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  • Spain exits bailout program; second Eurozone country to do so

    Spain exits bailout program; second Eurozone country to do so
    MADRID -- Spain exited its international bailout program Thursday, becoming the second Eurozone country to do so, amid a tentative economic recovery marred by persistently high unemployment. The Spanish government heralded the bailout exit as a...
  • Lawmakers in Catalonia demand referendum on independence from Spain

    Lawmakers in Catalonia demand referendum on independence from Spain
    MADRID -- Lawmakers in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia voted Thursday to demand powers to hold a referendum on independence from Spain, ramping up their confrontation with a central government determined to avoid the breakup of the country....
  • Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers

    Spanish-language books flourish thanks to e-readers
    For decades, finding Spanish-language books in the U.S. was like tilting at windmills. Booksellers stocked few titles in the language of Cervantes, and those they carried came at a hefty premium. A paperback copy of "Don Quijote" in the original Spanish...
  • A Spanish-speakers' view of 'Our America'

    A Spanish-speakers' view of 'Our America'
    Think of a map of North America, and then turn it upside down so that Mexico and Texas are at the top and near the middle, and New England drips down like an appendage, nearly falling off the edge at the bottom. Felipe Fernández-Armesto has done...
  • Five cooking shows to watch in the New Year

    Five cooking shows to watch in the New Year
    Are the holidays making you food-obsessed? When you sleep do visions of sugar plums, spiral hams and scalloped potatoes dance in your head? If so, you're far from alone. The last 10 years have seen a veritable glut of new cooking shows, many of which...
  • 'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears

    'Acoustic protection' in Madrid? It's noise to buskers' ears
    MADRID — With Spanish schools slashing their budgets for music and art, piano teacher Laura Nadal saw her income dwindling. So she hit the streets of her native Madrid, playing an electric keyboard and singing for extra cash. On weekends, Nadal,...
  • PASSINGS: Yuri Dubinin, Sergio Loro Piana

    PASSINGS: Yuri Dubinin, Sergio Loro Piana
    Yuri Dubinin Perestroika-era Soviet ambassador to U.S. Yuri Dubinin, 83, the Soviet Union's ambassador to the United States during much of the turbulent 1980s' perestroika period, died Friday. The Russian Foreign Ministry announced his death in Moscow...
  • Spanish government moves to restrict access to abortion

    Spanish government moves to restrict access to abortion
    MADRID -- In a move denounced by abortion-rights advocates, Spain's conservative government Friday approved an abortion bill that would outlaw the procedure except in cases of rape, "lasting harm" to the health of the mother or fetal deformities...
  • Top 14 new water parks for 2014

    Top 14 new water parks for 2014
    It already seems that 2014 is shaping up as a great year for water park fans around the world, as a number of new parks teeming with body slides, wave pools and lazy rivers are planned for the United States, Europe and Asia. Photos: Best new water parks...
  • Catalonia sets independence vote; Spain government vows to scuttle it

    Catalonia sets independence vote; Spain government vows to scuttle it
    Political leaders in Spain's prosperous Catalonia region set themselves on a collision course with the central government in Madrid on Thursday when they called a Nov. 9 referendum on independence. Voters in the region of 7.5 million residents will be...
  • Legal win for California family seeking to recover Pissarro painting

    Legal win for California family seeking to recover Pissarro painting
    A Jewish family from San Diego that has been seeking to recover a painting by Camille Pissarro that a relative sold during the Holocaust has received a legal victory from a panel of judges who ruled this week that the family can pursue the case, reversing...