage in the Mediterranean Sea and a search for the missing Korean woman was called off without her being found, the cruise operator said Sunday.. Norwegian Cruise Line tweeted a photographed statement that said the woman went into the sea...