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  • Slain Libyan ambassador described as 'unflappable' by his brother

     
    Slain ambassador Chris Stevens first became interested in international affairs back at Piedmont High School in the East Bay, according to his younger brother Tom....
  • Investors hold breath for run on Spanish banks, but no lines yet

     
    Investors are holding their breath for a run on Spanish banks, as depositors quietly worry whether their money is safe. Electronic transactions are up slightly, with money flowing from smaller Spanish banks to larger ones, and even to accounts outside the...
  • In Spain, an amusingly botched fresco is now a moneymaker

     
    It was bemoaned as “catastrophic” and “unspeakable,” a botched restoration attempt that transformed a beloved, aging fresco of Jesus Christ into something more closely resembling an aghast ape. Now it’s a moneymaker. And...
  • U.S. casino mogul Adelson gambles on Madrid as site of EuroVegas

     
    U.S. billionaire casino mogul Sheldon Adelson has picked Madrid as the site for a massive new casino complex called "EuroVegas." The Spanish capital beats out rival Barcelona as the site of the $21-billion proposed project, which comes laden with...
  • Spain's borrowing costs rise, stocks sink following bank rescue

     
    MADRID -- Spain's borrowing costs flirted with record highs Monday and stock prices sank on the first trading day since Madrid agreed to give $24 billion of taxpayers' money to rescue its largest real estate lender. The country's prime minister vigorously...
  • Spanish theater mounts shows -- and a 'carrot rebellion'

     
    A theater in a small village in Spain decides to sell carrots instead of tickets for admission to its shows in order to get around a new tax hike on theater-ticket revenue. The new tax hike is part of the Spanish government's austerity package, which...
  • McManus: All pain, no gain in southern Europe

    McManus: All pain, no gain in southern Europe
    Milan, Italy — From the American side of the Atlantic, the debate over Europe's economic future often sounds like a bloodless, mind-numbing discussion of currency zones, bank recapitalization and interest rates. But in countries with fragile...
  • Latest threat to the Eurozone: Catalonia independence quest

     
    Global Focus: Just when it seemed stability was on the horizon for the tumultuous Eurozone, with Spain getting a grip on its debt financing and a plan to bail out insolvent banks, a fresh threat to the common currency has emerged with Catalonia's...
  • Spain says its banks need $76 billion to return to health

     
    Spain said Friday that its ailing banks need $76 billion to return to health after the country's real-estate bust. The estimate comes two months after European leaders agreed to set up a $129-billion bailout fund for Spain's banks....
  • Spanish politician sentenced to 4 years in Cuba car crash

     
    MEXICO CITY -- A Cuban court has sentenced a conservative Spanish politician to four years in prison for causing an automobile accident that killed two Cuban dissidents who were riding with him, according to news reports. Now the Spanish government is...
  • ‘Maniac’ strikes LACMA: Bill Lustig on the high art of grindhouse

     
    Once, the films of cult auteur Bill Lustig played the grindhouse movie circuit — the kind of one-off indie cinemas ......