Villarreal to showcase its flair _ and ceramics _ in US

Europe 11/08/19, 05:27

A short drive through the narrow streets of Villarreal can give you an idea about what matters most in this small city in eastern Spain. Only a few buildings stand out — the large ceramics factories that fuel the local economy and the iconic La Cerámica Stadium that is home to ...

Update: 37 injured, 108 flights canceled in Barcelona

Europe 10/14/19, 14:27

The Latest on the conviction of Catalan politicians and activists (all times local): 9:00 p.m. Health authorities in northeastern Spain say 37 protesters have been injured during ongoing clashes with police at Barcelona's airport. Protesters block the roads leading to El Prat airport, outskirts of Barcelona, Spain, Monday, Oct. 14, 2019. Spain's Supreme ...

Gatecrasher Tottenham takes on storied Liverpool in CL final

Soccer 05/30/19, 10:38

Familiar territory for Liverpool. So very unfamiliar for Tottenham.The second all-English Champions League final in history pits one of Europe's most successful clubs against a side unexpectedly gatecrashing the continent's elite.After losing last year's final to Real Madrid, Juergen Klopp's Liverpool has another shot at lifting the European Cup for ...

Alisson could be piece Liverpool missed in last year’s final

Sports 05/30/19, 05:43

The key to Liverpool's Champions League success this year may just be in the hands of Alisson Becker.Liverpool paid a record $85 million fee for a goalkeeper to sign Alisson from Roma at the end of last season after predecessor Loris Karius made several costly mistakes in last year's final.The ...

Tottenham arrives in Madrid for Champions League final

Soccer 05/29/19, 14:23

Tottenham has arrived in Madrid for the Champions League final against Liverpool.The squad landed at Madrid's international airport on Wednesday evening, three days before Saturday's final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.The team will practice at Real Madrid's training center in the city's suburbs. Its final training session on Friday will ...

Spaniards with little to cheer for in Champions League final

Soccer 05/29/19, 09:46

It will be an unusual Champions League final for Spain.Madrid will be hosting the final again after nearly a decade, but the country's streak of having at least one team playing for the European title ended this year after five straight seasons, giving home fans little to cheer for when ...

Seasoned diplomat appointed EU’s special envoy for Venezuela

Europe 05/28/19, 21:06

The European Union stepped up its push for a new presidential election in Venezuela as a way out of the crisis by appointing a former international banker and seasoned diplomat Tuesday as the bloc's special envoy for the country.Enrique Iglesias is a former Uruguayan foreign minister who went on to ...

Atletico Madrid reaches deal to sign Porto defender Felipe

Sports 05/28/19, 16:22

Atletico Madrid says it has reached a deal to sign Porto defender Felipe for 20 million euros ($22.4 million).Atletico says the 30-year-old Brazilian central defender will join on a three-year contract.He will help the Spanish club fill the void left by the departure of Diego Godin, the veteran Uruguayan who ...

Unprecedented security plan set for Champions League final

Sports 05/28/19, 07:45

Spain says it will deploy unprecedented security measures for Saturday's "high risk" Champions League final in Madrid.Spanish authorities say the police operation prepared for the final between Liverpool and Tottenham will be the biggest ever for a sporting event in the Spanish capital.Officials say the measures will surpass those put ...

Future uncertain for Catalan separatists elected in Europe

Europe 05/27/19, 09:49

Three jailed or fugitive Catalan politicians hope to use their freshly won seats in the European Parliament as loudspeakers for their separatist cause in northeastern Spain — although actually being sworn in as lawmakers will be the first obstacle they have to overcome.The European careers of Catalonia's former regional President ...

Pochettino’s joke falls flat at Real Madrid

Soccer 05/24/19, 11:26

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino's comments about Real Madrid's lack of hospitality didn't go over too well in the Spanish capital.Pochettino told Spanish radio station Cope, in a joking tone, that Madrid president Florentino Perez told him that he can sleep at Real Madrid City only when he becomes coach of ...

FRENCH OPEN ’19: Nadal eyes 12th; Djokovic, Federer 2nd each

Tennis 05/22/19, 11:30

Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday:___NOVAK DJOKOVICFILE - In this June 5, 2018, file photo, Germany's Alexander Zverev returns the ball to Austria's Dominic Thiem during their quarterfinal match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium in Paris. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, ...

Diego Costa injures ankle in Atletico Madrid friendly

Soccer 05/21/19, 15:44

Atletico Madrid says Diego Costa sprained his left ankle in the team's 2-1 loss in a friendly against Beitar Jerusalem on Tuesday.Costa left the field on a stretcher in the first half of the match in Jerusalem, which marked his return to the squad after missing the final part of ...

Jailed deputies allowed to attend Spanish Parliament session

Europe 05/21/19, 03:10

A fragmented Spanish Parliament has convened for the first time, including five Catalan politicians released from prison for the occasion and escorted there by police.Four separatists, on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt, were elected to the Congress of Deputies and one to the Senate last month.The Supreme Court has ...

Real Madrid extends Kroos’ contract until 2023

Sports 05/20/19, 08:22

Real Madrid says it has extended Toni Kroos' contract until the end of the 2023 season.The 29-year-old midfielder, whose contract was to expire at the end of the 2022 season, joined from Bayern Munich after winning the World Cup with Germany in 2014. He has helped Real Madrid win 11 ...

Spain: 5 Catalan separatist prisoners escorted to Parliament

Europe 05/20/19, 05:04

The five separatist leaders on trial for Catalonia's 2017 secession attempt who were elected to the Spanish Parliament last month have picked up their official credentials under police escort.The Supreme Court allowed the five to get their credentials on Monday and attend the opening session of the new Parliament on ...

Season over, Real Madrid faces turbulent summer

Soccer 05/20/19, 01:06

The best thing for Real Madrid about this season is that it is finally over.A humiliating 2-0 loss at home to Real Betis on the last day of the Spanish league on Sunday brought to a close one of the most disappointing seasons in years for the most successful team ...

Madrid loses last match of season to forget

Soccer 05/19/19, 07:50

Real Madrid put a fittingly poor ending to its worst season in recent memory after losing its last match of the Spanish league on Sunday.Many of the frustrated fans at the Santiago Bernabeu jeered Madrid's players after the 2-0 loss to Real Betis. Most of Madrid's supporters have long placed ...

Isco and Cazorla back with Spain; Luis Enrique still absent

Soccer 05/17/19, 06:16

Francisco "Isco" Alarcón and Santi Cazorla are back with Spain's national team for next month's European Championship qualifiers against the Faeroe Islands and Sweden.Isco had not been called up for the previous round of qualifiers because he hadn't been playing often with Real Madrid. Cazorla, a former Arsenal midfielder, hadn't ...

ETA’s bloody history: 853 killings in 60 years of violence

Europe 05/16/19, 09:19

The most-wanted member of the Basque separatist militant group ETA, who had been on the run for 17 years, was caught by police on Thursday in the French Alps.José Antonio Urruticoetxea Bengoetxea, known by the alias Josu Ternera, was a longtime chief of ETA and connected to some of its ...

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