Spain

Why 'Cachondo' Gerard Pique Is Such a Hate Figure Among Spain's Football Fans

On Tuesday evening, Gerard Pique will win another cap for Spain when he runs out on to the pitch at Stade de France in Paris. All being well, he'll make a century of caps at some stage during the 2018 World Cup finals—should Spain qualify, as expected—in Russia. Then he will call it quits on his …

Real Madrid

Spain's growth may top 2.5 percent for next two to four years - minister

Spain's economy could grow at a rate above 2.5 percent every year for the next two to four years, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said on Tuesday.<p>The government is expected to update its economic growth forecasts on Friday when it presents its 2017 budget proposal, though it will leave the current …

Spanish Economy

Spain PM pledges $4.57 billion investment in Catalonia

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has promised to invest 4.2 billion euros ($4.57 billion) in northwestern Catalonia whose regional government is …

Catalonia

Independence movements are a sign of European strength, not discord

LONDON — It was less than three years ago that Scotland's bid for independence fizzled, with a much-hyped referendum failing by 10 points and Scotland's pro-independence party left embarrassed.<p>But the drive for self-determination in Scotland is as strong as ever. On Tuesday, the Scottish parliament …

Catalonia

Wealthy Venezuelans Are Seeking Haven in Madrid - Bloomberg

For Venezuelan exiles with money, Madrid has become a home away from home.<p>Venezuelans are increasingly turning to the Spanish capital as a place to …

Venezuela

Swiss reject ETA activist’s asylum request

A convicted member of the Basque separatist group ETA who is facing extradition to Spain from Switzerland has been denied Swiss asylum, according to …

European News

Why Lorraine Pascale takes elasticated trousers to Barcelona

Why Barcelona?<p>I love the fact that it’s by the sea, and it has sentimental significance. It was the first place I visited in Spain, on the recommendation of my father, a retired Spanish teacher. He was always telling me about the wonderful food. Barcelona is also famous for its art and architecture.<p>…

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A Spanish village cursed by a monk in 1511, now hosts an annual witchcraft festival

A festival of witchcraft in a Spanish village that was excommunicated by the Catholic church has been given official status by the regional government, according to Spanish News Today.<p>Trasmoz, near Zaragoza in northern Spain, was cut off from the church in 1255 in a dispute over firewood, but the …

Festivals

Glimpses of Lisbon (1) – LOSING YOUR HEAD OVER THE CITY!

Finally reached Lisbon. Wanted to see the city for so long and when have landed, couldn’t stop looking out of the window! Took the bus from the …

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12 green cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

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The Incredible Journey of Thousands of Lost Robert Capa Negatives

VIEW GALLERY | 4 PHOTOS<p>[American troops landing on Omaha Beach, D-Day, Normandy, France], June 6th, 1944<br>Robert Capa—©International Center of …

History

The place most Spaniards don't want you to visit

There are still plenty of Spaniards who would pay good money to spit on the grave of General Francisco Franco, more than 40 years after his death. …

Travel

Mango opens its new super store in Madrid

With four floors, an indoor garden and a raw materials of marble and cement with touches of velvet, the new address at 60 Rue Serrano in Madrid is …

Fashion

On the Iberico Trail

For the acclaimed Tennessee cure master Allan Benton, a trip to Spain offers a taste of country ham’s past—and a vision of its future<p>Three hours southwest of Madrid, the rocky and arid region of Extremadura, where oak boughs sag with acorns, crumbling Moorish castles loom, and solar arrays tilt …

37 Things I Love About Spain

I don’t know why, but on my very first day in Spain, I instantly felt home. This country stole my heart and I cannot wait to go back, this time for …

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Make This Portuguese Surf-and-Turf for a One-Pot Meal

Freshen up your feijoada recipe with seafood<p>There's nothing light about traditional Portuguese feijoada, which is all about beans and lots of pork …

Lisbon

Seafood Paella (Paella de Marisco)

I’ve partnered with Aneto, my favorite broth manufacturer, to bring you this post.<p>What beats paella for a romantic night in? Prepare it together as a …

Seafood

Photography Guide to Northern Spain

Photographing Northern Spain<p>Northern Spain has grown to become one of my favorite locations for landscape photography. Since living there for one …

Landscape Photography

Ponta do Sol - Legendary Travel DMC Madeira Portugal

<b>Ponta do Sol</b> is said to be the Madeira sunniest and hottest spots of the island. Hence the name "Ponta do Sol" which means "<i>Point of the Sun</i>" in …

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Galician gold: Hiking the 1-week version of the Camino de Santiago

If you want to tackle Camino de Santiago but only have a week to spare, try hiking the last 100km, skipping the albergues. This will ensure eternal …

Travel

One Pot Chicken Paella Recipe

One-Pot Chicken Paella<p>chicken drumsticks, brown rice, low sodium chicken broth, extra-virgin olive oil and 8 more<p>One-Pot Paella<p>vegetable oil, chicken …

Chicken Recipes

Father’s Day in Madrid

March 19th is coming … And you, without a gift! Telling your father that you love him is the best gift in the world, but giving a trip to <b>Madrid</b> can …

Travel

Andalusian triple-header: Granada, Sevilla and Málaga

<b>Andalusia</b>. The hottest and most southernmost region of the Iberian Peninsula, and perhaps the region that’s most in keeping with the typical image …

Soccer

Diego Costa comes through injury scare after Spain training session

Diego Costa suffered an injury scare during a training session with Spain on Sunday, only for tests to confirm that the problem is not serious.<p>The …

Soccer

Spanish Socialist heavyweight Diaz to run in divisive primaries

| MADRID<p>An influential regional leader in Spain's Socialist party, Susana Diaz, threw her hat in the ring on Sunday to lead the center-left force before a primary that could hold the key for the country's political stability.<p>Diaz, seen as more amenable to striking deals with the government, will …

Mariano Rajoy

Day 2 of Spain: Barcelona

March 26, 2017 In Photography Travel<p>Festival de Sant Josep Olio<p>An early start again as we caught a short flight to Barcelona. After dropping out bags …

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Spain's EU exit on horizon as ‘only a miracle’ can save nation from debt bubble BURSTING

And they say it is absolutely essential that the People's Party-led government immediately produce accurate figures over the country's GDP as debt …

Europe

Photographs And Postcards… From Bilbao, Spain

Before all the jam-packed action in Tokyo and Seoul (…I’ve still got so much to tell you about that trip), we actually started off with a few days in …

Photography

Why Spain has dodged far-right populism

Europe's far-right is on the rise. The trend is nationalist and anti-immigrant. Extremist parties are poised to make gains in elections across the …

European Union

2 day itinerary for Faro, Algarve, Portugal

<i>Adoration 4 Adventure’s 2 day itinerary for Faro, Algarve, Portugal.</i><p>If I had to describe Faro in one sentence, it would be “a historic city with …

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