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Spain: 1 killed when wind collapses parts of festival stage

Aug. 13, 2022 07:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Part of a temporary concert stage collapsed in strong wind Saturday at an outdoor music festival in eastern Spain, killing one person and injuring dozens of others, regional authorities said. Emergency services for the Valencia region said a “strong gust of wind”...

Barcelona sells more assets to clear Lewandowski for opener

Aug. 12, 2022 17:16 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Working against the clock, Barcelona sold off even more of its club assets on Friday so it could meet the Spanish league’s financial rules and clear Robert Lewandowski and other summer signings to play in its season opener. The troubled Spanish club was...

European drought dries up rivers, kills fish, shrivels crops

Aug. 12, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

LUX, France (AP) — Once, a river ran through it. Now, white dust and thousands of dead fish cover the wide trench that winds amid rows of trees in France’s Burgundy region in what was the Tille River in the village of Lux. From dry and cracked reservoirs in Spain to falling water...

Portugal: EU eyes Iberia-Italy pipeline to get gas to Europe

Aug. 12, 2022 08:36 AM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — European authorities are considering a liquefied natural gas pipeline from Spain to Italy as a way of getting around France’s opposition to a gas link-up across the Pyrenees between the Iberian peninsula and central Europe, Portugal's prime minister said Friday. ...

Madrid starts Spanish league defense aiming for title sweep

Aug. 11, 2022 11:43 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Real Madrid starts the Spanish league season overflowing with confidence that it can retain the domestic title despite Barcelona spending big to add top talent to its team. Barcelona hosts Rayo Vallecano on Saturday, a day before Madrid visits the newly...

Spain evacuates 294 more Afghan workers and families

Aug. 11, 2022 08:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A plane provided by the Spanish government has brought 294 more Afghan refugees via Pakistan to Spain, authorities said Thursday, bringing to 3,900 the number evacuated by Madrid since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan last year. Spain said the latest group of...

Weather agency: July was Spain's hottest month on record

Aug. 08, 2022 13:01 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain has never had a month as hot as July in more than six decades, the national weather office AEMET said Monday. For the first time since weather records started in 1961, July registered an average temperature of 25.6 degrees Celsius (78 degrees Fahrenheit), that...

Viewer's guide for this year's World Cup in Qatar

Aug. 08, 2022 10:46 AM EDT

A last chance for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. Kylian Mbappé back on the biggest stage of all. Brazil bidding for a record-extending sixth title. One of the most eagerly anticipated World Cups in memory — as much for off-the-field reasons as those on it — is just around...

Juventus vs. Atlético Madrid canceled amid unrest in Israel

Aug. 06, 2022 09:52 AM EDT

TEL AVIV (AP) — A friendly between Juventus and Atlético Madrid scheduled to be played in Tel Aviv has been canceled after an outbreak of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinians, the two clubs said Saturday. The game was due to be held at the Bloomfield Stadium on Sunday...

Quakes sign defender Akapo after stint with Cadiz in Spain

Aug. 05, 2022 19:07 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Earthquakes have signed defender Carlos Akapo, who has played with Cadiz in Spain's LaLiga since 2019. The deal runs through the 2023 season with a club option for 2024. Akapo, a free agent, will occupy an international roster spot. ...