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Barcelona-Paris bullet train starts up on Dec. 15

MADRID (AP) – The leaders of Spain and France have announced that a new high-speed rail link between their countries will be inaugurated on Dec. 15. Speaking in Madrid, Spain’s Mariano Rajoy and France’s Francois […]

11/27/2013

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, second from right, and other members of the Japanese delegation celebrate as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announces that Tokyo will host the 2020 Olympic Games during the 125th IOC session in Buenos Aires, Argentina,  Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Ian Watson, Pool)

Tokyo wins bid to host 2020 Summer Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The International Olympic Committee went for a familiar, trusted host, selecting Tokyo for the 2020 Games and signaling that playing it safe was preferable to more risky picks like Sochi […]

09/07/2013

A man pays for drinks at a market bar in Madrid, Spain, on Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

Eurozone’s longest-ever recession comes to an end

MADRID (AP) — Minube, a travel startup on the outskirts of Madrid, is doing something that many Spanish companies haven’t thought about for years: It’s hiring. The company, which sells bookings as it helps travelers […]

08/14/2013

This combo image taken from security camera video shows clockwise from top left a train derailing in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday July 24, 2013. (AP Photo)

Death toll rises to 78 in Spanish train crash

SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Spain (AP) — A Spanish train that hurtled off the rails and smashed into a security wall as it rounded a bend was going so fast that carriages tumbled off the tracks […]

07/25/2013

Emergency personnel respond to the scene of a train derailment in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, on Wednesday, July 24, 2013. (AP Photo/ El correo Gallego/Antonio Hernandez)

Spain passenger train derails, killing at least 35

MADRID (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northwestern Spain on Wednesday night, killing at least 35 people and leaving hundreds injured, officials said. Alberto Nunez Feijoo, president of the region of Galicia, said at […]

07/24/2013

Placido Domingo, opera singer. (AP Photo)

Opera star Domingo leaves hospital, eager to sing

MADRID (AP) — After spending several days in the hospital, opera singer Placido Domingo said Sunday that an early diagnosis for a blocked blood vessel by a medical team in Madrid saved him from possibly […]

07/14/2013

Placido Domingo, opera singer. (AP Photo)

Placido Domingo may cancel more shows

MADRID (AP) — The son of legendary opera singer Placido Domingo says his 72-year-old father may have to cancel some more performances following his admission to a Madrid hospital with a lung artery blockage, but […]

07/11/2013

Placido Domingo, opera singer. (AP Photo)

Placido Domingo expects health improvement soon

MADRID (AP) — Opera singer Placido Domingo says he expects his health to improve soon, after he was admitted to a Madrid hospital with a blockage in an artery of the lungs. Domingo has canceled […]

07/10/2013

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2 LA County deputies save man from fiery apartment

PICO RIVERA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says two of its deputies disregarded their own safety to save the life of a 51-year-old man who was unconscious in a burning apartment […]

05/09/2013

Spain to offer residency for foreigners who buy houses

MADRID (AP) – Want to live in Spain? It looks like you’ll be welcome there, as long as you buy a house or apartment that’s worth more than $200,000. The plan outlined today by the […]

11/19/2012

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