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Volkswagen creating first innovation hub in North America

Jan. 17, 2020 1:02 PM EST

Volkswagen is partnering with the University of Tennessee and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory to create the company's first innovation hub for developing new technology in North America, officials said Friday in a statement. Initial work at the hub in Knoxville will include research opportunities for UT...

FILE - In this June 10, 2015 file photo, tourists stand on the street in Magaluf, Calvia on the Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca, Spain. Authorities in Spain´s tourist-magnet Balearic Islands are clamping down on binge-drinking tourism in three hot-spots. The regional government has passed a law prohibiting the organization and promotion of pub crawls and publicity promoting the consumption of alcohol by means of ‘open bars’ and ‘happy hours'. (AP Photo/Joan Llado, File)

Spain's Balearic Isles crack down on pub crawls, happy hours

Jan. 17, 2020 10:25 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Spain's tourist-magnet Balearic Islands are clamping down on binge-drinking tourism in three hot spots, introducing what they claim is the first law of its kind in Europe. The islands' regional government based in Palma de Mallorca on Friday passed a law prohibiting the...

Banker found guilty of smuggling Picasso painting from Spain

Jan. 16, 2020 8:35 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court sentenced a former bank president to 18 months in prison on Thursday after finding him guilty of trying to smuggle a painting by Pablo Picasso that was deemed a national artistic treasure out of the country. The court also fined ex-Bankinter head Jaime Botín 52.4 million...

List of seeded players for the Australian Open

Jan. 16, 2020 2:34 AM EST

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Men= 1. Rafael Nadal, Spain 2 Novak Djokovic, Serbia 3. Roger Federer, Switzerland 4 Daniil Medvedev, Russia 5. Dominic Thiem, Austria 6. Stefanos Tsitsipas, Greece 7. Alexander Zverev, Germany 8. Matteo Berrettini, Italy 9. Roberto Bautista Agut, Spain 10. Gael Monfils, France...

Smoke rise following a big explosion at an industrial hub near the port city of Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone near the port city of Tarragona, regional emergency services said Tuesday. (AP Photo/David Oliete)

Spain: Death toll from chemical plant explosion reaches 3

Jan. 15, 2020 3:03 PM EST

TARRAGONA, Spain (AP) — The death toll climbed to three Wednesday from a massive explosion and fire at a petrochemical plant in Spain as one person died in hospital and another body was found in the wreckage, authorities said. Another seven people were injured in the blast near a northeastern city late...

FILE - In this Monday Nov. 27, 2017 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle pose for photographers during a photocall in the grounds of Kensington Palace in London. As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have tried to carve out careers away from the pomp and ceremony of their families’ traditional duties. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

Business as usual? How Europe's royals mix work and duties

Jan. 15, 2020 2:26 AM EST

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — As the British royal family wrestles with the future roles of Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, it could look to Europe for examples of how princes and princesses have tried, with varying degrees of success, to carve out careers away from the pomp and ceremony of their...

In this image made from video provided by Laura_presicce, a fire is seen in Tarragona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. A massive explosion took place at an industrial zone for chemicals in northeastern Spain on Tuesday, and the regional emergency services agency warned people nearby not to go outside. 
A tweet by emergency services for the Catalonia region called the blast in the port city of Tarragona a “chemical accident” and said no information on possible deaths or injuries was available. (Laura_presicce via AP)

Spain: Chemical plant explosion kills 1, injures at least 9

Jan. 14, 2020 5:21 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A massive explosion at a petrochemical plant in northeastern Spain on Tuesday killed one person and injured at least nine others, three seriously, regional authorities said. A press spokesman for the port city of Tarragona, where the plant is located, said a preliminary investigation...

A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone

Jan. 14, 2020 1:18 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — A chemical emergency alert has been activated in northeastern Spain following a big explosion in an industrial zone.

Barcelona replaces coach Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setién

Jan. 13, 2020 5:21 PM EST
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona replaces coach Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setién.
Catalonia's former regional president Carles Puigdemont, left, and former Catalan regional minister Antoni Comin stand in the plenary hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. Puigdemont will attend his first session as a member of the European Parliament despite facing an arrest warrant against him in Spain. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Emboldened Catalan leader Puigdemont mulling visit to Spain

Jan. 13, 2020 4:50 PM EST

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is considering going back to Spain if he gets assurances that he is immune from arrest through his new status as a European legislator. After his first plenary session in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, he told The Associated...