| Aug 1, 2013
| 1:24 PM
MADRID -- At a special session of parliament on Thursday, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy denied accepting bribes, refused to resign or call early elections, and heaped blame for a corruption scandal on a former close colleague now behind bars....
| Jun 23, 2013
| 6:35 PM
Behind the gates of bucolic Rolling Hills, where multimillion-dollar homes stretch out on roomy spreads, sits a house that is unusual even by mansion standards.
In keeping with rules that homes in the equestrian enclave be single-story, the early...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 12:39 PM
Spain and Britain are launched into a new battle over Gibraltar following the Spanish foreign minister’s threat to impose a hefty border-crossing fee on all vehicles entering or leaving the iconic British promontory at Spain's southern tip.
| Aug 3, 2013
| 11:00 AM
SAN SEBASTIAN, Spain — Some cultures take their food more seriously than others, but the Spanish may be leaders of the pack. Travelers have been coming here for the last 25 years to experience not only the growing sophistication of regional...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 7:00 AM
At long-ago gatherings of Los Angeles historians, Ernest Marquez was simultaneously impressed and dismayed to meet people who knew more about his rancho ancestors than he did.
A curator from the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History could...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 2:47 PM
MADRID – Spain's prime minister and prince were among the somber throngs who crowded in and around Santiago de Compostela's soaring ochre cathedral for a memorial Mass on Monday for the 79 people killed in a train derailment last week.
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It's a scholastic rite of passage for every California fourth-grader: studying the history of the Spanish Catholic missions and the life of Father Junípero Serra.
Steven W. Hackel remembers the drill.
"We were taught that Father Serra was a good,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:58 PM
Budget director under President Carter
Bert Lance, 82, a Georgia banker and ally of former President Carter who served as his first budget director before departing amid a high-profile investigation of his banking activities, died...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:18 PM
Penelope Casas, one of the pioneering writers in the English language on Spanish cuisine, has died. She was 70 years old. Her death was reported to the New York Times by her daughter, Elisa.
Casas’ first book, 1982’s “The Foods and...
| Jul 12, 2013
PONTEVEDRA, Spain — Galicia, the Atlantic-splashed left shoulder of Spain, grabbed my attention with photos of spectacular scenery and tempting cuisine. But truth be told, I wanted to see something more: the region's Sotomayor Castle, a medieval...
| Jun 22, 2013
Ask anybody about their favorite Italian restaurants and the list can be long. Spanish? Not so much, because Los Angeles is not exactly awash in places to eat gazpacho, escalivada and tortilla española. But we do have a handful of very good Spanish...