| Jan 23, 2014
| 10:39 AM
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...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:44 AM
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....
| Jan 11, 2014
| 8:00 AM
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...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:05 AM
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...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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,...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:26 PM
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...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:14 AM
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...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 5:30 PM
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...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:27 AM
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...