Lifting 200-kilogram stones in Spain’s Basque Country

Sports 04/17/19, 05:12

Their faces contorted by the effort needed to lift 200 kilograms (440 pounds) or more, these burly competitors keep alive one of the traditional sports of Spain's rural north one heavy stone at a time.The "Harri-jasotze," or "Stone Lifters" in ...

Spain allows NGOs to sail with aid supplies for migrants

Europe 04/17/19, 04:45

Spanish aid groups say Spain has reluctantly allowed them to depart for the Greek islands where they want to deliver aid supplies to migrant camps. But the humanitarian aid groups face hefty fines if their boats venture into official search ...

Messi scores 2, Barca beats United 3-0 to reach CL semis

Soccer 04/16/19, 15:58

Lionel Messi scored two early goals to send Barcelona into the Champions League semifinals for the first time in four seasons with a comfortable 3-0 win over Manchester United on Tuesday.After Barcelona withstood some early pressure from United, Messi ended ...

Shock, prayers around the world for Notre Dame Cathedral

Europe 04/15/19, 18:55

The world reacted with shock, horror and prayers to the massive fire Monday at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, united in grief and in solidarity with the people of France. As the flames tore through the 12th-century cathedral, Spain's prime ...

Messi rests for Man United as Barca draws 0-0 at Huesca

Soccer 04/13/19, 11:43

Missing Lionel Messi and most of its regular starters, Barcelona could only draw 0-0 at Huesca in the Spanish league on Saturday, three days before the visit of Manchester United in the Champions League.Barcelona increased its commanding lead to 12 ...

Venezuela’s ex-spy chief arrested in Madrid on US warrant

World 04/12/19, 14:50

Venezuela's longtime spy chief was arrested Friday in Madrid by Spanish police acting on a United States warrant for allegedly trafficking tons of cocaine.Maj. Gen. Hugo Carvajal, who for more than a decade advised late Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez and ...

Messi to sit out league match ahead of ManU visit

Soccer 04/12/19, 14:36

Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde has left forward Lionel Messi off his squad for this weekend's Spanish league match, giving him more rest before the visit of Manchester United.Messi and Sergio Busquets were both dropped by Valverde for Saturday's match at ...

Update: Ecuador arrests Swedish software developer

Europe 04/11/19, 21:24

The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local): 2:30 a.m. A senior Ecuadorian official says a Swedish software developer living in Quito and who is allegedly close to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested ...

Spain vows to boost cybersecurity, fight disinformation

Europe 04/09/19, 09:41

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez on Tuesday called on all political forces in the country to back a new national cybersecurity fight against "attempts to hack democracy and undermine citizens' trust in the political system."Spain's April 28 general election is ...

The mysterious tale of a missing bike in Spain

Sports 04/09/19, 08:38

It's become the soap opera of the missing bike.The cast involves a financially strapped moto racing team and a disgruntled Spanish rider with past problems with the law. The setting is a motorsports track in northeastern Spain. The plot is ...

Argentina coach Scaloni injured in bike accident in Spain

Sports 04/09/19, 06:37

Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni was briefly hospitalized in Spain after being injured in a bicycle accident.The Argentine soccer federation says Scaloni did not sustain serious injuries in Tuesday's accident in Mallorca.The federation says on Twitter the coach was on his ...

Surprising Getafe strengths grip on 4th place in Spain

Soccer 04/07/19, 11:03

Surprising Getafe is standing its ground in the fight for a Champions League spot in the Spanish league.The southern Madrid club defeated red-hot Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday to strengthen its grip on fourth place with seven matches remaining.Striker Angel ...

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